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  • Injuries Caused by Birth-Assistance Tools

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-May-2018

    Welcoming a newborn child into the world is one of the most rewarding experiences parents will ever know. It is a moment that is meant to be full of joy and wonder, but is sometimes marred by the negligence of healthcare professionals whose actions ultimately compromise the health, safety, and well-being of a child. While birth assistance tools can be necessary to help facilitate the delivery ...
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  • Surgical Checklists and Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-May-2018

    In the United States, medical malpractice is among one of the leading causes of death, falling in third place behind cancer and heart disease. However, it is entirely preventable and is often the result of negligence. To combat these egregious medical errors, particularly surgical errors, surgical checklists were created, though many hospitals across the country have failed to utilize them, ...
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  • Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 1-May-2018

    It is estimated that nearly two million Americans live in long-term care facilities and, unfortunately, abuse and neglect are a real problem too many of them encounter at the hands of trusted caregivers. While some signs are more obvious, others are easier to miss, especially if you are not able to frequently visit your elderly loved one. Take care to learn more about what signs you should look ...
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  • Who is Liable for Erb's Palsy in a Newborn?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 25-Apr-2018

    There are several different kinds of birth injuries a newborn can sustain, some of which can lead to a future that requires lifelong care. Even injuries that might seem minor, such as a bruise or small laceration could potentially result in severe health complications. Erb’s palsy is one such condition that is caused by a physical injury during delivery, the effects of which can range from ...
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  • The Most Common Surgical Errors

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 18-Apr-2018

    While some might think that surgical errors are a rarity, they are actually not as uncommon as we might hope. In fact, these unfathomable errors happen often enough that the World Health Organization eventually created a checklist for surgeons in an effort to reduce the number of these occurrences. Every year, it is estimated that 200 to 300 wrong patients are operated on while another 2,500 ...
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  • Can You Sue the Doctor Who Misdiagnosed You?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 11-Apr-2018

    Medical errors happen much more frequently than you might expect and one of the most common errors occurs when a doctor fails to correctly diagnose a patient or does not diagnose the patient in a timely manner. However, just because you received a delayed or incorrect diagnosis does not mean you have a viable medical malpractice case. The critical question here is whether a doctor with the same ...
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  • The Most Common Birth Injuries

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-Apr-2018

    Bringing a child into the world is one of the greatest joys parents can experience together. Unfortunately, sometimes this moment of joy is marred by terrible errors that cause an infant to sustain an injury, which could potentially alter the course of his or her future and create the need for lifelong care. While some birth injuries are not caused by negligent health care, a vast majority are a ...
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  • Identifying Brain Injuries Caused at Birth

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Mar-2018

    Thousands of newborn babies across the country sustain brain injuries at birth every year. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Brain Injury Association of America (BIA), brain injuries are among one of the leading causes of permanent disabilities or death in infants. What makes this even more unfortunate is that these injuries are often the result of ...
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  • The Challenges of Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 23-Mar-2018

    Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. Patients seek treatment with the hope of feeling better or understanding more about their condition, but end up worse off than ever before. However, the frequency of these often egregious errors does not make it any easier for those seeking compensation for their pain and suffering. Without proper legal representation, the legal battle ...
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  • How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 16-Mar-2018

    For many of us, it is likely that one day we will be faced with the decision of having to choose the right nursing home for a loved one. To do this, you obviously cannot simply rely on a website, promotional brochure, or even a facility tour. This is a crucial decision, so it cannot be rushed into. You are going to need some answers to several very important questions. Keep in mind that there are ...
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