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  • Malnutrition in Nursing Home Facilities

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 31-Oct-2018

    Many of us must make the decision to enter an elderly loved one into a nursing home facility. This is generally a very difficult choice to make and you will likely have some concerns regarding how well they can adjust to the new surroundings or if they will make new friends and be happy. What you might not be thinking about is whether they will have enough to eat or not. Unfortunately, this is a ...
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  • How Does Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit Help?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-Oct-2018

    If your baby suffered an injury at the hands of a negligent medical professional, you are undoubtedly going through a difficult time. In fact, you might be so stressed and overwhelmed that you might not want to endure the process of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is not uncommon for parents to forego this important step out of concern that they will not have enough time to devote to ...
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  • Nerve Damage in Newborns: What You Should Know

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 10-Oct-2018

    Every year, millions of babies are born in the United States and, unfortunately, many of them suffer from birth injuries at the hands of negligent medical professionals. Nerve damage is among one of the most common types of injuries. It is caused by trauma that affects the nerves that carry information from the brain and spinal cord to the entire body. In newborns, the most common nerve injury is ...
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  • Avoiding Surgical Errors

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

    We put our trust in medical professionals, hoping to be in a better condition than the one we were in prior to treatment. While this is certainly the case for some, for others, trust is betrayed. Surgical errors, unfortunately, happen much more frequently than we think. These errors include foreign objects retained in a patient’s body, wrong-patient or wrong-side surgeries, anesthesia ...
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  • The Basics of Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 27-Sep-2018

    When a patient is harmed by a medical professional due to substandard care or negligence, this is known as medical malpractice. Given the complexities often involved in such cases, it is imperative to hire skilled legal counsel as soon as possible to increases your chances of obtaining fair and just compensation. Below are some of the basics involved in proving medical malpractice occurred: A ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Surgical Errors

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Sep-2018

    There is no such thing as a risk-free surgery. Any time one ends up on an operating table, there is a chance that something can go wrong. However, most people do not expect complications to arise as a result of their surgeon’s negligence. After all, you put so much trust in health care providers to care for your health that the betrayal of that trust adds further insult to injury. If an ...
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  • What Can I Do if My Doctor Misdiagnosed My Condition?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 12-Sep-2018

    A misdiagnosis could lead to some serious issues for a patient and, depending on the condition that was misdiagnosed, these types of errors could potentially cause irreparable damage or lead to death. If you were misdiagnosed by your physician, you might be wondering if you could file a lawsuit against him or her or what other options you have for taking legal action. The most important question ...
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  • Proving Hospital Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 5-Sep-2018

    Depending on the circumstances, it is possible for a hospital facility to be found liable for the injuries their patients sustain as a result of negligent care. However, such cases tend to be complicated, so it is crucial for any injured patient to make hiring an experienced medical malpractice attorney a priority to ensure they are able to secure fair and just compensation. Hospital ...
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  • Can Cerebral Palsy Be Cured?

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

    Every year, over 10,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which is a blanket term that encompasses several disorders that impact normal and healthy movements, resulting in issues with posture, gait, muscle tone, and coordination. While there is more than one cause for cerebral palsy, birth injuries are often the most common. For example, if a baby is pulled out too forcefully, is ...
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  • Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice Years After Treatment?

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

    Much like any other legal matter, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within a certain timeframe, which is also known as the statute of limitations. Every state has a statute of limitations, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the specific rules of your own state to avoid missing this crucial deadline. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice ...
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  • What Is Erb's Palsy And What Causes It?

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

    Erb’s palsy is a form of obstetric brachial plexus disorder, which is an injury that occurs when the nerves in a baby’s upper arm are damaged. This damage is often the result of a birth injury that is caused by a negligent medical professional during labor, such as excessive pulling on the shoulders or the improper use of birth-assistance tools. Depending on the severity of the injury, ...
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  • Brain Injuries at Birth: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 8-Aug-2018

    Every parent hopes for their baby to be born healthy, but we know such things are not always within our control. However, what parents do not expect is for a trusted medical professional to be the cause of their newborn baby’s suffering. Unfortunately, birth injuries are quite common and one of the most devastating types of birth injuries an infant can sustain is a brain injury, which could ...
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  • Medication Errors: How and Why They Happen

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 27-Jul-2018

    It is not uncommon to walk into a hospital or even your doctor’s office and find that the staff is overwhelmed. Doctors and other health care providers see countless patients every hour of every day and are expected to uphold the standard of care that is expected of them to ensure that no one is harmed unnecessarily. Unfortunately, mistakes happen and, when they occur as result of ...
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  • Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice

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

    Anesthesia is a vital element in modern medicine, preventing patients from feeling any pain during medical procedures. Unfortunately, errors are often made while administering anesthesia, resulting in severe, even fatal consequences. If an anesthesiologist failed to provide the professional level of care that was expected, resulting in harm to you or a loved one, you could hold the ...
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  • Surgical Errors That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

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

    While we would all like to believe that the individuals with whom we trust our health and wellbeing would never make a mistake that could irreparably harm us, the truth is that they often do. Medical professionals make a vast range of errors, including medication errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, and surgical errors. Of course, not all complications are preventable, so it is important to know ...
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  • Medical Malpractice: Common Cases of Misdiagnosis

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 4-Jul-2018

    Mistakes happen all the time, but when those mistakes involve your health, your wellbeing and life could be jeopardized. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to make mistakes that either irreparably harms patients or ultimately lead to their death. If you were harmed as a result of medical malpractice, you have a right to pursue fair and just compensation to relieve the ...
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  • What You Should Know Before Filing for Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Jun-2018

    Mistakes and accidents happen all the time and we generally accept that things cannot be perfect at all times. However, what we do not expect or accept are injury-causing mistakes from our healthcare providers, which can sometimes lead to death or cause a permanent disability. What happens when our trust is misplaced and a medical professional harms us? Filing a claim would be your next step, but ...
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  • Electronic Health Records and Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 12-Jun-2018

    Lots of advancements in technology have improved how we address many things in our lives, including medical care. While electronic health records make it easier to organize and access patient information, however, it has also presented some serious challenges and risk to patient safety. In the past 10 years alone, the number of medical malpractice claims that involve electronic health records has ...
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  • Can Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries Lead to an Increased Risk of Mental Illness?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 29-May-2018

    Brachial plexus injuries are some of the most common types sustained during delivery and, as such, a lot of research has been done to find out what the long-term effect of them could be, particularly the impact they may have on one’s mental health. If your child sustained a brachial plexus injury due to a medical professional’s negligent actions, you need to contact a medical ...
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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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