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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Most Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 2-Mar-2018

    As our loved ones age, nursing home facilities need to accommodate more and more senior citizens who are in need of frequent or constant medical attention or supervision. Unfortunately, as these numbers rise, not all facilities are able to keep up with the influx of new residents that require their care and, as a result, abuse and neglect become commonplace occurrences. Nursing home abuse can come ...
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  • How Common Are Never Events?

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

    A never event is, as its name implies, an event that should never happen. Unfortunately, despite the name, these events happen much too often in the medical field. In fact, they happen at least 4,000 times a year, according to a medical malpractice study conducted by Johns Hopkins. Their study examined never events in an attempt to get an accurate picture of how common these egregious and ...
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  • What is a Doctor's Duty of Care?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 20-Feb-2018

    Chances are, if you are thinking of filing a medical malpractice claim, you might have come across the term “duty of care” while researching what this might entail. A doctor’s duty of care is a critical element in these types of cases and, in fact, all negligence cases hinge on the accepted standards of care. If it cannot be proven that a physician owed a duty of care to a ...
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  • Common Preventable Medical Errors

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 13-Feb-2018

    Medical errors are a nightmare most of us hope to never encounter. Unfortunately, many often do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, an estimated 772,000 hospital patients develop infections and 440,000 patients die each year due to preventable medical errors. In fact, hospital errors are actually the third leading cause of death in the country, ...
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  • Can I Sue if My Child is Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy?

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

    Cerebral palsy is one of the most common motor disorders diagnosed in babies and children and, in many cases, the cause of it is directly related to careless medical negligence and egregious errors. According to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, about 764,000 children and adults in the United States are living with this condition. Every year, between 8,000 and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed. ...
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