New York’s Ranking in Recent Medical Malpractice Study Could Signal Neglect on Another Level

Examples of medical malpractice occur every day. Despite being technically available to the public, medical malpractice statistics for specific doctors and practices can be hard to come by, though. One recent study from the University of Michigan Medical School looked at the rate of disciplinary action when it came to medical malpractice facts across all…

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3 Areas of Birth Injury Statistics Every Prospective Parent Should Know

Medical malpractice can be a devastating and traumatic experience under any circumstance, but it’s always especially sad when the life of a child is at stake. Obviously, not all birth injury statistics are in relation to medical malpractice, but it is important to consider as it is one of the leading causes of things like…

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Should States Set Up No Fault Birth Injury Funds?

In Maryland, state officials have been arguing for years that the state needs a no fault birth injury fund, and now, a state task force is once again urging lawmakers to pass HB377. The contentious bill would create a highly controversial state fund for babies born with birth injuries. The proposed fund would finance a…

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How Common is Cerebral Palsy Birth Trauma?

The answer to that question might surprise some a bit. Cerebral palsy birth trauma is one of the most common conditions we see working as medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers. In fact, in terms of childhood disorders, cerebral palsy birth trauma is the most common motor disability. As parents, you spend the better part…

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New Study Says Birth Injuries Could Cause Secondary Trauma in Health Care Professionals

No one ever wants to be in the position to need a medical malpractice lawyer, let alone a birth injury lawyer, but the unfortunate fact of the matter is that accidents, negligence, and blatant errors happen all the time. Even with all their degrees and experience, even the best health care professionals are not immune…

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3 Potential Forms of Cerebral Palsy Treatment

As birth injury lawyers, one of the most common conditions we deal with on a regular basis is cerebral palsy. Most people probably know there is currently no cure for a cerebral palsy diagnosis, which is one of the reasons why getting the right legal protection for a diagnosis caused by medical malpractice or negligence…

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7 Signs of Cerebral Palsy at Birth

One of the most common conditions birth injury lawyers see on a regular basis is the cerebral palsy diagnosis. Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in children and, unfortunately, approximately 20% of new-born babies are diagnosed with congenital cerebral palsy due to a brain injury during the birthing process. It is in these…

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What is Traumatic Birth Syndrome?

The act of giving birth is an amazing, beautiful, and incredibly emotional process. Unfortunately, even when you follow all the necessary steps and advice books galore, there’s still a chance of something going wrong that could ultimately affect the health of the mother and/or child. In fact, birth injury rates suggest that every year, about…

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Medical Malpractice and You — What You Need to Know Incase You’re Ever Involved in a Birth Injury

While things may seem completely innocuous to you if you’ve never had any issues of your own with medical malpractice, it’s actually quite a large issue facing Americans today. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (also known as the CDC) estimated recently that an average of one in 323 children in the United States…

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Medical Malpractice and You — What You Need to Know Before You Subject Yourself to Treatment

Outside of a few very obvious scenarios, most Americans don’t know as much as they should about how to identify medical malpractice. This is a tragic oversight, considering medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in Americans today, trailing only heart disease and cancer. One of the most responsible things a person can…

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