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Underlying/Associated Diseases Not Diagnosed

A misdiagnosis malpractice claim may lead to compensation if you were injured as a result of an undiagnosed underlying or associated disease....
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What are the Early Signs that a Child May have Cerebral Palsy?

The signs of cerebral palsy usually appear in the early months of life, although specific diagnosis is usually delayed until later. Parents are...

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Patients' Rights in Medical Malpractice Cases

For the third time in recent years, the Illinois Supreme Court has rejected the State legislatures attempt to limit the rights of those who have...

Poorly Monitored Medications May Put Children at Risk for Developing Stevens Johnson Syndrome

One of the most profound cases I worked on involved a girl who was prescribed Bactrim by doctors at a medical clinic for complaints of a sore...

Never Event #7: Surgical Site Infection

According to the the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2.6% of the the 30 million operations performed each year are accompanied by a...

Limits on Nursing Overtime Can Reduce Medical Errors

Hawaii medical malpractice lawyers find a much higher risk of fatigue when nurses work for too many hours a shift or work overtime. Tired and...

Indiana Health Care Directives

In the state of Indiana, each adult citizen has the right to make his or her own decisions about the kind of medical care provided by health...

What is Medical Malpractice?

Most medical malpractice victims never recover a dime because they do not know they are victims of medical negligence. Our medical negligence...

Child Medication Errors and Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Our medical negligence attorneys in Michigan recognize the high risk of medication errors in hospitals and you should too. “Know all the drugs...

Medical Negligence Attorney Discusses Michigan Lawsuits

Our Michigan medical negligence attorneys realize that many of times patients injured due to medical malpractice don’t always file a lawsuit,...

Medication Errors and Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

1.3 million Americans are injured every year due to medication errors. These errors are preventable. The National Coordinating Council for...

Hospital Errors and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Michigan

Our medical negligence attorneys in Michigan represent plaintiffs in malpractice cases against Michigan hospitals and their staff members for...

Michigan Medical Malpractice Attorneys Handling Medical Error Lawsuits

According to the Millennium Research Group, medical errors are the fifth leading cause of deaths in the United States, with up to 98,000 deaths...

What is Wrongful Death under Michigan Law?

If you or a family member has lost a loved one due to an accident you may have means for a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. Many people may ask,...

Study Says Older Hospital Patients Are at High Risk of Developing Sepsis

A recent joint study from Vanderbilt and Brown Universities found that hospital patients 65 and older have a fairly high risk of developing...

The Critical Role of Nurses in Avoiding Medication Errors

Medication errors are far more common than most people imagine. Commonly cited statistics are that 1.3 million people are injured and...

How Zoloft (Sertraline) Works – in Layman's Terms

Zoloft (Sertraline) was primarily developed to regulate and balance chemicals in the brain and was commonly prescribed to treat depression,...

Managing Your Medical Malpractice Case

It can be difficult to know what to do in the wake of an accident and injury. This is true for injuries of any nature; when they are ones that...

Guardianships and Vulnerable Adults in Arizona

In Arizona, anyone interested in the affairs or welfare of an allegedly incompetent person may petition the court for appointment as a guardian....

Zoloft Birth Injuries

Significant linkages have been made between Zoloft and birth defects. Many of these were brought to the attention of Pfizer by the FDA; however,...

Poorly Monitored Medications May Put Children at Risk for Developing Stevens Johnson Syndrome

One of the most profound cases I worked on involved a girl who was prescribed Bactrim by doctors at a medical clinic for complaints of a sore...

Making Long Term Care Decisions for a Loved One with Dementia- June

A loved one with dementia has special needs that should be taken into consideration, especially when choosing a long term care facility. It’s...

Titanium Joint Debris May Cause Painful Inflammation

Tiny particles from artificial knee and hip joints made from titanium could flake away during normal wear and tear and cause painful...

Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Birth Control Recalls and Unplanned Pregnancies

Q. I heard about a birth control recall in the news recently. How do I know if my birth control pill was affected?

Teamwork Failure Results in Stillborn Baby, Million Dollar Settlement

When there is six medical staff present in the labor room as you prepare to give birth, a mother feels confident that everything will be taken...

Neglect and Medical Malpractice Alleged in Wrongful Death Case involving Decubitus Ulcers during Admissions

Philadelphia jurors have spoken in a case involving the development of decubitus ulcers during a hospitalization and deterioration during a...

The Blood Thinner Pradaxa and Serious Bleeding and Hemorrhaging

The FDA Is Evaluating Risk of Serious Bleeding Episodes with Prescription Drug Pradaxa. Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) is an oral blood thinner...

I am a Federal Employee with a Medical Condition. Am I Disabled?

Federal employee attorney Eric Pines discusses whether you are disabled as a federal employee with a medical condition. As a federal employee...

Medical Malpractice Claims and Lawsuits

Medical malpractice is a term used to embody the negligent behaviors of medical professionals whose omissions or deliberate actions/ inactions...

Settlement of Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Brings Closure to Child's Cerebral Palsy Case

Two years of litigation has achieved a $7.5 million settlement in a birth injury lawsuit initiated by the grandparents of a child born with...

Can Shoulder Injuries Sustained during Delivery be Prevented?

Great debate has ensued in the medical community concerning what can be done to reduce the incidence of shoulder injuries sustained by babies...

7 Steps to Help Your Child's Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Case

When you become aware of an injury to your child, you should obviously get medical attention as soon as feasible. After your child's condition...

FDA Panel Determines Yaz Birth Control Labeling Needs More Risk Information

The Food and Drug Administration voted that the birth control Yaz needed new warnings related to the drugs risk of causing blood clots. On...

Is Erb’s Palsy Associated with Medical Error During Labor and Delivery?

Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial palsy, brachial plexus birth injury, Erb-Duchenne Palsy, Dejerine-Kumpke Palsy) is the paralysis of the...

Should Parents be Concerned if their Child has been Diagnosed with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome?

Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a condition where a newborn breathes meconium (newborn’s first stools – thick, sticky, greenish-black...

How does a Doctor Diagnose Cerebral Palsy?

Early signs of cerebral palsy may be present from birth. Most children with cerebral palsy are diagnosed during the first 2 years of life. But...

Can a Mother’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Result in Injury to the Baby?

In 0.5% of all labors, mothers experience antepartum hemorrhage, otherwise known as excessive vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. There are two...

What are the Risk Factors for a Child Developing Cerebral Palsy?

Just as there are particular types of brain damage that cause cerebral palsy, there are also certain medical conditions or events that can...

How Long Can My Child Survive with Cerebral Palsy?

Of course, no parent ever wants to consider the concept of losing a child. However, when it comes to planning for the future of a child with...

What Symptoms are Associated with Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy symptoms are varied depending on the severity of the case and what parts of the brain have been affected. Some cases are very...

How are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy most Commonly Managed?

Cerebral palsy can’t be cured, but treatment will often improve a child’s capabilities. Many children go on to enjoy near-normal adult lives if...

Cost of Therapies for Cerebral Palsy Patients Makes Legal Action Necessary

Living life with cerebral palsy means living life with constant medical and therapy appointments. In order to gain the most mobility and the...

What are the Symptoms of CP?

CP can affect cognitive, motor, visual, sensory, speech, coordination, and autonomic functions. Below are the some of the most commonly...

What is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

A less common type of CP, ataxic cerebral palsy (sometimes also referred to as hypotonic cerebral palsy) involves damage to the cerebellum....

What is Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?

Also referred to as, dyskenetic cerebral palsy / choreoathetoid / dystonic cerebral palsy, Children with athetoid cerebral palsy suffer from...

What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

Found in the majority of cerebral palsy cases (>70%), spastic cerebral palsy is believed to be due to damage in the outer layer of the brain...

What are the Signs of Brain Injury in Newborns?

As with cerebral palsy, it can be difficult to determine if your newborn suffered a brain injury. This is because oftentimes symptoms will not...

Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Las Vegas Help Get Justice if You’ve Been a Victim of Malpractice?

A recent study led by Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan concluded that hospitals were no safer to...

Contact a Worker’s Compensation Attorney in Las Vegas — File Your Lawsuit Immediately Following an Injury

Getting in touch with a Las Vegas worker’s compensation attorney is a decision you must make immediately after being injured on the job. Many...

Federal Lawsuit Highlights Problems with Medicare Payment

According to reports, a lawsuit filed in Dallas, Texas against one of the nation’s biggest hospice companies highlights how Medicare’s payment...

Deadly Drugs and Drug Side-effects: Pharmaceutical Companies Place Profit Before Public Safety

Manufacturers of dangerous drugs and supplements should be held accountable for deaths and serious injuries due to their drugs or the side...

About Misdiagnosis in Medical Malpractice Cases

When a person shows symptoms of a medical condition, such as a terminal illness or injury, they expect a doctor to be capable of providing them...

Stem Cell Research: Potentially Beneficial but Controversial

In 2004, California voters enacted Proposition 71, approving $3 billion worth of funding for stem cell research to be allocated over a 10-year...

Prevalence of Identity Theft on Social Networking Sites

The massive availability of the Internet has helped a lot of Americans, even those people who are benefiting from Social Security disability...

Canadian Researchers Announce Revolutionary New Hospital Disinfection Technology

A team of researchers in Canada has presented a potentially path-breaking new technology for the disinfection of hospital rooms, possibly...

The Hot Topics of Pharm Industry in Ukraine

After almost half a year of ‘corruption lawlessness’, on 7 April 2011, the Law of Ukraine On principles of prevention and countering of...

5 Reasons an Emergency Room Error Can Happen

A summary of the 5 main reasons why one could expect to face a medical error in an emergency room.

Birth Injury Claim for Complications of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

An Ohio birth injury claim may be filed if your child was the victim of medical negligence and suffered injuries. To learn what your rights are...

Birth Injury Claim: Treating Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

A diagnosis of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy could lead to a birth injury claim.

When Medical Malpractice Leads to Paralysis

If you’ve been injured and have an Ohio medical malpractice claim, contact a Cleveland medical malpractice law firm that has handled hundreds of...

Common Medication and Prescription Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice Claim

You may need to contact a Cleveland medication error lawyer if you believe that a prescription mistake led to injuries. You could be entitled to...

Detailed Doctor Database Soon to Be Available Online

On behalf of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish posted in Chicago News, Illinois Laws, Illinois Legislation, Illinois News, Medical Malpractice,...

Hospital to Pay $3M for Patient's Postoperative Bedsore in Medical Malpractice Suit

Detroit personal injury attorneys discuss postoperative bedsore case. In June 2006, plaintiff Dominick Carelli, early 50s, underwent bariatric...

If Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe You…

If you have a pending Social Security Disability claim the most important aspect of your case involves your relationship with your treating...

Proving Infectious Disease

The medical treatment of infectious disease falls into infectiology and in some situations the study of epidemiology (how infections spread).

Continuing Medical Education Used to Discipline Physicians for Mistakes

According to American Medical News, state licensing boards, medical groups, and hospitals are requiring doctors to take continuing medical...

Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice Actions

Orthopedic surgery doctors manage patients with musculoskeletal system disorders. When malpractice occurs, a person could end up with fractures,...

Business Environment in the Republic of Belarus: Review of Tobacco Industry

Law Firm Glimstedt presents the overview of tobacco industry in Belarus. The article covers the following matters: current business trends and...

Las Vegas Social Security Disability Lawyers Fight for Your Rights

If your SSDI claim has been denied, you’ll need an aggressive team of Las Vegas social security disability lawyers on your side. If you are...

Emergency Room Visits and the Diabetes Drug Actos

A new study shows that adverse drug reactions in older Americans come from only a few categories of Drugs. One of the categories includes Actos,...

Reasons for Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust is an estate planning tool used to allow assets to be held in trust for the benefit of a physically or mentally challenged...

Medicaid Planning Terms

Medicaid is a joint federal and state, need-based program that is often needed by senior citizens to pay for the catastrophic costs of nursing...

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers Warn Against Allergic Drug Reaction

Las Vegas personal injury lawyers warn consumers about checking with physicians about the possibility of having an allergic reaction to certain...

Complications from Defective Drugs Can Be Severe

Defective drugs can have many complications, some of which can be severe to deadly.

Finding a Doctor Just Got Easier

The new Patients’ Right to Know Act, which became law earlier this year, restored consumers’ right to access this information. The Illinois...

Illinois Doctor Database Passed Under Overturned Medical MalPractice Law is Reinstituted

Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a comprehensive medical care reform bill that imposed a cap in medical malpractice cases.

Malpractice Cases in Turkey

This article explains the general trend of malpractice cases in Turkey. This study had been review in the light of recent amendments in...

Regulatory Compliance for a Medical Practice

In this article, I give you a quick overview of the major regulatory compliance areas for physicians and medical practices, namely: Referral...

Takeda Seeks Approval of New Actos Combination Drug, Even as It Faces Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

The manufacturer of Actos is seeking approval for a new drug that combines Actos with another diabetes medication. The manufacturer is still...

Diabetes Drugs Complications and Actos

Diabetics have had ongoing issues with different drugs to treat their condition. Most recently, the drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer...

Importing Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices into Ghana

The article presents an overview of the statutory requirements and guidelines for importing drugs and medical equipments into Ghana. It is...

Have You Suffered from Dental Malpractice?

It is extremely important for people to keep up with their regular dental cleanings and checkups so they can properly maintain good oral health....

Bladder Sling Problems

Bladder Sling Injuries and Problems

Why Has Actos Been Linked to Bladder Cancer?

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer. Actos acts as a foreign agent that can lead to mutated cells and cause cancerous...

Last Minute Medicaid Planning

While planning for long term care should ideally occur years before entering a nursing home, this is not always possible or even considered...

Medication Errors Can Lead to Serious Side Effects

Every year, millions of patients suffer serious side effects from medication errors. In certain situations, the victim can pursue damages in a...

Diabetes Drug Actos - Frequently Asked Questions

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer. These are frequently asked questions regarding the actos-bladder cancer link.

Nurses at Risk for Exposure to Chemo Drugs

Nearly 17 percent of nurses who work in outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers reported being exposed on their skin or eyes to the toxic drugs...

Import Substitution: Adaptation of Foreign Manufacturers of Medicines to the New Ukrainian Reality

Over the last several years the pharmaceutical markets of some countries of the former Soviet Union have witnessed strengthening positions of...

Native Americans, Diabetes, and Bladder Cancer

The diabetes drug Actos has recently been linked to Bladder Cancer. Some in the Native American community were prescribed Actos, as they have a...

Scranton Hospital Sued for Medical Malpractice

An article reviewing a case of medical malpractice against Scranton Hospital.

ALS Misdiagnosis Resulted in Inability to Walk in Medical Malpractice Case

Davenport's medical malpractice attorneys argued that McCluskey prematurely and without adequate information diagnosed Davenport with ALS, when...

Diabetes Drug Actos and Bladder Cancer

Actos is a prescription diabetes drug but it has recently been linked to bladder cancer.

FDA Warning Issued for Actos

FDA has issued a warning that there is an increased risk of bladder cancer in certain patients taking Actos. The risk seems to be considerably...

When Can You Sue a Hospital in Michigan for Medical Malpractice?

According to the Institute of Medicine, up to 98,000 people die in hospitals in the United States every year as a result of medical errors that...

Injured in Georgia - Medicaid Basics

In the event you become disabled due to an accident or an injury, there are programs available to help pay for medical care. Medicaid is one...

Unsanitary Hospitals: Medical Malpractice in an Illinois Hospital

Medical malpractice in an Illinois hospital may be pursued as a claim against the offending institution if unsanitary hospital conditions led to...

The Elderly and Dangerous Medication Mishaps

When it comes to medication and the elderly, it is not uncommon for dangerous mishaps to occur.

Gift Giving, Medicaid, and the Estate Tax

A lot is said about the complexities of estate planning, but in the end it is a relatively simple matter.

New Draft Guidelines for Endoscopy to Avoid Medical Malpractice

The advancement of commonly used endoscopic procedures for the last 10 years gave way to better therapeutic and diagnostic benefits for...


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