An Erb's palsy injury can leave a child with a severe lifelong disability. It can incluce the loss of motor control, sensation and possibly even the use of an arm. While it is possible that the injury was unavoidable, it might be as a result of the application of excessive force by the physician who delivered the newborn. Under those circumstances, the physician might be liable for medical malpractice. This article discusses how.
The majority of individuals when they believe they may have a medical malpractice case against a doctor for the delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer typically focus merely on one issue: their physician made an error. Still when attorneys evaluate a possible case they also consider the injury suffered by the patient and if they will be able to establish that the doctor's mistake caused that injury This article reviews one case in which a physician's actions delayed a man's diagnosis and that ended in a medical malpractice claim.
Group B Strep is reportedly the major frequent cause of sepsis and meningitis in infants. Meningitis is a serious infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and the fluid around the brain. Even when the newborn lives the infection the baby can be left with permanent disabilities. These can involve, for instance, deafness. This article briefly considers why you should confer with an attorney if your child was harmed by GBS related meningitis and you believe it was the result of medical malpractice.
A good number of people reluctantly agree to undergo a colonoscopy to check whether they have colon cancer. This article looks at a lawsuit that alleged a woman died of colon cancer due to the fact her cancer metastasized while her doctor kept assuring her, during a 6 year period, that she only had hemorrhoids despite the fact that her colonoscopies were incomplete and her colon was never completely examined.
A group b streptococcus infection that is not treated immediately may leave an infant with devastating permanent harm and even result in the baby's death. If a baby whose mother was positive for GBS presents with symptoms consistent with the infection and the doctor treating the infant does not check the prenatal records and fails to link the symptoms with the mother's GBS, the physician is possibly liable for medical malpractice.
A Group B Streptococcus infection in a newborn can bring about serious long term damage or even the death of the infant. It is known that an expectant mother who carries the bacteria may transmit the bacteria to her babyless antibiotics are administered during labor. This article analyzes the report of a claim which was based on the position that that a doctor did not give antibiotics although the physician knew the woman had one of the known risk factors for transmitting the bacteria to her baby.
The loss of a baby in childbirth is an agonizing event for a parent. This post examines a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that a doctor mocked the pregnant woman for seeking a C-section after being unable to deliver naturally and them decided to employ a vacuum extractor but did so improperly and caused the death of her child.
There is a reason for screening male patients for prostate cancer. It is because the cancer is detected early. This article analyzes the published medical malpractice lawsuit in which a doctor, for years, dismissed abnormal screening test results. Because of the delay, the man's cancer grew outside the prostategiving the patient an estimated 2-3 years before dieing from the cancer.
Doctors and nurses are expected to have the knowledge training and experience required to detect and react to fetal distress. They are also expected to dedicate proper attention to monitoring their patient during labor and delivery. When they fail to do so their actions may end in considerable injury to the unborn baby. In such circumstances they might be liable for medical malpractice.
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