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April 2016 Archives

High C-section rates and the danger for low-risk births

When you're preparing to give birth, there are a number of things you need to do. You have to find the right OB-GYN, decide on the kind of birth you want to have, and make many other important decisions. There are some things that you're better off rejecting during this time, too.

Cerebral palsy is sometimes the result of malpractice

Cerebral palsy can refer to many different neurological conditions that appear during infancy and early childhood. In general, it is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability of move and maintain posture and balance. If affects 1 out of every 323 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Children afflicted with cerebral palsy have different outcomes, despite sharing the same disorder. Some children can walk freely, while others require assistance.

Vacuum-assisted deliveries have risks to consider

If you've had a baby or are going to have one, you know that one of the potentially helpful methods used during delivery is called vacuum assistance. With vacuum-assisted deliveries, your baby is gently guided out of the birth canal. This can prevent stalling or issues with your child getting stuck or lodged inside. It's meant to be a way to prevent issues with your child's health caused by delayed delivery.

Gallbladder surgery errors can be detected and prevented

If you have to have surgery on your gallbladder, then it's important that you understand what will take place and how you should feel afterward. If something doesn't go right or you're left injured, it's important that you know the steps you can take to seek compensation for those injuries. Your surgeon should provide you with information on the surgery, have you sign a release form, and be aware of how you're recovering to prevent or treat complications.

When are nursing homes liable for negligence?

If you place people you love into a nursing home, you expect them to receive the care and attention they need. These nursing facilities should have staff members well trained in care, while the medical supplies and devices used need to be appropriate for the care being provided. If your loved one isn't treated fairly or is neglected, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the company for negligence.

When does a physician's mistake mean malpractice?

When you go to a doctor, you expect that he or she will use his or her years of training and experience to correctly diagnose and treat the condition you are suffering from. Unfortunately, sometimes when people visit physicians, they become more ill or are injured during the treatment process because of mistakes made by the physician or surgeon, such as misdiagnoses, medication errors or surgical mistakes.

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