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The difference between Erb's palsy and cerebral palsy

Two of the most common birth injuries are cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy. Although both of these injuries are usually the result of a complicated or delayed delivery, cerebral palsy is not always the result of negligence. Understanding the difference between cerebral and Erb's palsy may help parents whose infant has suffered an injury during delivery better identify a potential malpractice lawsuit.

If you're not sure of wrongdoing, an attorney can help

When we read or hear of stories about doctor errors and medical malpractice, many times the mistakes and injury they caused were grossly apparent. While this situation makes for an easier lawsuit, medical malpractice is not always that clear cut. For many patients, there may be a question of wrongdoing for weeks, months or even years before an injury or loss is discovered. Just as with countless other legal actions, a successful medical malpractice case requires immediate attention. Many victims that are unsure of wrongdoing wait too before seeking help. However, there is an answer for patients unsure of doctor error or medical wrongdoing. Experienced medical malpractice attorneys understand the complexities of malpractice cases and are trained to identify doctor error and wrongdoing long before it's too late.

Medical professionals that harm should have consequences

Medical professionals often live lives of great privilege. However, that privilege is not without great responsibility. Regulators of these professionals require that they take an oath to heal and protect. This is how we can face being rendered unconscious and put under a knife, organs transplanted, limbs removed or babies delivered. The outcome is either to keep us alive or to improve our quality of life.

Establishing a case for doctor's negligence

We have just discussed how it comes to be that a doctor injures a patient through negligence. But when you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional's treatment and you have a case for medical malpractice, you have a duty to prove that the treatment was substandard.

How concerned should I be that my doctor isn't listening to me?

When physicians agree to take people on as patients, they are implying a standard of care that they will provide to you. If you feel that a standard is not being met, you have reason to be concerned. If your doctor does not listen to you when you discuss your symptoms or if your doctor doesn't request a list of current medications, you could find yourself in trouble.

Why holiday babies are becoming less common

Could it be possible that the diminishing number of holiday babies has to do with the increased likelihood of a baby being born from a cesarean section delivery? Absolutely. What is the reason for the increase in cesarean sections? Is that because we have the advancements in medicine that allow us to save more babies and thus, we opt for surgical births instead of natural? Some may be, but according to researcher estimations, nearly half of the cesarean deliveries performed now are done for other reasons, when there was no reason to suspect a natural birth would be problematic.

When gross negligence speaks for itself

Nightmares should remain in the dark. They should be something you wake up from, to the comfort of a soft pillow and the relief that it is already receding into the shadows as the sun comes up on your day. But what if your nightmare doesn't recede? What if the man or woman or medical team that has taken an oath to heal has become so desensitized to the gravity of their role that they make mistakes? What if the mistakes they make are so obvious in nature that even an untrained eye can spot the error?

What recourse do I have if I think my baby has cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy. While the term itself is a bit general and covers a broad array of malfunctions by the brain and body, the cause is often related to birthing complications. The issues that may arise might also not be immediately apparent. Things such as weakened muscle tone, uncontrolled movements, slow development in specific areas and vision and hearing problems may not readily present themselves for a period of time.

When medicine hurts you

We've all been there at some point. Sitting in a doctor's office, attempting to relay all the symptoms of our illness over a timeline that is hazed with sleeplessness and an achy fatigue. The doctor turns to type, recalls a humorous story that stems from one of your symptoms, pops a head out in the hall to relay something to a nurse or focuses on one aspect of your relay but seems not to absorb the remainder of what you describe.

You may have options when a surgery goes bad

How many times have you heard someone tell you a story about a loved one and they mention that they died or had serious medical issues as a result of the medical treatment they were given? While it is quite common to hear, what isn't often heard is what a person can do to make things right or to at least receive remuneration and hold the responsible party accountable.

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