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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.

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