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Articles: Birth Injuries

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  • What are the risks of a C-Section birth? - Caesarean Section procedures can be a life-saving measure for both mother and baby. An emergency or unplanned C-Section is used when the delivery is considerably slowed or stopped, the baby shows signs of distress, or ...
  • Infections in the Neonatal ICU a problem in the US - Over 2 million people in the United States acquire preventable infections while staying at a hospital, according to professionals with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Even more sobering, premature infants in the neonatal intensive care ...
  • Cerebral Palsy – Is it Biased? - I ask in this article whether political (or cultural) considerations influence scientific research at the scientist level; that is, is the person or group doing the research slanting their data or conclusions to fit a ...

Articles: Brain Injuries

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Articles: Hospital Mistakes

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Articles: Medication Errors

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Misdiagnosis

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

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Pediatric Care Malpractice

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Surgical Errors

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Articles: General Medical Malpractice

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  • Study reveals medical malpractice “tort reform” is ineffective - Capping the amount of damages a patient can recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit does not lower healthcare costs or improve patient safety, according to a recent study. New research out of the University of ...
  • Plaintiff’s Deposition - Your (the plaintiff's) deposition is probably the most important part of a medical case. At CHH no one gives a deposition unprepared. We will meet with all of our witnesses before their deposition to describe ...
  • Three Stages of Discovery in Medical Malpractice Cases - In most states, the discovery process in medical malpractice cases have three stages. In the first stage most of the questions are directed to the parties only - the plaintiffs and the defendants. During the ...
  • Modes of Discovery - There are different ways for lawyers to get the information they need in discovery. One way is to use written questions called interrogatories. Another is to convene a deposition. A deposition describes the giving of ...
  • Discovery Stage - Discovery is the term used to describe the investigation process that occurs once a case is filed and answered. Compliance with discovery is mandatory for all parties. The idea behind discovery is that if both ...
  • The role of the medical expert witness in a medical malpractice case - Medical experts are used to define how a doctor's actions are negligent in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Nearly every patient has who has suffered an unexpected negative medical outcome has questions regarding the actions of ...
  • Differential Diagnosis Cross - Differential Diagnosis – General You'd agree that whenever a doctor sees a patient with abnormal signs or symptoms he is required by the standard of care to formulate a differential diagnosis, correct? It would be ...
  • Do I Have A Case? - While a bad outcome from medical care is not necessarily the result of malpractice, the error causing a patient's injury may sometime not be obvious – even to the physicians themselves. It often takes both ...
  • Settlement Model Helps Victims and Lowers Malpractice Litigation Costs - Recent statistics estimate that medical malpractice cases add anywhere from $30 billion to $55 billion to national healthcare costs each year. This is around 2.4 percent of the yearly healthcare budget in the U.S. Many ...