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October 2017 Archives

Lawsuit over talc-cancer connection hits a snag

Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are sometimes subject to appeals on the part of the defense when they are found liable in court. This exact situation occurred in a case that held Johnson & Johnson liable for a woman's cancer due to her using the company's talc-based powder for feminine hygiene reasons.

Fetal monitoring is important during labor and delivery

We recently discussed some of the reasons why a newborn might have a brain injury. One of the reasons is that the child's brain didn't receive enough oxygen during the labor and delivery process. This can lead to a condition known as cerebral hypoxia, which can cause long-term problems for the child.

Misdiagnosis in the ER could lead to more emergencies later

Emergency rooms are places for very sick or very injured individuals to go and receive emergency care. They are for people who need an accurate diagnosis and appropriate medical care, fast. While many emergency rooms do provide quality care for patients, some visitors to the ER may actually face further health complications later because of a missed diagnosis or an incorrect diagnosis.

Understand the causes of brain injuries in newborns

Brain injuries in newborn babies can cause various issues in both the short term and the long term. For the parents of these fragile babies, the nightmare doesn't seem to end. In some cases, finding out the cause of the injury might help the parents to determine if they are going to launch a medical malpractice or birth injury claim.

Hospital negligence can devastate patients

We recently discussed how central line infections can be devastating to the body. If you recall, these lines go directly into the heart or very near the heart. Even the placement of a central line is a sensitive matter. While this is something that must be handled carefully, it is far from the only risk that some people in the hospital face.