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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits: Understanding Your Legal Rights

Families impacted by cerebral palsy should know their options There is no doubt that healthcare professionals play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being of patients. Unfortunately, however, medical malpractice can happen, and when it does, it can have devastating consequences. One such condition that may result from medical malpractice is cerebral palsy, a neurological...

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10 Leading Causes of Maternal Death

Breaking down the tragic reality of maternal deaths in the U.S. According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an alarming 20 out of 100,000 women die annually due to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. These devastating incidents, known as maternal deaths, often result from medical negligence and malpractice. It is...

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When Do Maternal Deaths From Sepsis Occur?

Sepsis is a serious complication that can lead to death if not treated promptly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), maternal sepsis is a leading cause of fatalities among pregnant women worldwide, resulting in 261,000 deaths annually. As noted by the Sepsis Alliance, recent data from the U.S. reveals that 23%...

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Medical Study Says Progress Against Stillbirth Deaths Has Stalled In Recent Years

Despite advances in medical science in recent decades, the overall stillbirth infant death rate in the United States remains relatively high, according to a recent medical study as reported by HealthDay News. "Our findings illustrate that past progress has now been offset by these newly identified risks," said study lead author Cande Ananth, chief of...

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Study: Over 80% of Maternal Deaths are Preventable

The United States has a maternal mortality crisis. Giving birth in America is far more dangerous than in other high-income countries. As of 2020, the maternal mortality rate in the United States was almost 24 deaths per 100,000 live births, more than triple the rate in any other developed country. While childbirth is never completely...

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What Are the Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases?

Medical malpractice claims can cover a wide range Medical malpractice often results in serious injuries and fatalities. According to a study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, an estimated 250,000 people die each year due to medical errors made by healthcare professionals. As a result, medical malpractice errors are the third leading cause of...

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Birth Injury Risks Associated With Inducing Labor

Medical providers need to follow standards of care to avoid injuries. While a mother's body usually starts the labor process on its own, it's not uncommon to need additional help. Roughly a quarter of births in the United States are induced — meaning a medical intervention is used to get labor started. Labor induction is...

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What Causes Infant Brain Damage?

Understanding the risk factors and the role of negligence. Before, during, and shortly after birth, a baby's developing brain is highly vulnerable to injury. One of the most important things for medical professionals to do during this time is to prevent brain damage. Unfortunately, that standard of care is not always met. Infant brain injuries...

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Serious Injuries to Mothers During Birth

What should be a joyous moment can become dangerous. Childbirth puts significant stress on the mother's body, and medical professionals need to take steps to make sure there are no serious complications. Unfortunately, for some mothers, that's not the case. Significant complications can occur during birth; without proper medical attention, they can be life-altering or...

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