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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice During Childbirth

Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in severe injuries to a baby. Sometimes these injuries require expensive care for the child’s lifetime. Understanding what these situations look like can help you determine if you have been a victim. When Birth Injury Leads to Cerebral Palsy A common birth injury to the brain that affects the infant is cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is often the result of negligent behavior. For example, if a doctor or nurse fails to watch the fetal monitor appropriately. They may not see when that the baby is in distress and is receiving little to no oxygen. In this situation, the doctor or nurse did not prevent something they could have. This mistake, which can cause cerebral palsy, would be malpractice during childbirth. What Counts as Medical Malpractice? Doctors and nurses are human and are therefore prone to mistakes. This common understanding is why not every…
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Dr. Frankenstein: The Scariest Medical Malpractice Cases Ever

Medical malpractice is a terrifying subject. The thought that something could go wrong during an operation due to negligence or malicious intent is enough to make any patient nervous. The fear is completely justifiable when you look at these horrific medical malpractice cases from the past. Lunging to false conclusions. A patient came in with complaints of chest pain, a normal enough symptom that could be a sign of any number of possible conditions, most of which are minor. However, the doctor in this case immediately misdiagnosed severe lung cancer and scheduled an emergency operation to remove the entire lung. You’re welcome, Bro. One young woman was born with external genitalia that did not clearly enough define that she was indeed a she, so Christiane grew up as an awkward boy named Thomas. When the doctor started her operation for an appendix issue and came across ovaries, he removed them…
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What If You Found Out Your Heart Doctor Was Being Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Imagine sitting in front of the TV, casually flipping channels as you ate dinner, and then you saw your cardiologist on a local news channel. You pause for a moment to listen for praises, but instead you find out that the doctor that had operated on your heart was being sued for medical malpractice. That’s exactly what happened to a woman in Indiana last spring. Debra Davidson was horrified to find out that her long-time physician who ordered and conducted her open-heart surgery was accused of performing unnecessary operations by two of his other patients. Since then, 293 patients have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against Dr. Gandhi for a variety of needless operations and prescriptions. Cardiologists have been under the microscope on many occasions for performing unnecessary procedures such as placing stents and pacemakers. While officials say that there are not necessarily more needless operations performed in cardiology than in…
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