Medical Malpractice Law Facts & Cases | Goodwin & Scieszka

When the time comes to welcome a new child into the world, mothers aren’t necessarily limited to giving birth in a hospital. Some expectant parents like the idea of delivering their new child in the comfort of their own home with the assistance of a midwife and doula while others might be interested in heading

Taking care of a newborn baby can be very overwhelming, particularly for first-time parents. Newborns are so tiny and their bodies look so delicate, so it’s very common for new parents (and their friends and family members) to be very nervous that they might drop the baby and hurt it, especially if they don’t have

When people talk about medical errors, it’s very common to see the terms “medical malpractice” and “medical negligence” being used interchangeably. After all, medical malpractice doesn’t generally happen when doctors and other medical professionals are being diligent and careful, right? While these two terms are similar and often are related, and in most cases, it’s

Being born isn’t easy and once a baby makes their entrance into the world, it’s very common for them to have some bruises or swelling. While it’s certainly alarming to see a newborn with bruising, in many cases, it’s simply the result of pressure from the birth canal or making contact with the mother’s pelvic

Seizures in infants and newborns can be caused by a very wide range of things, such as genetic disorders, meningitis, other types of infections, strokes, and brain tumors. But figuring out an exact cause isn’t always easy. According to Epilepsy Action, doctors  are typically unable to find a cause of seizures in about 2-3 out

How many times have you been handed a slip for a prescription by your doctor, looked at it, and had a hard time reading the doctor’s handwriting? Millions of people have had this exact experience and being a pharmacist doesn’t necessarily make it easier to read those prescription slips. Pharmacists incorrectly reading a prescription slip

Even in a normal, healthy pregnancy, it’s still possible that a child could end up experiencing a lack of oxygen during delivery. Problems with the umbilical cord or placental abruption are just two things that could potentially cut off a child’s oxygen supply. In some cases, it can happen because of maternal health conditions like

Cesarean section deliveries are very common in the United States. According to the CDC, nearly 32% of all deliveries in 2016 were made via Cesarean and they can occur for a very wide range of reasons. Some mothers choose to give birth with a C-section, but in many cases, they’re the result of problems like

For many people, the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions they’ll ever make. They want their loved one to get the best care possible, but trying to find a nursing home they can trust to provide that level of care isn’t easy. About 1.4

A lack of oxygen during delivery is always cause for concern. If appropriate actions aren’t taken quickly enough to restore oxygen, the results can potentially be devastating. A very mild case of birth asphyxia might not cause any permanent injury, but more severe cases can lead to seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, and other types of

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