Medical Malpractice Law Facts & Cases | Scott Goodwin Law

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Throughout any pregnancy, an expectant mother will undergo many health screenings. It’s very important for doctors to closely monitor the health of both the expectant mother and the baby to make sure everyone is healthy and that there aren’t early indications of complications. In many cases, this includes screenings for conditions such as Down syndrome.

A doctor uses a device to check a patient's blood pressure on their arm.

Preeclampsia is a very well-known type of maternal health complication that typically occurs between the halfway point of pregnancy and the latter stages of pregnancy. It occurs when the mother’s blood pressure becomes dangerously elevated, posing risks to both the mother and child if it is not properly managed. According to the Cleveland Clinic, preeclampsia

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Staying healthy during pregnancy is a top priority for any expectant mother. So when a mother develops an infection during pregnancy, or has one when she discovers her pregnancy, it’s extremely important for their doctor to take appropriate measures to protect both the mother and the baby. In some cases, even an infection that would

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White coat hypertension is a term given to elevated blood pressure that occurs when an expectant mother is in a doctor’s office, in the presence of people wearing white coats, resulting in blood pressure levels being higher than they normally are when measured at home. Since medical appointments can be stressful, it’s long been thought

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Finding out that your newborn child has a birth defect is a deeply upsetting event. It’s only natural to have a lot of questions about your situation. You want to know about what you’ll need to do to care for the child. You want to know how it will affect your child’s life. And, very

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In the time immediately following childbirth, it’s extremely normal for mothers to experience some degree of bleeding. This natural type of bleeding, known as lochia, typically lasts for 24-36 days, but it has been known to last upwards of 6 weeks. On average, women lose approximately one quart of blood following a C-section and half

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The LGBTQ community has long fought for equality in all areas of life, and while much progress has been made, they often still face discrimination in their day-to-day lives. Healthcare is one area where many LGBTQ individuals still struggle to get the care they need because of biases in healthcare providers.  When we talk about

A newborn baby laying in a bed.

It’s no secret that many industries are experiencing a labor shortage in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. You might have turned on the news recently and seen a story about how restaurants are having a hard time finding new employees. Or maybe it was a story about how school bus drivers are in short

A mother holds her newborn baby in a hospital bed.

It’s very common for babies to not be born on their expected due date. But if pregnancy continues on for too long, or if the mother has a health condition that makes it important for the baby to be born as soon as possible, a doctor may recommend inducing labor to speed up the process.

Doctor talking with patient.

In medical malpractice cases, doctor-patient relationships are a very important part of the claim. The very existence of a doctor-patient relationship is one of the most basic things you’ll need to prove in order to move forward with a malpractice lawsuit.  What is a Doctor-Patient Relationship? In the legal sense, a doctor-patient relationship means that