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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Nurses and Malpractice: Guide to Legal Cases and Claims  

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 29, 2020 at 3:52 pm
Legal cases against nurses aren’t the most common medical malpractice suits, but nursing lawsuit cases are pursued in the courts when a nurse’s negligence leads to the injury of a patient. When you or a loved one seeks medical help, you have the right to expect competent and professional healthcare services that meet the standards set forth by law and...
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Monetary Damages for HIPAA Violations: What You Need to Know

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 24, 2020 at 10:20 am
Monetary damages for HIPAA violations are possible under certain circumstances, but you’ll need the help of an experienced attorney. There is no HIPAA violation reporting award just for having your or a loved one’s information compromised. While your information may have been improperly disclosed, the same law that addresses the handling of your protected health information also protects entities HIPAA...
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The 7 Most Common Medical Errors Explained

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this August 6, 2020 at 11:55 am
Medical errors can cost you your health, additional medical expenses, and even your life. We trust the health care practitioners and facilities we use to help us feel better, and a preventable medical mistake is a violation of that trust. From shaking your faith in the system to damaging the health of you or a loved one, the fall out...
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Medical Negligence: Claims and Settlement Guide | Anapol Weiss

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 27, 2020 at 10:29 am
Complete Guide to Medical Negligence Claims   Medical negligence claims and compensation can help with medical bills, recovery, and to ease the burden of pain and suffering/ Fighting for your rights after you’ve been injured can seem like an insurmountable challenge, but armed with the right information and the help of an experienced medical negligence lawyer, you can get the...
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Common Questions Regarding Birth Injuries

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm
A birth injury is trauma that a baby endures before, during or shortly after childbirth. Birthing injuries range in severity and can improve over time or result in lifelong disabilities. If a birthing injury was due to a medical professional’s negligence, a medical malpractice lawsuit could be filed to recover financial damages for current and future medical expenses. The purpose...
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What Can Cause Cerebral Palsy at Birth?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:47 pm
Each year in the United States over 10,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a congenial disorder that affects one’s motor skills and is due to abnormal brain development. Birthing injuries that can lead to cerebral palsy take place during pregnancy, labor and delivery if there is damage to an infant’s brain. A birth injury is an...
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Prenatal Care Malpractice: Causes of Prenatal Injuries and How to Prove Malpractice

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm
The prenatal stage of pregnancy is when the fetus is in the developing stage in the mother’s womb. During a pregnancy, frequent visits to the doctor are routine to ensure the mother and baby’s safety. As the mother gets closer to labor, the frequency of the doctor visits will increase. If any abnormalities in the mother or baby are discovered,...
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How Long Do You Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm
A birth injury is an injury to an infant that takes place during pregnancy, delivery or shortly after birth. In the United States, 7 out of 1,000 babies endure birth injuries. Birthing injuries can range from broken bones, injury to nerves and brain damage. The most common brain injury to occur during birth is due to oxygen deprivation. Contact a...
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What is Foot Drop?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm
Foot drop is the inability to lift the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles. Foot drop can lead to difficulty walking which can result in lifting the knees higher or swinging the leg from side to side to avoid toes dragging on the floor. Foot drop is not categorized as a disease, but...
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What is Caput Succedaneum and Cephalohematoma?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm
Caput succedaneum and cephalohematoma are both acute trauma injuries that occur to an infant’s head typically during the birthing process. Both of these conditions require a healthcare professional’s post-birth checkups and extended observation to ensure a larger issue hasn’t occurred. An infant is at a higher risk of developing caput succedaneum or cephalohematoma if there were medical devices used for...
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Cephalopelvic Disproportion and Birth Injury Negligence

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm
Cephalopelvic disproportion is the term for an infant’s head that is too large to fit through the mother’s pelvis. Appropriate diagnosis of cephalopelvic disproportion typically results in the physician scheduling delivery by cesarean section. When a physician makes a mistake or negligent oversight during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, cephalopelvic disproportion can go undiagnosed. This could put both mother and child...
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How to Find the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 3, 2019 at 3:25 pm
Medical malpractice affects thousands of families around the country each year. When physicians and other healthcare practitioners fail to exercise reasonable care while tending to patients, preventable injuries and deaths can occur. If you believe you or a family member has the right to file a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania, one of your first steps should be to find...
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