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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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[Study] Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals in the U.S.

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm
An Anapol Weiss analysis of National Practitioner Data Bank (NDPB) data has found nearly 100,000 disciplinary measures taken against U.S. healthcare professionals from 1999-2017. Substance abuse has long been a problem in our society – and the healthcare industry is no stranger to it. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals in the medical field have consistently seen high numbers of drug...
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Medical Errors and Patient Safety

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm
By: Stephen Pokiniewski Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States Injury due to medical malpractice causes an estimated of 250,000 deaths every year. Only heart disease and cancer cause more according to a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Hopkins study concluded that patient safety is just not a priority at...
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Poorly Designed Medical Devices Threaten Unsuspecting Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
The FDA is continuing to investigate the risks associated with heater-cooler devices used in major surgeries, particularly cardiothoracic procedures. The heater-cooler devices have been associated with potentially fatal infections, such as Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), and the FDA issued a safety alert on these devices in June. At issue is the failure by manufacturers to provide adequate cleaning instructions for their heater-cooler devices,...
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Alzheimer’s Disease: One of Many Misdiagnosed Conditions

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm
The issue of misdiagnosis has been a hot topic in the news recently after musician and actor Kris Kristofferson was diagnosed at age 79 with untreated Lyme disease. His persistent memory problems had doctors believing for years that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which they had connected to the contact sports Kristofferson played in his younger years. Kristofferson’s wife...
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Rock Star Leading the Fight against Cancer Misdiagnosis

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm
When Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor underwent a CT scan after a fall in 2012, a 10-millimeter tumor on his lung was present on the scan results. MacGregor was not made aware of the tumor until three years later,  when another doctor reviewed his medical records. MacGregor’s situation points to a much bigger problem: radiologists and other diagnostic imaging service providers...
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Questions about Prevacid and Possible Kidney-Related Side Effects

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm
Studies have linked certain popular stomach acid medication with a very dangerous risk. Anapol Weiss Partner Tracy Finken answers a few important questions about these drugs and what patients can do. Prevacid and other proton pump inhibitors have been in the news a lot lately. What’s going on? Two population-based analyses published in January 2016 associated proton pump inhibitors, or...
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