Man in a wheelchair paralyzed due to medical malpractice

Paralysis Caused By Medical Negligence

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Paralysis can occur as a result of a medical injury like a stroke or from a physical accident such as diving into a shallow pool, getting into a car accident, or falling down stairs, but paralysis can also result from medical negligence or malpractice.

A patient becoming paralyzed as a result of medical mistakes is a horrific and terrible event, yet it remains a potential outcome of many procedures. Invasive surgeries pose the greatest risks, but even procedures that are relatively low-level can cause paralysis if errors occur or equipment fails.

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Surgical Errors and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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Human error by surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other medical staff who make mistakes can result in life-threatening post-operative infections, conditions that did not exist prior to the surgery, damage to internal organs, and even death. There is a difference between a known expected risk and a negligent act that causes harm, however, it takes an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to show that important distinction to a jury.

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Glaucoma Surgery Malpractice

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Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that affects the optic nerve and is often characterized by high fluid pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP). African-Americans, especially over the age of 40, have a much higher risk (6-8 times higher) of developing this disease than Caucasians of the same age. African-Americans also have a much higher risk of becoming permanently blind due to glaucoma. Certain people of Asian descent also have a higher risk of developing acute angle-closure glaucoma, and all people over age 40 have an increased risk for this eye disease.

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Wrongful Death of an Infant Due to Medical Malpractice

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We understand that no amount of financial compensation can remedy the loss of a child, however, you may be entitled to compensation and hold those responsible accountable for their actions — something that may help grieving parents find closure as they try to piece their lives back together. While civil code allows legal liability for fetuses, California wrongful death statutes do not allow the claim, however, you can still bring about a medical negligence / medical malpractice claim if your stillbirth was the result of medical malpractice.

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Causes of Birth Injuries in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Causes Of Medical Negligence And Malpractice in Birth Injury Cases

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Birth injuries may occur due to mistakes made by a fatigued or overworked staff, poor training, lack of experience, of failure to follow hospital policies. Birth injuries can also be caused by poor care after delivery, such as improper circumcision or failure to treat infections. Some of the other more easily discernible causes of birth injuries that may be a result of medical negligence include delay in care, misuse of medical equipment, failure to perform a c-section …

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Types Of Birth Injuries Caused By Medical Negligence And Malpractice

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Some types of birth injuries are minor and, to the relief of worried parents, can heal within a few days or weeks. But other injuries that can occur during birth can be result in serious medical conditions that require lifelong treatment or accommodations. Serious birth injuries can cause endless emotional and physical suffering for children and their parents, as well as put an extreme financial burden on the family.

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FAQs About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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If you were injured as a result of medical neglect or malpractice, you should not have to bear the costs of additional or corrective treatments or loss of income brought about by mistakes made by a medical professional. Civil laws exist to protect you and your right to fair compensation. You may be entitled to damages related to physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of wages or earning capacity, and medical or injury related expenses.

Here are FAQs about filing a lawsuit, how much compensation you may be entitled to, time frames, and other important answers to your questions about medical malpractice cases.

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About Doctor And Medical Negligence

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What is medical negligence? Medical negligence occurs when a medical professional acts in a negligent manner when treating a patient’s condition. Medical malpractice can be the result of incorrect actions taken by a doctor or a doctor’s failure to take medically appropriate action. A patient who has been injured by a doctor’s negligence has rights to compensation and proper treatment.

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FAQS About Shoulder Dystocia And Birth Injury Medical Malpractice

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What is shoulder dystocia? What are the risk factors for delivering a baby with shoulder dystocia? Also, answers to questions about complications the baby and mother can suffer, as well as if all cases of shoulder dystocia complications are birth injuries brought on my medical malpractice or negligence.

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