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Medical Negligence

Black newborn babies more likely to die when looked after by White doctors

Black Birth Injuries

(CNN) Black newborn babies in the United States are more likely to survive childbirth if they are cared for by Black doctors, but three times more likely than White Babies to die when looked after by White doctors, a study has found. The mortality rate of Black newborn babies in hospital shrunk by between 39% and 58% when Black physicians took charge of the birth, according to the research, which laid bare how shocking racial disparities in human health can affect even the first hours of a person's life. By contrast, the mortality rate for White babies was largely unaffected...

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From Prevention To Palsy: How Most Birth Injuries Occur

Birth Injuries

Learning that your newborn baby has birth injuries is a horrific experience. You have questions. And you want answers—along with help, direction, resources…and justice. Not to mention fair compensation for your birth injury negligence settlement so that you can pay for care and services for your child. This is especially important when your child’s care requirements will be ongoing. There are a number of causes of birth injuries, the great majority of which are related to medical negligence. These include errors on the behalf of doctors, surgeons, medical staff, nurses, and hospitals. In cases of birth injuries resulting in palsy, for example,...

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Elder Abuse Lawyers Discuss Staying Alert To Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

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Before the Covid-19 pandemic, elder abuse lawyers saw many cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. This has been a growing concern among the elderly and their families. This includes such cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in heavily populated retirement areas including Miami and South Florida. Unfortunately, with the advent of the pandemic, the lines between detecting if a loved one is being abused (or neglected) or not have become substantially blurred.  This is due in part to the fact that during the pandemic, family members have been generally restricted from physically visiting their loved ones who are...

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Legal Help For C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries are unfortunately a common occurrence. Cesarean section (also called C-section) births are often performed with the intent to avoid injury to both mother and child. Common reasons for performing them include fetal distress, a mother’s high blood pressure, breech position of a baby, and the need to deliver multiple babies.  Unfortunately, C-sections themselves sometimes result in birth injuries. Such injuries can include fetal lacerations (which can additionally result in Erb’s Palsy, fractures, and cervical cord injuries, among other things), anesthesia injuries, maternal surgical injuries, infections, blood clots, hemorrhages, and even death.1,2 Further, delays in performing C-sections can not only...

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Nursing Malpractice: Another Form of Medical Negligence

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Nursing Malpractice can happen in doctors’ offices, hospitals and even with at-home care. Unfortunately, while many patients’ nurse-related experiences are rooted in exceptional care, a percentage involve negligence, malpractice, or both. The potential for the prevalence of substandard care to be higher is found in areas where medical offices, care centers, and hospitals are abundant—including South Florida.  At-home nursing care, which is often provided for the elderly and those who are handicapped or severely injured, may be overlooked with regard to potential for nursing malpractice. Family members and friends should stay alert to any concerns voiced by those receiving such care.  Potential...

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Medical Malpractice Negligence In Hospitals: Preventable Harm

medical malpractice negligence

Misdiagnosis. Medication errors. Laboratory test mix-ups. These are just a few of the scenarios that can lead to legal action after an individual or loved one is injured or dies due to medical malpractice negligence in a hospital or medical center. And they are far too common. Evidence-based research estimates show that over 400,000 patients die due to preventable harm in hospitals each year.1  Determining the extent of harm caused and providing provable causative factors is essential in securing grounds for a medical malpractice negligence lawsuit. Were all patient symptoms addressed? Were all medications and any potential or known interactions carefully...

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Covid-19 Nursing Home Liability Attorneys Discuss Legal Action

covid-19 nursing home liability attorneys

As the number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs) hit with Covid-19 outbreaks continues to escalate, so does the number of individuals looking for Covid-19 Nursing Home Liability Attorneys to take legal action against them and their employees due to the deaths of loved ones.  Legal issues involving the Covid-19 pandemic as it relates to nursing home care and other related care services include, but are not limited to, improper testing, insufficient number of caregivers, and lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).  Improper TestingNursing homes, ALFs, and other care facilities who do not acquire test materials, do not properly administer...

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Coronavirus Attorney Considers Legal Implications In Evolving Case Scenarios

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In addition to its effects on public health and the economy, there are a wide variety of legally oriented personal and professional considerations related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. These include issues with healthcare, employment, housing, and insurance, as well as various angles of liability. In some cases, a coronavirus attorney experienced in liability claims can help you. In Florida, requests have been made to the governor for immunity from any liability, whether civil or criminal, given certain conditions, with regard to nursing homes, hospitals, and other specific facilities. This will invariably lead to vast legal consideration – and a lot...

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Mallard & Sharp Achieve Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict in Miami Dade

Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is proud to announce their achievement of obtaining the Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2017, and the 9th largest verdict for the entire state in 2017. Under the professional direction of founding member Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and co-counsel Vidian Mallard, the firm successfully attained the highest medical malpractice verdict in Miami Dade in the amount of $33,153,912.00 in the case of MARLA DIXON, EARL REESE-THORNTON, and ER v. The United States of America, of E.R., a minor, Case No.: 1:15-cv- 23502 (case type Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, and...

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Military Medical Malpractice Legislation Gives Active Duty Victims More Hope

Medical Malpractice

By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (May 17, 2019, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A recently floated Military Medical Malpractice bill that would allow active-duty military members to sue the federal government for medical malpractice is an encouraging first step in providing justice for victims who are barred from filing such cases because of a 70-year-old U.S. Supreme Court precedent, experts said. Led by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., House lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation on April 30 that would carve out a medical malpractice exception under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which specifically bars military members' claims for injuries or deaths "incident to” their service. The bill’s co-sponsors...

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