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Placental Abruption Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

Placental Abruption

Placental abruption occurs when the placenta partially or fully detaches from the walls of the uterus during pregnancy. It is a serious condition, one that can result in severe bleeding in a mother or surrogate and which may cause oxygen deprivation that leads to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in an infant. HIE is a form of brain dysfunction caused by a reduction or lack of oxygen or blood flow to an infant’s brain (called birth asphyxia).1,2 Research has shown that placental abruption occurs in 1% of pregnancies.3 In some cases, placental abruption is due to a medical malpractice birth injury. A...

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Newborn Facial Birth Injury

Newborn Facial Birth Injury

Forceps misuse. Vacuum extraction errors. Improper delivery. These are only a few scenarios associated with a newborn facial birth injury involving medical malpractice negligence. Such injuries include facial paralysis, nasal septum damage, lacerations, and even broken bones.1 And while in many cases newborn facial birth injuries improve over time, in others they result in devastating long-term physical and emotional problems that affect infants and family members alike. In the latter situation, parents who have provable medical malpractice negligence cases often seek legal help. No matter the precise cause, fair compensation is an essential part of a legal settlement in provable newborn...

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Urgent Care Medical Malpractice Negligence

Urgent Care Medical Malpractice Negligence

From physicals and routine vaccines to illnesses and minor injuries, urgent care centers throughout Florida provide alternatives to standard medical office visits and trips to hospital emergency departments. Most have extended hours, and many even offer 24-hour services. Both residents and visitors may benefit from the potential conveniences offered by such establishments. But what about cases in which urgent care visits result in urgent care medical malpractice negligence? According to the CDC, 32.3% of women and 26.0% of men nationally visited an urgent care center or retail health clinic in the preceding 12 months in 2019.1 And current research has shown...

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Newborn Heart Defect Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuits

Newborn Heart Defect Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuits

Any form of delayed medical diagnosis can lead to substantial health problems — or even death. One particularly devastating scenario is that of a newborn heart defect delayed diagnosis. Research has shown that delayed recognition of congenital heart disease in children is often due to physician negligence.1 Further, it uncovers the specific fact that available clinical cardiac findings alert physicians to likely newborn heart defects, though such findings are often ignored. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect.2 No matter the cause, fair compensation is an essential part of a legal settlement in provable lawsuits that result...

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Medical Staff Shortages and Medical Malpractice Negligence In Hospitals

Medical Malpractice Negligence In Hospitals

Emergency rooms and all other treatment and care areas in hospitals are often filled with patients. Waiting times to see a physician or receive a medical test can be lengthy in South Florida. Since the onset of Covid-19, the scenario may in fact be much more common in hospitals nationwide as well as locally. Staff shortages, many of which are likely an effect of the pandemic, have increased medical worker's workloads while at the same time increasing the likelihood of Miami Medical Malpractice Negligence in Hospitals.  Medical worker exhaustion due to overwork, added responsibilities, and constant rushing to finish tasks is...

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Miami Medical Malpractice Negligence Lawsuits Involving Hospitals

Miami Medical Malpractice Negligence Lawsuits Involving Hospitals

Over the past several decades, Florida — particularly South Florida — has become a preferred hotspot for retirement and a hub for a vast array of medical and surgical care. From specialty surgeries of the heart and brain to surgeries involving cancer, vision restoration, hip replacements, and even surgical cosmetic repairs and improvements, surgeons, surgical specialists, and high-ranking hospitals can be found throughout Florida. In addition, many of the latest surgical approaches and technologies are available in Miami and South Florida, making the area an even more desired location for treatments and surgery. Along with the increase in treatments and surgeries has...

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Choosing The Best Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer For Your Needs

The Best Miami Medical Malpractice Lawyer

It is a sad and disturbing fact: Florida ranks high in medical malpractice cases. Data from the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation support this fact.1,2 If you or a loved one has been the victim of provable medical malpractice negligence, you are likely looking for justice and fair compensation for the injuries you or they have suffered. You need an experienced, effective lawyer or legal team. So where do you start? By doing some research in order to choose the best Miami medical malpractice lawyer for your needs. All in all, there are several...

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How To Choose The Best Miami Birth Injury Lawyer For Your Needs

Best Miami Birth Injury Lawyer

Being faced with the need to hire a lawyer or legal team can seem like a daunting task, particularly when you or a loved one is the victim of a provable medical malpractice negligence birth injury. In the midst of dealing with physical, emotional, and financial strain, making a choice of which lawyer or legal team will represent you or your loved ones best can feel overwhelming. Here are a few tips that may help you choose the best Miami birth injury lawyer for your needs: Ask about the lawyer’s experience level In most cases, it is likely that the best Miami...

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5 Reasons Lawyers Turn Down Birth Injury Cases

Birth Injury Cases

Lawyers and legal teams turn down potential birth injury cases due to a number of factors. Lawyers who are well versed in birth injury medical malpractice lawsuits — or especially in specific types of birth injury medical malpractice lawsuits — are likelier to provide advantages in the areas of time, money, assistance, and results. Here are 5 common reasons lawyers turn down birth injury cases: TIME Florida's statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including birth injury cases, is two years, with some specific allowances.1,2 In instances in which a provable birth injury case is presented to a lawyer or legal team...

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The Continued Increase In Maternal Birth Injury Deaths

Maternal Birth Injury Deaths

The dramatic and escalating number of pregnancy-related maternal deaths in the U.S. during the past couple of decades can be summed up in one word: unacceptable. Current research shows that pregnancy-related maternal birth injury deaths have continued to increase.1,2,3 It is a disturbing scenario, particularly given the many developments and advances in medicine and medical care aimed at saving lives. Even more disturbing is when dangerous pregnancy-related medical situations are preventable, yet result in provable maternal birth injury medical malpractice deaths. The numbers tell a sobering story. According to the CDC, the number of reported pregnancy-related maternal deaths in the United States...

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