What Is the Difference Between A Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

When obstetricians, midwifes, and anyone involved in the birth or delivery of a newborn commit medical practice, the parents have the right to hold the negligent health providers liable for their medical malpractice. Medical malpractice generally requires that there be a doctor/patient relationship with the mother, that the doctor failed to use competent medical care,…

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What Are “Never Events?”

The phrase “Never Event” was first presented by Doctor Ken Kizer, a former National Quality Forum CEO. The term was introduced to describe some medical errors that simply should never ever occur. The list of events that should never happen has expanded over time to cover a range of medical actions and inactions. According to…

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Can I Sue a Hospital for My Injuries?

Medical mistakes often occur in hospital settings. The most common example is when a patient goes to the hospital for emergency medical care or to undergo a surgical procedure. Mothers use hospitals to deliver newborns which can result in birth injuries. Many people see their physicians at the hospitals. Hospitals also provide a variety of…

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What Is a Defective Little Rock Product Defect Claim?

Manufacturers make good profits from the products they sell. That’s the point of their business. Consumers and users of these products have the right to expect that manufacturers will take all necessary steps to ensure that their product are fully tested, have quality parts, and are ready for the uses for which they were designed.…

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What Are the Most Common Medical Malpractice Errors?

When Little Rock and Arkansas residents treat with their family doctor, treat with a specialist, go to the ER, or are admitted to a hospital, they expect that their medical condition will improve. They don’t expect that it will get worse because their health provider failed to follow competent medical standards and practices. Anyone who…

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Can I Sue If My Child Is Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy?

The possibility a newborn may develop cerebral palsy (CP) during a delivery is well-known. Every obstetrician or birth delivery healthcare professional should be on the lookout for cerebral palsy and know what precautionary steps to take. In many cases, if your baby is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it is due to the negligence of the…

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What Are the Most Common Birth Injuries?

It’s every parent’s nightmare. They hope that when they go to the delivery room, they will leave with a healthy baby boy or girl. When they’re told their child has a birth injury, their lives are forever changed. A birth injury often means their child will not lead a normal life. A birth injury can…

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What Is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy which normally includes high blood pressure and possible damage to the liver, kidneys, and other internal organs. It often begins about 20 weeks after the start of the pregnancy in women who have high blood pressure. According to the Mayo Clinic, preeclampsia can be fatal or cause severe health…

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What Is a Premises Liability Claim?

Anyone who is injured while on somebody else’s property may have the right to file a premises liability claim for their losses. Generally, all property owners have a duty of care to ensure their property is safe for anyone who has a lawful right to be on their property. This duty includes fixing known dangers,…

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