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Can You Sue a Doctor for a Flu Misdiagnosis?

19 January 2021

It is possible to successfully sue a doctor for a flu diagnosis if (i) the doctor’s misdiagnosis represented professional negligence and (ii) the misdiagnosis caused you actual harm. Other factors are relevant too. However, the foregoing two factors account for the issues in contention in most flu misdiagnosis cases. A […]

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What to Do with Delayed Pain after an Accident

12 January 2021

When you are hurt in an accident that is attributable to someone else, you will need to seek medical attention as soon as possible to generate evidence of your injuries. You will also need to avoid settling your claim with the insurance company, and you will need to seek experienced […]

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What Are the Stages of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy?

06 January 2021

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a catch-all term for brain damage in newborn babies caused by oxygen deprivation and insufficient blood flow. The Sarnat Staging Scale is a diagnostic tool that allows doctors to detect HIE and to classify it as mild, moderate, or severe. HIE is also commonly referred to […]

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What Are the Signs of Umbilical Cord Compression?

27 December 2020

As a new or expecting parent, ensuring that your child is healthy and safe is one of your top priorities. You expect it to be among your doctor’s top priorities as well, and you expect this to translate to your doctor providing professional care at all stages of pregnancy, labor, […]

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How Abnormal Fetal Lie or Malpresentation Is Identified

19 December 2020

When a fetus is in the womb, its positioning can greatly impact the risk of complications arising during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. In the majority of pregnancies, the fetus’s positioning is as it should be, and no additional risks are involved. However, this is not always the case, and some […]

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Should I Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company?

12 December 2020

The usual answer to this question is no, you shouldn’t – at least if you are filing a third-party claim. Most insurance companies are profit-seeking entities, and there are only two ways to maximize profits: by maximizing revenues or by cutting expenditures. Since insurance claims represent expenditures, every dime paid […]

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What Causes Medical Errors in Cardiology?

06 December 2020

The primary causes of medical errors in cardiology include diagnostic errors, a substandard performance of treatment, surgical errors, medication errors, inadequate record-keeping, and staff communication breakdowns. In 2020, you can probably add fatigue to that list, because healthcare providers are becoming burnt out due to the demands of the COVID-19 […]

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What Are The Long-Term Effects of Auto Accidents?

27 November 2020

The long-term effects of auto vehicle accidents can be subdivided into property damage, medical expenses, psychological disturbances, and financial losses. A strong car crash accident claim will demand the present value of the sum total of both current and future damages. Nearly 40,000 people die in auto accidents every year […]

Wrongful Death Malpractice Lawsuit

19 November 2020

Jennifer Amdur has filed a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit against Midstate Medical Center and a group of obstetricians on behalf of the estate of a baby girl who died shortly after delivery as a result of the defendant medical providers’ ignoring the seriousness of our client’s mother‘s preeclampsia beginning […]