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April 2016 Archives

The issues with birth injuries

Birth injuries still occur in hospitals. There can be complications during the birth that necessitate emergency procedures. Inexperienced doctors may use the incorrect tools or perhaps the surgeon delays too long before ordering an emergency procedure. Caring for and giving birth to infants remains a complicated endeavor that requires the coordination of doctors and nurses. One mistake could cause irreparable damage to your child.

One percent of doctors account for 32 percent of claims

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that about one percent of doctors accounted for 32 percent of paid out claims. This study was conducted over a ten year period from 2005 to 2014. It reviewed 66,426 paid claims against 54,099 doctors. This means that some doctors had multiple claims filed against them within this ten year period. This article will go over those numbers and what it means for your treatment.

How does patient-physician privilege affect lawsuits?

Surgery is complicated. Sometimes doctors make mistakes and sometimes things go wrong. Unfortunately, whenever you go "under the knife," death is a possibility. Litigating wrongful death actions are complicated. They involve complex issues of law. Plus, the primary witness is deceased. You are dealing with a deceased loved one, which brings in complicated emotions and feelings of loss. The entire lawsuit acts as a reminder of your loved one.

Poorly fitted helmets contribute to concussions

Football, America's newest favorite past-time, has come under serious fire from political, scientific and media organizations. Will Smith starred in a movie that stunned the world by explaining that running into things head-first causes brain injuries. Additionally, the public is taking a special look at high school football programs to ensure that the minds of adolescents are properly protected. According to a study that was published in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, they are not.

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