Birth Injury: A Painful Reality due to Medical Malpractice

Jul 15, 2013 by

Providing patients with timely and correct diagnosis and prescribing to them the correct and effective medication is the kind of quality service doctors and other health care providers owe their patients. Mistakes, but which are minor, may be permitted, so long as these do not worsen the patient’s condition or give the patient another reason for medical worry.

Sadly medical malpractice is real and is a growing concern in many US states. Cognizant of this fact, the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., a law firm in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, mentions that several patients, indeed, are given subpar medical treatment, that they leave clinics or hospitals with greater, rather than solved, medical concerns.

Medical errors may result not only to worse injuries, but even to untimely death. Either case, the patient or his/her family will be left with greater sufferings, physically and financially-wise. One of the worst effects of medical errors is injury to the newly born. A severely painful reality to every family, a birth injury can instantly turn a couple’s life from joy-filled to severely painful. Birth injuries include newborn infections, brain and spinal damage, brachial plexus or erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis (any part of the face, maybe temporary or permanent), subconjunctival hemorrhage (rupture of small blood vessels in the eyes), cephalohematoma (hemorrhage between the bone and its covering which usually occurs in the head) and caput succedaneum (where the head’s soft tissue swells during delivery).

The damage these birth injuries pose can be permanent, enough reason to make a child and his/her family’s life miserable. These injuries, however, can be prevented; all it requires is enough care on the part of the doctor and nurses during delivery.

Thus, medical malpractice is nothing more than a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of experts and the people responsible in accomplishing the job (in this case, medical experts or health care providers). Though an unwanted result due to the pain and suffering it causes, someone will still have to be held answerable for the severe harm done. No child or family deserves an injurious result which can easily be avoided. If this result happens make sure you bring the liable party to justice.

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Your Choice of Birth Control: Is the Mirena IUD Dangerous?

Jul 9, 2013 by

Millions of women across the United States use some form of birth control, such as the pill, condoms, or a diaphragm as a way of preventing unwanted pregnancy or for other health benefits. Each method is unique in the way it is used and how often it needs to be administered, giving people varying options for their lifestyle and preferences. A very common choice among women in recent years has been an intrauterine device, also known as an IUD. An IUD is a small, t-shaped device that is inserted inside a woman to administer hormones that prevent pregnancy. This form of birth control has become popular due to its longevity, ease of use, high success rate, and relatively low cost.

Unfortunately, recently reports have come to light showing that using the Mirena IUD, produced by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., can pose serious dangers to woman. While not every woman who uses this type of birth control is at risk for developing devastating side effects, some women are more likely to face serious health complications as a result of using the Mirena IUD. Unfortunately, numerous women have reported that they have become the victims of the following health consequences:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Embedding of the IUD in the wall of the uterus
  • Migration of the IUD
  • Infections
  • Decreased fertility or infertility
  • Perforations of the uterus

Although there are usually risks to using any pharmaceutical product, manufacturers and producers of such products are required to be completely honest in disclosing the risks and labeling their products properly.

As these consequences regarding the use of the Mirena IUD have come to light, complaints are being filed against Bayer and lawsuits are being evaluated. Pharmaceutical products are supposed to be safe to use and the companies who market them are required to be forthright about their proper use and potential side effects, they can be held liable when they fail to fulfill these responsibilities. As many women have already done, you too may need to take legal action with the help of a personal injury lawyer if you’ve suffered health complications in conjunction with your use of the Mirena IUD or another medical device. When choosing a method of birth control, you deserve to be completely informed about the risks and should not be endangered unduly because of a dangerous product.

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Injuries to Military Family Members and Veterans

Jul 7, 2013 by

Under the Feres Doctrine, active-duty military servicemembers aren’t allowed to file personal injury claims against the government. However, this isn’t the case for families or veterans who have been harmed because of military negligence. These individuals may be entitled to pursue compensation for their injuries, which often create financial burdens that can be difficult to manage.

Military Negligence Claims

The military has a responsibility to veterans or members of the public to maintain high standards of safety and security. If a person who isn’t currently serving in the military is injured because of a failure to keep up with these safety demands, that branch of the armed forces may be held accountable. For example, the following may be considered grounds for a compensation claim:

  • Military convoy negligence, such as failure to secure cargo or maintain vehicles
  • Military base negligence
  • Failure to maintain or repair potentially dangerous machinery

Those injured may be left with considerable expenses due to medical needs and lost time at work. A compensation claim can help these individuals recover from these financial burdens.

Military negligence claims can be significantly more complicated than normal personal injury claims. However, according to the website of Crowe & Mulvey, if you or someone you love has sustained an injury because of wrongdoing on the military’s behalf, an injury claim may provide a vital opportunity to find coverage for those injury-related expenses that can threaten your household’s financial stability.

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