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AVOIDABLE, YET COMMON BIRTH INJURIES

Some of the saddest cases we handle involve injuries suffered by innocent newborn babies. Some experience injury immediately or shortly after birth, while others are injured while still in the womb. Many of these conditions are permanent and debilitating, requiring long-term, expensive care. What's worse is that many of these birth injuries could have been avoided, had the medical personnel in charge of the mother's care or delivery of her baby done their jobs properly. 

New Ethical Guidelines May Be Boon to Malpractice Victims

There are few contexts in which the term circle the wagons seems more appropriate than when describing the typical reaction hospitals and other healthcare facilities have to the realizing that a mistake may have been made. Although some doctors are compelled by personal ethics to be upfront with patients and their families about mistakes, others take immediate steps to obscure the truth, even going so far as to encourage colleagues with knowledge of the situation to keep quiet.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATISTICS

Without any intent to disparage the medical profession - which is still dominated by competent, dedicated and caring professionals - the frequency of medical mistakes and negligence in the United States is both surprising and frightening. Examining the statistics regarding medical malpractice and accompanying legal action can help victims better understand that they are not alone and that there is hope for a just and favorable result. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Coming to the realization that you or someone you love may have suffered unnecessarily due to medical mistakes or negligence is a jarring experience. We have come to put so much trust in medical professionals that the idea that they make mistakes can be somewhat difficult to comprehend. Although it is important to remember that a bad or unexpected result to a medical procedure is not always indicative of malpractice, it is crucial to act carefully to preserve your rights when the unexpected does occur. 

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