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When prescription drugs cause birth defects

Pregnancy is rarely an easy journey. The discomforts of pregnancy can range from mildly irritating to potentially fatal. As a result, many pregnant women require prescription medication from time to time. Sometimes, these medications are absolutely necessary and cannot be avoided or traded for safer drugs. But at other times, prescriptions should be avoided or...

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Do Inmates Have The Right To File Birth Injury Lawsuits?

All inmates have a constitutional right to receive necessary healthcare during their period of incarceration, but not all detention facilities have adhered to their legal obligations. In Texas, a female inmate recently filed a lawsuit claiming that prison officials forced her to give birth while she was locked in a solitary cell almost two years...

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Is there a Cap on Birth Injury Lawsuit Settlements in Illinois?

If you suspect that a birth injury resulted from a medical practitioner's negligence or carelessness, you may consider pursuing a lawsuit against the person or facility responsible. Birth injury litigation falls into the category of medical malpractice, which allows plaintiffs to hold one or more negligent professionals accountable for their role in an undue injury...

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Birth Injury Risk Can Increase Without Appropriate Prenatal Testing

Throughout the course of a woman's pregnancy, her obstetricians and other health care providers should make time to discuss prenatal screening options. Prenatal screening can help detect birth defects, congenital illnesses and many other important fetal conditions. Furthermore, in some circumstances, failure to conduct adequate prenatal screenings can be grounds for a medical liability lawsuit....

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Proposed Illinois Birth Injury Fund Would Help Hospitals, Deprive Victims Of Legal Rights

In Maryland, lawmakers are considering creating a no-fault birth injury fund for the parents of children who are injured during labor and delivery. This would allow the parents to receive compensation from an established state fund instead of by filing claims against hospitals and physicians in court. According to Maryland's hospital operators, medical malpractice lawsuits...

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Report Shows Birth Injuries Occur in Higher Numbers at Military Hospitals

A recent investigation by the New York Times revealed Pentagon statistics indicating that compared to civilian hospitals, military hospitals have unexpectedly high rates of injury or other complications related to maternity care and surgery. The numbers are quite startling. Consider the following: According to the investigation, more than 50,000 babies are born at military hospitals annually. Statistically,...

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25-Year Study Shows Diagnostic Errors are More Common and Harmful Than Other Types of Medical Malpractice

All good medical decisions and treatment rely on timely and accurate diagnoses. Yet, all too often, healthcare providers fail to accurately diagnose serious conditions in time to begin potentially life-saving treatment. In many cases, incorrect diagnoses result in incorrect treatments or no treatment at all. Diagnoses are at the core of all medical treatment, and...

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Are Medical Errors More Prevalent In Inpatient Or Outpatient Settings?

Major surgery and other significant treatments often require patients to check in to the hospital. However, with the growth of outpatient surgical centers and some treatments now available at a doctor's office, you have more choices. Your doctor should explain the risks of each alternative, but you also need to do your own homework to...

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