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Birth injury: Shoulder dystocia can be prevented

As the end of pregnancy approaches, any Pennsylvania mother-to-be will naturally be anxious about what can go wrong. The term dystocia means slow or difficult childbirth, and the most common reason for dystocia is a small pelvic region in the mother or a baby that is too large or both. Under these circumstances, it is not uncommon for a baby to suffer a birth injury such as shoulder dystocia. A large baby can become trapped in the mother's pelvis, and the force of pushing can cause severe injuries to the mother and the child.

Medical negligence alleged in neonatal hospital care

When a new baby is expected, Pennsylvania families are naturally excited as the birth date approaches. In most cases babies are born with no problems to mother or child, but, unfortunately, there are instances in which medical caregivers provide substandard care during and after the baby’s birth. Even if all goes well during the birth process, medical negligence immediately after the birth can have devastating consequences.

Jury rules against plastic surgeon in medical malpractice suit

When individuals in Pennsylvania consider reconstructive surgery or another medical procedure, trepidation is only natural. A botched surgery can have many consequences of which additional medical expenses is only one. A woman and her husband in another state filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a plastic surgeon and a medical facility, claiming negligence on the part of the surgeon. A jury trial was recently held.

Close observation required for identifying cases of birth injury

When new babies are born to Pennsylvania families, it is imperative to observe the child's progress and take note of any signs of birth injury. Not all birth injuries involve bruises and fractured bones, and some may only manifest over time. As a child develops, a birth injury may become apparent and may only be recognized by the time a child goes to school.

Medical malpractice suit follows unnecessary amputation of toes

Pennsylvania residents may be interested in a case in another state in which a patient underwent an unnecessary amputation. This led to a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed against a foot specialist. The court documents state that all the toes of the plaintiff's one foot were amputated along with the metatarsal bones of the forefoot.

Hospital sued for medical malpractice after alleged negligence

Medical professionals across the country, including in Pennsylvania, are held to specific standards. When the negligence of medical professionals leads to life-altering consequences in patients, it is only natural for victims to be disillusioned about the efficiency of doctors and other medical staff. A hospital in another state is facing a medical malpractice lawsuit that was filed by a former patient who believes that the negligence of medical personnel ultimately led to an amputation.

Medical malpractice: $6.25 million awarded in 2-year-old's death

The saddest experience parents could have may be burying a child, especially if the child's death was avoidable. A Pennsylvania family may be able to move forward after a jury recently found in their favor in a medical malpractice lawsuit, but the void will always remain. The lawsuit stemmed from the death of a 2-year-old girl back in 2009.

Man files medical malpractice suit after spouse's death

Individuals who need medical care would naturally want to trust in the experience of medical caregivers. However, in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, this is sometimes not the case. A man recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a rehabilitation center in another state. The claim is related to the death of his spouse that was allegedly caused by a medication error after a misdiagnosis. The plaintiff alleges that although the facility was apparently on notice of substandard practices and ongoing negligence, officials failed to improve the standards to an acceptable level.

Mother and son files medical malpractice claim

Needing to undergo an organ transplant is naturally an extremely stressful situation for patients in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. At such times, patients should be able to trust in the knowledge and experience of the medical professionals who will be in control of the surgery and aftercare. A man in another state who was in the final stages of renal disease and suffered hypertension was scheduled for a kidney transplant in 2011. Unfortunately, the treatment he received apparently did not live up to expectations and his wife and son recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the treating cardiologist and the medical facility.

Medication error in newborn leads to $17.8 million jury award

When a newborn baby undergoes surgery, it is naturally a traumatic experience for his or her parents. Under such circumstances, parents commonly put their trust in the experience and knowledge of the surgical team. Unfortunately, such trust is sometimes misplaced. Medical negligence can have devastating consequences. Pennsylvania readers may be aware of the outcome of a medical malpractice lawsuit after a medication error in another state.

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