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Blog Posts in March, 2012

Strokes Due to Medical Errors

Mistakes relating to medication are a common but avoidable cause of stroke. In fact, the Physicians Insurance Association of America reports that prescription error cases cost $219 million annually, ...
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Limb Amputations

When responding to extreme trauma that involves severed or detached limbs, physicians and surgeons must take a number of factors into consideration. Often replantation—reattachment of the ...
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Intracranial Pressure Injuries

What is intracranial hypertension? Increased pressure in the brain—known as intracranial hypertension—is a fairly common effect of head or brain trauma. But it can also be indicative of ...
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Newborn Injuries

Babies seriously injured during birth can face a lifetime of challenges including varying levels of brain damage and/or paralysis, seizure disorders, motor skill disorders, hearing loss or deafness, ...
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Brain Damage at Birth

What is perinatal asphyxia? Perinatal asphyxia occurs when an infant is deprived of oxygen at birth. Depending on the length of oxygen deprivation, children can suffer varying levels of brain damage, ...
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Pediatric Medical Malpractice

It is no secret that uninsured and underinsured Americans are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to healthcare access. In fact, many believe that due to lack of access to quality medical care, ...
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Cerebral Palsy

The term cerebral palsy refers to a number of neurological disorders that permanently affect motor skills. Symptoms of cerebral palsy—CP for short—typically appear in very young children ...
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Use Frye Doctrine to Exclude Evidence on Infant's Erb's Palsy Injury

On January 31, 2012, a very significant win occurred in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department. In an opinion provided in the case of Muhammad v. ...
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