How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?

Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, which allows victims to seek financial compensation from liable medical professionals for their injuries. Malpractice occurs when a health care professional’s care deviates from...

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What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. What Is Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice includes surgical errors, failure to diagnose, and other departures. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses....

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What Is Cephalohematoma? Causes, Outlook & More

A cephalohematoma is an accumulation of blood that collects between the skull and the scalp of newborns. The most common cause of cephalohematoma is undue trauma or force on the infant’s head. Cephalohematoma is characterized by a soft, bulging area on the back of an infant’s skull. The outlook for infants with this condition is generally positive. Cephalohematoma does not usually cause brain damage because the blood is pooled on top of the skull. However, babies born with cephalohematoma may be at...

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A Baby´s Lack of Oxygen

If your baby suffered a lack of oxygen to the brain during pregnancy or delivery it may have been a result of medical malpractice. It may have been a result of the failure of the doctors, nurses or midwives to recognize a problem during pregnancy or during labor and delivery that caused the problem. Make the right call, (718) 993-9999, and speak with an experienced accident lawyer or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation. One of the...

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Monitoring Your Baby Closely

During the pregnancy or prenatal period and during labor and delivery, a baby’s well being must be closely monitored for any signs of problems and distress such hypoxia, anoxia, or lack of oxygen. Doctors have a wide variety of tools available to them to diagnose fetal distress and problems, including the use of ultrasound, stress tests, non-stress tests and the fetal monitor strips or baby monitor during labor. Make the right call, (718) 993-9999, and speak with an experienced accident...

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Birth Injury And Infant Brain Damage

During pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn periods, both the mother and the baby need to be constantly monitored for dangerous conditions and fetal distress. When they are not, devastating results such as cerebral palsy, nerve damage, brain damage, or death can occur. Cerebral Palsy is always caused by damage to a baby’s developing brain, particularly the parts that control the body’s motor skills, muscle coordination, and movements. The injury can occur at any point from the beginning of pregnancy, to...

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