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What Types of Documentation Are Needed for a Malpractice Lawsuit?

Sadly, medical malpractice happens far more often than people realize.   If you think that a medical provider harmed you or a loved one, contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC.  Our legal team and co-counsel that we work with on medical malpractice cases are here to help. In this article, we’ll cover the importance of seeking legal representation, a general overview of medical malpractice cases, and the documentation you might need to justify your claims in court. What Does a Medical...

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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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Emergency Department Malpractice in New York

The job of medical care providers in the Emergency Department is to evaluate and a patient’s medical condition correctly and decide on the best treatment. If there is an emergency condition, it must be diagnosed as quickly as possible so that the proper care for the emergency can quickly be instituted. Proper Emergency Department practice may be referral to the proper medical specialty, admission to the hospital or transfer to a different institution where the appropriate care can be rendered....

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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. One of the first signs that your baby suffered a lack of oxygen to the brain is seizures. When you hear the word seizure, you think...

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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. Doctors, midwives, and nurses should be able to see when a baby...

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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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Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Hearing the words “you have breast cancer” is probably a woman’s worst nightmare. It’s easy to think of worst case scenarios but the fact is the American Cancer Society reports that there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Early Detection and Diagnosis The key to fighting cancer is early detection and breast cancer is no exception. The earlier it is caught the better. Screening tests such as mammogram, ultrasounds, MRIs, biopsies and clinical breast...

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