What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Negligence?

Medical malpractice is negligence – it is negligence by a person in the medical field. The term “medical malpractice” is the term we use to describe negligence after a preventable medical error occurs. Medical mistakes are a major problem in this country, and it is crucial to understand how negligence plays a role in...
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Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice Years After Treatment?

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional, you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. However, victims of medical errors need to know that they have a limited amount of time to file these claims in court. Here,...
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Common Umbilical Cord Related Birth Injuries

The last thing any pregnant mother expects is that their child will sustain an injury during the birthing process. However, the delivery of a baby is a serious medical procedure, and complications do occur. Some of these complications and birth injuries revolve around the umbilical cord. Even though the umbilical cord is the life-giver...
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Can a Doctor Be Liable For Prolonged Labor?

The delivery of a child is not necessarily a routine medical procedure. Complications can arise, and medical professionals deal with these complications when they show up. Sometimes, a labor will be prolonged, and this can lead to complications for a mother and child. However, can a doctor be held liable for prolonged labor? What...
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$70 Million for Ashley’s Future

  Published in: Claremont Courier By Tina Damikolas A 7-year-old Claremont girl paralyzed by a botched delivery will receive at least some of a recent $70 million court judgment against a medical insurance company. The case relates to the 1991 trial of 3 doctors accused of malpractice in the birth of Ashley Hughes, who...
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Hospital Hit in Negligence Suit

  Published in: The National Law Journal $59M VERDICT In a rare outcome, the doctor is cleared. By Peter Page SPECIAL TO THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL A JURY IN CALIFORNIA has awarded $59.3 million to a 3-year-old girl left gravely disabled at birth after finding the hospital where she was born negligent, but not...
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In Birth Injury, Hospital Told to Pay $59 Million

  Published in: Los Angeles Times The John Muir Medical Center has been ordered to pay $59.3 million to the family of a 2- year-old girl injured during birth. A Contra Costa County jury found the hospital responsible for the severe cerebral palsy suffered by Caitlin Greenwell. The girl’s mother was admitted Oct. 21,...
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Jury Awards Injured Child $43.5 Million

Published in: Los Angeles Times Lawsuit: Boy was left brain-damaged after monitoring devices in his hospital crib were either disconnected or turned off, attorney says. By ERIC MALNIC - TIMES STAFF WRITER monitoring devices in his hospital crib were either disconnected or turned off, his attorney said Friday. Eric Brown Jr., who was 4...
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$39 Million Awarded in Gastric Bypass Death

Published in: The Desert Sun PASADENA — A jury awarded $4.3 million to the family of a 39-year-old woman who died following a surgical obesity treatment at a Pasadena hospital. Tracy Mayes went into Huntington Memorial Hospital on Dec. 11, 2000, for gastric bypass surgery. She died on Feb. 12, 2001, after going into...
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Girl Wins $21 Million in Malpractice Suit

  Published in: Los Angeles Times Medicine: She suffered a spinal cord injury during a forceps delivery that left her paralyzed from the neck down. By EDWARD J. BOYER - TIMES STAFF WRITER A 4-year-old Pomona girl who suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a forceps delivery that left her a quadriplegic was...
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