Medical mistakes happen. But when are the mistakes considered medical malpractice? If a hospital, physician, or other healthcare professional’s negligence, failure to diagnose, differential diagnosis, or improper diagnosis causes injury, it could be medical malpractice. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at D’Arcy Johnson Day explain further.
Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality or disruption in brain development, usually before a child is born. People used to think that CP was mainly caused by lack of oxygen during the birth process. Scientists now think that this causes only a small number…
Shoulder dystocia is an emergency that can happen during the end of the second stage of labor. It occurs when a baby’s head is delivered through the vagina but the shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s body. This creates risks for both mother and baby.…
After receiving phone calls from concerned employees, our law firm has initiated an investigation into the extremely unfortunate report of a nurse failing to follow proper medical procedures and safeguards while administering flu shots to Otsuka Pharmaceutical employees on September 30th. The reports indicate that…
Just read a recent article that reports that errors in diagnosis, such as inaccuracies or delays in making the information available, account for an estimated 10 percent of patient deaths. The report from a blue-ribbon panel of the Institute of Medicine called for “widespread changes…
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