Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

Why Summer is the Most Dangerous Time of Year for New Drivers

The 100-day span from Memorial Day to Labor Day is often known as the “100 Most Dangerous Days for Teen Drivers.” This is because statistically, this is the time of year when teenage drivers are most likely to be involved in car accidents and suffer injuries. In the summer, teen driver deaths are about 15% higher than they are during other times of the year....
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Newlyweds Sue Hospital for Medical Malpractice Over Sick Daughter

A newlywed couple is suing two Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH) doctors over an alleged improperly performed birth that left their newborn daughter permanently injured with cerebral palsy. The couple filed the lawsuit in early 2016 in the Hampshire Superior Court. According to the lawsuit, the doctors, Jay Sprong and Lisa Stephens, neglected to explain the risks of a vaginal birth after a previous Cesarean delivery (c-section). ...
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77 People Stricken with Salmonella After Eating Caito Melons

In early summer 2018, a Salmonella outbreak caused 77 people in nine states to become ill. An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked the outbreak to pre-cut melons distributed by Caito Foods, LLC of Indianapolis, Indiana. The melons were purchased in packages of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and fruit medley packages supplied to grocery stores in Florida, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee....
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Cyclospora Outbreak Linked to McDonald’s Salads

As of late July 2018, 286 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclospora infection from victims in 15 states have been linked to a cyclospora outbreak connected to McDonald’s salads. Although no deaths have been reported in conjunction with this outbreak, at least 11 people have been hospitalized....
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What is Informed Consent?

Before you can have a medical procedure performed, you must provide the doctor with informed consent. This is because you have bodily autonomy, the right to control what happens to your body. Many medical procedures carry some level of risk of adverse side effects or complications, and a key component of bodily autonomy is having the right to decide for yourself whether a specific medical procedure’s benefits outweigh these risks....
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What Kinds of Injuries can My Child Suffer During Birth?

Birth injuries due to physician negligence can have long-lasting, even permanent, effects on a child’s quality of life. When a child is injured before, during, or shortly after birth because of a medical professional’s negligence, his or her parents may pursue compensation for their related damages through a medical malpractice claim. Below are a few common birth injuries associated with physician negligence. These are not the only injuries a child can suffer at birth. Others include Bell’s Palsy, subconjunctive hemorrhaging, and caput succedaneum....
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What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is one of the most commonly cited birth defects associated with acts of medical malpractice. Any error on the part of a doctor or another type of healthcare provider, such as a nurse or a hospital’s administration staff, can be considered an act of medical malpractice if another professional in the same position would not reasonably have taken the same action, and the unreasonable action resulted in a victim’s injury, worsened condition, or premature death....
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