Medical Products Liability Posts in July, 2018

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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Outdoor Slip and Fall Hazards to Avoid This Summer

The indoor slip and fall hazards you face are consistent throughout the year. Wet tiles, broken steps, and unsecured carpets can cause injuries 12 months out of the year. Outdoor slip and fall hazards, on the other hand, tend to vary by the season....
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