Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

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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Managing Your PTSD After a Car Accident

There are many, many ways you can be injured in a car accident, and not all of them are physical. Following an exceptionally traumatic car accident, you can experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition characterized by debilitating anxiety surrounding a specific event. You can suffer from PTSD after a car accident regardless of whether you were physically injured....
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60 Victims in Five States Afflicted with Salmonellosis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60 people in five states have fallen ill with salmonellosis, the illness linked to salmonella food poisoning. These 60 cases were directly linked to pre-cut melons that were available in packages of snackable melon slices as well as part of prepackaged fruit salads....
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Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

When you hit your head in a slip or fall, you can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs are divided into two broad categories - open head injuries, which are injuries where the skull is penetrated, and closed head injuries, which are injuries where the skull is not opened. As you can imagine, an open head injury has obvious symptoms....
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