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Medical Malpractice

Jury Awards $1.6 Million in Wrongful Death Case

In the last week of March, a Peoria County (Illinois) jury reached a wrongful death verdict in favor of a widow and her surviving children to the tune of $1.6 million. The award was granted in connection with the death of her husband four years ago. The award is believed to be one of the largest in Peoria County in… Read More

What is Medical Malpractice?

In the relatively low but serious number of legitimate medical malpractice claims, certain types of medical errors tend to be more frequent than others. Medical malpractice occurs when a health-care provider deviates from the recognized “standard of care” in the treatment of a patient. In Florida, medical malpractice is legally defined as such: “Medical negligence or professional negligence by act or… Read More

Overview of Common Birth Injuries and their Causes

In the small number of legitimate medical malpractice claims, certain types of birth injuries may be attributed to medical negligence. Negligence during prenatal care can include failure to detect birth defects or failure to diagnose dangerous health conditions of the mother. Malpractice cases associated with birth injuries could involve a failure to order a timely cesarean delivery or the negligent… Read More

How are Cerebral Palsy and Brain Damage Linked?

Cerebral Palsy, also known as CP, is defined as a physical disorder mainly affecting the body’s muscle functions, speech and motor skills. The term “cerebral” refers to the part of the brain controlling motor skills and movement, known as the cerebellum. The word “palsy” refers to a “disorder of movement”.” Cerebral palsy is a disorder that can be a direct… Read More