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August 2018 Archives

Birth injuries: Mother awarded over $73 million in lawsuit

One of the most wonderful and joyous occasions in the lives of Delaware parents is the birth of their children. Childbirth is an extensive process, and one that must be handled with care and precision. Any mistake made during childbirth can result in birth injuries that may impact the child for the rest of his or her life. A mother in another state recently received a over $73 million from a lawsuit that was filed after her child was injured during birth.

Is medical malpractice more common in rural areas?

Medical malpractice can take a variety of forms and affect patients in a range of different ways. Some instances can be easily addressed and resolved while others have deadly consequences. Many factors impact such incidents, and environment is certainly one of them. It is worth wondering: Is medical malpractice more likely to occur in rural health care facilities?

Project finds high rate of brain injuries in inmate population

Traumatic brain injuries can have a myriad of impacts on a victim's life, many of which are still being uncovered by science. One recent project investigated claims that people with brain injuries are more likely to commit crimes and be incarcerated. They found that a significantly higher percentage of inmates and probationers had a history of TBI than those in the general population. This data would be of interest to brain injury victims in Delaware who have had run-ins with the law.

Woman sues doctor for surgical errors -- wrongly removed kidney

Surgical errors can vary a great deal. The reason surgical errors happen, the type of mistake made and damage that is done can change from case to case. Regardless of details, the end result of many surgical errors is often compensation under civil law in Delaware or elsewhere. One woman is seeking a settlement from her doctor after he allegedly removed the wrong body part during a 2016 surgery.

Consequences of misnaming doctors in surgical errors cases

It is important for patients who are victimized by medical malpractice to have recourse. However, the damage to Delaware doctors who are wrongly found to be responsible for surgical errors can be long-lasting and devastating. A surgeon who was accused of lying to a patient about an issue with her operation is now working to revive his career after the accusation was withdrawn by the patient in question.

The frequency, causes and outcomes of surgical errors

When people have to undergo surgery, they may have concerns about the possibility of surgical errors. Mistakes that doctors make during surgery can result in serious injury to the patient, and in some severe cases, even death. This can be very worrisome for those who are anticipating an operation.

Birth injuries and defects can be the result of negligent care

The arrival of a new baby is one of the most joyful events in life. Though the majority of births go as planned, there are times when the actions or decisions of medical providers can result in children suffering the negative consequences of birth injuries. Delaware families who are struggling to care for an injured child do have recourse to seek a remedy.

Why are certain surgical errors more common in the mid-afternoon?

There are many things that impact the risk of something going wrong at the hospital, but many people are unaware that time of day can be a factor. Data shows that Delaware patients might want to reconsider mid-afternoon operations. There are a few reasons for this, but one major one is that certain surgical errors statistically increase for those with 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. start times.

3 things you should avoid after a car accident

Regardless of how long ago you received your driver’s license, one can never be too prepared for collisions. If you ever find yourself in a car accident in Delaware, one of the first things you should do is stay calm. Though you might feel like panicking and rushing into immediate action, acting in haste could put you and your passengers in further danger. 

3 types of surgical mistakes you want to avoid

One of the hardest decisions you might end up having to make is to undergo a surgical procedure. Though you trust your Delaware medical providers to uphold the Hippocratic oath and “do no harm,” the sad reality is mistakes happen. There are risks to every medical procedure, and those risks are dependent on many factors, including the type of surgical operation that is done. 

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