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March 2011 Archives

Legal Remedies for Common Birth Injuries

Childbirth is a time of enormous physical stress for both mothers and their babies. Despite careful planning, a lot can go wrong. Unfortunately, birth injuries are all too common and can have serious, lasting consequences. Parents-to-be should familiarize themselves with common birth injuries and what legal measures are available in cases of medical error.

Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Be Deadly

According to a Johns Hopkins University study, 40,000 to 80,000 hospitalized patients die due to diagnostic errors each year. Misdiagnoses are also the leading cause of malpractice suits - accounting for nearly 40 percent of malpractice claims nationwide - and cost insurers about $300,000 for each claim.