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June 2014 Archives

Birth injury potential in both delivery methods

Medical physicians are taught and advised to base important decisions regarding patient care and treatment options on the health and well-being of their patients. That means that the intended health benefits of any given procedure and/or therapy should be weighed against the possible complications and side effects. And while just about every medical treatment is accompanied by risks, it seems that labor and delivery protocols in facilities throughout New York and other states across the country reflect medical malpractice concerns and costs.

Medical malpractice crosses state lines

In the event that a physician or medical professional makes serious, avoidable mistakes that compromise a patient's health and/or well-being, disciplinary actions are often taken to hold the individual accountable. Unfortunately, however, there are incidents where physicians with a history of medical malpractice claims against them not only continue to practice medicine but also take on roles of authority in the medical community. The professional history, present and future of one medical surgeon with New York ties are under increased scrutiny as the VA medical system continues to be investigated.

Use of one device could be medical malpractice

While it is ultimately up to patients to make important medical decisions in most cases, those decisions are often based on the information and advice provided by physicians and other medical providers. It's for that reason that doctors consider everything from the medical history of the individual patient to leading research and recommendations on available treatment options before making their own judgments on a case. The reluctance of some prominent groups and figures within the medical community to accept the warnings of the FDA regarding the use of a common medical tool may result in serious medical malpractice claims if the concerns of the FDA prove to be correct.

Legal penalties issued in medical malpractice case

Not only are victims forced to live with the painful and often permanent consequences of medical complications that follow surgery but they are often left with few opportunities to pursue complaints against physicians and/or medical facilities. Hospitals take accusations of medical malpractice incredibly seriously and are known to devote considerable resources to defending themselves against claims. One incident involving attorneys for a plaintiff in New York confronted with serious challenges during the discovery process of the trial serves as a fitting example of how important it is to have quality legal representation in such cases.

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