Articles Posted in Medical Malpractice

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By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Most circumcision procedures are professionally performed in a manner that allows for a quick recovery period. Unfortunately, many children are left with permanent injuries following a circumcision procedure that is performed with defective equipment or by a doctor who fails to follow the standard of care for such procedures. Whether it is a defective product, a negligent doctor, or a combination of the two, injuries suffered during or following a circumcision can be quite serious and permanent in nature. Some people advocate for a ban on circumcisions while others advocate for them as long as the medical devices are proper and the doctors are well trained and able to perform the circumcision procedure. You can read more information on the dangers and risks of circumcisions at Injuries Linked to Circumcision Clamps.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Injection.jpgChelation is perhaps the best know “alternative” therapy for Autism. Defeat Autism Now, an influential Autism advocacy group, calls the treatment “one of the most beneficial treatments for autism and related disorders.” Parents eagerly trade Chelation success stories on websites and chat rooms dedicated to the disorder. Chelation, as a treatment for autism and related disorders, has developed in response to the unproven supposition that Autism is tied to the accumulation of heavy metals, especially mercury, in the body. Treatment can vary considerably in its execution; forms include skin cream, pills, and even intravenous delivery of powerful medications designed to combat severe metal poisoning.

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By Stephanie F. Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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medical%20malpractice%20operation%20surgery%20scapel%20and%20blades.jpgIn 2005, the Georgia General Assembly severely limited an injured child’s, as well as injured adults, right of recovery in medical malpractice actions. With the passage of the Tort Reform Bill, the Georgia legislature limited recovery for pain and suffering to $350,000.00 against a health care provider such as a doctor or a hospital. In the event that more than one entity is named in a medical malpractice action, the child can recover $350,000.00 from each named defendant but can never recover more than $1,050,000.00.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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health%20and%20medical%20clipboard%20and%20stethoscope.jpgStudies conducted at Duke (North Carolina) University Eye Center and other facilities show that premature infants are at a higher risk for severe vision loss. It is vital that doctors identify those premature infants who are at risk for complications from ROP. Infants, who are premature with a low birth rate, should be identified by medical professionals. There is a small window of opportunity to identify and treat ROP. Otherwise, the child faces a lifetime of blindness and disability.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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health%20and%20medical%20clipboard%20and%20stethoscope.jpgRetinopathy of Prematurity can cause partial or total blindness in premature infants / babies. Because it is a well known complication with premature births, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Opthalmology along with the American Association of Pediatric Opthalmology recommend screening of all babies born prior to 32 weeks or weighing less than 3.5 pounds. Many hospitals lack doctors who specialize in ROP diagnosis and treatment. Even hospitals with a neonatal unit lack an experienced doctor specializing in ROP. Based on this shortage, guidelines for screening should be followed to screen for ROP and provide timely and consistent treatment to attempt to prevent serious permanent eye injuries to premature infants.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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health%20and%20medical%20clipboard%20and%20stethoscope.jpgEvery year, premature children are born. When a premature child is born, it is vital that doctors and nurses provide adequate and appropriate health care and monitoring to prevent the onset of known complications that can be prevented. Retinopathy of Prematurity, otherwise known as ROP, is one of these complications. What is Retinopathy of Prematurity? ROP is a disorder that is potentially blinding to premature infants who are born before 31 – 32 weeks and who weigh 2 3/4 pounds are less. ROP is one of the most common causes of loss of vision to infants. It was first diagnosed in 1942. You can read more about Retinopathy of Prematurity at the Official Website for the National Institute for Health – National Eye Institute.

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By Stephanie Brown and David Wolf, Attorney

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gavel.jpgA San Diego, California jury awarded parents $16 million in a medical malpractice case where the parents’ child died during delivery. The parents alleged that the doctors not only committed medical malpractice but also concealed the baby’s true cause of death in the autopsy report. The parents claimed that they were told that their baby died of lung disease when in fact, the baby died of asphyxia caused by umbilical cord strangulation while the baby was lodged in the birth canal.