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Birth Injuries Caused by Failed or Erroneous C-Sections

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

The natural process of childbirth is extremely stressful and painful. Some mothers may not be in the right health to attempt a natural childbirth. The Cesarean section – or C-section – is a surgical procedure that was developed to circumvent complications of delivery by extracting the child through an incision made in the mother’s… Read More »

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Cerebral Palsy: Does It Worsen with Age?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Cerebral palsy is a health condition or disorder that is caused by unusual brain development, most commonly before a child is even born. It can range from mild to severe, and symptoms typically manifest as speech disorders, difficulty controlling muscle movement, and restrictive learning disabilities. As serious as cerebral palsy is at its onset,… Read More »

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After Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Deficient Certificate, Court Rules Plaintiff Must Re-Do Arbitration Process

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, Maryland state law requires a person to complete an arbitration proceeding and produce a certificate and report from an expert witness. Failure to meet these requirements can result in dismissal of the lawsuit. Strict time limits for filing suit make these first steps critically important. The statute permitting… Read More »

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Federal Judge Dismisses Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Case for Lack of Jurisdiction

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Earlier this month, a federal medical malpractice lawsuit was thrown out by a federal district judge after he determined that the regulation the injury victim pointed to when arguing the defendant was negligent did not apply in the specific case. According to a local news report, the medical malpractice case arose out of a… Read More »

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Federal Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Case Alleging Vaccination Caused Plaintiff’s Epilepsy

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which hears appeals from federal administrative agency decisions, recently released an opinion that reversed the dismissal of a claim made by parents who allege that their daughter developed epilepsy as a result of receiving her second dose of the measles, mumps, and rubella (“MMR”)… Read More »

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Inappropriate Labor Induction or Failure to Induce Labor When Necessary Can Result in Birth Injury

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Expecting mothers are sometimes advised by a medical professional to artificially induce uterine contractions through a procedure known as labor induction, which causes the woman to go into labor quickly after the procedure and have their baby shortly thereafter. The procedure can be done using drugs or by physical means, and in certain circumstances… Read More »

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Pharmaceutical Company Bayer Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Implanted Birth Control Device

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Several lawsuits have been filed recently that allege permanent or semi-permanent birth control devices are causing medical problems among women who have had them implanted. A recent news article discusses a lawsuit that has been filed against the Bayer Corporation regarding their product Essure, which is a permanent device consisting of spring-like metal coils… Read More »

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Risk of Birth Injury May Increase in Pregnant Women over 40 Years Old

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

A variety of factors can place a mother and child at an increased risk of suffering from a birth injury, although the responsibility of a medical provider not to commit medical malpractice should not be affected by such high-risk pregnancies. Risks to both the mother and child begin to increase after an expecting mother… Read More »

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State Supreme Court Reverses Judgment for Defendant in Medical Malpractice Case

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

The Idaho Supreme Court recently released a decision in a medical malpractice case that reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the defendant, who had been accused of negligently causing the death of a patient by committing medical malpractice. The most recent ruling in the case of Navo v. Bingham Memorial Hospital held… Read More »

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Doctor Removes Wrong Rib from Patient During Surgery and Attempts to Cover Up the Mistake

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

It is a surprisingly common occurrence for doctors and surgeons to make a blatant error during a procedure, and worse yet they may try and cover up their mistake or blame the patient to avoid liability for the damages that resulted from their malpractice. In the event that a doctor commits malpractice and tries… Read More »

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