Staying Up To Date: Talcum Powder

A Multi-District Litigation (MDL) has been ordered to combine Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits from federal courts all over the country into one court, the U. S. District Court of New Jersey. All federal cases citing the use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder as the cause of ovarian cancer can now be filed directly into the MDL. This MDL was formed to speed up the handling of more than 2,000 talcum powder-related suits…

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Placenta Previa and Hypoxic Brain Injury

Placenta previa occurs when the placenta lies low in the uterus and partially or completely covers the cervix.  When this happens, the placenta is lying between the fetus and the birth canal, effectively blocking the baby’s delivery. Although placenta previa is quite common in the early weeks and months of pregnancy, it typically resolves as the pregnancy progresses and the placenta moves up and away from the cervix as the uterus expands. However, placenta previa…

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Perinatal Hypoxia and Blindness in Newborns

According to the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), damage to the brain is the most common cause of visual impairment in children in developed countries. Blindness caused by brain injury during a baby’s labor and delivery (the perinatal phase of birth) occurs when the baby’s oxygen supply is severely interrupted for a long enough period of time to cause damage to the brainstem or visual cortex (also called the occipital lobe), which are the…

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klumpke’s palsy

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report there are 3,952,841 babies born each year in the United States.  Approximately one in every 1,000 of these births result in an injury to a baby’s brachial plexus – a webbed network of five nerves located below the neck and above each shoulder.  The brachial plexus controls movement and the sense of touch in the fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders. A brachial plexus injury may be…

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SERIOUS MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS LINKED TO HERNIA MESH

The use of synthetic mesh to repair hernias has caused thousands of patients to suffer from serious medical complications following their hernia surgery. Hernias occur when an organ or tissue pushes through the muscle that normally contains it. Surgical mesh is used to provide support to weakened or damaged tissue. Several companies manufactured defective a screen-like synthetic hernia mesh containing a type of plastic known as polypropylene, a material that should not have been used. …

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ERB’S PALSY

Welcoming a new baby into the world can be one of the happiest days of your life. The most important and desired outcome on that special day is of course, a safe delivery, free of any harm to the baby and mother.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A birth injury, characterized by damage to a baby’s brain or body function due to a harmful event that occurred at birth, may be the result…

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BLADDER INJURY DURING C-SECTION DELIVERY

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) reports that Cesarean section (C-section) is the most common surgery performed in the United States. With more than 30% of deliveries resulting in caesarian section, it is important to be aware of childbirth-related injuries to the mother. Although surgery carries risks, bladder injury during cesarean delivery can be a direct result of medical negligence. A negligence claim related to C-section bladder damage may be filed for a number…

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PREVENTABLE MEDICAL MISTAKES IN HOSPITALS Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers, Baltimore medical malpractice law firm, Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys, medical malpractice, Maryland medical malpractice attorneys, maryland medical malpractice lawyer, baltimore accident lawyers

Hospital-acquired conditions, also known as “never events”, are particularly awful medical mistakes that should not ever occur. Some examples of these preventable errors include: Operating on the wrong place on the patient’s body Discharging a newborn to the wrong parents Leaving a foreign object, such as a scalpel or sponge, inside the body Mismatched blood transfusion Causing an air embolism during treatment of a patient Unfortunately, not all medical mistakes are avoidable at all times….

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The Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury The Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Headaches, dizziness, concussion, loss of consciousness, forgetfulness, depression and nausea are some of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, can be caused by blunt force to the head. According to the Centers for Disease Control, car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries. Car accident victims who hit their heads on headrests, steering wheels, windows or windshields may have traumatic brain injuries. Even if a car…

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Pets Deserve Legal Protection Too

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) more than 60% of Americans have a pet and more than 35% of pet owners consider their pet to be a member of their family. Despite these statistics, Maryland has done little to enact and enforce laws designed to protect pets. As in other states, it is a crime in Maryland to abuse or neglect an animal. Maryland is lenient on animal abusers though, with a maximum sentence…

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