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Has your health or the health of your loved one suffered due to medical carelessness?

Every year thousands of people are needlessly killed and injured as the result of careless medical mistakes. Many of these mistakes are made by the same bad doctors who are repeat offenders. Unfortunately, based on the facts, a medical malpractice claim may be the only option for a victim of medical malpractice and their family to receive compensation they need for care and treatment.

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Oregon Family Files a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against the St. Charles Health System

After nine months of waiting, Angela Marchant went into labor on July 22, 2016. She was rushed into the St. Charles Family Birthing Center, located in Bend, Oregon. The center is operated by the St. Charles Health System, which is one of the largest providers of medical care in the state of Oregon. According to

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06 jun
Jury Finds Texas Hospital and Doctor Negligent of Medical Malpractice; Patient Awarded $43 Million

According to research conducted by John Hopkins University, 10 to 15 percent of the United States adult population have gallstone disease and around 800,000 operations are performed each year. The majority of patients suffering from gallstones do not require surgery, but the procedure is very common and statistically very safe. Billy Pierce, who is now

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06 jun
Pennsylvania Jury Finds Doctor and Hospital Liable for Medical Malpractice; Awards Family $40.3 Million

Kira Charlton went into labor on March 2, 2011 and was rushed to the Delaware County Memorial Hospital, located in Drexel Hill, PA. Charlton’s twins were deemed healthy throughout her pregnancy, but her doctors advised a cesarean section. According to a 2013 medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Charlton family, when she arrived

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21 feb
How Are Cognitive Functions Impaired for Locked-in Syndrome?

Cognitive functions are not always impaired by locked-in syndrome. Many locked-in syndrome patients can have normal cognitive functions such as reasoning and memory. He or she can hear, think, and see but are paralyzed except for limited eye movements. Each case is unique, but for the most part, locked-in syndrome victims keep their cognitive functions.

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21 feb
What Happens If The Brain Stem Is Damaged During Surgery?

A medical error during surgery can lead to brain stem damage. When that happens, the patient may develop a host of complications. Perhaps the most severe is locked in syndrome, an extreme form of paralysis in which a person loses the ability to move every voluntary muscle in the body except the ones controlling eye

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21 feb
What Are The Three Categories Of Locked In Syndrome?

The three categories of locked-in syndrome are complete, classic, and incomplete. The severity of the condition and the level of movement restriction determine the category of locked-in syndrome, with complete form being the most severe, incomplete form the least, and classic form in the middle. No matter which category of locked-in syndrome a person has,

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