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March 2016 Archives

Prevalence of superbugs may suggest hospital negligence

California patients seek out the care of hospitals to heal what ails them, whether a broken bone or an infection. Frighteningly, a new study reveals that patients leaving hospitals may actually be leaving with serious illnesses, specifically germ-resistant superbugs. Superbugs, which can also be spread by hospital staff and contaminated medical instruments, are microbial in nature and are drug resistant. They include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and resistant gram-negative bacilli.

What defenses can a doctor raise in a medical malpractice case?

When a Californian has been injured at the hands of a negligent doctor, he or she may choose to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is quite likely that a doctor who has made a mistake and potentially even caused permanent disability to a patient will contest a patient's claim of medical malpractice. It can thus be helpful for an injured Californian to understand some of the potential defenses a doctor may raise if he or she is considering a malpractice action.

Families may benefit from attorney's counsel after birth injury

A family that has suffered the trauma of a birth injury has likely experienced a tremendous amount of grief and pain. Whether a birth injury occurred following a placental abruption or a careless forceps delivery, as this blog discussed in a previous post, the actions of a negligent nurse or doctor leading to a birth injury can have a lifelong impact on a California family.

Study reveals surgical errors connected to medication mistakes

Despite constant advances in medical technologies and care, there are many patients who continue to receive poor treatment in California and nationwide. Often, this poor treatment comes in the form of medication errors or other adverse drug events during the course of surgery, according to a recent study.

Forceps deliveries pose risks to mother, infant in childbirth

The goal of childbirth, whether via vaginal delivery or cesarean section, is to bring a healthy baby into the world. Sometimes complications arise during the birth of a child that may necessitate atypical medical intervention. For example, during vaginal childbirth a California doctor may opt to use the assistance of forceps to deliver a baby.