Medical Malpractice

Treatments for Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries

When a medical professional performs a delivery, he or she must use proper birthing techniques to ensure that the child does not suffer a birth injury. Any damage during birth can be devastating, leading to permanent disability and long-term complications for the child. Unfortunately, many children sustain birth injuries during labor and delivery—causing severe physical… read more

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)

When a child sustains a birth injury during labor and delivery, he or she can develop permanent complications that require lifelong care. Many of these injuries occur due to the negligence of a medical professional, such as failure to diagnose a condition in a timely manner or failure to properly monitor the child’s vital signs…. read more

Child Anaphylaxis

Allergies are common among young and old people alike, from seasonal allergies and hay fever to food allergies and adverse reactions to medications. When a child goes to the doctor, it is the responsibility of the healthcare provider to properly assess his or her medical history and ensure that he or she does not receive… read more

Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Errors

Medical professionals who work in labor and delivery wards need specialized training to support safe childbirths. Unfortunately, not all healthcare providers uphold their respective duties of care—harming the children that they deliver. One of the most common and dangerous breaches of care involves fetal heart rate monitoring errors, or the failure to monitor a child’s… read more

What Is Brain Cooling?

Labor and delivery is a delicate process that requires qualified medical providers to carefully monitor a baby’s vital signs. If a baby suffers from a lack of oxygen during labor, he or she can sustain dangerous brain damage that can lead to permanent disability. However, a new treatment method known as brain cooling may mitigate… read more

Developmental Delays from Birth Injuries

At certain stages in a child’s life, he or she is expected to meet developmental milestones for physical, emotional, and social skills. For example, a baby is expected to begin crawling by the time he or she reaches nine months. By the age of three, a toddler should be able to say his or her… read more

How Often Do Medication Errors Happen to Children?

When we trust a pediatrician, surgeon, or other medical professional to provide care to our children, we expect him or her to uphold a certain standard of care. If our children require medication, we expect these providers to prescribe the right drug and the right dosage. Unfortunately, not all healthcare professionals uphold this duty—leading to… read more

What Is the Burden of Proof for Medical Malpractice in Missouri?

If you have suffered injuries due to the actions of a healthcare provider, you may qualify for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Under Missouri law, victims of medical negligence have the right to claim compensation for additional medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other types of damages. However, you will need to prove that… read more

Medical Malpractice Myths

Every year, thousands of patients file medical malpractice claims against negligent healthcare professionals. While these claims allow victims to hold medical professionals accountable, medical malpractice lawsuits are often subject to many myths. Only Doctors and Surgeons Are Liable for Medical Malpractice Many people believe that the only parties who can be liable for medical malpractice… read more

What Is the Difference Between Negative Treatment Outcome and Malpractice?

Not all medical treatments produce positive results. In some cases, a patient’s condition may worsen despite receiving care from a physician. Some of these negative outcomes occur due to acts of negligence, such as failing to adequately diagnose a condition or order the proper diagnostic tests. In some cases, however, negative treatment outcomes are inevitable… read more