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August 12, 2021

Was My Child’s Birth Complication Preventable?

Becoming pregnant and giving birth to a healthy, happy baby is one of life’s greatest joys for mothers. While the majority of pregnancies and births impart minor or no complications, far too many mothers and their babies in the United...

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August 4, 2021

How Preeclampsia Can Affect a Baby

Of all the birth complications that can arise for a mother and newborn, preeclampsia is one of the most dangerous. Though it should be prevented through careful medical care, preeclampsia may cause a range of painful, traumatic symptoms for the...

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July 29, 2021

How Would a Preeclampsia Lawsuit Benefit My Child?

Contracting preeclampsia as an expectant mother is among the most difficult challenges she can experience during pregnancy. The matter becomes even more challenging when her child suffers from preeclampsia or prolonged conditions caused by preeclampsia. Too often, medical care professionals...

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April 29, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Paralysis Due to Medical Malpractice

Paralysis is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can endure in his or her lifetime. It’s difficult enough when a person is born paralyzed, but it’s an entirely different situation when a medical professional makes a preventable mistake,...

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April 21, 2020

News to Know: Substandard Senior Care, Defective Products, and Medical Errors

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we pride ourselves on being informed when it comes to current news that affects our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not limited...

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March 24, 2020

Why a Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Diagnosis May Be the Result of Medical Malpractice

Expecting parents prepare a great deal for the birth of a new baby. From meeting with doctors to setting up the nursery, preparation gives parents some sense of control as they wait for the big day. But, when complications arise...

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May 8, 2016

Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice: Know How to Recognize the Signs of “Dangerous Doctoring”

In a perfect world, patients would be guaranteed high quality medical care. They would not have to worry about receiving the wrong medication or being subjected to the wrong treatment. Conditions would be diagnosed as early as humanly possible, and...

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May 3, 2016

Choosing the Right Doctor Can Reduce Your Risk for Serious Illness and Medical Mistakes

When, in any given city, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of doctors to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one to trust. Most people turn to family or friends for help. Others peruse online reviews and...

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