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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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March 31, 2020

News to Know: Boy Scouts Bankruptcy, Pharmacy Errors Lead to Complications, and the Dangers of Prescription Overlap

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, it’s our team’s priority to be up to date on noteworthy news to best serve our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not...

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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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March 17, 2020

How to Spot and Stop Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Today, nearly 1.5 million people are living in nursing homes. As the number of people residing in these facilities grows, some may not be receiving the level of care they deserve. Congress passed the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA)...

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March 3, 2020

Was Your Child Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy? How and When to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Does your child have cerebral palsy? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of children are born with cerebral palsy every year. Studies show that a significant number of children born with this condition develop it as a result of...

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February 14, 2020

Can I Take Legal Action Against a Hospital or Health Care Center for Medical Malpractice?

Did you know the leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, followed by cancer? For most of us, this comes as no surprise, considering the majority of families face these diseases in some form or another. What...

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February 13, 2020

Defective Drugs

Before releasing their products to the market, drug companies are supposed to undergo exhaustive testing and prove that their drugs are safe and effective. But with the influx of an increasing number of prescription drugs and medications in recent years,...

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February 13, 2020

Medication Error Injury

Today, there are more prescription drugs available than ever before. These drugs can be quite powerful, and there is no doubt that many of them save (and prolong) lives. By the same token, many prescription drugs also contain harmful side...

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