Were You Improperly Discharged From the Emergency Room?

Were You Improperly Discharged From the Emergency Room?

Imagine this: you go to your local emergency room with shooting pains in your left arm, tightness in your chest, and a feeling of doom. You’re made to wait for hours to receive an examination. By the time you’re seen, some of your symptoms have subsided, and the attending physician diagnoses you with a panic […]

Hypoxic Brain Injuries: How They Impact Children

Hypoxic Brain Injuries: How They Impact Children

Infancy and childhood are critical times of mental development. Kids are constantly taking in information and learning new skills, and their brains are developing structures and pathways that will serve them for life.  That’s why childhood brain injuries can be so harmful. Children who suffer injuries to parts of the brain that are still developing […]

New Study Shows C-Sections Increase Risk of Birth Injuries

New Study Shows C-Sections Increase Risk of Birth Injuries

Labor and delivery is the most physically fraught time for mothers and infants. The process of safely bringing a baby into the world is often complicated, no matter how the delivery occurs. However, there are some critical differences between traditional labor and Caesarean sections (C-sections).  Many assume that traditional labor is harder on infants and […]

California Court Reinstates Medical Malpractice Case for Mother of Stillborn Baby

As an expecting parent, one of the worst things that can happen to you is the stillbirth of your child. It’s enough of a tragedy if the stillbirth was unavoidable due to a genetic or developmental abnormality. If the stillbirth was caused by medical malpractice, it’s even worse. That’s what the California mother of a […]

The Importance of Medical Records in Malpractice Cases

Your medical records are some of the most important documents in your life. Your healthcare team uses your files to track your health, inform other medical professionals about significant conditions, and provide you with informed, helpful care. However, your medical records can also play an important role when you aren’t receiving necessary care. Accessing your […]

The Devastating Lifelong Impacts of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries have a well-deserved reputation as some of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. More than almost any other injury, damage to the spinal cord can lead to permanent, painful, and devastating symptoms and disabilities. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are more common than most people realize. There are multiple types […]

New Study Claims At Least 1 in 12 Cerebral Palsy Cases Avoidable

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the conditions that parents fear most. It’s a permanent, often debilitating condition that will affect every part of their child’s life going forward. More importantly, many cases of cerebral palsy could have been avoided. According to a recent study performed by NHS Resolution, at least one in twelve cerebral […]

What to Do When Doctors Don’t Respect Your Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights have become a topic of national conversation since the May 2nd leak of the Supreme Court’s draft of a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. With this leak, access to reproductive healthcare nationwide suddenly appears to be up in the air. However, if you live in California, you may have more options regarding […]

California May Vote to Increase Medical Malpractice Award Cap This Month

For months, it’s seemed clear that California citizens would see a ballot initiative this November on raising the medical malpractice award cap. However, in a unique move from the state legislature, it appears that this will no longer be necessary. As of late April, an agreement has been reached that may allow the state legislature […]

How Common is Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis?

May 30th is World Multiple Sclerosis Day. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a relatively common disease that affects the central nervous system, harming nerves and neurons and slowly degrading the patient’s ability to control parts of their body. Severe cases of MS may cause patients to lose the ability to walk or control their hands. World […]