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Birth injuries can impede development of babies

Throughout the nine long months of your pregnancy, you dreamed of the moment of your child's birth and all the developmental milestones they would hit.

You envisioned the first time they rolled over, took their first steps and said "mama" and "dada." But events did not go as planned during your baby's birth. Your much-loved infant suffered a birth injury that now affects her development. You realize that some of those milestones you dreamed so fondly of may never even occur.

If your child suffers a birth injury, you can get help

Birth injuries can change the course of your child's life before they ever get the chance to experience living as a healthy child. It's a horrible feeling to know that a doctor or nurse's mistake led to injuries that may never heal or that could lead to lasting disabilities.

If your child is hurt during birth, before birth or after you give birth to them — and those injuries are a result of medical errors — then you may have a claim. It's important to hold medical providers accountable when they make mistakes that impact your family.

What are some costs of auto accidents?

With all the automobiles on the roads today, it's no wonder that collisions are increasing. For those involved, the costs can be exorbitant.

One Esurance survey found that affected drivers typically spend over $1,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. That is in addition to the more than 20 hours they fritter dealing with issues related to their accidents.

Neglect can lead to injuries or death: Recognize and report it

There are different kinds of neglect that you should be aware of if you're going to place a loved one into a nursing home. Neglect may be intentional or unintentional, but it always results in the inadequate care of residents in a nursing home.

The National Center on Elder Abuse states that there are seven kinds of abuse that elders may experience in nursing homes. Of them, neglect and self-neglect are present.

We will help you file your personal injury claim

After an accident or incident that injures you, you may not be able to immediately act to preserve your right to seek compensation for your losses and damages. After all, you are the injured party. You could be recuperating in a hospital and face grueling months of therapy. You may also be grieving the loss of a loved one due to another person's negligence.

Regardless, it is now when you most need a skilled and knowledgable advocate working for you. Whether your pain is physical or emotional, it's clear that you are not at your best in the aftermath of a serious accident. That's why we encourage clients to reach out to us in the critical days and weeks following their accident.

2 die as nursing home is cited for multiple violations

When you place a loved one into a nursing home, you want their care to be more than good. You want them to feel that they belong there and are treated like family.

When that doesn't happen, it's devastating. Residents have been hurt and killed in the past by nursing home staff members who simply don't do their jobs. Here's a shocking article about nursing home abuse that you may never have expected. In a nursing home chain called Aperion Care, there were such serious deficiencies in the level of care provided to residents that the facility was cited with multiple violations and fines of $366,000.

You don't want to experience any of these surgical errors

It's a dirty secret of the medical community that easily preventable errors happen all too frequently. Those in the know believe that roughly 200,000 patients die annually here in America because of medical errors that never should have occurred.

While medicine is not an exact science where results can be guaranteed, below are some egregious surgical errors that have happened in the past — and that it's hoped will not occur again.

You can get help if your child is hurt during birth

Birth injuries are horrible to think about because it's the first moments of a child's life when they suffer from them. They don't get the opportunity to live without an injury and see what life is like without a disability, for example. Some birth injuries can lead to death, too, which is another serious concern.

Mothers may be concerned about the risk of birth injuries. As an expectant mother, it is important to pay attention to your care. Errors made by medical providers during your pregnancy, during delivery or just after delivery could put you or your baby's life in danger.

Do you know your rights under FELA?

If you are a railroad worker, it's important that you know and understand the rights that you have under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Hopefully, you will never need to make a claim, but if you do, this knowledge can help you successfully resolve it.

Below is some important information for railroad workers.

Your loved one deserve better care: Get help if they're hurt

Nursing homes are supposed to be places where your loved ones can get the care and support they need. There is never a reason why they should be in danger there.

Unfortunately, the reality is that some nursing homes don't provide appropriate care to the people who live there. Residents may develop serious illnesses and injuries as a result of this lack of care as well. Common issues may include bedsores, falls and infections, all of which can be prevented with the right medical and safety procedures in place.

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