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BIRTH INJURIES: Your Questions Answered

By Heidi Culbertson

The day your child is born can be filled with so much anticipation and excitement. But when the birthing process does not go as expected the situation can become very stressful. As parents, we put our trust and our lives in the hands of medical professionals under the assumption that they will act carefully and… Read more »

The Denver Law Review presents its Volume 96 Symposium, Driven by Data: Empirical Studies in Civil Litigation and Health Law.

By Heidi Culbertson

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The Denver Law Review presents its Volume 96 Symposium, Driven by Data: Empirical Studies in Civil Litigation and Health Law. The event will take place on February 8, 2019, at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The symposium has been approved for 6 general CLE credits. Ever wonder how jurors make decisions or how behavioral law… Read more »

Unclean Surgical Instruments Can Be Deadly

By Burg Simpson

Unclean Surgery Instrument – Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Colorado Burg Simpson

Of all the places you go, you expect hospitals to be among the most diligent about cleanliness. After all, they are in the health care business. So, it is particularly startling to see stories like the one that emerged out of Denver, when Porter Adventist Hospital officials admitted that they had to notify at least 5,800 patients… Read more »

A Bad Flu Season Can Get Worse

By Burg Simpson

Bad Flu Season – Medical Malpractice Attorney Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

The year’s flu season has been historically severe. All but two states – Hawaii and Oregon – continued to report pervasive flu activity. More than 40 states have reported unusually high flu activity. Tragically, the flu has claimed the lives of 165 children this year — and it’s far from over. The U.S. Centers for… Read more »

It Is One of the Worst Things That Can Happen To Your Baby

By Burg Simpson

One of the Worst Things – Medical Malpractice Attorney Denver– Burg Simpson

Although modern medicine and technology have managed to make childbirth a relatively routine medical procedure, it remains fraught with potential complications. Most problems that do arise during labor can be relatively minor, but some situations can turn a delivery room into an emergency operating theater. Shoulder dystocia is a complication that can occur without warning,… Read more »

Cesarean Section Births Are Not as Safe as You Think

By Burg Simpson

Cesarean Section Births– Colorado Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Burg Simpson

About one in three infants in the United States is delivered by Cesarean section, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That statistic starkly contrasts to global C-section rates, which are much lower, at around 19 percent. There are a couple of reasons for these higher C-section rates…. Read more »

How Do Babies Get Injured During Labor?

By Burg Simpson

Injured During Labor – Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers– Burg Simpson

Roughly 4 million women give birth every year in the United States. And while the vast majority of those deliveries go off without a hitch, more than 50,000 of these women suffer complications during labor annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The United States stands out as the country with the… Read more »

Plastic Surgeons Can Do Permanent Harm

By Burg Simpson

Plastic Surgeons Can Do Permanent Harm – Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers– Burg Simpson

It might surprise – or even startle – you to find out that Colorado does not require plastic surgery centers to be licensed or even inspected by the state. These medical providers are exempt from regulations that govern other ambulatory surgery centers because providing surgical services isn’t their primary function. The state actually lets these… Read more »

A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal

By Burg Simpson

A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal – Colorado Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Burg Simpson

For many patients, hearing about a misdiagnosis sounds like a doctor simply got it wrong – you have pneumonia, not the flu. Get a new prescription and everything will be fine. It happens all the time, certainly more often than drug errors or surgical mistakes. Anywhere between 10 percent and 20 percent of cases are… Read more »

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