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Ohio Ruling Allows Groundbreaking Fetal Brain Injury Research

By Burg Simpson

Ohio Ruling Allows Fetal Brain Injury Research – Denver Medical Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

In what could be a landmark ruling, Ohio Judge Michael Krumholtz has ruled in favor of a plaintiff whose child suffered a traumatic brain injury during delivery. The ruling allows expert testimony the defense sought to bar that pointed to cranial compression ischemic encephalopathy as an infant’s cause of brain damage during birth. In short,… Read more »

Lawmakers Revisit Medical Malpractice Caps

By Burg Simpson

Drive Safe – Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Burg Simpson

The specter of non-economic damage caps have haunted medical malpractice victims – and the attorneys who fight for them – since the 1970s. But its hasn’t seen this level of renewed interest since former President George W. Bush proposed a nationwide cap on medical malpractice awards in 2003. Just before the July 4th recess, the… Read more »

A Perfect Storm for Birth Injury — When Staff is Too Busy to Care

By Burg Simpson

Birth Injury – Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Burg Simpson

When a baby suffers brain damage during the process of labor and delivery, sometimes it’s simply a tragic accident. Sometimes the damage could have been avoided. When that’s the case, and medical professional negligence caused the damage, then the law holds those people responsible. According to the latest “National HealthCare Quality Report,” injuries strike seven… Read more »

Are Medical Malpractice Caps Costing Injured Colorado Residents?

By Burg Simpson

Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers - Burg Simpson

A recent article in the Legal Examiner, a legal periodical, asks provocative questions as to whether Colorado’s medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages are costing injured Colorado residents who have been the victims of medical malpractice.  The often-cited justification for caps on medical malpractice damages is to prevent the premiums for physicians’ medical malpractice liability… Read more »

Fatal Post-Surgical Heart Attacks and Malpractice

By Scott Eldredge

For most patients undergoing surgery, issues related to infections or anesthesia-related complications dominate their concerns about the procedure itself and their recovery period. Many people don’t know that heart attacks can pose a significant risk to recovery. Millions of victims worldwide suffering cardiac arrest after surgery each year. Frighteningly, 10% of these patients perish within… Read more »

Malpractice Victims Must Overcome ‘Culture of Secrecy’

By Scott Eldredge

Regardless of the amount of faith many Americans want to place in their doctors, the fact remains that physicians are capable of mistakes. Some of these mistakes can unfortunately result in serious injuries and even death. While some of these mistakes are allegedly “unavoidable,” a news investigative report suggests that the damage caused by such… Read more »

Survey Indicates Doctors Often Blame Victims for Malpractice Suits

By Scott Eldredge

In 1971, leading sociologist William Ryan published his landmark work, Blaming the Victim, in which he identified a phenomenon in which perpetrators of harm justify their actions by pointing the finger at their victims. While Ryan’s work focused on ethnic minorities and the attempts of his colleagues to pin the blame for their plight on… Read more »

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