Most expectant couples are overjoyed with happiness and are hoping for a healthy baby. Unfortunately, for some couples, their child is born with a birth defect that could have been detected through adequate pre-natal testing. Common early detection tests can look for the following birth defects:
- Down syndrome;
- Chromosomal abnormalities;
- Sickle cell anemia;
- Abdominal wall defects;
- Spina bifida;
- Tay-Sachs disease; and
- Cystic fibrosis, among others.
Continue reading “Birth Defects May Give Rise to a Claim of Action”
The failure to diagnose diabetes can result in serious or fatal consequences. Diabetes is a problem with the body’s ability to process the hormone insulin. The pancreas is the organ responsible for releasing the hormone insulin to assist the body in using and regulating sugars and fats from the food that a person consumes. When a person’s insulin response is impaired, it may result in either too little insulin production or too much. This results in low or high levels of glucose. Continue reading “Diabetes Can Have Fatal Consequences If Left Untreated or Mismanaged”
If someone you love has taken his or her life, it may be a result of a medical professional’s failure to diligently diagnose or report a medical issue. An experienced attorney can assist you in seeking justice against a medical professional for his or her delay in reporting or properly evaluating the condition.
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. According to the data, males are four times more likely to take their life than females, accounting for 77 percent suicides in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, most suicides involve those with a history of mental illness, substance abuse, or prior history of attempted suicide. Continue reading “Medical Malpractice May Have Caused Your Loved One’s Suicide”