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5 Ways Nurses Can Avoid a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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 Maria Palma (October 14, 2014)  Being named in a medical malpractice lawsuit can be very traumatic and put you under a great deal of stress. Nurses can be sued for any action or failure to act that results in an injury to a patient. More often than not, these failures are unintentional, but can still lead to a malpractice lawsuit. Although you can’t control every situation, there are some things you can do to .. (Medical Malpractice)

What Can Be Done to Reduce Medication Errors?

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 Maria Palma (September 16, 2014)  It's been said many times that one of the main reasons why people sue for medical malpractice is lack of communication, but not too much has been said about medication errors. According to an article in The New York Times, in 2008 medication errors had increased more than 50 percent with 1.9 million people becoming sick or injured from medication side effects, or they took or were .. (Medical Malpractice)

Will Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Ever Be Resolved?

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 Maria Palma (September 12, 2014)  Medical malpractice reform has been a longstanding issue in the healthcare community, especially among patient safety advocates. It has gained traction in recent years, but for some, it is not enough. Advocates for reform say that laws in current states are very limited and not fairly compensating victims of malpractice. Many of these advocates site arbitrary statistics put out about .. (Medical Malpractice)

Issues With Medical Malpractice Caps

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 Maria Palma (May 22, 2014)  Many will always seek the advice of a medical practitioner whenever things are not going so well health wise. However, it is so sad to imagine the pains and suffering one undergoes in the hands of a medical practitioner. It has proved an uphill task for many who have tried to look for compensation in the corridors of justice. The amount of money given as compensation is often so little .. (Medical Malpractice)

How Can Plastic Surgeons Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit?

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 Maria Palma (May 16, 2014)  Plastic surgery has become very common place in our society today. Because of the fascination with celebrities and fashion magazines depicting skinny, sexy models that we think have the “perfect” bodies, people have become fixated with their own physical appearance, and more individuals are turning to plastic surgeons for help. This has led to plastic surgeons undertaking .. (Medical Malpractice)

Can Lifting Medical Malpractice Caps Do More Good Than Harm?

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 Maria Palma (February 21, 2014)  For many years now there have been debates over placing caps on medical malpractice awards. Currently there are many states in the U. S. that place caps, or limits, on how much an injured patient of malpractice can receive for damages. However, there are states such as Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming have state constitutional prohibitions on damage caps. . (Medical Malpractice)

Getting Help With Medical Malpractice Issues

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 Jordan Judson (September 14, 2012)  If you or a loved one has recently been hurt due to a medical professional’s actions and you aren’t sure where to turn, you may want to consider medical malpractice attorney seattle services. You may think you can make them pay on your own, but unfortunately that usually doesn’t happen. You need professionals that understand what you are going through and will do .. (Medical Malpractice)

The Consequences of Medical Malpractice on Children

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 Kandice Miller (November 22, 2010)  Among the toughest situations a mother or father may confront is to see their child suffer. A doctor is generally a very good asset with regards to figuring out and dealing with the illness, and in most instances has your kid’s best interests at heart. Yet errors can occur, and could warrant a claim of medical malpractice. Malpractice happens whenever a doctor deviates from, or .. (Medical Malpractice)

When Should You Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney

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 Sabyasachi Chakraborty (April 21, 2010)  When you feel that you or your family member or someone you love has been the victim of wrongful medical practice you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor or the health care institute. Medical practitioners often face such allegations. So they are required maintain personal liability insurance. They also have personal lawyers to save them from lawsuits. So if you .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Malpractice - You Need These Medical Records

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 Steve Bingman (April 15, 2010)  If you suspect that you are the victim of medical malpractice while in the hospital, you must get copies of the hospital and doctor records. You have a right to these records, but you may have to pay for the copies. Be sure to ask the hospital for all of these reports, if applicable: - All medical reports (diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis) - Treatment notes - Emergency room records .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Malpractice Suits - 6 Facts That Everybody Ought To Know

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 Steve Bingman (April 10, 2010)  When it comes to medical malpractice suits, there are 6 facts that everybody ought to know. 1. When we think about medical malpractice we usually think about doctors and hospitals. However, any health care provider can commit malpractice. It is still considered medical malpractice if you are injured by nurses, therapists, staff members, lab personnel, etc. Each and every health care .. (Medical Malpractice)

Warning! Statute Of Limitations For Medical Malpractice Can Hurt You

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 Steve Bingman (April 08, 2010)  If you have been injured by a health care provider and think that you may have a medical malpractice case, go see a lawyer ASAP. I am not trying to scare you, but you only have a certain amount of time during which you must file a malpractice lawsuit. If you miss the statute of limitations for medical malpractice, you will lose your case. Every state has a statute of limitations which .. (Medical Malpractice)

Why A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cost So Much

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 Steve Bingman (March 31, 2010)  Have you been injured by a health care provider? Have you talked with a medical malpractice lawyer about your injuries and damages? If so, you were probably shocked by the cost of pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit. You wonder why it cost so much. It is easy to blame the lawyer and conclude that the lawyer is just greedy. But there is really much more to the cost of a medical .. (Medical Malpractice)

Your Doctor Did Something Wrong - Do You Have A Medical Malpractice Claim

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 Steve Bingman (March 28, 2010)  Your doctor did something wrong and you want to know if you have a medical malpractice claim. You may have a claim, but you also may not have a claim. Let me explain. For your doctor to be liable for doing something wrong to you, your doctor must have acted in a way opposite of what a reasonably prudent doctor would have acted in the same situation. Your doctor must (1) have done .. (Medical Malpractice)

The Importance of Medical Negligence Claims

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 Adam R. Singleton (July 08, 2009)  Incompetent medical care or lack of judgment - also known as clinical negligence - is a serious matter, and one that should never be tolerated by medical patients. Yet medical negligence is a common reality in the field of medicine, entailing anything from healthcare which deviates from accepted standards to practice that causes injury or death to the patient. However, while some cases . (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Doctor Background Check

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 C. Dyson (December 22, 2008)  A patient seeking medical care may need some sort of physician background check to make sure they are going to entrust their health to good specialist's hands. Quite a deal of information, such as credentials, certification, education, hospital privileges, professional memberships, malpractice or professional misconduct history, references etc. can be obtained by simple Internet search .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical and Dental Malpractice Suits and Your Rights

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 Dean Novosat (December 22, 2008)  All of us need to see a doctor from time to time. For the most part, we seek out a doctor for our injuries and it is taken care of. There are times, however, in which difficulties arise because of negligence on the part of the medical professional. Malpractice suits against doctors, although unpopular from a medical standpoint, are the only way for you to get compensation for the harm .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Malpractice Attorney - A Resource in Handling Your Medical Malpractice Case

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 David Austin (December 22, 2008)  Medical malpractice is a growing problem across our country according to the institute of Medicine. The number of deaths due to medical malpractice each year is close to 100,000 and the injuries caused by negligence are hundreds of thousands. Medical malpractice can happen in any medical facility such as the hospitals and can happen by any medical staff on duty such as doctors, nurses, . (Medical Malpractice)

Clinical Negligence Claims Or Medical Negligence Claims - Which Definition is the Correct One?

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 Nicholas Jervis (December 19, 2008)  So you suffer at the hands of a medical professional, and you start researching for information about what has happened to you. As you trawl through medical and legal websites you come across information about medical negligence and clinical negligence. You are told that you can make a clinical negligence claim on one website, and on another that you must make a claim for medical .. (Medical Malpractice)

How to Ask a Medical Negligence Solicitor For Help

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 Nicholas Jervis (December 19, 2008)  Often the primary concern when contacting a solicitor relates to the costs involved. With solicitors charging many hundreds of pounds for each hour that t, there is an understandable fear that even a short telephone call could cost a small fortune. So let us start with the key question: How Much Will It Cost To See A Medical Negligence Solicitor Cost? In this day and age, and with .. (Medical Malpractice)

Bad Liposuction Refund - Can I Get a Refund If the Doctor Botched My Liposuction?

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 Jamie T. Smith (December 18, 2008)  Every liposuction case is unique, and obtaining a bad liposuction refund would depend on many factors. Obviously, if the results are not what you expected and you are not satisfied with the outcome of the surgery, you can make a complaint to the doctor and try to rectify the situation. However, prior to attempting to get a refund, it is important to reflect on the discussions you had .. (Medical Malpractice)

What is an Episiotomy and Why Does it Cause Pain?

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 Nicholas Jervis (December 17, 2008)  If your medical team decide to carry out an episiotomy during the birth of your child, what are there reasons for doing so, and what do they actually do? If you are suffering pain after an episiotomy, why might this be and what can you do about it? What Is An Episiotomy? If you have had an episiotomy your medical team has carried out a surgical cut through your perineum. The reason for .. (Medical Malpractice)

What Qualities a Medical Expert Witness Should Have

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 Amy Nutt (December 16, 2008)  Evidence during a criminal trial can help exonerate a defendant or send him away for life. In civil litigation, it can help a person who had been injured to obtain money for medical bills. Conversely, the medical expert can also aid a person who is being unfairly targeted by greedy plaintiffs and reveal them as charlatans. How do they do this? By giving detailed and documented .. (Medical Malpractice)

Pharmacy Error

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 Joseph Devine (December 15, 2008)  The pharmaceutical industry is an important part of the medical profession.  Pharmacists and pharmacist assistants are entrusted with giving patients the medication they need in the rights dosages and at the right time. Like any type of medical professional, pharmacists and pharmacist assistants are highly trained and skilled workers who must devote their full attention to the job at .. (Medical Malpractice)

Doctor Malpractice - A Growing Problem in the US Medical System

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 David Austin (December 14, 2008)  A major problem in our country is medical malpractice with doctor malpractice being a large part of the problem. This is when a doctor or the medical staff acts negligently. To show how common this really is there are reports exposed that show about 98,000 deaths a year are due to medical mishaps. It is also reported that hospitals are responsible for hundreds of thousands injuries to .. (Medical Malpractice)

Do You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

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 Jon Arnold (December 08, 2008)  A medical malpractice lawyer is unfortunately a reality for many people; is it something that needs to be a reality for you? The unfortunate truth of the matter is that medical malpractice is a great deal more common than many people think, and it can affect your life for years. If you feel as though you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is very important to seek legal .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medicare Lawyers - What Can a Medicare Attorney Do For You?

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 Joe Sikes (December 08, 2008)  Are you or your loved one a recipient of Medicare benefits? If you are feeling frightened, depressed, or want reassurance and advice from a caring and experienced professional, a medicare attorney can help you! The average American citizen is living a longer, healthier life. As a result, people face more transitions and challenges in their lives. One of the hardest transitions in the .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Malpractice - An Unfortunate Reality

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 Jon Arnold (December 06, 2008)  Medical malpractice is something that is talked about a great deal, but until it happens to you, it is difficult to understand how truly frightening this concept is. At the most basic level, medical malpractice is an act or an omission by a medical professional that causes harm. Given the fact that we as a people place a great deal of faith in hospitals and doctors, the idea of .. (Medical Malpractice)

Doctors Malpractice - Types, Consequences and Possible Action

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 David Austin (December 05, 2008)  Medical malpractice is becoming a common problem in the U. S. whether it is by doctors, nurses or other medical staff. There is close to 100,000 deaths from these preventable errors. What is even more disturbing is that hundred of thousands suffer injuries and some are sometimes permanent. The medical profession believes that medical errors should never happen and they refer to this as . (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Compensation - Part of a System of Checks & Balances

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 David Austin (December 05, 2008)  A common leading cause of death in the United States is medical malpractice. Each year there is up to 100,000 deaths in the U. S.because of medical mishaps that could have been prevented. If proper safety measures had been taken, the injuries these people suffered could have been avoided. Of these numbers no more than 15% of patients or their loved ones know that they are entitled to .. (Medical Malpractice)

What Do I Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Law?

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 Jon Arnold (October 17, 2008)  When a medical malpractice lawyer is necessary, it is a sign that something unfortunate has already happened. We as a society have a tendency to place a great deal of faith in doctors, and when we feel that they have failed us, it can be quite devastating. While a doctor cannot be prosecuted for making a decision with negative consequences if he was acting with the best information that . (Medical Malpractice)

Do You Deserve Medical Malpractice Settlements?

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 Jon Arnold (October 06, 2008)  Medical malpractice settlements are awarded for damages and injuries incurred by a patient who is being attended by health care workers. These awards vary in the amount depending on the damages and the state in which the case is taking place. In order to receive a settlement, the patient and his attorney must show that the patient suffered harm by actions or inactions of the medical .. (Medical Malpractice)

Wrong Diagnosis Malpractice Cases

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 Joseph Devine (October 03, 2008)  Errors in the medical community are frequently more damaging and dangerous than errors in other professions, because they typically result in serious injury or even death to the affected patients. Doctors are entrusted with preservation of life, a lofty and important task, and in most instances, doctors treat their profession with the care and attention necessary to do a good job. .. (Medical Malpractice)

Tips For Choosing a Good Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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 Jon Arnold (October 02, 2008)  You need to utilize the services of a medical malpractice lawyer if you or someone you care for has been injured, even temporarily, by the negligence of a doctor or hospital. Pursuing a case of medical malpractice without the assistance and help of a qualified lawyer is really going to only be an exercise in futility for you, as you will very quickly find out. Recent studies from the .. (Medical Malpractice)

How RSD Lawyers Help Fight the Disease

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 Markus Skupeika (September 30, 2008)  Those who are suffering from this disease can only understand how painful it is. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, abbreviated as RSD is a neurological disorder. The disease is also known as Sudeck's atrophy, Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy (RND) or Algoneurodystrophy. Though it is a neurological disorder no visible nerve lesion is generally observed at the site. Common symptoms of Reflex .. (Medical Malpractice)

Nursing Home Abuse Litigation Increases Thanks to Aggressive Lawyers

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 Trevor R. Price (September 30, 2008)  Florida and Texas have the most nursing home abuse lawsuits in the country, which is why you'll see advertisements for many Florida nursing home abuse lawyer all over billboards, park benches and buses. Lawyers specializing in nursing home abuse are on the rise, but so are lawsuits. However, though this scenario could seem like an example of American litigation-frenzy gone overboard, .. (Medical Malpractice)

Are Malpractice Cases Really on the Increase?

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 Jon Arnold (September 29, 2008)  With the advancement of medicine and healthcare, medical malpractice cases are also increasing in number. When a doctor or healthcare professional doesn't diagnose or treat a patient properly, that person could be sued legally. There are many malpractice cases reported daily. Most customers file malpractice cases when they are harmed mentally, physically, and/or emotionally by some kind . (Medical Malpractice)

Kidney Patients Should Be Aware of NSF, Dangers of Gadolinium Contrast Dyes

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 Laurie Villanueva (September 29, 2008)  Since it was first identified in 1997Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) has devastated the lives of hundreds of people with pre-existing kidney disease who were exposed to gadolinium contrast dyes used in MRI and MRA scans. People with kidney problems need to beware that exposure to gadolinium contrast dyes could cause them to develop this disabling, and possibly fatal disorder. .. (Medical Malpractice)

They Laughed When I Told Them I'm Using a Solo Practitioner

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 Gerry Oginski (September 14, 2008)  A former client of mine related this story to me recently. It was only after I had settled her case did she tell me what her friends said shortly after she told them she hired a solo practitioner for her injury case. "How can you hire a one-man law firm?" one of her friends asked. "What happens if he gets sick?" asked another. "How does he have the resources that a large firm has?" .. (Medical Malpractice)

What to Do If You Are a Victim of Hospital Malpractice

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 Jon Arnold (September 08, 2008)  Hospital malpractice is like dental or medical malpractice; however it does have one difference. Hospital malpractice may not be a result of actions regarding a specific doctor or medical personnel at the hospital. Hospital malpractice is usually a result of actions by hospital personnel that cause undue injury or pain. This injury or pain can be temporary or permanent as a result of .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Malpractice - Misdiagnosis in the Emergency Room

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 Gerry Oginski (September 04, 2008)  A young man broke his arm while working in a brickyard. He went to an emergency room in a municipal hospital in New York. The emergency room doctor told him he had a fracture and they would set the fracture and put a cast on. The cast would remain on for 6 weeks. He was told to follow up every few weeks to make sure the broken bone was healing properly. This young man returned to the .. (Medical Malpractice)

The Approach to Finding the Best Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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 Jon Arnold (September 02, 2008)  Have you been a victim of medical malpractice, or has a family member or close relative or friend been a victim? If this is true, then you may need the services of a medical malpractice lawyer. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you sue a medical professional who was negligent or irresponsible while he or she performed a medical procedure such that you sustained a medical injury .. (Medical Malpractice)

Is Law, Itself, Allowing Medical Malpractice?

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 Mike Peter Davidson (August 25, 2008)  A ruling passed by America's Supreme Court said that the military personnel can not claim or sue for any injuries even if it was due to negligence. A ruling undertaken fifty years ago under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) prohibited military personnel for any military service injury happened on or off the job. This doctrine has been called unconstitutional by the present day judges .. (Medical Malpractice)

Military Medical Malpractice - The Statute of Limitations, US

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 Mike Peter Davidson (August 25, 2008)  There might be people around you who have been the victim of military medical malpractice sometime back. They could have been never considered to claim against the practitioners but they do have the right to do so. If you are thinking whether to go for a claim or not for the injury, you might be too late to claim and fall outside the category of “statute of Limitations". The US .. (Medical Malpractice)

Discover What You Need to Do to Win Your Medical Malpractice Suit

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 Jon Arnold (August 20, 2008)  Medical malpractice suits are becoming an increasingly common occurrence these days. When a doctor or other health care provider does not do something within the accepted standards of practice for the community, and that negligence causes injury to the patient, that doctor or health care professional can be sued. In these cases, the plaintiff is the patient that was harmed, and the .. (Medical Malpractice)

Stand Up For Your Rights If You Are a Victim of Dental Malpractice

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 Jon Arnold (August 20, 2008)  Malpractice is something we usually think about when we think about medical care. However, of course, when taking at a closer look, dental care is also medical care of its own type. And like medical professionals, dental professionals, too, must be vigilant that they provide proper care within the proper parameters and procedures for their patients. If they don't, a patient can file a .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Malpractice Laws - Responsibilities of Lawyers

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 Markus Skupeika (August 13, 2008)  Among different forms of personal injury medical malpractice is perhaps most frightening and devastating. Negligence on the part of medical practitioners puts the life of the patients on stake. Patients are taken to physicians for treatment; it is very frustrating when the condition of the patient deteriorates because of the negligence and irresponsible behavior of the physicians, .. (Medical Malpractice)

Medical Malpractice Case

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 Joseph Devine (August 12, 2008)  It is necessary to consider several factors when deciding if a malpractice case is worth pursuing: liability, damages, and party responsible for paying the damages. In order to show that a party is legally responsible for damages and hence liable, negligence must be proven. There are many cases where patients have poor outcomes, and the doctor was not negligent. All medical procedures .. (Medical Malpractice)

Children in a System - Transformation is Needed

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 Sharon Lambert (August 08, 2008)  The labeling of America's children with mental illness has facilitated an overall “system" that dictates a number of medical decisions that may devastate their lives in the future. This new “system" has prevailing influence over the health decisions impacting America's children and this unprecedented increase in children being diagnosed with psychiatric conditions and the .. (Medical Malpractice)

How Can a Cerebral Palsy Attorney Help the Parents?

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 Melvin Kops (August 07, 2008)  It is anxiety and happiness all the way the moment a couple discovers that they are going to have a child. Most parents to be become anxious that their baby should have normal growth while in the mother's womb. They are also anxious that the birth process should go on smoothly without any hitches. Childbirth has its own risks and doctors on the job of birthing pregnant mothers’ .. (Medical Malpractice)




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