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Pregnancy Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

March 2, 2015

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Serious Pregnancy Risks in New Study

Women who undergo weight loss surgery prior to becoming pregnant may put their unborn baby at risk for stillbirth or neonatal death.

According to the findings of a new study, bariatric weight loss surgery may put women at risk for serious…

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TAVR Surgery Risks

January 21, 2015

Hospital Websites Often Understate Heart Valve Replacement Risks

U.S. hospital websites often fail to provide patients with accurate information about the potential risk of side effects associated with TAVR surgery.

The findings of a new study suggest that many hospitals fail to provide sufficient warnings for patients about the risks associated…

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Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury

September 17, 2014

$1 Million in Damages Awarded to Family in Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury Lawsuit

An alleged medical mistake on the part of an obstetrician has resulted in a $1 million award for a girl suffering from a birth injury called Erb’s palsy.

An Illinois woman has been awarded $1 million in damages…

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Medical Malpractice Award

July 10, 2014

$16.7 Verdict Delivered in Malpractice Lawsuit Over Cancer Misdiagnosis

The family of a woman who died from lung cancer has been awarded $16.7 in damages for a doctor’s medical malpractice resulting in a cancer misdiagnosis.

A Massachusetts jury has awarded $16.7 million in damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by…

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Fungal Infection Deaths

April 29, 2014

Report Links Children’s Hospital Deaths to Contaminated Linens

A flesh-eating fungal infection that killed five children from 2008 to 2009 has been attributed to improperly cleaned and handled linens, towels and surgical gowns at a New Orleans hospital.

A new report indicates that improperly cleaned and handled linens may be responsible…

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Cerebral Palsy Jury Award

September 11, 2013

$15 Million Awarded to Family in Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

A cerebral palsy birth injury suit has been decided in favor of the family, resulting in a $15 million jury award for damages.

An Indiana jury has awarded $15 million to the family of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy, ruling that…

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