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Cerebral Palsy

Did Your Child Suffer Cerebral Palsy As a Result of Medical Malpractice? Cerebral palsy can sometimes be caused by damage to a baby’s brain during or shortly after birth. For example, if the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen during a difficult or prolonged birth, or if the doctor uses excessive force during delivery, the child …

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TAVR Surgery Risks

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 with some forms of …

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Fungal Infection Deaths

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 for the deaths of …

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