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Infant's birth injury can affect course of life for baby, parent

When it comes to big moments in a person's life, few are as big or as significant as the birth of a child. Regardless of whether it is the first or fifth child for parents, it is an exciting moment that will change the course of life for everyone involved. While this is certainly a joyous occasion, the moment can be cast in shadow if the baby happens to suffer a birth injury prior to, or during delivery.

What are the time limits to get damages in work-related injury?

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. One moment you're working away or driving from one job to another. The next, you're waking up in the hospital in extreme pain. For some people, their family members are devastated when they never regain consciousness. Whatever the circumstances, if there is someone or something responsible for yours or a loved one's work related death or injury, there is a time limit involved with filling a claim.

Preparing for a PA medical malpractice suit after injury

Health and well-being are two of the most treasured and sought-after aspects in life. That is why when a person is suffering from illness or injury, they seek to have the best in medical care. While a person's intentions may be to seek quality care; sometimes the care received isn't up to snuff. If an injury or worsened medical condition is the result of a doctor error or hospital's negligence, it may be in the injured person's best interest to seek compensation.

Medical malpractice trial to begin in PA doctor's death

Doctors are no different than anyone else in the world, and sometimes they get sick or hurt and need medical care from other doctors. This was the case for a 26-year-old Pennsylvania woman when she entered a Plains Township emergency room. The doctor complained of severe and recurring headaches that did not go away. Sadly, the young doctor passed away and her family alleges negligent behavior amounting to medical malpractice on the part of the medical professionals and hospital staff.

How family should handle a suspected work-related death

Misconduct can occur anywhere, anytime. This includes at a person's place of employment or on a job ordered by that employer. Certain types of misconduct can lead to the tragic and sudden workplace death of a loved one. If this is the suspected reason behind a family member's death, there are ways to prove it and recover for the misconduct that caused the death.

How can a birth injury cause cerebral palsy?

For most of human history, childbirth has been incredibly dangerous for mother and child. That's still the case in many parts of the world, but modern medical care is so good that many Americans never consider the possibility that something might go wrong during the birth of a child. However, birth injuries still occur and can leave lifelong effects. For example, birth injury can cause conditions like cerebral palsy.

Manufacturing defect could be the culprit responsible for injury

Looking at the 21st Century, it is amazing to think about how far society and technology have come. One hundred years ago, we had few machines or technology impacting everyday life. Now things like automobiles, computers and home appliances impact the lives of just about everyone in Pittsburgh and throughout the country. As well designed and thought-out as these technologies and machines are, sometimes things go wrong. When they do go wrong, it can result in injury to the user.