Nerve Damage from Surgery

by Bonner Law | Aug 17, 2021 | Medical Issues/Negligence Medical Malpractice

Nerve Damage from Surgery Surgery is invasive, and any invasive procedure comes with several risks. Even after successful surgeries, many people suffer from complications. Nerves can be accidentally damaged when a doctor nicks them, cuts them, damages the myelin (sheath of protection), or causes the scar tissue to put pressure on a nerve. Some types of nerve damage are the result of medical malpractice. If a surgeon was insufficiently careful, a victim could suffer nerve damage that could have otherwise been unavoidable. Nerves could even be damaged during the administration of anesthesia. There are 3 basic types of anesthesia: local,...

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Complications of IV Therapy – Infiltration/Extravasation

by Bonner Law | Aug 03, 2021 | Legal Questions/Issues Medical Issues/Negligence

What is intravenous therapy, also known as IV? It is a delivery method used to administer fluids like electrolytes and medications through a small catheter needle that is inserted into a vein, usually, in the hand or arm to deliver whichever fluid necessary. This form of therapy is widely used as it is convenient, however, it is not always reliable or safe, and serious complications can arise. Complications may develop when the catheter is improperly inserted or placed, or when medical staff does not adequately monitor the area. Complications, such as IV infiltration and extravasation can occur as well. IV...

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Injuries and Conditions Related to Premature Births

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

A premature baby is a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy.[i] Because of their low birth weight and underdeveloped organs, a baby born prematurely is at a higher risk of health complications and birth injuries.[ii] Premature births may be preventable by adequate prenatal care by the treating physician. One of the most common complications premature babies experience is Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Because the lungs are one of the last things to develop during pregnancy, babies born prematurely could have under-developed lungs that do not produce enough surfactant, the liquid produced in the lungs that keeps the airway open.[iii] A...

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Pregnancy Complications that may Lead to Birth Injuries

by Bonner Law | Jan 26, 2021 | Firm News

There are many potential complications that can arise during pregnancy that can negatively affect both the mother and the baby.  Many of these complications can and should be detected early with the proper medical care. Unfortunately, medical negligence can result in a misdiagnosis or cause doctors to overlook these conditions altogether, putting the mother and the baby at risk. Some common prenatal conditions and complications include: Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes (PPROM) – PPROM occurs when the amniotic sac (the membrane surrounding the baby in the womb) breaks before 37 weeks of pregnancy which increases the risk of infection...

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Medical Malpractice Presuit Requirements in Florida

by Bonner Law | Aug 25, 2020 | Legal Questions/Issues

Florida is one of several states that has placed restrictions on the filing and prosecution of lawsuits for Medical Malpractice because of a perceived litigation crisis affecting the health care industry.  Medical Malpractice reform in Florida began in 1985 by requiring potential plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice cases to provide a Notice of Intent to each prospective defendant before filing a lawsuit.  In 1988, Florida added a “Presuit Investigation” requirement, which included provisions permitting potential parties to conduct “informal discovery” before a complaint was filed.  Florida’s “Presuit” requirements have been modified several times since then, with the most recent revisions coming...

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