Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries

Posted on Sep. 4 2013 in Medical Malpractice Cases,Personal Injury Cases

One of the most devastating diagnoses a parent can receive is that of cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, initial symptoms can vary greatly and in some cases, they may be similar to other diseases. Common symptoms include: Stiff muscles – muscles appear rigid and may even be slightly spastic Coordination – children may display signs of ataxia or lack of coordination Slow development – some children display late development such as crawling, sitting or pushing themselves upwards Any time you, as a parent, see any of these signs, it is imperative you speak with your pediatrician. They can order specific tests including MRIs, CT scans and ultrasounds to help determine the problem.
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Lack of Oxygen in Newborns During Birth

Posted on Sep. 3 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

Two simple words, oxygen deprivation can and should strike fear into new parents. Oxygen deprivation during childbirth is can be caused by a number of factors and if not identified quickly, can lead to a whole host of problems including mobility issues, autism and cerebral palsy among other problems. What many parents wonder is what causes oxygen deprivation during birth. The answers are complicated and frightening and unfortunately in some cases, can occur without anyone realizing there is a problem. If you encounter any issues during the birth of your child, contact our Louisville birth injury attorneys immediately. Asphyxia (or lack of oxygen) causes a whole host of issues and
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How to treat a dog bite

Posted on Jul. 16 2013 in Personal Injury Cases

What you need to do in the event of a dog bite Dog bites are devastating and if not properly cared for can result in life-long physical scars. When a child or an adult is bitten by a dog not only will they have physical damage but in many cases, they may suffer from long-term psychological problems that may require professional help. However, there are some things you need to do immediately following a dog bite to stem bleeding and potentially minimize potential scarring. Clean the wound immediately – any wounds from a dog bite should be cleaned immediately with warm water and a clean facecloth or other soft cloth.
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When Your Cancer Diagnosis is Delayed Because Your Doctor Didn’t Listen

Posted on Jul. 8 2013 in Medical Malpractice Cases

Taking care of our health is a partnership between ourselves and our doctors. It’s our job to pay attention to our bodies and inform the doctor if anything seems out of order, and also reveal what we know about our habits or family history that may increase our risk of certain conditions, including cancers. It’s the doctor’s job to look into those concerns as necessary based on his or her medical knowledge as well as communication with the patient. When that communication doesn’t happen the results can be both painful and expensive for the patient, and possibly deadly. With cancer especially early diagnosis can make a big difference when it
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Finding the Proper Care Following an Auto Accident

Posted on Jun. 26 2013 in Car Accident Information

Auto accidents happen every day. We see the results on the news and we move on, not thinking twice. But when you or a family member are involved in an auto accident in Louisville, everything changes. Suddenly, the details matter, the cause becomes important. Most of all, the injuries can become life-changing. Medical bills can pile up, pain can become constant and regular activities (like holding down a regular job) can become painstakingly difficult. The police may help you file an initial report, and, when necessary, doctors and emergency personnel can help you become well enough to go home…but once you’re there, what’s next? Where do you turn for assistance?
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Permanent Scarring Caused by Dermatologist Negligent Management of Accutane – Verdict: $2,016,050

Posted on Mar. 4 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

A Jury in Bowling Green, KY (Warren County) returned this verdict for a client that suffered scarring on her face from the failure to manage the drug Accutane by her Dermatologist. After 7 surgical procedures, permanent scarring still covers her face.

Anesthesiologist’s Error Caused Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death – Settlement: $1,100,000

Posted on Mar. 4 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

This settlement arose from an anesthesiologist’s failure to properly intubate a man who had come in for a routine hernia procedure. The mistake by the doctor led to the man’s death.

Wrongful Death Caused by Car Accidents – Settlement: $770,000

Posted on Mar. 4 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

This case involved the tragic loss of a teenager’s life when a vehicle crossed the center line and made impact with the car he was driving. The individual at fault’s insurance company paid the entirety of their policy limits.

Settlement: Trucking Accident Leaving Victim Brain Damaged – $750,000

Posted on Mar. 4 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

A tractor-trailer was the cause of this accident that left our client with a brain injury and several orthopedic injuries. After a thorough investigation and the utilization of an accident reconstructionist, our firm was able to settle the case.

Verdict: Delayed Diagnosis of Pituitary Tumor – $1,000,000

Posted on Mar. 4 2013 in Case Results & Settlements

A doctor’s failure to timely discover a pituitary tumor in our client led to blindness, loss of smell and physical deformities after several surgeries.