Mothers’ Birth Injuries: A Medical Malpractice Report

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 17, 2018 4:50:41 PM

It hardly needs stating that birth injuries, whether to mother or child, can cause tremendous suffering to the victims and their families.  Over decades of law practice, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s medical malpractice lawyers have rarely dealt with more emotionally trying and heartbreaking injuries than those related to childbirth.

When medical malpractice turns a sacred, life affirming experience into something painful or tragic, families are torn apart.  Yet careless hospitals and medical professionals continue to put lives at risk by failing to take the reasonable steps necessary to ensure the safety of infants and mothers.

Now, a new investigation by USA TODAY is shedding even more light on the severe and substantial risk of birth injuries to mothers as the result of dangerous and deadly medical malpractice.

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Birth Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Aug 10, 2018 4:25:08 PM

A birth injury to either infant or mother can turn a blessed day into tragedy for victims and their families.  In Cleveland, Ohio, and throughout the nation, birth injuries continue to plague innocent families and all too often medical malpractice is to blame.

While it may be impossible to stop malpractice, those injured by careless medical professionals can fight back.  If you, your child, or your loved one suffered injury during or following birth, you may be entitled to hold the negligent hospitals and doctors responsible in court.

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How Medical Malpractice Can Cause Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 23, 2018 7:20:00 PM

A spinal cord injury is among the worst injuries that anyone can suffer.  Those who sustain spinal cord injury will, at best, struggle with impaired feeling and function of a portion of their body.  At worst, injury can result in total paralysis and require permanent, round-the-clock care.

When spinal cord injuries occur under the care or treatment of medical professionals and facilities, the news of the injury is all the more devastating.  Something like a betrayal, when we or our loved ones put ourselves under hospital or medical care we expect to be safe.  Yet medical negligence can and does cause spinal cord injury to unsuspecting patients each year.

If you or your family member suffer a spinal cord injury as the result of poor medical care or treatment, an Ohio medical malpractice lawyer may be able to help you.

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Who is Liable for Defective Medical Device Injuries?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 20, 2018 5:42:00 PM

Last year, the FDA issued more than 3,000 recalls of defective medical devices.  Dozens of the recalled devices were Class I recalls, reserved for defective medical products that pose a reasonable likelihood of causing serious injury or wrongful death.

With this many known defective and dangerous devices on the market, it is easy to understand why personal injury attorneys continue to represent countless individuals harmed by these dangerous products.  What may not be so easy to understand is just who is liable for your injuries. 

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Topics: product liability, medical malpractice, product recalls

Hospital Mistakes: When Are They Medical Malpractice?

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jul 18, 2018 6:03:00 PM

Hospital mistakes happen all the time.  For the lucky ones, hospital mistakes do not result in injury or illness.  But for thousands of patients each year, hospital mistakes cause serious and even fatal injuries and complications.

Not every mistake that happens in a hospital amounts to medical malpractice.  Some mistakes do not involve medical treatment, some do not amount to a breach of the appropriate level of care, and some do not result in injuries.  So how do you know when you should contact an attorney?

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Prescription Errors in Ohio Hospitals

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Jun 11, 2018 7:44:35 AM

Like all medical malpractice, prescription errors occur far more frequently than most people think.  When hospitals policies or hospital staff do not put the focus on appropriate and safe patient care, mistakes are made and patients suffer the consequences.  And, since thousands of prescription errors occur in U.S. hospitals each year, the consequences to patients are widespread and dangerous.

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Brain Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 29, 2018 9:29:13 PM

A brain injury is among the most severe and devastating types of personal injuries.  Known to cause comas, vegetative states, and even wrongful death, brain injuries impact victims and their families physically, emotionally, and financially.  Motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, falling objects, or defective products can all cause brain injuries.  But injuries to the brain also frequently occur as the result of medical or surgical malpractice. 

If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury as the result of a negligent physician or hospital, you need an experienced medical malpractice law firm like Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA to help you fight for justice.  Brain injuries can burden families with heavy personal and financial losses, and you have the right to pursue compensation from those liable for your loved one’s injuries.

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Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 24, 2018 6:15:00 PM

When we leave our loved ones in the care of hospitals and doctors, we literally trust these medical professionals with the lives of our family and friends.  We count on them to provide those we love with competent and attentive care.  So when a loved one is injured or suffers wrongful death caused by medical malpractice, the emotional and personal devastation can be unfathomable.

The lawyers of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA are dedicated to helping those who have lost a loved one because of medical errors and hospital carelessness.  Families of the victims of wrongful death have a right to pursue justice for their loss, for their pain, and to show the increasingly profit focused healthcare industry that patients will not tolerate shoddy and negligent care.

How Does Malpractice Cause Wrongful Death?

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Case Evaluation of Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on May 13, 2018 11:08:45 PM

The case evaluation process for medical malpractice claims can be different than the process for evaluating other types of injury claims.  This is in part due to the nature of medical malpractice laws and in part due to unique nature of pursuing medical negligence claims.

Relying on an experienced medical malpractice attorney, like those of Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA, can help you better understand whether taking legal action in your particular circumstances is the right move for you.  Here are a few things to know before calling for your free case evaluation.

Medical Malpractice Occurs Frequently

Medical errors occurs frequently.  According to Forbes, medical errors are responsible for literally hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.  The corresponding rate of medical errors that cause or exacerbate non-fatal injuries and illnesses can be assumed to be astronomically high.  In short, medical errors happen all the time.

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Surgical Error in Ohio

Posted by Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA on Apr 28, 2018 9:33:07 PM

Surgical error can result in a media frenzy and big headlines.  Stories about doctors operating on the wrong patient or amputating the wrong limb are astonishing to everyone.  After all, how could medical professionals make such terrible mistakes?

But the unfortunate truth is that surgeons, staff, and medical facilities do make mistakes.  All the time.  While most cases of surgical error are not as clear-cut as the headlines about incorrectly amputated legs, the very fact that errors of this magnitude can—and do—occur demonstrate that medical professionals are as capable as error as anyone else.

Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA’s medical malpractice attorneys have represented countless clients injured by surgical errors.  Whether a surgery is major or minor, errors and malpractice by medical professionals can have severe, long-lasting, and even permanent consequences.

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