Seven of every 1,000 babies born in the US suffer from a birth injury. Many of those injuries are caused by negligence or medical malpractice and could have been avoided. One of the most common and dangerous types of birth injuries is oxygen deprivation. Sadly, it's also one of the most avoidable infant injuries.
COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been tearing its way through the United States since January of 2020. With approximately 18 million reported cases and over 650,000 deaths worldwide, COVID-19 is the largest threat to public health in over 30 years; surpassing the total global death count of the 2009 H1N1 outbreak in just six months. Information about the virus, including how it spreads, how it can be treated, and how seriously it can harm humans has been varied and confusing. In this post, we attempt to provide the latest facts and data, in a way we hope our readers will find practical and useful.
People seek medical care in order to feel better, not worse. Most patients get the quality of care they rightfully expect. But not all of them. Sometimes healthcare providers make preventable mistakes that leave patients worse-off. Generally speaking, that is what lawyers call "medical malpractice", which we explain in this guide.