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Posts tagged "negligence"

3 warning signs of gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a rare yet serious condition that causes high blood sugar and insulin resistance in pregnant women. There are many reasons a woman might develop this condition during pregnancy, including obesity, high blood pressure or prediabetes. If undiagnosed, a child may become too large and cause other birth complications, too. Regardless of the cause, however, it is a doctor's responsibility to provide an accurate diagnosis if a mother develops this potentially serious condition.

Should you call a lawyer when a loved one dies in an accident?

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. It can be even more challenging when you suspect the death happened due to someone else's negligence. With enough to worry about, you may wonder if you should put in the effort to pursue a wrongful death case.

What women need to know about misdiagnosis of heart attacks

Did you know that roughly 610,000 people die every year in the United States because of heart disease? This is according to the most recent data available to the Centers for Disease Control. Furthermore, did you also know that women are more likely to die from heart disease than men? If not, then the next statistic should be cause for concern.

How much time do you have in a wrongful death case?

As is the case in every state, New York has laws in place that award compensation to family members who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of another person. Called wrongful death accidents, these types of cases can be incredibly stressful on families not only because of the emotional hardship associated with them, but also because of the complex laws one must traverse in order to gain a sense of justice.

What is an ischemic stroke and how might a doctor misdiagnose it?

When most people hear the word stroke, they often think of an ischemic stroke, which account for approximately 85 percent of all strokes, explains the Mayo Clinic. These types of strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is reduced because of narrow passageways or interrupted by a blockage, such as a blood clot.