For victims of head injuries that lead to traumatic brain injuries, advances in medical diagnosis and treatment can present a best-and-worst of both worlds reality. These same technological advances mean that your ability to recover fully, or nearly fully, are better than ever. But the costs connected with superior treatment can be crippling financially, even if you have health insurance.
Outpatient clinics have become an increasingly popular and relied-upon source of medical treatment for people who do not necessarily need to go to a hospital for treatment, including many kinds of surgeries. The advantages these clinics claim include faster and less expensive treatment than may be available at a hospital, advantages that many patients are finding persuasive. Today there are more than 60 outpatient surgical clinics in Connecticut alone. But as the prevalence of these clinics becomes more widespread, so do incidents of alleged medical malpractice connected them.
There is a saying that no act of communication is 100 percent complete. Between what you mean, what you say and what that person understands there are multiple opportunities for your message to become less effective. If you are trying to deliver that message in a noisy environment, then the problem of understanding becomes even worse. Getting your message across can be even more difficult when you are not only trying to inform but also to persuade.
A birth injury occurs when during the delivery process the mother, the baby or both suffer an injury. A birth defect describes a problem that occurs while the fetus is still in the womb. It is in connection with the latter of these two possibilities that the legal concept of wrongful birth can take place.
Losing a loved one is never an easy experience to go through; losing that person needlessly because the act leading to his or her demise was caused by someone else makes the experience all that much harder to understand, or to endure. But once you get past the point of grieving, the question presents itself: what should you do now?