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Social media mistakes in a medical malpractice claim

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

You’ve been the victim of medical malpractice — and it’s wrecked your life. Worse, the party who caused your injuries isn’t in any hurry to accept responsibility for what happened, and their insurance company is fighting your claim. They’ve even suggested that your…

Heart attack symptoms can be very different in women than in men

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Once upon a time, heart disease was considered almost an exclusively male condition. However, today we know that the leading cause of death in women is heart disease. One of the reasons that so many women die from heart-related conditions is that they,…

Stress: A major cause of errors in emergency rooms

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Heading to the emergency room is the last thing anyone wants to have to do, but if an injury or illness gets bad enough, it’s essential to seek medical care right away. An emergency room is one of the most stressful places for…

Former Miami Dolphin loses medical malpractice case retrial

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Former Miami Dolphin wide receiver O.J. McDuffie won a medical malpractice case against a team physician in 2010, but lost the retrial this November. McDuffie returned to the game In November 1999, McDuffie suffered a serious turf toe injury during a game. Dr. John Uribe,…

Delayed diagnosis: Stroke malpractice

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Strokes are serious medical catastrophes. When a blood vessel is blocked or bursts, the brain cannot get the oxygen it needs, resulting in brain cell death. When a doctor fails to diagnose a medical condition that could lead to a stroke, or do…

Anesthesia errors: what are they and how you can prove them

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

When you, or someone you love, goes into surgery, you may assume that the most dangerous part of the procedure is the surgery itself. However, the possibility of anesthesia error is often overlooked. Anesthesia, prevents you from feeling pain during surgery, often by…

Lawsuit describes C-section performed without anesthesia

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Prior to 1846, all surgeries were performed on patients who were alert and unmedicated. Thankfully, those days are over. With anesthesia, patients no longer have to suffer the agony of surgery. Today, patients can receive local, general or regional anesthesia, depending on the…

Medical malpractice and septic shock: A lethal combination

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Septic shock can devastate any healthy person’s body. Major surgery disrupts your immune system and may expose your body to various bacteria, so it proves essential for physicians to use care in performing all surgical duties. Hospitals and surgical rooms must be completely…

Identifying the ten most common birth injuries

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Of the astronomically high number of births each year, the clear majority occur without incident. Although that can be comforting to hear, it’s important to know the risks. Birth injuries occur in 6-8 of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year. Although trained…

Two families sue hospital and doctors over children’s deaths

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

During the same week in November 2016, four-year-old Damian Creed and five-year-old Salette Ruiz died from the same type of cancer at the same hospital while being treated by the same doctor. Damian and Salette had an unusual and aggressive form of eye…

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