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Cerebral Palsy as a Result of Medical Malpractice

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A doctor and hospital's nurses are responsible for providing a mother and her baby with safe, comprehensive medical care during the infant's delivery. However, if the delivery room physician makes a mistake, such as failing to account for a potentially serious health issue or wrongfully using an instrument during birth, he or she may cause permanent damage to the child. Likewise, if a nurse makes a mistake, like failing to identify signs of fetal distress and promptly notifying a doctor, serious injuries can happen. Unfortunately, some of these medical errorscan lead to lifelong brain damage in the form of cerebral palsy.
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Doctor Negligence During Delivery of Babies Can Cause Brain Injuries

Victor Lewin
Friday, April 20, 2012

Babies are born every day in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. While the birth of a new baby is usually one of the joyful moments in parents' life, tragically, there are times when that happiness can become catastrophic. All too often, as a result of the negligence a doctor or nurse, things go wrong in the hours or days before a birth causing lifelong permanent injuries to the child.
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Nova Scotia Medical Malpractice Case Goes to Trial

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The lawyers at Wagners represented a client in a medical malpractice trial in Sydney, Nova Scotia this month. The claim alleged negligence on the part of medical residents who treated the plaintiff. The residents were newly out of medical school. The medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners alleged that they did not appreciate their own inexperience and limitations before treating the plaintiff. As a result, it is alleged that the plaintiff sustained a tragic injury. She continues to live in Nova Scotia but is severely disabled.
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Most Birth Injuries Preventable with Proper Medical Care

Victor Lewin
Friday, July 08, 2011

Pregnancy is an exciting time for expecting parents. While expecting mothers will typically do all the right things (eating healthy, exercising, etc.), complications still sometimes arise. Fortunately, the majority of these complications are preventable with proper medical care.
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Wagners Obtains Seminal Decision on Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Victor Lewin
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Compartment syndrome is one of the most common complications associated with arm and leg fractures. It results in tissue death from lack of oxygenation. If not properly guarded against, compartment syndrome can result in blood vessels being compressed by the raised pressure within the compartment. Unless it is recognized and treated at an early stage, it can have very serious and permanent consequences. Doctors and nurses responsible for treating patients suffering fractures must be on the lookout for the signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome. Failure to do so is below the standard of care. If compartment syndrome is suspected, doctors must act immediately because waiting can result in grave injuries.
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