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  • Oklahoma Case Evaluation 101 - How does my attorney evaluate my case?

    Medical malpractice case evaluation can be a confusing process for clients. I hope that this will take away some of the mystery and help you better understand the elements of a good medical malpractice case. Law differs from state to state, but the intake process should be fairly...

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  • Oklahoma - What is Interventional Cardiology?

    Interventional cardiology is a subspecialty of cardiology wherein cardiovascular disease is diagnosed and/or treated using catheters and other hardware inserted into blood vessels of the heart. Successfully performed, these procedures often avoid the need for surgery. Interventio...

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  • Birth Injury - What is Cerebral Palsy ?

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common severe physical disability in childhood. CP is a term that includes many different kinds of neuropsychological and physical impairment, some of which are considered preventable and others not. Neonatal encephalopathy is one condition that is...

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  • Birth Injury - What is Neonatal Encephalopathy and what does it mean for my baby?

    Neonatal encephalopathy is the condition in a newborn characterized by a syndrome of disturbed neurologic function in the earliest days of life in the term infant, manifested by difficulty with initiating and maintaining respiration, depression of tone and reflexes, subnormal lev...

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  • Texas - Who should I choose to handle my baby's birth injury case?

    There are a lot of lawyers practicing in a lot of different areas. But, birth injuries are extremely complex in both the law and the medicine. And, they are extremely expensive. Typically, a birth injury case requires experts in hospital administration, nursing, obstetrics, perin...

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  • Arkansas - Who Should I retain to Handle my Baby's Birth Injury Case?

    There are a lot of lawyers practicing in a lot of different areas. But, birth injuries are extremely complex in both the law and the medicine. And, they are extremely expensive. Typically, a birth injury case requires experts in hospital administration, nursing, obstetrics, perin...

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  • Oklahoma - What lawyer should I hire to handle my baby's brain damage injury?

    There are a lot of lawyers practicing in a lot of different areas. But, birth injuries are extremely complex in both the law and the medicine. And, they are extremely expensive. Typically, a birth injury case requires experts in hospital administration, nursing, obstetrics, perin...

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  • Why Should I Choose Only a Board Certified Attorney?

    Why Should I Choose only a Board Certified Attorney? Mark of Excellence Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field ...

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  • April 2010 FDA Letter to Pain Pump Manufacturers - What do Consumers need to know?

    Somewhere between 700 and 10,000 injuries and deaths have been associated with pain medication infusion pumps. As a result, the FDA sent a letter to manufacturers alerting them that FDA will be taking a closer look at this problem and suggesting that the manufacturers immediately...

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  • Texas - Are the Cards Stacked Against the Children in Favor of the Medical Industry?

    Recently, the Houston 14th Court of Appeals published a decision in a shoulder dystocia case that exemplifies how the cards are stacked in favor of the doctors and against the children of Texas. It is well-known in the medical community and literature that by far the most likely ...

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