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Informed Consent: Premature Births

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

In 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published the details of a 2004-2009 study of 1,300 severely premature infants at 23 medical institutions across the United States. The study, called the Surfactant, Positive Pressure and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (SUPPORT), was designed to address a longstanding issue in the care of premature babies: Oxygen, considered […]

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Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Before, During and After Surgery

Posted on July 27th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately5.4 million surgical procedures performed annually in the United States. Though all operations involve a certain degree of risk, patients should have the reasonable expectation that a high standard of care will be provided to them. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Each […]

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New Disclosure on 2010 Hip Implant Recall

Posted on January 26th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Earlier this month it was revealed in an extensive New York Times article by Barry Meier that newly disclosed court records pertaining to the 2010 Johnson & Johnson hip implant recall indicate that Johnson & Johnson did not reveal their internal analysis regarding the potential early failure rate of their all-metal hip implant device. The […]

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure performed to assist a patient in losing weight. There are different types of surgery that may be performed from a restrictive procedure where a band is placed around the stomach, or a more involved bypass procedure to modify the gastrointestinal tract. With each procedure, there may be different consequences. […]

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Failure To Carry Out Emergency C-Sections

Posted on July 5th, 2012 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

If mother or baby is at risk during delivery, medical professionals may opt to perform an emergency caesarean section, rather than continue with a potentially dangerous vaginal birth. However, what happens if an emergency C-section is needed, but is not carried out? Does this amount to medical negligence? And it is possible to claim compensation […]

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