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Can a wrongful death award be modified?

The unexpected loss of a loved one can leave a family in turmoil. Emotionally speaking, they may struggle to cope with the fact that they will never again be able to spend time with their loved one talking, laughing, and experiencing life. Although these damages can be more than enough for a surviving family to handle, they will likely also be forced to deal with the financial aftermath. Families may find it difficult to come up with the funds to pay for medical expenses and funeral costs, and the deceased individual's lost wages can leave them without the income they need just to get by.

Failure to Diagnose Nutritional Deficiency Can Lead to Wernicke's Encephalopathy

In developed countries like the United States, the general assumption is that malnutrition is a relatively rare health problem.

What are some common defenses to medical malpractice?

Every year, thousands of Americans are injured by medical malpractice. Sometimes these injuries turn fatal, leaving unsuspecting families utterly devastated. They face serious emotional harm, knowing that they will never be able to see their loved ones again. But, surviving families can also encounter the financial realities of the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Lost wages, funeral costs and medical expenses can all take quite a toll on a family's financial wellbeing.

Pursuing wrongful death claims with compassion in Houston

A recent post here discussed some reasons why doctors may lie about serious medical errors. One reason is that they are in fear of losing their job. Another, and perhaps related, reason is that many medical professionals are afraid of being sued for failing to provide the applicable standard of care. When dishonest doctors, nurses and hospitals try to cover up fatal errors, the victim's surviving family members need to seek out the truth so that they can hold accountable those responsible for the fatal error.

Medical malpractice lawsuits filed after tragic birth injuries

Expecting parents have a lot to think about: making space for their little one, rebalancing their finances and figuring out daycare. However, for many Texas families, their child's health is of paramount concern. Fortunately, most medical professionals have years of education, training and on-the-job experience. But, despite this experience, many doctors and nurses act in a way that leads to serious patient harm, even in the delivery room.

Medical malpractice and birth injury

Inadequate medical attention can result in serious injury, especially with newborn children. Every year, around 28,000 children are born with an injury from birth. In some cases, these injuries are unavoidable, but sometimes they are the result of negligence.

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