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Combating medical malpractice with accountability

When it comes to preventable medical mistakes and injuries, many patients have to go out of their way to find out what happened to them because their physician and/or medical facility is not forthright about the errors that occurred. Issues concerning medical malpractice claims and other factors are known to prevent doctors from disclosing information concerning possible negligence. However, some argue that full transparency on the part of medical professionals could benefit Massachusetts medical patients and providers alike.

Kernicterus: a preventable type of brain damage in newborns

One of the most heartbreaking aspects of many birth injuries is that they are almost entirely preventable. Kernicterus, for instance, is a type of brain damage in newborn babies that is caused by extreme jaundice. Given that jaundice is easily detectable and treatable in the vast majority of cases, incidents of kernicterus should be practically unheard of. Unfortunately, though, babies across the state of Massachusetts continue to be diagnosed with kernicterus. The attorneys at Donovan & O’Connor, L.L.P., advocate on behalf of you and other birth-injury claimants, and strive to spread awareness about kernicterus and other preventable conditions.

What is a medical malpractice tribunal?

Before medical malpractice victims can achieve compensation for their damages, they typically have to engage in a number of legal proceedings. In the state of Massachusetts, one of the mandatory steps is to have your medical malpractice lawsuit reviewed by a panel of experts in order to determine the validity of your claims. Therefore, it is helpful for medical malpractice claimants to familiarize themselves with what a medical malpractice tribunal is and how it functions.

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