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An expectant mother and her child can experience complications at any point during a pregnancy, but it is during labor and delivery when the dangers – and the potential for catastrophic errors by physicians and nurses – are the greatest. Indeed, not everything that can go wrong in a delivery room is the result of medical malpractice. However, when the medical professionals we entrust with the health and life of a child and a mother fail to use the judgment, make the decisions, and provide the care necessary to prevent harm to the mother and child, it can constitute medical malpractice.
For those who have Alzheimer’s disease and the families who love them, the toll the illness takes on memory, cognitive functioning, and day-to-day life can be devastating, and only gets more difficult as the disease progresses. While there is no cure, early diagnosis and intervention can facilitate treatments and medication regimes that can slow the disease’s progress and improve quality of life.
Imagine you could no longer walk. Picture not being able to play with your kids or give them a hug. Envision a future in which you couldn’t make a living or provide for your family. Think about not being able to care for yourself or perform the most basic tasks. All of these things – plus a lifetime of costly medical treatment, rehabilitation, and other care needs – are the reality for the millions of Americans living with paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury.