Is Medical Care Getting Safer? Or Are Fewer People Filing Claims?

According to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) data, 2011 had the lowest amount of reported medical malpractice lawsuits since 1991. This information on the surface suggests that medical practice has improved, thus leading to fewer claims. Both consumer advocate groups and tort reform groups, usually on opposing sides, agree that the numbers are misleading. Why Are The Numbers Lower? Although it would be wonderful to think that these claims are lower due to increased health care standards, there are other reasons these numbers have Continue reading

Expanded Birth Injury Materials Added At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

As medical malpractice lawyers involved in different types of birth injury cases, we recognize that the specific events that occur behind the scenes can be difficult to compartmentalize.  While the fact patterns behind different incidents may vary-- or overlap, the following areas have become consistent aspects in some of our cases.  Consequently, we have expanded the birth injury section at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, to further refine the expanse of birth injury cases we get involved with. Please take a moment and review expanded sections Continue reading

Left Untreated, Newborn Jaundice May Result In Hyperbilirubenmia

As a parent, I can't think of anything more horrific than a life-long disability facing a young child.  As a medical malpractice lawyer who represents families faced with the difficult task of caring for a disabled child, I really get angered when the disability is caused by the carelessness of others. Unlike, many types of medical malpractice that involve extremely complex medical issues that can be frankly difficult for any person without medical training to comprehend, jaundice (or more accurately neonatal hyperbilirubinemia) is a Continue reading

Nursing Home Abuse: The Deaths Of 13 Children Linked To Poor Care At Chicago Nursing Home

The Chicago Tribune ran one of the more disturbing investigative stories I've seen in a long-time when it chronicled the poor care given to disabled children living at Alden Village North located on Chicago's north-side. The Tribune used public records and government documents to uncover the names and details of care provided to children living with physical and mental handicaps, including: cerebral palsy and downs syndrome. In looking though the roll call of child-residents who have died at this Alden facility, it is readily apparent Continue reading