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    • Could Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Be Caused By Medical Malpractice?

      No one ever wants to think about a baby suffering a birth injury, let alone a brain injury that can affect her for the rest of her life. Unfortunately, there are times during labor and delivery when a ...

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    • Uterine Rupture Could Be The Result Of A Labor And Delivery Error

      For some women, labor progresses naturally; however, many women need some form of assistance to move things along. This is why obstetricians are very familiar with labor-inducing drugs and birthing ...

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    • Too Much Force From A Doctor During Delivery Can Lead To A Baby’s Claw-Shaped Hand

      Giving birth to your baby is one of the most exciting days of your life filled with hope, joy, and love; however, sometimes, things go wrong and the most wonderful experience a parent will have is ...

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    • Developing Depression After A Brain Injury

      When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a motor vehicle accident, fall, or from an act of medical malpractice, the effects can range from physical trauma to behavioral and ...

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    • Understanding Open And Closed Head Injuries & The Different Types Of TBIs

      Blows to the head are often the result of slip and fall accidents, sports-related injuries, assaults, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other types of motor vehicle accidents. When someone ...

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    • Poor Prenatal Care: Failing To Detect Conditions That Could Lead To Brain Damage

      When a pregnant women receives proper prenatal care, she and her baby are less likely to experience medical problems that can cause them harm. Sadly, some women do not receive this care and they ...

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    • What You Need To Know About Catastrophic Burns In Virginia

      Approximately 500,000 people are seriously injured from burns every year, according to the American Burn Association. Of that half million, 40,000 will have an extended hospital stay, and 4,000 will ...

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    • Could Your Loved One Have Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury After A Virginia Accident?

      In the immediate aftermath of a serious accident, your loved one has visible wounds. From the serious skin lacerations to the significant bruising, you might think that identifying where your loved ...

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    • Your Spinal Cord Injury Might Be More Expensive Than You Think

      The spinal cord is one of the most important parts of the human body. As a part of the central nervous system, it serves as the link between the brain and the nerves in your body, allowing you to move ...

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  • FAQ
    • What Does Pain And Suffering Mean In A Medical Malpractice Claim?

      If you are like most people, you probably have heard the term “pain and suffering” and know that juries frequently award this type of compensation in lawsuits, but you may not know if it applies to ...

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    • Why Would A Third-Party Expert Be Needed For My Malpractice Claim?

      In a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against a doctor or other healthcare professional, it is critical for a medical expert to be involved to explain that a patient is owed a duty of care and that ...

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    • When Are Hospitals Liable For Malpractice?

      Hospitals can be held responsible for cases of malpractice when their employees are careless or negligent, or intentionally harm a patient. Whether a doctor makes a mistake in surgery or a lab ...

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    • Attorney Thomas G. Smith Selected as 2019 Lawyer of the Year & As Super Lawyer in Medical Malpractice

      Everyone at Shevlin Smith is pleased to congratulate attorney Thomas G. Smith for being selected as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year for the Metropolitan DC Area. Attorney Smith received this prestigious ...

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    • How Is Communication Affected Following A Brain Injury?

      Most of us communicate with many different people throughout the day, never even giving it a second thought. This is because the ability to speak is often taken for granted; however, communicating ...

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    • Michael Shevlin Named To Million Dollar Advocates Forum

      The Million dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. The organization was found in 1993. Fewer than 1% of U.S. attorneys are ...

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    • Can Your Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Cause You Additional Problems?

      Some of the most widely prescribed medications are drugs that lower a patient's cholesterol level. These drugs are known as "statins." While the effectiveness of statins in lowering cholesterol is ...

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    • Anti-Patient Bill Fails In Virginia General Assembly Subcommittee

      Victims of medical malpractice gained an important verdict this month when an anti-patient bill failed to garner any support in the House Civil Law Subcommittee of the Virginia General Assembly. House ...

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    • Study Finds Radiation Risk For Patients

      According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, over 4 million Americans are exposed to high doses of radiation from medical imaging studies. Nearly one-half million Americans ...

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    • Developing Depression After A Brain Injury

      When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a motor vehicle accident, fall, or from an act of medical malpractice, the effects can range from physical trauma to behavioral and ...

      Read More
    • Could Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Be Caused By Medical Malpractice?

      No one ever wants to think about a baby suffering a birth injury, let alone a brain injury that can affect her for the rest of her life. Unfortunately, there are times during labor and delivery when a ...

      Read More
    • Uterine Rupture Could Be The Result Of A Labor And Delivery Error

      For some women, labor progresses naturally; however, many women need some form of assistance to move things along. This is why obstetricians are very familiar with labor-inducing drugs and birthing ...

      Read More
    • Millions Of Seniors Use Risky Drug Combinations

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28368285/ The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published an article that focused on medication drug use by senior citizens and the risks associated ...

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    • How To Choose The Right Attorney For A Medical Malpractice Case

      After suffering harm at the hands of a negligent doctor or medical professional, you are ready to seek justice, but you might not know who you should turn to or how to find the right attorney for your ...

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    • When Pacemaker Implant Surgery Goes Wrong

      When medical devices need to be implanted into someone’s body for health reasons, there is always the risk for complications. But when a complication arises as a result of a doctor’s error and ...

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    • What You Should And Shouldn’t Do After Being Harmed By Medical Malpractice

      Hundreds of millions of people see their doctors or visit hospitals for medical help every year. While the majority of doctor and hospital visits go smoothly and patients’ conditions improve, the ...

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    • Attorney Thomas G. Smith Selected as 2019 Lawyer of the Year & As Super Lawyer in Medical Malpractice

      Everyone at Shevlin Smith is pleased to congratulate attorney Thomas G. Smith for being selected as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year for the Metropolitan DC Area. Attorney Smith received this prestigious ...

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    • Attorney Michael J. Shevlin Selected By Peers as Best Lawyers 2018 for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury

      Attorney Michael J. Shevlin has prided himself on fighting for his clients, and has earned numerous victories in the form of settlements and verdicts that have recovered millions on their behalf. This ...

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    • Michael Shevlin Named To Million Dollar Advocates Forum

      The Million dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. The organization was found in 1993. Fewer than 1% of U.S. attorneys are ...

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    • What Are Drivers Doing Behind the Wheel That Threatens Their Safety?

      No one wants to risk being injured in a car crash, but many people engage in dangerous driving behaviors nonetheless. While you may think you are not one of these dangerous drivers because you don't ...

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    • Virginia Supreme Court Decision: A Big Victory For Plaintiffs

      Last week, the Virignia Supreme Court released its decision in Central Health, Inc. v. Mullins . The end result is a big victory for plaintiffs in death cases where the cause of death is contested. ...

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    • FDA Believes That Heparin Contamination Was Likely Intentional

      The New York Times reports that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) now believes that contaminates found in Heparin (a popular blood thinning medication) were added deliberately. Contaminated Heparin ...

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    • The Understated Spinal Cord Injury In Virginia: A Herniated Disc

      It is said that one in four Americans suffers from back pain on a daily basis. They have learned to accept it as common, but others have been truly debilitated by their pain. Following an accident, ...

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    • Available Damages For Spinal Cord Injury Victims

      Suffering a spinal cord injury is not only an overwhelming and traumatic time in one’s life, but it is also a time when financial stresses are high. Because spinal cord injuries are serious injuries ...

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    • Emergency Warning Signs Of A Spinal Cord Injury

      One of the first things people do after a car accident is to check their fingers, arms and legs for proper movement response. This might seem like common sense, but what you may not know is that ...

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    • No Basis for High Insurance Rates

      Financial Statements From 15 Largest Medical Malpractice Insurers Show Increase In Doctor's Insurance Premiums Not The Result Of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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    • Falling Claims and Rising Premiums in the Medical Malpractice Insurance Industry

      Falling Claims and Rising Premiums in the Medical Malpractice Insurance Industry

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    • Helping Victims Of Complicated Box Truck Accident Cases

      Box trucks are a common site on our roadways and are used to haul goods from one location to another. Whether the products are delivered to consumers or these commercial vehicles are used to move ...

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    • Commercial Vehicle Crash Claims Can Be Complicated

      Every day in the DC area, we share the road with commercial vehicles of all sizes. Generally, commercial vehicles are bigger and heavier than the average car; so when traffic accidents occur with ...

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    • How Internal Organs Can Be Damaged In A Car Crash

      When a car travelling at highway speeds is forced to a sudden stop in a collision, the impact forces on the occupants are tremendous. Drivers and passengers who are not wearing seatbelts can be thrown ...

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