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Tag: Medical Malpractice

Widow Receives $275K Settlement for Spouse’s Hospital Bed Fall

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In 2013, Jean Prouty filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont after her husband, Donald E. Prouty, Jr., died at the age of 56 as a result of a bed fall. Prouty alleged that the facility failed to properly monitor her late husband, even though he was a high-risk… Read more »

New Grant Money Aids Resources for Elder Abuse Victims in Maine

Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

Maine’s Family Crisis Services, serving Cumberland County, is one of nine national recipients awarded the Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant by the U.S. Department of Justice. This grant will build on prior services cultivated by the community that support victims and survivors of elder abuse in Maine. The Family… Read more »

Report Questions Quality of Obstetric Care in America

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The national nonprofit organization Public Citizen recently issued a lengthy report regarding the lack of standardized practices adopted by obstetrics practitioners across the nation, which is a contributing factor to adverse outcomes and “avoidable tragic events” in delivery rooms each year. The public watchdog group says that while proven safety initiatives do exist to minimize preventable… Read more »

New Invention by Mainer Could Help Prevent Cerebral Palsy in Infants

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Every year, an estimated 10,000 babies are diagnosed with various forms of cerebral palsy, a condition that can impair one’s motor skills, speech, hearing and cognitive development.  Up to fifty percent of children with cerebral palsy suffer seizures as well as some measure of mental impairment, which leads to learning disabilities, language problems and often… Read more »