Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on September 12, 2018You come out of a procedure with more problems than you went in with. The operation didn't seem to fix your issue, and you have developed others stemming from your hospital stay. Is this simply a reflection of the imperfection of modern medicine? Or is this an instance of medical negligence? It can be difficult to determine if you have a medical malpractice case because the law does allow some leeway for the complications that can occur with any treatment, through no fault of the physician. The human body cannot be entirely understood, and the laws are not unsympathetic to surprise developments no one could have ... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on April 15, 2018They joy of having a child is incredible, but if your child is injured or killed during birth due to medical malpractice, the effects can be devastating. If this tragedy has happened to your family, get in touch with a childbirth injuries lawyer with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins as soon as you can. We will do whatever we can to make sure those responsible for your suffering are forced to face full accountability.
Common Childbirth Injuries Caused by Medical MalpracticeUnfortunately, several different injuries can occur during the birth o... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on January 18, 2017A spinal injury can lead to devastating consequences, including a loss of mobility and quality of life. In some cases, the damage can be so extensive that it can require around-the-clock care. This type of injury can also result in enormous medical expenses, as well as other costs associated with accommodating accessibility in and out of the home. If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic spinal injury due to the negligence of another person or company, you may be able to obtain compensation f... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on January 4, 2017National Birth Defects Awareness Month is an annual observation that occurs in January. It is a time to reflect on one of the most crushing types of tragedies that anyone can face and to provide support to those affected. A Major Problem A baby is born with a major birth defect every 4.5 minutes in the U.S. Birth defects are the leading cause of death among infants in our country and account for approximately 20 percent of all deaths within a baby’s first year.... Read more
Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on July 20, 2016If you're injured in a hospital, who is responsible? The doctor treating you or the hospital itself? Before 1991, the answer was the doctor. Since doctors and surgeons are not technically the employees of the hospital and may in fact work for multiple facilities, hospitals would separate themselves from medical malpractice lawsuits and other lawsuits by claiming doctors were not employees, and therefore hospitals were not technically responsible for the negligent or reckless actions of their surgeons or medical professionals. This changed in 1991, with the case Thompson v. Nason Hospital, w... Read more