Hudson & Castle Personal Injury Blog

Informed Consent

Doctors must fully inform their patients about the risks involved in any proposed medical procedure, treatment or test. A patient has the right to be informed about the potential risks so that they can decide whether to have the proposed medical procedure, treatment or test. This information must be explained in words that a non-medical person would understand and not just done in writing. The patient must understand these risks…
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Birth Injuries

Birth injuries occur to a baby when complications arise during the labor or delivery process.  For every 1,000 babies born in the United States, 5 will be injured during birth.  A birth injury can happen because of an obstetrician’s failure to correctly assess or respond to conditions and/or disorders and complications during a woman’s pregnancy or delivery.  For example, a doctor may fail to recognize a disorder like hypertension during…
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Medical Malpractice Case — “Affidavit of Merit”

Filing a Medical Malpractice Case in Delaware is a complex procedure and it requires the knowledge, skills and experience of a Medical Malpractice Attorney.   Time is of the essence. Three crucial steps in filing a Medical Malpractice case are: 1. Knowing your state’s Statue of Limitations  2. Filing a Notice of Intent and  3. Filing an Affidavit of Merit.  Both filings are time sensitive and can critically impact your case. Don`t forget…
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What Is A Tort?

A Tort is defined as a wrongful act.  Torts are wrongdoings done by one party against another and recognized by law as grounds for a civil lawsuit.  For example, say you are an elderly woman walking on the sidewalk at an outdoor shopping plaza and are hit by a person riding their bike on the plaza’s sidewalk.  Bicycles and skateboards are prohibited for use on the sidewalks. You become the…
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What to Expect When Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you are considering filing a Personal Injury lawsuit, it is helpful to understand the stages involved. The following is not intended to be legal advice or an exact process for handling a law suit, but to educate you about the process so you know what to expect * Choose your lawyer soon after the injury. It is in YOUR best interest to have an objective, experienced counsel from the outset…
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