Birth Injury

Why You Need an Attorney for a Postpartum Negligence Claim

When you go into labor, you automatically place your life, and that of your child, into the hands of trusted medical professionals. While you are focused on delivering a healthy baby, you are not anticipating all the things that can go wrong. Postpartum negligence is a category of medical malpractice that occurs when a hospital,…

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What Is Erb’s Palsy?

Giving birth to a baby is supposed to be a happy occasion, filled with excitement. If your baby sustains an injury before or during delivery, however, what should be joyous can quickly become nerve-wracking. One such birth injury is a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves located above the shoulder…

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U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Soars

A recently published USA TODAY article revealed some startling data about the number of mothers dying during childbirth. After a four-year investigation, reporter Alison Young’s research uncovered some disturbing information—the United States is now “the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth.” More than 50,000 mothers suffer severe injuries during or after…

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Cerebral Palsy and Causes Related to Medical Negligence

Cerebral palsy, also referred to as CP, is an injury that can develop “during fetal development; before, during or shortly after birth; during infancy; or during early childhood,” per the organization United Cerebral Palsy (“UCP”). It affects the ability of the body to coordinate movements. With this disorder, a child will often have muscles that…

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What Parents Should Know about Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is an injury to the brain that newborns suffer during delivery when their brain does not get enough oxygen, blood, or both. Also called “birth asphyxia” or “neonatal encephalopathy,” HIE is often fatal. Newborns with HIE often suffer extreme brain damage and developmental difficulties. HIE may be treated through hypothermia therapy, which…

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Perineum Trauma Birth Injuries Cause Lasting Damage for Mothers

Discussions about the potential complications of childbirth often center on injuries to the newborn baby. However, mothers also face significant risks inside of the delivery room, particularly when physicians fail to provide proper and timely treatment. Perineum trauma is a common occurrence during the delivery process, but inadequate medical care can lead to a lifetime…

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