Jan 3, 2019

Common Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Shoulder Dystocia

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Shoulder dystocia is a childbirth occurrence in which the head of the baby comes out naturally, but the baby’s shoulders become lodged behind the mother’s pelvis. This can occur as a result of the size of the baby shoulders and body, the size of the mother’s pelvis, or the angle at which the baby proceeds through the birth canal. A medical emergency response is required when this event occurs due to the fact that the [...]

Jul 27, 2018

Mothers Are Dying After Giving Birth. Why Won’t Their Hospitals Help Them?

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There are millions of babies born every year in the U.S. We are often told that we have one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world, and so we pour billions into medical and scientific advances. It is fair to assume that giving birth would be safe, after all these years and advances. Not in America, it seems. Between 1990 and 2015, the United States’ maternal fatality rates rose steadily, to an average [...]

May 7, 2018

Doctors May Be Responsible for a Birth Injury

By |May 7th, 2018|Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Doctors May Be Responsible for a Birth Injury

The birth process is nothing short of a miracle, and doctors and medical staff are there to ensure the safety of the mother and baby. Babies are especially vulnerable during birth and delivery. Carelessness with medical instruments or perhaps too much force applied to an arm or leg during delivery could result in a lifetime of disability or physical limitations for a child. Hospitals or other medical facilities in Maryland may not always be  forthcoming [...]

Mar 26, 2018

Vacuum and Forceps Assisted Delivery and the Risks of Birth Injury

By |March 26th, 2018|Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice|Comments Off on Vacuum and Forceps Assisted Delivery and the Risks of Birth Injury

As a woman goes through the labor and delivery process, at times the baby requires a little help to make it through the birth canal. In fact, about three percent of all vaginal deliveries in the U.S. involve some sort of assistance provided to facilitate delivery. A delivery that is excessively prolonged can prove dangerous to the baby and utterly exhausting and painful to the mother. Two types of assisted delivery processes used by medical [...]

Jun 24, 2016

What is Cerebral Palsy?

By |June 24th, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder which affects a person's bodily movements and muscle coordination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define cerebral palsy as a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It is also the most common childhood motor disability. It can be caused by abnormal brain development or by a brain injury. The CDC says that CP symptoms vary from [...]

Mar 4, 2016

The Birth Injury Fund Is a Very Bad Idea

By |March 4th, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

For many years, hospitals and their insurers have been trying to convince Maryland legislators to create a No-Fault Birth Injury Fund for families whose children sustained an injury during birth. They have increased their efforts this year with a public relations campaign that is scamming the public. The purpose of the fund, according to a stacked state-created task force made up almost exclusively of members of the health industry, is to provide lifetime care to [...]

Feb 20, 2016

The Facts about Brachial Plexus Injuries

By |February 20th, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

The brachial plexus is the system of nerves which transmits signals between the spine through the shoulder and down the arm, into the hands. You can sustain damage to your brachial plexus in a number of ways: by gripping the steering wheel too hard in a car accident, by throwing a baseball or football too hard, or by falling on your shoulder, just to name a few. Sometimes these injuries resolve on their own. Other [...]

Aug 17, 2015

New Study Links Paxil and Prozac to Increased Risk of Birth Defects

By |August 17th, 2015|Birth Injuries, Liability, News, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

A new study published in the British Medical Journal points to a link between pregnant women who take certain anti-depressants and an increased risk of their children developing serious birth defects. As reported by Reuters, researchers surveyed more than 28,000 women to see if they took “Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil or Zoloft any time from one month before conception through the third month of pregnancy.” All five of these drugs are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, [...]

Aug 3, 2015

Glyburide May Increase the Risk of Birth Defects in Mothers with Gestational Diabetes

By |August 3rd, 2015|Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice, News, Safety|0 Comments

When a woman becomes pregnant, her doctor will order various tests and screenings to ensure that she and the fetus are in good health. One of those tests is for gestational diabetes, which can develop even in women who show no symptoms. Many women develop the condition; with exercise and a healthy diet, it is likely to go away, though it increases a woman’s chance of developing Type 2 diabetes after the pregnancy. Because untreated [...]

Jun 26, 2015

The Dangers of Umbilical Cord Accidents

By |June 26th, 2015|Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice, Safety|0 Comments

One of the causes of birth injuries and still births is damage to the umbilical cord, your baby’s lifeline while in utero. A report by the Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network, a department in the National Institutes of Health, referenced a study of 512 stillbirths. The article claims that: “Umbilical cord accidents (UCA) represented 10% of stillbirths” in their study, but that some studies put “the UCA associated stillbirth rate at 15%.” Even if the child [...]

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