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Aug 9, 2017

Florida Doctor Found Liable for Negligence in Horrific Birth Injury Case

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A Florida family recently received a $33.8 million judgment for birth injuries to their newborn baby. A federal judge found that the attending obstetrician was negligent in failing to perform a timely cesarean section and leaving his patient unattended for extended periods of time during the labor and delivery process. In December of 2013, the [...]

Jul 5, 2017

Are Home Births Dangerous?

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The number of home births has yo-yoed over the last 15 years. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 35,000 babies are born at home. Parents are justifiably exercising their right to choose. They should be able to able to deliver their child in an environment where they feel healthy and comfortable. [...]

Jun 8, 2017

Common Injury-Causing Mistakes in the Maternity Ward

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Maternity wards are among the busiest departments within a hospital. These physicians and nurses are tasked with providing constant care for women in various stages of labor and delivery. With so much happening, staff members sometimes fail to adequately act in the best interest of the mother and child. While there are numerous mistakes that [...]

Jun 1, 2017

The Connection Between Maternal BMI and Childhood Epilepsy

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Childhood epilepsy is a serious condition, affecting more than three million children nationally, according to KidsHealth.org. While many children outgrow the condition, others deal with the debilitating symptoms their entire lives. Children living with epilepsy have a higher death rate than children without epilepsy, so the recognition and treatment of risk factors is extremely important [...]

Apr 13, 2017

How to Spot Signs of Possible Medical Mistakes During Childbirth

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A birth injury does not occur in a vacuum., and when one does occur, it can be a very scary situation. A birth injury might play out something like this. You and your partner are in the delivery room and something seems to be going wrong or maybe things have even been going wrong from [...]

Mar 16, 2017

Do Laborists Reduce the Incidence of Birth Injury?

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The use of laborists or OB/GYN hospitalists has been an emerging trend that began in the late 1990s and continues to grow in hospital labor and delivery suites across the United States. Laborists are OB/GYNs who are on staff usually on evenings and weekends or even 24/7 in some hospitals. The American Congress of Obstetricians [...]

Feb 8, 2017

Failing to Diagnose a Mother’s Disease Left One Newborn with Permanent Brain Damage

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A pregnant mother received a routine pap smear as a part of her prenatal care at Brevard County Health Department. Allegedly, a cytopathologist then examined the test and found cellular changes that were consistent with herpes simplex virus. Despite this finding however, a health department nurse gave the report of the test result as being [...]

Dec 22, 2016

Real-life Examples of Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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Birth injuries can be the result of medical malpractice, and they can have many different causes and effects. Some birth injuries are simply resolved on their own and have no lasting impact on the child’s life. Others however can have far-reaching consequences on the child’s health and well-being for the rest of the child’s life. [...]

Nov 30, 2016

What Are the Top Risks That Can Lead to Birth Injury?

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It is probably safe to say that finding out your newborn has sustained a birth injury is one of the worst nightmares a new parent can face. You showed up to the hospital with a birth plan, but then things went off the rails, and the plan was tossed out of the window. After a [...]

Nov 3, 2016

Epidural Birth Injuries to Mothers and Babies

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When it comes to childbirth, pain management is crucial. It is the role of the anesthesiologist to manage a mother’s pain. The anesthesiologist plays a vital role in making sure that the dosage is correct and finding that balance between pain relief and safety for the mother and the child. Unfortunately, any slight error in [...]

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