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May 3, 2018

Should I Settle My Birth Injury Case?

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Birth injuries can devastate newborns and families. Most families want nothing more than 10 fingers, 10 toes, and a healthy baby, so when something goes wrong, it turns your whole worldview upside down. You probably have a lot of questions for the doctors and yourself: What kind of care will your child need? What types [...]

Feb 28, 2018

Family Wants Apology After Baby Injured During Birth at Tennessee Hospital

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After their baby's head was injured during birth at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a new mom took her case to social media to warn others. Cecily Dantam posted photos of scratches and gouges on the top of her newborn's head and said the baby also suffered hypothermia due to the actions of her nurse midwife [...]

Jan 15, 2018

What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

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When a newborn has a medical condition, it is not always clear whether it is because of a birth defect or a birth injury. Birth injuries happen during delivery or immediately following delivery. A birth injury can occur when there is a complication during labor and delivery. The complication can stem from an act of [...]

Dec 28, 2017

The Importance of Deciding When a Cesarean Section is Required to Prevent Birth Injuries

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Childbirth is usually a normal process that results in a healthy baby and mother. There are times, however, when a Cesarean section is required to protect the health of the baby and the mother. Since every case is different, it can be challenging to know in every circumstance whether performing a C-section was required and [...]

Oct 18, 2017

Facial Paralysis from Birthing Trauma

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Our facial expressions allow us to communicate with the rest of the word without saying a single word. We are able to smile when we are happy and frown when we are upset. But for some children, this ability is taken from them at birth, often due to the negligent actions of a doctor. Facial [...]

Sep 14, 2017

Statute of Limitations for Late-Emerging Birth Injuries in Tennessee

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Amidst the joys of pregnancy, every parent’s nightmare is the horror of tragic complications or injury during birth. Worse yet, some families leave the hospital or birth center believing all is well with their infant, only to learn later that a birth injury occurred when symptoms arise days or weeks later. Tennessee families whose children [...]

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?

By |Jul 5, 2017|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

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

By |Jun 8, 2017|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

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

By |Jun 1, 2017|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

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 [...]

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