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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 [...]

Oct 12, 2016

When a Mother Suffers Birth Injuries During Labor and Delivery

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Childbirth is a perfectly natural function of the human body, and when it goes the way it is supposed it go, it is often a fairly routine process. Sometimes however, there are unavoidable complications during pregnancy that can put both the mother and the baby at risk. At other times, the negligent actions or failure [...]

Sep 28, 2016

Brain Injury in Newborns Caused by a Birth Injury

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There are many factors that can contribute to brain injury in a newborn, but there are two broad categories for the causes of newborn brain injuries: one is physical trauma to the infant's head and the other is oxygen deprivation during the birth process. Brain injury in a newborn can have long lasting, negative implications [...]

Aug 25, 2016

Birth Injuries from Misuse of Forceps and Vacuum Extraction

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According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Report (AHRQ), about 6 to 8 out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States is born with a birth injury. When it comes to birth injuries for mothers, the injury rate is highest for those who undergo birthing tool-assisted deliveries, and who are between [...]

Aug 18, 2016

Cesarean Section Errors and Delays Can Lead to Birth Injuries

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Thousands of babies are born naturally every day without incident making their proud parents very happy. There are, however, certain circumstances under which a fetus is experiencing distress within the mother's womb and needs to be delivered surgically as soon as possible. A Cesarean section (C-section) is the surgical procedure that is performed to deliver [...]

Jun 15, 2016

Birth Injury Risks for Premature Infants

By |Jun 15, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

There are few things more devastating to new parents than discovering their child has an injury or birth defect. The risks of such injuries and defects are higher in children born prematurely. Prematurity, or babies who are born at less than 37 weeks of gestation, and those who weigh less than 3.3 pounds, have increasingly [...]

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