Mechanical or anoxic trauma incurred by the infant during labor or delivery.
The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.
Longitudinal cavities in the spinal cord, most often in the cervical region, which may extend for multiple spinal levels. The cavities are lined by dense, gliogenous tissue and may be associated with SPINAL CORD NEOPLASMS; spinal cord traumatic injuries; and vascular malformations. Syringomyelia is marked clinically by pain and PARESTHESIA, muscular atrophy of the hands, and analgesia with thermoanesthesia of the hands and arms, but with the tactile sense preserved (sensory dissociation). Lower extremity spasticity and incontinence may also develop. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1269)
An infant during the first month after birth.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual at BIRTH. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.
Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.
The alterations of modes of medical practice, induced by the threat of liability, for the principal purposes of forestalling lawsuits by patients as well as providing good legal defense in the event that such lawsuits are instituted.
Presentation of pertinent data by one with special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject.
A nonreassuring fetal status (NRFS) indicating that the FETUS is compromised (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 1988). It can be identified by sub-optimal values in FETAL HEART RATE; oxygenation of FETAL BLOOD; and other parameters.
One of three ossicles of the middle ear. It conducts sound vibrations from the MALLEUS to the STAPES.
One of the three ossicles of the middle ear. It transmits sound vibrations from the INCUS to the internal ear (Ear, Internal see LABYRINTH).
The kind of action or activity proper to the judiciary, particularly its responsibility for decision making.
Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.
A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
A condition characterized by long-standing brain dysfunction or damage, usually of three months duration or longer. Potential etiologies include BRAIN INFARCTION; certain NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; ANOXIA, BRAIN; ENCEPHALITIS; certain NEUROTOXICITY SYNDROMES; metabolic disorders (see BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC); and other conditions.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Course of conduct directed at a specific person that involves repeated (two or more occasions) visual or physical proximity, nonconsensual communication, or verbal, written, or implied threats, or a combination thereof, that would cause a reasonable person fear.
A nursing specialty involving nursing care given to the pregnant patient before, after, or during childbirth.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.
A family of wingless, blood-sucking insects of the suborder HETEROPTERA, including the bedbugs and related forms. Cimex (BEDBUGS), Heamatosiphon, and Oeciacus are medically important genera. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
The fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands. This fluid moistens the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA.

Effect of mode of delivery in nulliparous women on neonatal intracranial injury. (1/130)

BACKGROUND: Infants delivered by vacuum extraction or other operative techniques may be more likely to sustain major injuries than those delivered spontaneously, but the extent of the risk is unknown. METHODS: From a California data base, we identified 583,340 live-born singleton infants born to nulliparous women between 1992 and 1994 and weighing between 2500 and 4000 g. One third of the infants were delivered by operative techniques. We evaluated the relation between the mode of delivery and morbidity in the infants. RESULTS: Intracranial hemorrhage occurred in 1 of 860 infants delivered by vacuum extraction, 1 of 664 delivered with the use of forceps, 1 of 907 delivered by cesarean section during labor, 1 of 2750 delivered by cesarean section with no labor, and 1 of 1900 delivered spontaneously. As compared with the infants delivered spontaneously, those delivered by vacuum extraction had a significantly higher rate of subdural or cerebral hemorrhage (odds ratio, 2.7; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.9 to 3.9), as did the infants delivered with the use of forceps (odds ratio, 3.4; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.9 to 5.9) or cesarean section during labor (odds ratio, 2.5; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.8 to 3.4), but the rate of subdural or cerebral hemorrhage associated with vacuum extraction did not differ significantly from that associated with forceps use (odds ratio for the comparison with vacuum extraction, 1.2; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.7 to 2.2) or cesarean section during labor (odds ratio, 0.9; 95 percent confidence interval, 0.6 to 1.4). CONCLUSIONS: The rate of intracranial hemorrhage is higher among infants delivered by vacuum extraction, forceps, or cesarean section during labor than among infants delivered spontaneously, but the rate among infants delivered by cesarean section before labor is not higher, suggesting that the common risk factor for hemorrhage is abnormal labor.  (+info)

Chiari malformation and syringomyelia in monozygotic twins: birth injury as a possible cause of syringomyelia--case report. (2/130)

A 26-year-old female, the elder of monozygotic twins, presented with slow progressive numbness and pain in her left arm. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed syringomyelia with Chiari malformation. The patient's birth had been difficult with prolonged delivery time, breech delivery, and neonatal asphyxia. MR imaging of the patient's twin sister showed mild tonsillar ectopia, but absence of syringomyelia. This younger sister was born without problems. The patient underwent syringosubarachnoid shunt at the C5-6 level. The syrinx was collapsed promptly, and her symptoms disappeared. This case of syringomyelia with Chiari malformation in one of twins suggests that birth injury is likely to be a cause of the pathogenesis of syringomyelia.  (+info)

The problem of obstetrical complications and schizophrenia. (3/130)

The use of the term "obstetrical complications" (OCs) and its variations to encompass diverse physiological mechanisms (e.g., genetic, ischemic, hemorrhagic, infectious) of disruption to fetal/neonatal brain development has engendered inconsistency, confusion, and controversy. The principal reason is that the term OCs belies the absence of a fully adequate conceptual framework for characterizing neurodevelopmental risk. We propose that neurodevelopmental risk factors for schizophrenia can be assessed more clearly if broad OC scales are replaced by measures representing more homogeneous pathways of disturbed brain development. Using a new OC classification, we found that disordered growth related to hypoxic-ischemic compromise to early brain development may confer an elevated risk of schizophrenia and other adult-onset psychoses, particularly in the presence of familial risk. Abnormal fetal and neonatal brain growth and development in schizophrenia and OCs may also, at least in part, result from genetic factors and could help explain the relation between seemingly inconsistent OCs identified in prior research.  (+info)

The relationship of prenatal and perinatal complications to cognitive functioning at age 7 in the New England Cohorts of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project. (4/130)

Previous literature shows that children who later develop schizophrenia have elevated rates of prenatal and perinatal complications (PPCs) and neuropsychological deficits in childhood. However, little is known about the relationship of these risk factors to each other. We evaluated the relationship between PPCs and neuropsychological functioning at age 7 in a large epidemiological study of pregnancy, birth, and development: the National Collaborative Perinatal Project (NCPP). Thirteen standardized measures of cognitive abilities were acquired on 11,889 children at approximately age 7. Principal components analysis was used to create three neuropsychological measures: academic achievement skills, verbal-conceptual abilities, and perceptual-motor abilities. We measured the relationship between these factors and three measures of PPCs: low birth weight (LBW), probable hypoxicischemic complications, and chronic hypoxia. All three measures of PPCs were significantly associated with lower neuropsychological performance, after controlling for various confounders. LBW had the strongest association with neuropsychological performance, followed by an index of presumed hypoxic insults. The effect sizes between PPCs and cognitive factors at age 7 were consistently largest with perceptual-motor abilities, followed by academic achievement skills and verbal-conceptual abilities. Future studies will evaluate the effects of specific PPCs and genetic risk factors for psychosis on cognitive functioning in childhood.  (+info)

Maternal recall of pregnancy history: accuracy and bias in schizophrenia research. (5/130)

Most investigations that report a positive association between obstetric complications and schizophrenia have been case-control studies that are often based on long-term maternal recall of events during pregnancy. We tested the hypothesis that mothers of adult offspring with schizophrenia or other psychoses systematically overreport obstetric complications compared with mothers of unaffected offspring. Subjects were selected from the New England cohorts of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project, a large prospective cohort with well-documented records of pregnancy and delivery. Mothers of 39 offspring with psychosis and 39 control offspring were recontacted and completed a structured interview regarding their pregnancy history. Accuracy of maternal recall varied greatly in relation to the type of pregnancy event, and recall was inaccurate for many specific events. For the control sample only, maternal recall of the total number of complications corresponded closely to chart information. Contrary to the study hypothesis, mothers of offspring with psychosis report fewer complications than indicated in their obstetric records, with no evidence of positive recall bias. These results suggest that previous reports of a positive association between obstetric complications and schizophrenia are not likely to have resulted from biased maternal recall.  (+info)

A prospective cohort study of genetic and perinatal influences in the etiology of schizophrenia. (6/130)

In this study, we examined whether fetal hypoxia and other obstetric complications (OCs) are related to risk for adult schizophrenia; whether such effects are specific to cases with an early age at onset; and whether the obstetric influences depend on, covary with, or are independent of familial risk. Subjects were 72 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder; 63 of their siblings not diagnosed with schizophrenia; and 7,941 nonpsychiatric controls, whose gestations and births were monitored prospectively with standard research protocols as part of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project. Adult psychiatric morbidity was ascertained via a longitudinal treatment data base indexing regional public health service utilization, and diagnoses were made by review of all pertinent medical records according to DSM-IV criteria. We found that the odds of schizophrenia increased linearly with increasing number of hypoxia-associated OCs and that this effect was specific to cases with an early age at onset/first treatment contact. There were no relationships between schizophrenia and birth weight or other (prenatal/nonhypoxic) OCs. Siblings of patients with schizophrenia were no more likely to have suffered hypoxia-associated OCs than were nonpsychiatric cohort controls. Because the majority of individuals exposed to fetal hypoxia did not develop schizophrenia, such factors likely are incapable of causing schizophrenia on their own. Together, these findings suggest that hypoxia acts additively or interactively with genetic factors in influencing liability to schizophrenia. We propose a model in which the neurotoxic effects of fetal hypoxia may lead to an earlier onset of psychosis because of premature pruning of cortical synapses.  (+info)

Childhood neuromotor dysfunction in schizophrenia patients and their unaffected siblings: a prospective cohort study. (7/130)

Neuromotor dysfunction is a consistent finding in high-risk and archival studies of schizophrenia, but the sources of this dysfunction and its role in the developmental course of the disorder remain poorly understood. This study examined childhood motor predictors of adult psychiatric outcome in a birth cohort sample (72 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, 63 unaffected siblings, and 7,941 nonpsychiatric controls), evaluated prospectively with neurologic examinations at 8 months, 4 years, and 7 years of age. Deviance on motor coordination measures at 7 years was associated with both adult schizophrenia and unaffected sibling status, suggesting that a cofamilial (and perhaps genetic) factor underlies motor coordination deficits in schizophrenia. Unusual movements at ages 4 and 7 predicted adult schizophrenia but not unaffected sibling status, indicating that these deficits may be specific to those who will develop the clinical phenotype. None of the motor precursors were confined to patients with an early age at first treatment contact. Fetal hypoxia predicted unusual movements at 4 but not 7 years among the preschizophrenia subjects, suggesting neurodevelopmental dependence of its functional effects. Neither prenatal complications nor birth weight were associated with motor dysfunction in preschizophrenia subjects or their unaffected siblings at any age. Finally, preschizophrenia children did not show the expected developmental decline in unusual movements, perhaps reflecting aberrant functional maturation of cortical-subcortical pathways.  (+info)

Comparison of maternal and infant outcomes between vacuum extraction and forceps deliveries. (8/130)

The authors conducted a population-based historical cohort study in the Canadian province of Quebec to assess the maternal and infant outcomes associated with vacuum extraction and forceps deliveries. The study database contains information on 305,391 mother-infant dyads (linked by a common institutional code and hospital chart number) for singleton live vaginal births with a nonbreech presentation at the gestational age of 37 or more completed weeks and a birth weight between 2,500 and 4,000 g during fiscal years 1991/1992 to 1995/1996. Of the births, 31,015 were delivered by vacuum extraction, and 18,727 were delivered by forceps. Compared with delivery by forceps, the adjusted risk ratios for third-/fourth-degree perineal laceration, intracranial hemorrhage, subdural or cerebral hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cephalhematoma, and neonatal in-hospital death were 0.48 (95% confidence interval: 0.45, 0.50), 1.28 (95% confidence interval: 0.73, 2.25), 0.97 (95% confidence interval: 0.49, 1.93), 0.99 (95% confidence interval: 0.16, 5.97), 5.44 (confidence interval: 1.26, 23.43), 2.02 (95% confidence interval: 1.89, 2.16), and 0.93 (95% confidence interval: 0.32, 2.70), respectively. The authors conclude that vacuum extraction causes less maternal trauma but may increase the risk of cephalhematoma and certain types of intracranial hemorrhage (e.g., subarachnoid hemorrhage).  (+info)

According to national statistics, seven out of every 1,000 births results in a birth injury in this country. A birth injury occurs during the labor or delivery process and is often caused by action, inaction, or negligence on the part of the medical professionals who are part of the delivery team. A birth injury can and often does result in lifelong disabilities for the infant. In some cases, it can result in the babys death.. When a birth injury occurs, there is some type of physical trauma on the infant that occurs during either the laboring process or the delivery. Far too often, the birth injury is catastrophic, and the injuries result in life-long health problems and severe cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities. Some of the most common birth injuries that the birth injury attorneys from name of firm see include:. · Brain damage from lack of oxygen. · Cerebral palsy. · Erbs palsy. · Facial paralysis. · Fractured bones. · Skull fractures. The birth injury attorneys from our ...
On a national level, approximately three incidents of birth injuries occur every hour, equating to more than 2,300 per month, and these injuries can happen during labor and delivery and right after. A birth injury is defined by as a health problem that an infant is born with that is, in most cases, completely preventable. Dedicated New York birth injury lawyers act as advocates for families who have suffered due to these birth injuries. One of the most common birth injuries is brachial plexus palsy, which entails nerve damage from the base of the neck to the upper arms caused by overt force while handling forceps or other instruments during the birth process. Also, failure to recognize the babys distress can lead to hypoxia or oxygen deprivation. Lack of oxygen may lead to seizures, brain trauma, or cerebral palsy ...
The symptoms of brachial plexus birth injuries range from mild to severe, and often include numbness, paralysis or lack of motor control in the affected limb. In some cases, a condition known as Horner Syndrome may develop, causing changes in the appearance of the eye and face on the injured side of the body.. Depending on the severity of the injury and how it is treated, the symptoms of a brachial plexus injury may be temporary or permanent. Long-term complications may include muscle atrophy and deformity of the affected body parts, as well as an abnormal curvature of the spine known as scoliosis. ...
For many people, there is no happier occasion than the birth of a child. Unfortunately, not every birth goes perfectly, and an infant or mother may suffer from serious complications. While certain birth defects are unavoidable, obstetrical error can lead to severe birth injuries during labor and delivery. Inadequate fetal monitoring, unnecessary use of forceps or vacuum extraction, lack of appropriate maternal care or prenatal care, and other failures of the nurses, obstetrician, technicians, or anesthesiologists leading to birth injury is considered medical malpractice. If your family has suffered from stillbirth, traumatic brain injury or brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erbs palsy (brachial plexus injury), nerve damage, fractures, or other preventable birth injury, consult an Oklahoma birth injury lawyer to find out how to get the compensation you deserve. Compensation awarded in birth injury lawsuits generally considers the costs of lifelong care of a severely disabled person. Recently, a jury ...
One of the happiest days in a persons life might be the day that their child is born. Unfortunately, in some cases, something goes wrong during the birth process, causing harm to either the mother, the baby, or both. If your child experienced a birth injury when they were born, you may want to consider whether this birth injury could have been avoided if the doctors acted differently. You may even have a medical malpractice case.. Birth injuries are not always at the fault of a medical professional, sometimes it is simply because the birth was very complicated, the baby was breeched, or the baby was born prematurely. In some cases, medical professionals may be at fault because they failed to properly monitor the health of the baby and the mother throughout the birth.. Some birth injuries that can be the result of medical negligence include cerebral hypoxia, Brachial plexus palsy, Erbs palsy, Cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, and more. While some of these injuries can be cured, others cannot. ...
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Birth injuries can encompass a wide range of injuries that are often quite rare but are due to another persons actions. Birth injuries not only impact the health and well-being of the child, but also put the mother at risk.. Many developmental injuries which are the direct result of the birth do not manifest themselves into later on in the childs life. If your child has been injured as a result of negligent or careless actions during birth, you may be entitled to receive compensation to cover all medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even loss of income due to the medical complications.. Van Dyke Law, LLCs Connecticut and Massachusetts Personal Injury Attorney. If you have experienced a birth injury, do not hesitate to contact Van Dyke Law, LLCs Connecticut and Massachusetts birth injury lawyer. Our attorney understands that these injuries can impact the rest of your life and your childs life and you deserve to receive compensation for any injuries you suffered during birth. If your ...
Birth injuries and birth defects may seem indistinguishable in the eyes of parents. After all, any harm inflicted to a child is devastating despite which categorization an injury falls under. Nevertheless, if parents are contemplating seeking a legal remedy for their childs injuries, the distinction between a birth injury and a birth defect is pivotal in determining whether a case is viable in a court of law. Proof that a childs condition is proximately caused by a mistake made on the behalf of a health care provider, rather than an inevitable occurrence, is the crux of a successful birth injury lawsuit.. Injuries could be caused solely by the negligent actions of a medical professional, or by a complication that was unavoidable (which is known as a birth defect). A newborn can be inflicted with a birth injury when issues occur while a mother is in labor or during delivery. In cases when an attending doctor, medical staff or hospital facility exercised negligence, a baby may have been wounded ...
Birth injuries may also arise from complications during pregnancy. The mother may have taken a medication that contributes to birth defects or other problems. Today, 1 in 200 babies is born with some form of birth injury, and many of these cases may have been caused by negligence.. If your baby suffered a birth injury, you should consider inquiring about your legal options. In times of grief, it is obviously difficult for family members to understand the importance of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of the injury, preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties. However, the large compensation from a lawsuit is often necessary to cover the extensive medical bills that will accrue in the years to come.. Sensitive and Reputable Attorneys. Birth injury cases often have very large settlements, and therefore require the highest level of legal expertise. Often the multi-million dollar verdicts are necessary to care for a lifetime of medical bills stemming from the ...
When a child suffers birth injuries, damages that are awarded will often go to the child in the form of a trust fund. Life Care Plans may be set up in order to cover current and future medical, therapy, and development assistance costs. In addition to these damages, it is sometimes possible for parents to obtain separate damages for emotional pain and suffering. If medical malpractice is found to be particularly malicious, the medical facility or specific party may be ordered to pay punitive damages.. Sources:. Birth Injury. Merck Manuals. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 24 Jan. 2015. ,,. Birth Injury Overview. Findlaw. Thomson Reuters, 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 24 Jan. 2015. ,,. Birth Injury. Stanford Childrens Health. Stanford Childrens Health, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 Jan. 2015. ...
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If you had to have surgery while you were pregnant or your baby required emergency surgery soon after birth and now your child suffers from the serious consequences of a birth injury, you must be wondering what happened. There are birth injuries that could not have been prevented, but the sad truth is that many birth injuries are the result of preventable negligence. A surgeon is not immune from making a mistake that might cost your child the bright future that you envisioned for him or her. There are questions that you can ask to determine whether it is likely that there was a problem during the surgery or the pre- or post-operative period, that caused the terrible birth injury.. Did the surgeon conduct a thorough analysis of the necessity of surgery and discuss the pros and cons with you?. Oftentimes, a surgeon is focused on doing the procedure rather than making sure that it is the best possible option for the patient. Did your surgeon sit down with you and discuss the potential harm to your ...
If birth injuries were caused by medical malpractice, a skilled attorney may be able to help the family recover the costs of any related medical treatments and therapy sessions. In many cases, compensation will also be calculated for intangible damages, such as pain and suffering. Costs for future special education needs and other anticipated expenses may also be considered when determining the reparations owed to the family. If the cause of birth injuries is determined to be misconduct, punitive damages may also be awarded in order to dissuade medical professionals from committing similar acts in the future.. Sources:. Birth Injury. Birth Injury. Stanford Childrens Health, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 9 June 2014 ...
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ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Posterior dislocation of the shoulder in brachial plexus birth palsy during the first year of life is rare but the incidence increases with age. The aim was to calculate the incidence of these lesions in children below one year of age. METHODS: The incidence of brachial plexus birth lesion and occurrence of posterior shoulder dislocation was calculated based on a prospective follow up of all brachial plexus patients at an age below one in Malmö municipality, Sweden, 2000-2005. RESULTS: The incidence of brachial plexus birth palsy was 3.8/1000 living infants and year with a corresponding incidence of posterior shoulder dislocation (history, clinical examination and x-ray) during the first year of 0.28/1000 living infants and year, i.e. 7.3% of all brachial plexus birth palsies. CONCLUSION: All children with a brachial plexus birth lesion (incidence 3.8 per thousand) should be screened, above the assessment of neurological recovery, during the first year of life for ...
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Chris Wullum is a lawyer with Tapper Cuddy LLP, a Winnipeg law firm recognized as having one of the leading medical malpractice departments in Canada, with particular experience in birth injury cases. Chris has extensive experience representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases in Manitoba, playing a leading role in many of those actions. He is a founding member of the Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance of Canada.. Chris has particular experience and interest in representing families in cases involving severe and complex injuries to infants, including cases with cerebral palsy and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy that may arise around the time of birth.. Chris was co-counsel in a leading birth injury case in Manitoba, Bauer v. Seagar. This case, decided by the Manitoba Court of Queens Bench, involved the failure of a physician and nurses to provide an acceptable standard of care, having failed to consider or implement a caesarean section delivery on a timely basis. As a result, the Court ...
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Birth injuries may result from inadequate medical care. Successfully negotiating or litigating a birth injury claim depends upon identifying medical professionals decisions and practices during the process that contributed to the injury.. Our attorneys carefully examine the circumstances of your childs injury, gather evidence from medical records and seek reliable analysis from experts when necessary. While decisions made by attending physicians may be the root cause of the injury, clinical management and procedures on the delivery floor or in the delivery room of a hospital may come into question. Depending on the factors, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the doctor, hospital or both.. Birth injuries are heartbreaking and often preventable. If you decide to take legal action against the negligent parties, guidance from an experienced attorney can be crucial to the outcome of your claim.. ...
A birth injury is caused to a babys body before, during or immediately after birth. When a complication arises during pregnancy or during labor and delivery, doctors and nurses must act quickly, making sound decisions that keep a newborn safe and healthy. At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC, we represent parents of newborns who have suffered birth injuries. Our firm seeks compensation that gives parents the resources to provide their injured child with the best care possible.. If your child is the victim of a birth injury, contact an attorney from Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, PSC. Our firm offers a free initial consultation and handles all cases on a contingent fee basis.. ...
In some cases, a serious birth injury such as cerebral palsy may be caused by medical malpractice on the part of an obstetrician or nurse. In these situations, the family may be able to take legal action by way of a birth injury claim.
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When medical professionals who are overseeing a birth make a mistake that leads to a serious birth injury, the parents of that child do have legal rights and options that can include filing a New York birth injury lawsuit against the parties responsible for this harm. Families who file successful claims can be awarded damages that compensate them for the different forms of loss that they have already incurred and that they will realize in the future.. If your child has been harmed as a result of medical mistakes made before or during the delivery process, you need to seek the help of New York birth injury lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation. ...
Birth injury legal cases are complex. Medical malpractice cases in general may take some time to complete. You need an attorney you can trust, someone who is compassionate about your situation but aggressive and knowledgeable enough to take on hospitals and insurers on your behalf.. Our birth injury lawyers at Moquin & Daley, P.A., have been helping families who have suffered from preventable birth injuries and birth defects since 1984. We know how difficult the situation is you are going through.. Our history of successful representation speaks for itself. We provide free initial consultations so that you can be aware of your rights and legal options. We charge no fee unless we win your case. You can reach us at our Manchester, New Hampshire location by calling (603) 669-9400 and Massachusetts residents can call (617) 536-0606. You can also reach us confidentially online.. ...
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In its decision filed on February 4, 2019, the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware (Delaware Supreme Court) affirmed a $3 million Delaware birth injury medical malpractce verdict involving a brachial plexus injury suffered by the baby during delivery. The Underlying Facts. The plaintiffs Delaware medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the defendant obstetrician (OB) negligently applied excessive lateral traction during childbirth with such force that the stretching of the babys head during delivery caused a permanent right brachial plexus injury. The babys right shoulder became lodged under the mothers pubic bone during delivery, which is a life-threatening condition known as shoulder dystocia. The defendant OB testified that due to the babys shoulder dystocia, he used what he considered to be a unique method of delivery and noted in his records that he had not applied any traction to the baby. The defendant OB and his experts argued that the defendant OB was not medically ...
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Cerebral palsy is a generalized term used to describe a number of disorders related to a difficulty with muscular control, and a subject with which Connecticut cerebral palsy lawyers are very familiar. Cerebral palsy was once attributed solely to complications during childbirth - most notably oxygen deprivation, causing brain damage - but it is now known that there are many factors that can lead to a childs cerebral palsy. An experienced cerebral palsy attorney can answer many questions about the possible causes of your childs birth injury, and work with you to determine whether you want to pursue legal action to recover damages.. There are four primary types of cerebral palsy. The most common is spastic cerebral palsy, which causes a constant state of reflex, causing continual spasms. This type of cerebral palsy occurs in about 75 percent of cases. Athetoid palsy is marked by slow, uncontrolled movements, and affects a small percentage of patients, as does ataxic cerebral palsy. The most ...
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Nickola L. anxiously awaited the birth of her son, Jeffrey R. at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. During delivery, as Nickola was pushing, she was informed that Jeffreys shoulder had become stuck. After manipulating the body and pulling on his head, the doctor was finally able to extract Jeffrey. However negligent actions of the physician caused Erbs Palsy. Nickola was devastated that her newborn child would face physical deformity and challenges in his life. She decided, upon a friends advice, to speak with the attorneys of Hill & Moin.. (more…). Tags: Hill & Moin, Hill & Moin LLP, New York accident lawyers, New York birth injury lawyers, New York Erbs Palsy Attorneys, New York Erbs Palsy Lawyers, New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers, New York personal injury attorneys, New York personal injury lawyers, NY accident attorneys, NY accident lawyers ...
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Shoulder dystocia is a rare yet serious birth complication that occurs when one or both shoulders of the baby becomes stuck behind the opening of the birth canal or the mothers pelvic bone. This birth injury puts both the baby and the mother at an increased risk. It is an obstetric emergency, requiring quick and careful action by the delivery team to avoid serious complications.. Although shoulder dystocia often manifests for natural reasons, it can also occur as the result of medical malpractice by a negligent health care provider. If medical negligence played a role in your childs birth injury, you may be able to obtain compensation for the cost of immediate and future medical care and ongoing physical therapy, as well as pain and suffering.. In many cases, shoulder dystocia just requires some additional maneuvers by the medical team attending the birth. However, when shoulder dystocia is not treated properly or with its due urgency, life-changing consequences may result. Common birth ...
Introduction: The most common fractures during vaginal delivery occur in the clavicle, humerus, and femur. Cesarean section reduces the chances of a child having a birth injury. However, in some difficult extractions, long bone fractures may occur. Cesarean section further reduces the incidence of birth injuries, especially in a breech delivery. Maneuvers employed during cesarean section, energetic traction, improper uterine incisions, and contracted uterus may cause these injuries. In the medical literature, there are few articles highlighting the occurrence of long bone fractures during cesarean section. There has been no case reported with a combined bilateral humerus and femur fracture in the medical literature. Case Report: A 2-day-old neonate born after cesarean section for breech presentation in a twin pregnancy presented with restricted movements of both his arms and right leg. Infantogram revealed bilateral humerus and right femur fracture. Biochemical tests were normal, and there were no other
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Contact Chicago cerebral palsy lawyers of Cogan & Power at 312-477-2500, if cerebral palsy was caused by obstetrical negligence or medical malpractice.
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In 2004, Melissa Crawford was twenty years old. She was living in Smiths Falls, a town in Ontario, in central Canada. She had been severely handicapped from the time she was born. She couldnt speak or walk-or do anything else for herself. She had had to be looked after since her birth. Apart from her handicap she was healthy and was expected to live for a long time.. Before she was born, inside her mothers uterus, Melissa was a healthy baby. However, she was deprived of oxygen for fifteen minutes at the time of her birth, and, as a result, her brain was damaged. That was the cause of her handicap.. Melissa was deprived of oxygen because the doctors who were delivering her could not extricate her from her mothers birth canal. They were unable to extricate her because she was much larger than a normal baby. Average birth weight is just over three kilograms, but Melissa weighed approximately five kilograms. Melissas shoulders were too big to pass naturally through her mothers birth canal. She ...
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This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Each case is different and past record is no assurance that the lawyers will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case. Snyder & Snyder is a law firm with lawyers licensed to practice law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. The attorneys at Snyder & Snyder can also be specially admitted in those states where they are not licensed to practice. The lawyers at Snyder & Snyder are medical malpractice trial lawyers, who concentrate their practice in the following fields: Maryland Birth Injury, Maryland Cerebral Palsy, Maryland Brain Injury, Maryland Spinal Cord Injury, D.C. Birth Injury, D.C. Cerebral Palsy, D.C. Brain Injury, D.C. Spinal Cord Injury. *Some verdicts may have been adjusted after trial. ...
This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Each case is different and past record is no assurance that the lawyers will be successful in reaching a favorable result in any future case. The Snyder Law Group, LLC is a law firm with lawyers licensed to practice law in Maryland and Washington, D.C. The attorneys at The Snyder Law Group, LLC can also be specially admitted in those states where they are not licensed to practice. The lawyers at The Snyder Law Group, LLC are medical malpractice trial lawyers, who concentrate their practice in the following fields: Maryland Birth Injury, Maryland Cerebral Palsy, Maryland Brain Injury, Maryland Spinal Cord Injury, D.C. Birth Injury, D.C. Cerebral Palsy, D.C. Brain Injury, D.C. Spinal Cord Injury. *Some verdicts may have been adjusted after trial and/or obtained by the lawyers at The Snyder Law Group, LLC ...
Last week, a federal court judge in Pennsylvania awarded a massive $42 million verdict to the parents of a child severely injured during birth in 2012. The multi-million dollar verdict is meant to provide for the child who suffers permanent injuries that will require a lifetime of specialized medical care. Additionally, the award, which is being described as the largest ever medical malpractice verdict out of that judicial district, will be paid out by the federal government as the injury occurred at a federally funded facility.. The bulk of the award, $33 million, is to be set aside for future medical care, which could involve full-time institutionalization as an adult. The rest of the award is meant to compensate for pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, as well as past medical expenses.. What Happened?. The lawsuit alleged that the doctor attending the birth prematurely used forceps multiple times on the infants head to pull the infant from the mothers womb. When the infant was finally ...
Labour and delivery complications, which refer to any problems that arise during the birthing period, can be very dangerous to the health of both mothers and their babies. Many times, labour proceeds complication-free. However, many mothers will experience problems during the birthing process that, without proper medical attention and action, can be highly dangerous. When medical professionals fail to address and provide adequate care for labour and delivery complications, both the mother and the baby can be severely and permanently damaged. When preventable injuries occur, it is medical negligence. Instances of medical negligence should be evaluated by a birth injury solicitor.. Throughout this section, Medical Law injury solicitors will discuss labour and delivery complications, medical negligence and birth injuries. We will cover:. ...
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Experience matters-you need attorneys who specialize in only doing one thing-holding hospitals and doctors accountable for their negligent actions. Rest assured that Thomas & Wan, LLP is dedicated to you and your family in helping you win your case.. Here are some examples of medical negligence we handle: Failures of doctors and nurses to communicate, failures to diagnose DVTs or prevent a pulmonary embolism in the hospital, operating on the wrong part of the body, giving the wrong medication/overdosing the patient, failure to monitor a patient post-surgery, failure to refer a patient to a specialist, failure to properly perform CPR, failure to report significant medical findings, just to name a few. When it comes to your baby, we are skilled in HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) and brain injury cases during labor and delivery. Signs that something has gone wrong can include but are not limited to: Was your baby limp or blue at delivery and not crying and did your baby go to the NICU? These ...
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Did you suffer an injury while giving birth? Did your baby suffer an injury during childbirth? You may both be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a Levittown lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today for help: 516-932-0400.
A child who is harmed before birth or during the labor and delivery process in the state of Idaho may be permitted to receive compensation for the injuries incurred. Because a newborn is unable to voice their concerns and stand up on their own, their parents are generally the ones who come forward and recognize a
As labor begins, your cervix will gradually open. With placenta previa, as the cervix begins to open, the portion of the placenta covering the cervix will detach. The detachment of the placenta from the uterus is called placental abruption, which can cause vaginal bleeding. Because there is a risk of fetal hemorrhage connected to placenta previa, your health care professional should closely monitor your pregnancy and discuss the necessity of a caesarean section delivery. The risk of fetal hemorrhage is dangerous due to the fetus low volume of blood circulation. Brain injury can result if the baby is not immediately delivered.. ...
For many years it was assumed that fetal or neonatal strokes were not preventable. Recent studies, however, have shown that some strokes suffered in the fetal time period are due to preventable hypoxic ischemic episodes (an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain) during labour. A brain injury can result directly from a hypoxic ischemic
Preventable measures to avoid Fetal Acidosis include providing the mother with an adequate oxygen supply throughout labor and delivery. This will help to ensure the babys safety. Fetal monitoring devices are used during labor to track the babys oxygen level and heart rate, and can assist in detecting fetal distress. Electronic fetal monitoring provides information on the status of the fetus in relation to the frequency and duration of contractions. Close examination of the data provided will alert medical professionals to the babys tolerance to the conditions of labor. A blood sample may also be taken from the babys scalp during labor to test for elevated lactate levels, which if present, may indicate Fetal Acidosis. Upon discovery of Fetal Acidosis, or any other fetal distress, immediate action must be taken by medical professionals to prevent harm to the baby. ...
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  • Sometimes, babies who have suffered from fetal distress and were in a poor condition at birth will go on to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. (
  • Mark and Sharon Petrosky Crowell alleged that oxygen deprivation at birth resulted in health problems for Matthew Crowell, who is now 4 years old, including cerebral palsy and severe developmental delays. (
  • If your child was born with Cerebral Palsy, Brachial plexus injuries (including Erbs or Klumpke palsy), birth hypoxia and brain damage, shoulder dystocia or other conditions, you may have a medical malpractice claim against the doctors, nurses, hospital and other medical professionals who handled your care. (
  • Among those cases was one in which the attorneys secured $14 million for a client who suffered a birth injuries to mother that left the child with intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy. (
  • In addition, permanent brain injuries that occur before, during, or shortly after birth are believed to be the cause of cerebral palsy. (
  • While the cause of cerebral palsy is not known for certain, there is evidence linking it to birth injuries or accidents causing brain damage. (
  • The leading brain-related injury is cerebral palsy (CP). (
  • Thanks to our experience and skill, we have been able to help many children who now suffer from autism, cerebral palsy and other birth injuries due to medical negligence. (
  • Cerebral palsy and autism are the leading conditions that can stem from a brain-related injury. (
  • Baby suffers massive brain injury and is diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy. (
  • Cerebral palsy affects the brain, and is the most common birth-related disability. (
  • Brain injuries caused by decreased blood flow to the brain are cerebral ischemic injuries , and may also lead to permanent brain damage or death. (
  • A difficult birth or improper prenatal or medical care can lead to a birth injury to the mother, or to permanent injury to the infant, including cerebral palsy. (
  • Answer: Cerebral palsy is usually not detected until 1 to 3 years after a baby's birth. (
  • Answer: Cerebral palsy usually occurs due to brain injury during a baby's development in the womb or during delivery. (
  • What is the prognosis for cerebral palsy caused by a birth injury? (
  • Some of these injuries can cause permanent disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. (
  • Cerebral palsy (CP) , along with other types of palsies, is one of the more debilitating birth injuries that can occur as the result of complications during pregnancy or a difficult labor and delivery. (
  • Parents of a child suffering from cerebral palsy or another birth injury may have no other avenue for recovering or acquiring costs to care for their injured child. (
  • Cerebral palsy and other birth injury claims are among the highest verdicts and settlements in the U.S., likely due to their sensitive nature involving the life of a child . (
  • For example, cerebral palsy can be caused by a lack of oxygen during labor, which is an avoidable birth injury, or it can be the result of an unavoidable birth defect. (
  • Injuries from deficient oxygen levels (including Cerebral Palsy) and other serious problems often involve a failure to adequately monitor the fetus. (
  • A jury handed down a $100 million verdict against a hospital for a Staten Island teenager who suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of a premature birth . (
  • The more serious events include: cerebral palsy, internal bleeding, brain injury due to hypoxia (deficiency of oxygen), spinal cord damage, bone fractures, and umbilical cord strangulation. (
  • Some kinds of birth injury are Bell's palsy, cerebral palsy, and Erb's palsy. (
  • Cerebral palsy: A traumatic brain injury resulting in brain damage affecting muscle function and movement, usually caused by a lack of oxygen during delivery. (
  • A judge in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court has awarded $28.7 million in damages to a Warren family whose son was born in 2010 with cerebral palsy as a result of oxygen deprivation during his birth. (
  • JMW has secured a multi-million pound care package for an eight-year-old girl who has severe cerebral palsy due to mistakes made prior to her birth that starved her brain of oxygen. (
  • C-sections can often prevent many common birth injuries, including brain damage, cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, Erb's palsy and facial nerve damage. (
  • Lack of oxygen during birth, head trauma during birth, or an infection soon after birth, may cause cerebral palsy. (
  • Oxygen deprivation may result in brain damage such as mental retardation or Cerebral Palsy and may be caused by twisting or compression that blocks the umbilical cord, the umbilical cord wrapping around the baby's neck, a failure to recognize that the infant is in distress and to perform an immediate Caesarean section, and leaving the baby in the birth canal for too long. (
  • A delay in ordering or performing a C-section, especially if there is vaginal bleeding, fetal distress, umbilical cord prolapse (the umbilical cord appears in the birth canal before the fetus), and umbilical cord entrapment (the umbilical cord wraps around the fetus's neck) may lead to the baby suffering from brain damage (often resulting in Cerebral Palsy) and/or death. (
  • Two major birth injuries our medical malpractice attorneys routinely handle are cases involving Cerebral Palsy and Erb's Palsy. (
  • Cerebral Palsy is a brain injury that often occurs when, during child birth, the supply of oxygen to an infant's brain is reduced. (
  • If you suspect that medical malpractice played a role in your child's cerebral palsy, it would be best to consult with an experienced birth injury lawyer. (
  • One of the most crippling issues linked to birth injuries is cerebral palsy (CP), an incurable condition with devastating repercussions. (
  • If you have a child who suffers from cerebral palsy or another condition related to birth injury, it is important that you choose an attorney with the experience and know-how to tackle this type of case and get you the compensation you deserve. (
  • Deciphering between whether a child's injury is due to a mistake made during their birth or due to a genetic defect requires the opinion of medical specialists and experts, and these experts need to work with knowledgeable attorneys in order to properly present the facts of the case. (
  • Our birth injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti have handled a number of lawsuits on behalf of clients suffering from serious birth injuries, and through this experience we have come to understand the causes, symptoms and proper treatments for a variety of birth injuries. (
  • If your child was injured during birth due to medical malpractice by a healthcare provider, our Chicago injury attorneys are able to help you seek justice and fair compensation for your child's lifelong medical needs, loss of potential income, and pain and suffering. (
  • It can be a complicated process, but birth injury and medical malpractice attorneys say that it's a process that's critical to provide for the child's future. (
  • Our experienced birth injury attorneys can answer your legal questions and inform you of your legal rights and options. (
  • In addition, our attorneys can help you seek compensation for your child's injuries. (
  • Although the birth of a child is often the most rewarding experience of a parent's life, the birth injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan recognize that for some, complications and birthing errors can lead to catastrophic injuries. (
  • With more than two decades of experience handling birth injury claims, our attorneys understand the emotional and financial toll Erb's palsy can have on a child and their family. (
  • While, in some cases, Erb's palsy can be corrected on its own, the attorneys at our Florida offices have seen children who will have to deal with the injuries and handicaps associated with Erb's palsy for the remainder of their lives. (
  • According to attorneys representing the plaintiff, the award is the largest personal injury verdict from a Delaware County jury. (
  • Compare Birth Injury attorneys near you. (
  • For the last 40 years, our team of medical malpractice attorneys has sought answers for families throughout Washington, D.C. after their children were injured at birth. (
  • Sokolove Law has a wealth of information about Minnesota birth injury attorneys and other helpful resources for children with a birth injury and their families. (
  • At Sokolove Law, we have more than 40 years of experience litigating birth injury cases due to medical negligence , and our Minnesota birth injury attorneys have helped families of birth injury victims obtain millions of dollars in settlements to help them plan for their child's future. (
  • Many parents who have undergone theses unfortunate events have hired qualified attorneys to help them get compensation for preventable birth injuries. (
  • If your child has been seriously injured, please contact one of our qualified New York birth injury attorneys today. (
  • Attorneys often help birth injury victims recover very large financial settlements to offset a lifetime of medical bills. (
  • If your baby suffered injuries at birth, such as brain damage, contact our attorneys today for a free and confidential case review. (
  • Some of the most common types of preventable birth injuries handled by our medical malpractice attorneys are listed below. (
  • Fill out a free, no-obligation case review form today to contact the knowledgeable birth injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan. (
  • Please contact the experienced Florida birth injury attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today to see that your family gets the justice you deserve. (
  • Phoenix birth injury attorneys helping malpractice victims throughout Arizona, including the greater Tucson, Chandler, Glendale and Yuma regions. (
  • Here at Wattel & York, our legal team of Phoenix personal injury attorneys offers compassionate support and unwavering advocacy to grieving parents who find no one will listen or seems to care about their child's preventable injuries. (
  • Here at Wattel & York, our Arizona injury attorneys are here for you and your family during this challenging period in your lives. (
  • During a December trial to the judge without a jury, Wolcott's attorneys presented evidence regarding the injuries the boy suffered, the cost of future care and economic losses to the boy. (
  • If you or someone you love have suffered a complication from child birth, please contact the experienced, Board-certified Tampa medical malpractice attorneys at Alley, Clark & Greiwe for a free consultation regarding your legal remedies available under Florida law. (
  • To obtain legal advice about a specific personal injury matter (or a medical malpractice, product liability, or related matter), please speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer such as the attorneys listed in this website. (
  • Lead Counsel independently verifies Birth Injury attorneys in Morgantown by conferring with West Virginia bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions. (
  • Our birth injury attorneys know what this standard is and will gather all of the evidence you need to prove that it was breached. (
  • Lamendola, attorneys said, was pursuing her own self-interest by refusing to participate in the quasi-government program that compensates the families of children injured at birth. (
  • If you find yourself in this unfortunate position, the attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg who specialize in cases involving birth injuries would be happy to assist you. (
  • The Newsome Melton team invites you for a free case evaluation to discuss your options and see how our birth trauma attorneys can help with your case. (
  • For more information about how the birth injury attorneys at Goldberg & Osborne may be able to help you, email us now. (
  • Personal injury attorneys who specialize in birth injury cases know the questions to ask in order to uncover these mistakes, identify the responsible parties and ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. (
  • The condition occurs most frequently in babies of higher-than-average birth weight, and can happen when forceps or vacuum devices are used with too much pressure during delivery. (
  • This may result in a decision to perform a caesarean section, or an instrumental delivery (forceps or ventouse) to ensure the safe delivery of the baby before any damaging injuries arise. (
  • Some delivery complications, including breech births, misalignment, problems pushing naturally, prolonged labor, or concerning vital signs in the infant, require doctors to use extraction tools such as vacuums and forceps. (
  • Risk factors for shoulder dystocia include pregnancy beyond 40 weeks, prolonged labor, short maternal stature, heavy maternal stature, maternal diabetes, high birthweight infants, breech birth, and use of forceps or vacuum during birth. (
  • These types of injuries typically occur from the use of tools like a vacuum extractor or forceps. (
  • If you experienced tearing, injury, or perineal or vaginal trauma during birth - including an episiotomy and/or the use of instruments such as ventouse or forceps - check out NHS Choices' advice on recovering from episiotomies and tears. (
  • Such injuries can be the result of medical personnel mishandling the infant, and the improper use of such tools like forceps or vacuum extractors. (
  • However, a cephalohematoma is most frequently caused by the use of birth assistance devices such as forceps and vacuum extractors . (
  • The spoons of the forceps are designed to fit into the birth canal and cup around the head of the baby to aid in delivery. (
  • Some cases of ptosis are the result of a traumatic delivery, in which an infant is caught in the birth canal or in which an infant is damaged by the use of forceps during birth. (
  • Many of the common birth injuries such as swelling, bruising, rare fractures during breech delivery and forceps scars often heal within a few weeks. (
  • Facial paralysis is one of the most common injuries mainly due to pressure on the facial nerves or the use of forceps during birth. (
  • Birth injuries can be caused by deficient oxygen levels in the infant, medication errors (including Pitocin), improper use of birthing tools such as forceps or vacuums, or failing to respond properly to bleeding, umbilical cord problems, fetal distress, and C-section necessities. (
  • Injuries from improper use of tools like forceps or vacuums arise when a doctor is too forceful with birthing tools. (
  • A recent study has revealed that babies delivered with forceps or vacuum extraction are 80 percent more susceptible to injuries and death than those delivered by way of cesarean section. (
  • Forceps delivery is a type of assisted vaginal delivery where a healthcare provider applies forceps - an instrument shaped like a pair of large spoons or tongs - to the baby's head to assist guiding the baby out of the birth canal. (
  • Possible risks to the baby are: minor facial injury due to the pressure of the forceps, temporary weakness in facial muscles (facial palsy), minor external eye trauma, skull fracture, bleeding within the skull, and seizures. (
  • A vacuum extraction might be considered if the labor meets the criteria comparable to the forceps delivery guidelines: when the cervix is fully dilated, the membranes have ruptured and the baby has descended into the birth canal headfirst, but the mother is not able to push the baby out. (
  • Such an injury may be caused by the medical attendants ( IATROGENIC injury) as a result of difficult delivery by forceps or vacuum extraction, or by attempts to turn the baby into a better position for delivery. (
  • Improper use of forceps can result in head injuries or brain damage. (
  • Injuries such as bruising or forceps marks will usually resolve within a few weeks, while other injuries may have serious consequences and may cause permanent injury to a baby. (
  • Bruising and Forceps Marks - Bruising on the face or head simply from passing though the birth canal and from associated contact with the mother's pelvic bones and tissues. (
  • Facial Paralysis - Pressure on the baby's face during labor or birth, or the use of forceps during childbirth, may cause injury to a baby's facial nerves. (
  • Birth injuries may occur when a baby assumes an unnatural position prior to birth and the doctor applies excessive force when using forceps, suction, or other medical instruments to deliver the baby. (
  • Jo had a normal pregnancy and gave birth to her first child by a forceps delivery. (
  • Improper use of a vacuum or forceps could also cause traumatic injuries to the infant's brain. (
  • Often, birth injuries result from the use of mechanical devices such as forceps or vacuum extractors to assist with delivery, or the deprivation of oxygen to the child. (
  • Birth injuries involving the brachial plexus commonly occur during difficult deliveries where excessive stretching and force, or the use of tools such as forceps or vacuum extractors are used. (
  • In addition, brain injuries can result from complications with a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-Section) delivery, such as uterine rupture, use of excessive force during the delivery, or a miscalculation in the size of the baby, causing a traumatic delivery. (
  • A Cesarian section is often medically necessary to avoid complications during labor and delivery and to provide a safe birth for both mother and child. (
  • Other Prescription Drugs: Other drugs potentially linked to birth injuries, defects or complications include Aspirin, Lithium, Thalidomide, blood pressure and asthma drugs, thyroid medication, anti-seizure drugs and certain anti-cancer drugs. (
  • While these tools can help mitigate complications and expedite a safe delivery, they can also cause serious birth injuries if used improperly. (
  • The doctor delivering the child needs to be trained in alleviating the problem in a timely manner to avoid birth injuries and complications. (
  • Doctors can make mistakes before a birth occurs, which can lead to major complications. (
  • And UNFPA is working to spread the word in communities that fistula can be prevented from happening in the first place, by ensuring women give birth under the care of a skilled birth attendant - such as a midwife, nurse or doctor - who can respond should complications arise. (
  • Although some delivery and birth complications may be unavoidable, there are others that are the result of mistakes made by the medical professionals involved in delivering the baby. (
  • Birth injuries can occur from complications during the labor and delivery process, or result from improper prenatal medical care. (
  • It can be hard at first to determine if certain complications were caused by a birth defect or a birth injury. (
  • Learn about the distinction between injuries that occur during birth and birth defects, the requirements for proving a case involving complications during delivery, how to get legal help, and more. (
  • The complications caused Ms. Yotoudjim to develop an obstetric fistula - a hole in the birth canal that causes chronic incontinence. (
  • While some birth injuries are the result of legitimate complications, many are caused by the negligence and recklessness of the parties responsible for the delivery. (
  • Birth injuries are injuries affecting the mother or the baby that are caused by complications during pregnancy and birth. (
  • A common cause of birth injuries is a doctor's failure to assess or respond to complications or disorders during the pregnancy or birthing process. (
  • Has your child suffered a brachial plexus injury after birth complications? (
  • During the timeframe in which the study was conducted, complications during birth doubled. (
  • If you experienced serious complications during childbirth or delivered a baby who suffered birth injuries, you likely have numerous questions and concerns. (
  • Jo, a former Armed Forces servicewoman, suffered complications during the birth of her first child which left her needing months of treatment and a permanent colostomy (an operation to divert a section of the large intestine). (
  • Unfortunately, at times, complications occur during labor and delivery that result in unexpected and tragic injuries. (
  • Had she been properly diagnosed, Lisa would have been treated as a high-risk pregnancy and decreased chances of complications and birth injury to her son. (
  • If a child suffers a birth injury, or other complications as a result of medical negligence, filing a malpractice lawsuit may lead to compensation for the child for their lifetime. (
  • Complications such as placenta previa, placental abruption, anemia, and preeclampsia can limit the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the fetus, increasing the risk of birth defects. (
  • Ben Posford is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 both for personal injury and clinical negligence, and listed as a 'Top Ranked Individual' in Chambers & Partners. (
  • If you or your child has been injured during a birth injury, an experienced birth injury lawyer may be able to help. (
  • Use FindLaw to hire a local birth injury lawyer to help you prepare your case. (
  • Use our Find a Lawyer feature to locate a birth injury attorney near you. (
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  • A birth injury lawyer can help people who have been victims of this malpractice to get the justice and compensation they deserve. (
  • When you're prepared to enlist the services of an experienced, skilled personal injury attorney, it is important to seek out a lawyer who will advocate for your health and legal interests. (
  • If you are in a situation where a birth injury has occurred, it might be a good idea to consult with a lawyer to evaluate whether or not there is a potential legal claim. (
  • If your child has suffered a birth injury, it is always in your best interest to contact an experienced lawyer immediately. (
  • A qualified birth injury lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. (
  • If so, we suggest contacting an experienced birth injury lawyer who can help to evaluate your case. (
  • To find out more about your options, schedule a consultation with a qualified birth injury lawyer. (
  • If you or someone you love have suffered from a birth injury, contact an experienced birth injury lawyer in Phoenix, AZ for a free legal consultation. (
  • It is important to consult with a qualified lawyer as soon as you suspect that your baby's problems might have been caused by something your doctor, nurse, or midwife did or failed to do before, during, or after the birth. (
  • A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. (
  • Specifically, plaintiffs' malpractice lawyer argued that the standard of care called for a c-section, and the failure to perform a c-section caused the delay in birth that lead to oxygen deprivation. (
  • Anyone in need of an antidepressant birth defects lawyer should contact us for a free, no obligation consultation . (
  • An epidural birth injury lawyer from Newsome Melton can help hold the medical professional accountable and recover compensation. (
  • A lawyer from Newsome Melton will investigate your injury and determine if an improperly administered epidural led to your or your child's injury. (
  • A birth injury lawyer at Nurenberg Paris can help you file a claim for damages, whether you are a mother or child who suffered injuries at birth. (
  • Your birth injury lawyer should have experience not only trying cases, but also conducting complex negotiations and handling settlements with insurance companies. (
  • This is why it's so important to choose a birth injury lawyer with a track record of success trying cases, as well as negotiating settlements. (
  • Make sure your birth injury lawyer is someone you feel comfortable talking to. (
  • Once you find a birth injury lawyer you like, determine if he or she will be the only one handling your case. (
  • If your child has been harmed as a result of a birth injury, it is important that you contact a birth injury lawyer as soon as possible to determine your chances of receiving a settlement from the responsible party, or monetary compensation in the form of a court award. (
  • As you know from most birth injuries, this is a life-time expense," said Delegate Curt Anderson, D-Baltimore City.Some believe the measure could let doctors and hospitals off the hook when it comes to negligence, but supporters said that's not true -- that the issue is addressed separately. (
  • If an APIL member's profile does not display the clinical negligence specialist logo they will still be accredited by APIL, so will have satisfied APIL's specific and extensive criteria by providing evidence of their competency and experience in handling personal injury claims. (
  • Head of Medical Negligence and Serious Injury at Curtis Law. (
  • APIL's Clinical Negligence SIG Coordinator Advises in Birth and Brain Injury Cases, serious Ophthalmic Injuries and in relation to CRPS. (
  • I specialise in cases involving injuries of the utmost severity, arising as a result of clinical negligence by doctors, nurses and other health professionals. (
  • No medical treatment or surgical procedure can be guaranteed to be 100% effective, but if you suffer an injury due to the negligence of the nurse, doctor or surgeon involved, then you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries suffered. (
  • Sadly, birth injuries are often preventable and result from medical staff negligence or malpractice. (
  • Dominic is Managing Partner of Russell Cooke and a Partner in the Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Team, advising on both clinical negligence and personal injury claims. (
  • I am Head of Osbornes Medical Negligence & Child Abuse Department I handle a mix of medical negligence work and personal injury claims, with a particular interest in birth injuries, complex medical claims, fatal accident cases & inquests and. (
  • Expertise: Medical negligence and high value personal injury claims. (
  • If an APIL member's profile does not display the clinical negligence specialist logo they will still be accredited at one of the general levels offered by APIL, having satisfied APIL's specific and extensive criteria by providing evidence of their competency and experience in handling personal injury claims. (
  • Jeanette is head of the medical negligence team at Wright Hassall Solicitors, specialising in medical negligence and personal injury claims. (
  • Failure to schedule a Cesarean section to reduce the risk of injury at birth could be considered negligence on part of the physician. (
  • If negligence or medical malpractice contributed to your child's birth injury, the attorney you choose can significantly impact the outcome of your case. (
  • Although not all cases of brachial plexus injury can be attributed to hospital or doctor negligence, this type of injury is a common injury associated with medical malpractice and medical negligence. (
  • Infant seizures are often the sign of birth injuries that have been caused by medical negligence in labor or delivery. (
  • When your child suffers a birth trauma caused by negligence, however, how you feel may take a backseat to two particular questions: Why did this happen? (
  • When a medical professional's negligence leads to the injury, though, it can shatter that happy moment. (
  • You must connect the negligence to your child's injury. (
  • Several lawsuits filed by parents of children injured during birth have ended in awards for past and future pain and suffering, including medical expenses and lost wages, due to negligence on the part of the hospitals and their medical staff. (
  • Families can pursue legal action for a medical malpractice claim if a birth injury occurred as a direct result of negligence on the part of the physician. (
  • In Tennessee, if a child is left with a severe birth injury as a result of medical negligence , the family of the injured child may file a lawsuit to collect compensation. (
  • While parents mourn the life that their child could have had but for the medical negligence that caused the brain injury they must also prepare for the reality of their child's future. (
  • Parker Waichman LLP is a nationwide, renowned personal injury law firm that has successful and extensive experience representing clients in medical negligence litigation . (
  • If these injuries were caused by the negligence or actions of a medical professional or if the harm was avoidable, there may be legal recourse for the injured parties. (
  • Sometimes the causes of birth injuries are unsafe working conditions, and not negligence or errors on the part of medical providers. (
  • Do you suspect that medical negligence contributed to your child's brachial plexus injury? (
  • You could claim compensation for any birth injury that's a result of medical negligence. (
  • A boy who suffered severe brain damage during his delivery at an NHS birth centre was today awarded £6.4m in settlement of his medical negligence claim. (
  • Our medical malpractice law firm is available to help you recover for the birth injuries your child suffered because of negligence committed by your doctor, nurses, the hospital and other health care professionals. (
  • Many times parents simply chalk these injuries up to genetics rather than a doctor's negligence. (
  • Though the Gourleys won their birth injury case and were awarded damages for the negligence of their physicians, Colin's situation is far from resolved. (
  • The hospital denied negligence and argued that the cause of the child's injuries was not negligence, but the fact that child was born 14 weeks early. (
  • Do you suspect that your child's birth defect is directly related to medical malpractice or another type of negligence? (
  • Was your infant injured during birth as a result of medical negligence? (
  • An actuarial review of the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund reportedly finds that the outlook for the program's ability to meet future claims payments has deteriorated. (
  • The Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program was created 16 years ago by the General Assembly. (
  • All licensed physicians, participating hospitals, and liability insurance carriers in Virginia must contribute annually to the state's Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund. (
  • If it's determined that the birth injury could have been prevented, we aggressively fight to recover compensation from the responsible parties. (
  • Economic compensation encompasses the quantifiable costs of your injury, including those you've incurred in medical expenses, transportation costs, and care. (
  • An attorney can help you seek compensation for your child's injuries by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf. (
  • Through a medical malpractice lawsuit, we and our co-counsel may be able to help you collect monetary compensation for your baby's injuries. (
  • Possible damages in a childbirth brain injury medical malpractice lawsuit include compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation costs, projected living expenses for the child who is unlikely to be able to support himself in adulthood because of the injuries and lost income if a parent is unable to work due to the demands of caring for a child with a brain injury. (
  • If your child has been injured during birth you may be entitled to claim compensation. (
  • If you'd like to claim compensation for a birth injury to your baby, talk to one of our experts in a free initial consultation . (
  • Irwin Mitchell helped to secure compensation for a young woman after she suffered birth injuries. (
  • The Statute of Limitations (SOL) is a law that sets a strict limit on the amount of time that an accident victim has to file a legal claim or action in order to recover financial compensation for their injuries, lost wages, medical bills, etc. (
  • Following a policy review, the Accident Compensation Corporation ( ACC ), which covers accidental injuries, has restricted access to compensation for women who suffer perineal tears during birth. (
  • Under the program, known as the Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association, or NICA, the state provides $100,000 upfront and pays for "medically necessary" care for the child's lifetime. (
  • Legal claims from birth injury cases typically seek compensation for the medical costs associated with the injury, including ongoing therapeutic and medical support for the child. (
  • Apfel and Cardeli join Levin & Perconti at a moment of extraordinary growth for the Chicago-based personal injury firm, which last year obtained more than $74 million in total settlements for its clients, placing it among the top 5 in Illinois, as ranked by Jury Verdict Reporter . (
  • Levin & Perconti is a nationally renowned law firm concentrating in all types of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death litigation. (
  • When on trial in a personal injury case, it is important not only to win a verdict but to ensure that it's conducted in a manner that protects against a possible - and often probable -- appeal later on. (
  • She is an Accredited Member of the Association of Personal Injury. (
  • Connor J. Gilbert is an attorney at Morgan & Morgan, with several years of experience litigating catastrophic and complex medical malpractice and personal injury claims. (
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  • Robin has been with d'Oliveira & Associates since June of 2011, and since joining the firm, she has been exclusively practicing personal injury law. (
  • Primerus and our personal injury member law firms welcome your emails, contact forms, phone calls and written letters in connection with an accident or injury. (
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  • contact an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney to work for you. (
  • A dedicated Denver personal injury attorney will work on slip and fall cases on a contingency fee basis. (
  • A Colorado personal injury attorney who specializes in medical malpractice can educate you on your rights and ensure that you and your family are fully compensated for the injuries you and your child have suffered. (
  • Our approach to the investigation and presentation of personal injury claims emphasizes prompt action, careful attention to detail, and a thorough commitment to protecting the value of our client's eventual recovery, whether through settlement or at trial. (
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  • A personal injury attorney can help you recover your medical expenses, and possibly for your physical pain and suffering. (
  • If you or your child has suffered a birth injury, contact a personal injury attorney to learn about your legal rights. (
  • Remember that there are deadlines for bringing personal injury claims, so do not wait until it is too late. (
  • If you believe that your baby was injured during the birth process, contact an experienced NY personal injury attorney as soon as possible. (
  • It is crucial for your personal injury attorney to offer proof indicating that the act or omission was the reason for your baby's injury. (
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  • If the medical staff does not carefully monitor the pregnant mother they could either miss the potential birth defect or miss being able to treat it in a timely fashion to reduce the effects of the personal injury. (
  • A birth injury case is unique in that the statute of limitations-or legal time you have to file for damages after the injury-is unique for minors and gives minors a longer time to file a claim than with most personal injury cases involving adults. (
  • However, faced with the prospect of going up against an experienced personal injury attorney, most companies are far more likely to settle the case out of court. (
  • A difficult birth or injury to the baby can occur because of the baby's size or the position of the baby during labor and delivery. (
  • Caput is a significant swelling of the soft tissues of the baby's scalp that develops as the baby travels through the birth canal. (
  • It often appears several hours after birth as a raised lump on the baby's head. (
  • During labor or birth, pressure on a baby's face may cause the facial nerve to be injured. (
  • Erb's palsy is a nerve injury that can occur during birth when the nerves in a baby's upper arm are stretched, torn or damaged. (
  • These disorders are caused by damage to the baby's developing brain during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or immediately after birth. (
  • During labor or birth, pressure on a baby's face may injure the facial nerve. (
  • For instance, a baby's shoulders could lodge in the birth canal during delivery, and the doctor may pull on the baby's head, causing the nerves to tear and possibly resulting in a severe problem known as Erb's palsy . (
  • For example, if the baby's head is too large for the birth canal or it gets pressed against the mother's pelvis. (
  • Once attached to the baby's head the doctor uses the handle to maneuver the baby through the birth canal. (
  • Answer: Medical malpractice relates to birth injury in cases where the medical professional charged with you and your baby's care fails to provide appropriate care during pregnancy, during the delivery process, or shortly after the child is born. (
  • Answer: Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's shoulder becomes stuck in the birth canal due to the mother's pubic bone, complicating delivery. (
  • Shoulder dystocia - This occurs when the baby's head has been delivered, but the shoulders become trapped in the birth canal. (
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage - This temporary birth injury results in bright red band around the iris of one or both of the baby's eyes and usually disappears completely within a week to ten days. (
  • If one side of the baby's neck is stretched severely, the nerves may also be stretched, causing the injury. (
  • The birth of a child is generally considered to be a joyous occasion for the baby's family. (
  • Birth injury or trauma is physical damage to the baby's body that occurs during delivery, at birth, or soon after birth. (
  • Failure to recognize when the baby's oxygen level is low and take immediate and appropriate action may lead to birth injury medical malpractice. (
  • A scan of the baby's brain was taken on the expected due date and a second scan was taken minutes after birth. (
  • The results of the study found that one in every three premature baby's suffered injuries to their white brain matter. (
  • Not surprisingly, though cellphones have given nearly every parent the ability to record their baby's delivery for posterity, cameras are banned in many delivery rooms, partly to minimize potential liability issues when birth injuries are sustained. (
  • One common cause of brachial plexus avulsions is when a baby's shoulders rotate in the birth canal during delivery, which causes the brachial plexus to stretch and tear. (
  • Doctors should be aware of the likelihood of a breech birth from ultrasounds taken in the weeks and days prior to delivery. (
  • Breech delivery is one of the common birth injury causes that have long lasting effects if not handled professionally. (
  • Excessive pulling on the arm during birth or pressure on one of the raised shoulders during a breech delivery can also cause the injury. (
  • Breech deliveries - Babies born feet-first are at a higher risk of these injuries. (
  • Fractured Bones - The most common bone fracture is to the clavicle (collar bone), usually during difficult births or breech delivery. (
  • Brachial Palsy Injuries (Erb's Palsy and Klumpke's Palsy) - Brachial plexus stretch injuries in newborns usually occur during a difficult delivery, such as with a large baby, a breech presentation, or a prolonged labor. (
  • Difficult labor may occur because the baby is abnormally large (macrosomia), because the mother's pelvis or birth canal is small or deformed, or because the baby is in an abnormal presentation for the birth (such as breech or transverse presentation). (
  • This is sometimes called birth trauma or birth injury. (
  • Some babies may show signs of bruising on the face or head simply as a result of the trauma of passing though the birth canal and contact with the mother's pelvic bones and tissues. (
  • Levin & Perconti welcomes new partners Dov Apfel and Seth Cardeli to the firm, marking an expansion of the firm's practice in birth trauma and obstetrical malpractice claims. (
  • This article reports how a perinatal safety team, which applied high reliability principles and best practices, reduced the rate of birth trauma in one hospital system. (
  • While Erb's Palsy can occur naturally, the National Institute of Health (NIH) states it is "frequently the result of trauma sustained during birth, possibly from medical malpractice. (
  • For some women, birth injuries and perineal trauma can go on to have long-lasting effects. (
  • There are several different types of trauma that can result in a birth injury. (
  • A birth trauma can be obvious, or it may be subtle, and not be apparent until after delivery has occurred. (
  • We want you to know that you do have options to help your child after he or she has suffered a birth trauma. (
  • CPMs are specifically trained to provide out-of-hospital maternity care for healthy women experiencing normal pregnancies ans they offer a family-centred model of care, which is associated with reducing the incidence of caesarean section, birth injury and trauma, as well as significantly lowering the cost of maternity care. (
  • Instead, physicians can proceed directly to physical maneuvering of the infant, thereby avoiding unnecessary trauma to the mother and, at the same time, averting injury to the baby. (
  • Child birth-related injuries or trauma usually happen during transit through the birth canal. (
  • With more than 20 years experience in neuropsychology, I have expertise in traumatic brain injury, prenatal injury, toxic encephalopathy, and emotional effects of trauma. (
  • Brachial plexus injury, which is also known as Erb's palsy or Klumpke's palsy, is a loss of function in the shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers caused by trauma to a group of nerves located in the shoulder. (
  • If your child been injured or suffered a trauma during the birth process, a birth injury attorney can help you analyze the type of injury or trauma from birth and its potential causes. (
  • He or she can give you pertinent facts that will help you decide whether or not to pursue an action based upon your child's injury or trauma. (
  • A birth injury involves injury to an infant's vital organs, bones or nerve centers and such trauma happens during labor and delivery. (
  • A doctor or other hospital staff may be liable for your child's injury or trauma and you may be entitled to collect damages. (
  • Similarly, Erb's/Brachial Plexus Palsy is a mechanical trauma injury caused by physical force on a child's body during child birth. (
  • Doctor Miller who was able to verify that the boys would fully recover from any trauma suffered due to a premature birth by scanning their brains with an MRI. (
  • By definition, a birth injury occurs when the baby suffers from some form of preventable trauma, usually during the childbirth process itself. (
  • A child's birth injury may be obvious in those cases where seizures or other evidence of trauma or oxygen deprivation arise during the first 24 hours of life. (
  • Birth trauma can involve a doctor's failure to diagnose and react to conditions regarding the mother and baby inside the delivery room. (
  • The stress of having to deal with those responsible for the injury, not to mention their insurance companies, only adds to the trauma. (
  • Birth trauma" refers specifically to mechanical damage sustained during delivery (such as nerve damage and broken bones). (
  • the legal community uses "birth injury" to refer to any damage or injury sustained during pregnancy, during delivery, or just after delivery, including injuries caused by trauma. (
  • Typically, brain injuries occur because of oxygen deprivation during birth. (
  • In many cases, such injuries occur when the brain's oxygen flow is disrupted. (
  • Not all birth injuries will result in a successful legal claim, as sometimes they occur despite a doctor's use of reasonable and competent skill. (
  • Birth defects usually occur as a result of harm to a baby during pregnancy. (
  • Birth defects can occur for a variety of reasons from genetics to drug or alcohol use during pregnancy. (
  • Birth defects can also occur from unknown reasons. (
  • Small strains and tears occur in the nerves, but the actual injury only affects the nerve's protective coating and covering . (
  • An injury to a baby may occur due to the size or position of the baby during labor and delivery, or may be related to factors that restrict blood flow or oxygen intake. (
  • Birth injuries typically occur when obstetricians, obstetric nurses, and the obstetric team fail to foresee dangers, fail to follow accepted medical practices, panic in emergency situations, or fail to monitor their patients. (
  • As the birthing process progresses, there are several key stages where injuries may occur if a doctor fails to be vigilant and does not notice signs of distress. (
  • If medical personnel deviate from accepted medical standards, permanent injuries can occur that may affect the child's entire life - from infancy through adulthood. (
  • Doctors reported that the bleed was severe and could not speculate to his parents what medical issues may occur due to the injuries Gabriel suffered. (
  • There are many types of birth injuries, and can occur before, during, or after the birth of the baby. (
  • If injury does occur, it is apparent immediately. (
  • These are largely avoidable injuries, but it is estimated that they occur 1 to 3 of every 1,000 live births. (
  • Unfortunately, many birth injuries and risks occur during C-section deliveries. (
  • Fetal lacerations are cuts, scrapes, and other similar injuries caused to an infant that typically occur during a C-section procedure. (
  • Maternal surgical injuries are extremely rare, but if they occur, life-threatening health issues may follow. (
  • Fetal malformations and birth injuries may occur as a result of exposure to environmental toxins such as mercury or lead. (
  • Brachial plexus injuries occur in 1-3 children per 1,000 live births. (
  • These injuries are unique birth injuries that do not apply to other areas of medical malpractice. (
  • Please call our office at 312-332-2872 or 877-374-1417 or complete our online medical malpractice case intake form and an experienced birth injury attorney will call you back soon. (
  • If you're dealing with a birth injury, you should speak to a qualified medical malpractice attorney right away. (
  • Birth injury cases are very specialized and require an attorney who not only handles medical malpractice cases, but birth injury cases also. (
  • California birth injury lawsuits are a type of medical malpractice claim involving any injury to either a mother or a child in connection with the delivery of a baby. (
  • California birth injury lawsuits, a type of medical malpractice claim involving any injury to either a mother or a child in connection with the delivery of a baby, can be very difficult from both legal and emotional standpoints. (
  • It is important to hire an attorney who has extensive knowledge of the intricacies of medical malpractice laws, as well as experience litigating and negotiating birth injury cases similar to yours. (
  • Some injuries like this can be caused by blatant medical malpractice like broken bones, lacerations or bruises. (
  • Below are summaries of verdicts and reported settlements from birth injury malpractice cases in which the administration of Cervidil was involved. (
  • Superb results in injury and malpractice cases. (
  • What is birth injury malpractice? (
  • The verdicts and settlements are meant to send a powerful message, and hopefully bring some financial relief to the victims of birth injury malpractice. (
  • Currently, you must file a claim of medical malpractice within two years of the date of the injury . (
  • The law of discovery will cover medical malpractice cases up to six years after the date of the injury. (
  • Most medical malpractice claims, including birth injuries, never see trial. (
  • Your medical malpractice attorney will utilize your child's medical records, expenses, and diagnoses to show that your child's symptoms began or are a direct result of a preventable birth injury. (
  • While the aggressive use of birthing tools may not always constitute malpractice, if the child is seriously injured (including brachial plexus and shoulder dystocia injuries such as Erb's Palsy) it may be prudent to speak with a knowledgeable birth injury attorney. (
  • However, many times a childbirth brain injury could have been avoided and the injury occurs because a doctor, nurse or hospital committed medical malpractice. (
  • Therefore, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after you learn of your child's injuries. (
  • However, the parent may also bring a medical malpractice lawsuit or a lawsuit for emotional distress arising from the child's injury. (
  • If a birth injury occurs due to medical malpractice, you may be able to take legal action on behalf of your child. (
  • Many birth-related injuries are not the result of medical malpractice. (
  • As with any discipline concerning the medical industry, birth injury expert witnesses may be asked to provide an expert opinion regarding an instance of medical malpractice, neglecting a patient, providing the wrong type of medication, unforeseen side effects, making a misdiagnosis, issues with healthcare insurance, or other problems with treatment. (
  • If the damaging outcome-a serious injury or death-has been foreseeable and preventable, you may have grounds for a birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit. (
  • Birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice if medical personnel caused an injury to the baby or worsened the effects of a natural injury by acting in a manner inconsistent with established medical practices. (
  • To establish a prima facie case of liability in a medical malpractice action, a plaintiff must prove (1) the standard of care in the locality where the treatment occurred, (2) that the defendant breached that standard of care, and (3) that the breach of the standard was the proximate cause of injury. (
  • A medical malpractice case that results in a birth injury often results in years of medical bills, special needs assistance and specialized care. (
  • If you have any experiences or thoughts regarding birth injury or medical malpractice cases, share them with us in the comment box below. (
  • This article sheds light on the fact that the legal system regarding medical malpractice and birth injury claims is an arduous one, and oftentimes the victims are left to deal with the financial struggles on their own. (
  • The Maryland Court of Special Appeals affirmed this week a $4.1 million verdict (reduced to $3.6 million by the cap) in a medical malpractice, birth injury case against the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore City. (
  • Malpractice lawsuits as a result of birth injuries are often filed against the doctors and hospital where the baby was delivered or treated. (
  • If you or your child suffered an epidural birth injury, you could have grounds for a medical malpractice claim. (
  • The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a medical malpractice insurance policy covers a doctor's failure to participate in the Virginia birth injury fund as promised to the mother. (
  • Birth injuries may be unavoidable or they may be attributable to medical malpractice. (
  • When a legal claim results, birth injury cases are a subset of medical malpractice cases. (
  • For accounts of when births go right, when they don't and other experiences from those who've been there, check out this recent discussion or head to our childbirth Talk topic . (
  • Cristen Pascucci, childbirth advocate and founder of Birth Monopoly, has followed supported Malatesta through several years of litigation and was present to offer support during the trial and the reading of the verdict. (
  • Fortunately, both she and her baby survived the childbirth, but the ordeal left Amina with a devastating injury known as an obstetric fistula , a hole in the birth canal that leaves women incontinent and vulnerable to a raft of medical problems. (
  • In most jurisdictions, the parent of a child who suffers a brain injury during childbirth has standing to sue on the child's behalf. (
  • Childbirth brain injuries forever change the life of a family. (
  • If you want to make a claim for an injury to a mother during childbirth please visit our page on birth injuries to mothers . (
  • Because a birth injury may refer to different types of issues, birth injury expert witnesses may have experience with pediatric critical care medicine , perinatal medicine, neonatal medicine, or other forms of care regarding childbirth and/or high-risk pregnancy, as each form of expertise may be relevant to a birth injury-related court case. (
  • OBGYNs are responsible for administering safe birth control, detecting diseases of the female organs and protecting women's health during pregnancy and childbirth. (
  • Most injuries to the mother, such as tearing of the perineum, are common in childbirth. (
  • The statute of limitations sets forth the maximum amount of time that a person has to bring legal action against a negligent healthcare provider after an injury occurs. (
  • Therefore, families have eight years to take legal action after an injury occurs at birth. (
  • The brith injury called Erb's (or brachial) palsy occurs in about two out of every 1,000 child deliveries, when a baby suffers injury to the brachial plexus. (
  • The program cares for children who incur a lifetime brain or spinal cord injury resulting from an accident that occurs during birth. (
  • A precursor condition associated with many brachial plexus birth injuries is shoulder dystocia, a condition that occurs during the birthing process when an infant's shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother's pubic bone. (
  • In many instances, a birth injury occurs due to a medical mistake. (
  • This complication occurs in roughly one percent of births and is more common if the mother has diabetes, if the mother is obese, or if the baby has a large gestational weight. (
  • A birth injury is usually defined as an injury that occurs to the baby during labor or delivery. (
  • Another common cause of a birth injury occurs when the woman is given a prescription drug that ultimately harms the baby or adversely affects the pregnancy. (
  • occurs to the fetus during birth. (
  • PPHN, short for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, can be defined as "…the failure of the normal circulatory transition that occurs after birth. (
  • Profound brain injury occurs if the brain does receive sufficient oxygen during birth. (
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a serious and life-threatening lung condition that occurs soon after birth of the newborn. (
  • Birth defect" refers to damage that occurs while the fetus is in the womb, which may be caused by genetic mutations, infections, or exposure to toxins. (
  • Difficult labor, also known as dystocia or obstructed labor, occurs when the child cannot easily pass through the birth canal. (
  • The most common avulsion injury, skin avulsion often occurs during motor vehicle collisions. (
  • It occurs in 1 to 2 out of every 1,000 births. (
  • When choosing an attorney for your birth injury lawsuit, it is crucial to choose a law firm that has achieved consistent results for their clients in birth injury cases. (
  • To find out more about these types of cases and who can bring them, we asked J. Niley Dorit, a California attorney whose practice represents birth injury victims. (
  • If your child was born with Erb's palsy, you may be able to file a claim against your doctor or hospital with the help of a Florida birth injury attorney . (
  • If your child suffers from Erb's Palsy or Klumpke's Palsy due to a brachial plexus injury at birth, you should contact an experienced birth injury attorney for a review of your legal rights. (
  • Your Michigan Birth Injury Attorney can guide you skillfully and with competent professionalism through a very difficult time. (
  • Your Michigan birth injury attorney knows medical law from the inside out. (
  • Birth injury cases can be complex and involve deadlines for filing a lawsuit, therefore it's in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you can after the injury has occurred. (
  • Take the first step now and contact a local birth injury attorney to discuss your specific legal situation. (
  • If your child suffered an injury at birth, you should consult an Arizona based birth injury attorney. (
  • An experienced Phoenix, AZ birth injury attorney understands the pain your family is suffering because your child was harmed by a preventable medical error or critical lapse in judgment. (
  • A skilled birth injury attorney can help you determine your rights. (
  • If you find yourself in such a situation, contact an experienced birth injury attorney immediately. (
  • An Arizona birth injury attorney can help evaluate a claim against a doctor, nurse or hospital. (
  • To effectively handle your case, your birth injury attorney should specialize in birth injury and related issues, and have extensive experience litigating birth injury cases and negotiating settlements. (
  • This is a simple scoring system used to assess the condition of all newborn babies, usually at one, five and sometimes ten minutes after birth. (
  • In the United States, 27 out of every 1000 babies suffer some sort of injury at birth. (
  • All-too often, birth defects must manifest in babies before the FDA and drug manufacturers are aware of the potential fetal danger. (
  • Surgical intervention may be necessary for babies born with severe brachial plexus birth injuries. (
  • Babies that recover from brachial plexus injury usually show improvement by four months of age. (
  • The Food and Drug Administration reports that pregnant women taking Paxil are more likely to give birth to babies with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN). (
  • About 7% of babies are born with birth defects, and they can range from quite minor to severe. (
  • Tragically, babies are sometimes injured during birth. (
  • Miller's research was attempting to make a connection between the severity of the injuries the premature babies suffered and the existence of developmental problems. (
  • This legal framework must form part of the reasoning for ACC's policy towards women (and babies ) who suffer birth injuries. (
  • According to data compiled by the National Health Care Quality Report, there were 6.58 birth injuries for every 1,000 babies born in the United States in 2000. (
  • Mothers who have taken antidepressants during their pregnancy because they thought it was safe have given birth to babies with birth defects ranging from cleft lip to life-threatening congenital heart defects and, in some cases, the babies have been required to get full heart transplants. (
  • About 1 to 2 babies per 1000 babies born in the U.S. develop PPHN shortly after birth, and often they need intensive medical care. (
  • Unfortunately, seven out of every 1,000 babies born will suffer from a birth injury. (
  • At Fieger Law, we are experts in handling birth injury cases, having fought for the rights of injured babies, mothers, and families affected by this since 1983. (
  • It's important that babies are constantly monitored after birth as breathing problems may lead to respiratory distress syndrome and long-term health problems. (
  • Each year 150,000 babies are harmed by birth injuries. (
  • Some newborns have difficulty passing through the birth canal. (
  • An example of this is when contractions aren't strong enough to move the baby through the birth canal. (
  • This develops as the baby travels through the birth canal. (
  • The cervix functions as the entrance to the top of a woman's birth canal. (
  • If your child's descent into the birth canal is arrested, the doctor must decide whether to perform an emergency C-section or to try to guide the child out manually. (
  • Prolonged labor is known to build up a lot of pressure on the baby as it passes through the birth canal. (
  • Vacuum extraction uses suction to get the baby out of the mother's birth canal faster. (
  • A new study from Johns Hopkins suggests that routine widening of the vagina, a procedure known as an episiotomy, does not reduce the risk of injury to infants during a complicated birth, such as when a baby s shoulders are stuck in the birth canal after the head is already out. (
  • It is the bony pelvis that is widely acknowledged as the main cause for the infant getting caught in the birth canal. (
  • A more common complication is a shoulder injury to the infant as a result of attempts to dislodge the baby from the birth canal. (
  • Their aim was to determine which method used to finish delivery - episiotomy, or physical maneuvering of the infant in the birth canal, or a combination of both - is most effective at reducing the number of shoulder injuries, a condition called brachial plexus palsy. (
  • It may also happen when a physician must deliver the baby quickly and exert some force to pull the baby from the birth canal. (
  • Exposure to dangerous drugs has been linked to a host of birth defects in unsuspecting mothers. (
  • Once thought safe for pregnant mothers, these drugs are no longer approved for use after 20 weeks as they are linked with a number of birth defects including spina bifida, cleft palate, club foot and fetal death. (
  • Because there are so many factors that could cause birth defects, it's usually hard to have a successful legal claim if a baby is born with a birth defect. (
  • When prescribed to pregnant women, however, Paxil can cause birth defects affecting the heart and lungs. (
  • If your child was born with heart or lung birth defects because you took Paxil, or another antidepressant during pregnancy, The Yost Legal Group can help. (
  • The Yost Legal Group has successfully represented numerous women whose children have developed heart and lung birth defects due to the use of antidepressants . (
  • Birth defects are usually created during the pregnancy or before it, resulting from a combination of heredity and environment. (
  • In that case, a plaintiff will need to show the mother used the drug during pregnancy, the mother's use of the drug was prescribed by a physician, pharmacist, or another health care provider, the birth injury probably is not because of genetics or heredity, the drug is capable of causing birth defects, and the drug actually caused the birth injury. (
  • Birth defects and birth injuries have many causes. (
  • Since September 2005, information has been emerging that certain antidepressants may cause birth defects, including cardiac defects (heart), pulmonary defects (lung), neural-tube defects (brain and spinal cord), craniosynostosis (skull defect), infant omphalocele (abdominal wall defects), club foot (one or both feet turn downward and inward), and anal atresia (complete or partial closure of the anus), among others. (
  • For instance, having a daughter with several birth defects is mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. (
  • The FDA issued a Public Health Advisory on December 8, 2005 based on U.S. and Swedish studies showing that exposure to certain antidepressants in the first trimester of pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of heart birth defects . (
  • We have many years of experience handling pharmaceutical product liability, mass tort litigation and consumer class actions against major drug companies, and have been representing families in antidepressant birth defects cases since 2006. (
  • Birth injuries must be distinguished from birth defects. (
  • There are more than 4,000 types of birth defects. (
  • Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. (
  • The statute of limitations for filing a birth injury lawsuit in California differs depending on who is bringing the case and whether or not a public hospital is involved in the lawsuit. (
  • Parents can bring a birth injury lawsuit against a doctor, nurse, doula, midwife, or even a medical facility that was responsible for your care and that of your newborn during delivery. (
  • Why File a Birth Injury Lawsuit? (
  • Birth injury expert consulting may provide valuable insight for cases involving such areas as neonatal-perinatal medicine, human biomechanics , speech and language pathology, occupational therapy , pediatrics, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, or numerous other medical issues, as each may become the subject of a birth injury-related lawsuit. (
  • More than 16,000 have now filed an Essure birth control lawsuit and on July 20, 2018, the current owner of the device, German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, announced it will discontinue Essure sales in the U.S. by the end of the year. (
  • A birth injury lawsuit can be an effective measure against unreasonably dangerous or negligent doctors. (
  • Brain-related birth injuries are some of the most severe and can manifest in different ways. (
  • When a baby does not have sufficient oxygen in labor and delivery, he or she can suffer severe brain injury. (
  • When a child has excessive levels of bilirubin at birth, it can lead to severe brain damage, known as kernicterus. (
  • The judge found that even though the child suffered severe injuries, the $43.75 million award was "unsupported by the evidence and shocks the judicial conscience. (
  • Birth injuries can have severe, long-lasting effects. (
  • However, if your child has suffered severe, life-altering physical injury, you are eligible to pursue damages of up to $832,000. (
  • Brachial plexus injuries range from relatively minor to severe. (
  • A filing from December said negligent care by Prusky caused oxygen deprivation and resulted in severe irreversible injury to Nathan's brain and "developmental delays and inability to function as a normal child his age. (
  • Unfortunately, for most brachial plexus birth injuries, the more severe, the less chance the infant may have at a full recovery. (
  • More severe injuries require reconstruction, however, this usually results in some loss of function and subsequent surgeries may be necessary to improve structure and function. (
  • The Chief Medical Officer's Report of 2014 found that ten years after giving birth, around 20% of mothers will experience urinary incontinence and around 3% will experience faecal incontinence as a result of their pregnancy and birth experiences. (
  • The mother of four reportedly switched hospitals halfway through her pregnancy after seeing literature emphasizing women's choices during birth, such as the ability to move during labor rather than being tethered to a fetal monitor. (
  • You just had a baby, and after the excitement, stress, and worry you probably experienced during your pregnancy, labor and delivery, the last thing you want to hear is that your baby suffered a birth injury. (
  • In this section, you can also find pregnancy safety resources and links to birth injury resources. (
  • In most cases, it is necessary for a plaintiff to retain an expert witness to review the records and determine what should have happened during the pregnancy to avoid the injuries. (
  • In some cases the birth defect can be treated during the pregnancy resulting in a relatively normal birth. (
  • The injury may be due to one or more medical mistakes during pregnancy, labor or delivery. (
  • A careful review of the care provided throughout pregnancy, during delivery and after birth can reveal situations where a doctor may be liable for damages. (
  • If your child experienced a birth injury or you think he/she has, get in touch with us here at The Fitzgerald Law Firm for a free consultation. (
  • Erb's palsy is a weakness of the upper arm due to a brachial plexus birth injury. (
  • Neuropraxia injuries, the mildest form of brachial plexus injury, cause Erb's Palsy in the location where the injury occurred. (
  • Dejerine-Klumpke palsy (Klumpke's palsy) is a weakness or paralysis caused by an injury to the lower part of the brachial plexus. (
  • Excessive force can injure the nerves in your child's neck, shoulder and arm, leading to a brachial plexus injury such as Erb's palsy or Klumpke's palsy. (
  • Named after one of the first notable American female physicians, Augusta Déjerine-Klumpke, this type of palsy is often caused by a birth injury. (
  • This brachial plexus birth palsy is known as Erb's palsy. (
  • Four of the most common types of brachial plexus injuries are Erb's palsy and Klumpke's palsy, neuropraxia, and neuroma. (
  • Erb's palsy, depending on how the injury occurred, may not always be a serious injury. (
  • An obstetrician should be able to identify the common risk factors for shoulder dystocia, and should take precautions to avoid brachial plexus birth injuries. (
  • If an obstetrician is aware of high risk factors for shoulder dystocia, scheduling a caesarian section can usually prevent a birth injury. (
  • This is normally a weakness of the arm or paralysis that is caused the excessive stretching of the shoulder nerves during birth. (
  • When infants were maneuvered during deliveries without an episiotomy, half the women came away with their vaginas intact and there were fewer shoulder injuries among the infants, 35 percent. (
  • Defendants argue that the baby actually had a rare genetic birth defect which largely contributed to his death. (
  • It's important to determine if your baby has suffered a birth injury or has been born with a birth defect because you might be able to recover for a birth injury, but not necessarily for a birth defect. (
  • It is important to note that a birth injury is different than a birth defect, which is not caused by medical professionals. (
  • In Baltimore, Maryland, The Yost Legal Group is the antidepressant birth defect law firm that victims in the community contact when they are serious about getting the help they need. (
  • Initially, it may be unclear whether a baby has a birth injury or a birth defect. (
  • A birth defect, on the other hand, is not preventable. (
  • What is the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect? (
  • Birth injuries account for less than 2 percent of infant deaths in the U.S., and nearly one-half of all injuries have been found to be potentially avoidable. (
  • Nearly one-half of all birth injuries have been found to be potentially avoidable. (
  • However, in cases where the medical delivery team fails to prevent avoidable injuries from occurring by the use of improper techniques or procedures, it is your responsibility to seek legal assistance especially if the damage done is permanent. (
  • When healthcare professionals fail to meet the standard of care, injuries which may have been avoidable can arise. (
  • However, it is heartbreaking when serious injury or death to a newborn may have been avoidable. (
  • Why are Birth Injury Lawsuits Unique? (
  • California Birth Injury Lawsuits: What Are They & Who Can Bring A Claim? (
  • Birth injuries may result in lawsuits filed by the parents to recoup costs incurred to pay for their child's increased care and ongoing treatments. (
  • Birth injury lawsuits can help families recover damages for pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, cost of past and future medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and punitive damages. (
  • In Tennessee, birth injury lawsuits must be filed within one year of the date of the injury. (
  • Other injuries could be the result of administering the wrong type of medication or mishandling the infant. (
  • If a physician fails to handle the delivery properly, the infant could also experience injuries related to high blood pressure, stress or even hypertension. (
  • These types of injuries can also lead to the infant experiencing high blood pressure or hypertension. (
  • While the birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, some deliveries may result in injury to the infant. (
  • Serious infant injuries after this type of delivery are rare, according to the Mayo Clinic. (
  • 1. Physical injury to an infant during its delivery. (
  • 2. The supposed emotional injury, inflicted by events incident to birth, on an infant which allegedly appears in symbolic form in patients with mental illness. (
  • In difficult childbirths , there is an increased risk of brachial plexus injuries for the infant. (
  • There are many types of brachial plexus birth injuries an infant can suffer from, which also range in severity and treatment options. (
  • There are a myriad of reasons why C-sections are performed, but one thing each C-section has is common in the risk of C-Section injuries, to both mother and infant. (
  • A misplaced epidural can result in lumbosacral plexus injury and prolonged vaginal delivery may result in femoral nerve dysfunction, both of which affect her legs. (
  • Cesarean sections give women access to a safe alternative to traditional vaginal birth. (
  • Last, we have to list specific damages, which can be both economic and noneconomic, that you incurred as a result of your or your child's injury. (
  • The jury concluded after a two-week trial that St. Luke's and Dr. Ronald Kirner ignored signs that Matthew wasn't getting enough oxygen during birth and should be delivered by cesarean section. (
  • Brain Injuries at Birth Brain injuries are the most serious form of birth injuries and are typically caused by oxygen deprivation or bleeding within the skull or brain. (
  • Brain Injury - Birth difficulties can result in oxygen deprivation to the baby as a result of blood loss, or the twisting or compression of the umbilical cord. (
  • The risks surrounding a premature newborn include injury from oxygen deprivation, bleeding, or a stroke. (
  • Gourley, a teenager from Nebraska, suffered a serious brain injury due to lack of oxygen while he was still in his mother's womb. (
  • They also argued that his lost wage claim was really due to his premature birth. (
  • Gestational diabetes can cause premature birth, macrosomia, or stillbirth. (
  • Has your baby suffered a preventable birth injury because of a doctor's improper use of birthing tools in Memphis ? (
  • Did your child sustain a preventable birth injury? (
  • Children with birth injuries typically have unique health care needs. (
  • Birth injuries typically arise from a doctor's failure to respond properly to a condition that arises during delivery or a doctor's failure to provide appropriate prenatal care. (
  • In cases involving very serious fetal distress a baby will usually require active ventilation and resuscitation and may suffer from fits shortly after birth. (
  • Occasionally during the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury that is simply the result of being born. (
  • If your child does suffer from a birth injury and someone else is liable, this puts a cap on the damages you can get. (
  • Past research has also tied birth control to a lower risk of ACL tears , but those studies "suffer from critical shortcomings, and don't prove that it's the pills that are providing the protection," according to the Sports Institute at the University of Washington School of Medicine. (
  • Every year, thousands of children suffer birth traumas because doctors, nurses, surgeons, OB/GYNs and specialists have failed to perform at the standard level of care. (
  • In 2020, the Ministry of Health, drawing from overseas research, noted that 60-85% of women suffer some form of perineal tearing while giving birth. (
  • The current view is that only those who suffer birth injuries as a result of treatment, or failure to provide treatment, are covered. (
  • There are several mistakes the anesthesiologist, obstetrician, nurse anesthetist, or other medical professional might make that could cause a mother or child to suffer an epidural injury. (
  • Using common diagnostic tests as markers of acute asphyxial injury, we noted that multiple organs suffer damage during an acute intrapartum asphyxial event sufficient to result in a neonatal encephalopathy. (
  • If fetal heart decelerations and other signs of distress are not identified appropriately and acted upon swiftly, this can result in serious injuries to the baby and in extreme situations death. (
  • Fistula - a birth injury with lifelong consequences if left untreated - is a direct result of a lack of surgeons trained in caesarean sections. (
  • For example, brain injuries can result from an unwarranted delay in performing a necessary C-section delivery. (
  • However, mistakes made in administering anesthesia cause thousands of injuries each year and can result in death. (
  • It is also not known whether instrumental births result in worse long-term outcomes than caesarian sections, because the long-term data necessary to find out is not routinely collected. (
  • Birth injuries occurring during the actual delivery are quite common, and can result in broken bones, lacerations, and even skull fractures. (
  • When obstetricians make mistakes in the labor and delivery process, the result can be life-changing injuries or death to the child and/or the mother. (
  • However, when these instruments are not used correctly they can easily result in excessive head pressure and cause injuries such as a cephalohematoma. (
  • Damages - Your child - or the parents - must have suffered damages as a result of the injury. (
  • Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death. (
  • Non-economic damages include the pain and suffering a child, and their family has undergone as a result of the birth injury. (
  • Although birth injuries are usually defined as an injury occurring during labor or delivery, a birth injury claim might be available if a baby suffers harm as a result of a doctor's prenatal care. (
  • However, if a medical staff is negligent or slow to respond to the signs of fetal distress, a birth injury may result and the professionals held liable. (
  • A birth injury is the result of actions taken or not taken by a doctor and her staff, and it is preventable. (
  • If you're claiming for a child who has passed away as a result of a birth injury, you have three years to make a claim from the date of death. (
  • For example, failure to recognize fetal distress or failure to perform a timely cesarean section can result in significant injuries. (
  • It is the result of damage to the brain, which is often the result of mistakes made during birth or prenatal care. (
  • Neonatal organ system injury in acute birth asphyxia sufficient to result in neonatal encephalopathy. (
  • To identify the proportion of major organ system injury in cases of acute intrapartum asphyxia that result in neonatal encephalopathy. (
  • The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyful event. (
  • A birth insurance fund that would provide guaranteed medical funds to take care of a child who suffers a permanent birth injury in exchange with giving up the right to sue is stirring debate in Annapolis. (
  • It's also very personal for me because I actually have a sister who had a child who was injured at birth. (
  • The birth of your child should be one of the most important and celebrated moments in your family's life. (
  • However, a birth injury can instead cause your child and family unforeseen pain and loss. (
  • While the birth of a child should be one of the greatest experiences of the parents' lives, sometimes birth injuries mar the joy. (
  • If you have discovered that your child has suffered a birth injury and now has a physical disability, you may not know what to do. (
  • If you have any reason to believe your child may have been injured due to an error made by a medical professional, get in touch with our birth injury law firm. (
  • The birth of your child is a joyous occasion, and most parents want the same thing: 10 fingers, 10 toes and a healthy baby. (
  • Child birth can be a dangerous proposition. (
  • What should I do if my child suffered a birth injury? (
  • The birth of your child should be one of the happiest days of your life. (
  • So just because your child suffered a birth injury does not automatically warrant a birth injury. (
  • Damages that a family might recover in a case like this include the costs of medical care for the injury, rehabilitation costs, lost earnings to care for the child, cost of a caregiver, and more. (
  • Caring for a child with a birth injury can be financially challenging. (
  • If your child needs future care due to their birth injury, these would also be covered under economic damages. (
  • Birth injuries have unfortunately become a common issue during child delivery. (
  • This can mean a lifetime of necessary medical care for the mother, child, or both-depending on the injury. (
  • An overview of the Campaign to End Fistula workings in Liberia, showing striking scenes of women & girls in their quest for treatment & a new life, free of obstetric fistula, a devastating child-bearing injury that affects more than 2 million women. (
  • Will our child ever recover from this injury? (
  • Pain and suffering - Raising a child with a serious birth injury is extremely stressful, for both the parents and the child. (
  • The birth of a child is an event of incomparable joy for most parents. (
  • When a baby is hurt during the delivery process, his or her injuries can be permanent, affecting the child for years or even the rest of his or her life. (
  • Damages awarded to a child for a birth injury may be paid in a structured settlement or a trust. (
  • If your child has sustained a birth injury, there are various steps you can take. (
  • As a parent, the first thing you'll want to know is what injuries your child has sustained and what this means for their future. (
  • From anger and frustration to fear and even grief, it's not unusual to feel overwhelmed and confused during the days and weeks following the birth of your child. (
  • Although many birth-related injuries are treatable, this doesn't negate the shock and worry you'll experience if your child is hurt during delivery. (
  • Both the child and mother are at risk for serious injuries and lifelong conditions. (
  • NHS Resolution and Child Brain Injury - More Than Just a Change of Name? (
  • The birth of a child should be a joyous and extraordinary event in life. (
  • Has Your Child Been Injured During Birth? (
  • Doctor Miller a senior clinician scientist working out of the Child & Family research institute in British Columbia, Canada is part of an international team working on alternate methods of investigating brain injuries in newborns. (
  • You carry a child for nine months, and then you finally get to hold them - eventually in my case," said Lamendola, who was employed as a customer service rep at an AutoZone when she gave birth. (
  • After nine months of nervous anticipation, the birth of a child ranks among the happiest days in the lifetime of most parents. (
  • In some cases, prescribed drugs issued to the pregnant mother can cause injury even before the child is born, which sometimes means legal action is warranted against drug companies, pharmacists, hospitals or prescribing doctors. (
  • Third, we must establish that you or your child suffered an injury, and we must draw a connection between this injury and the failure on the part of the anesthesiologist, obstetrician, nurse anesthetist, or other medical professional. (
  • When a child suffers a birth injury, the family may be faced with a future that involves complicated, prolonged, and expensive care for that child. (
  • But, when you're raising a child who sustained a birth injury, you have additional medical expenses for rehabilitation, therapy, and even life-long, daily care. (
  • Birth injury refers to damage or injury to the child before, during, or just after the birthing process. (
  • Some examples of birth injuries that may warrant a legal claim include the following. (
  • When filing your birth injury claim, consider the full extent of your child's injuries and the damages they cause. (
  • Generally, if the injuries are minor and temporary, and do not cause damages, the family may not have a valid birth injury claim. (
  • But if the injuries are serious, permanent, and/or cause significant damages, it may warrant a claim. (
  • Lost wages are another piece of economic damage claim, especially for parents who have had to miss work to tend to their child's medical needs due to the birth injury. (
  • However, if a birth injury occurred because of a doctor's improper medical technique or improper use of a medical device during labor or delivery, chances are you have a valid legal claim against the doctor. (
  • If the birth injury occurred because of a prescription drug, a birth injury claim can be filed against the drug manufacturer. (
  • What Are the Elements of a Birth Injury Claim? (
  • Who Can Make A Birth Injury Claim? (
  • If your baby has been injured due to mistakes by doctors or other medical staff before, during or after giving birth then you may be entitled to make a claim. (
  • Also, be aware that filing a birth injury claim frequently involves disclosure of private information. (
  • This wealth of medical knowledge allows us to identify negligent action in a birth injury matter. (
  • Some cases of brachial plexus injuries may be caused by the negligent actions of an obstetrician, physician, nurse, or caregiver. (
  • These elements may be proven through expert witness testimony, publishedmedical studies, and res ipsa loquitor , which is a fancy term meaning that the injury would not have happened at all if someone had not been had been negligent. (
  • Their staff wasn't trained in unmedicated birth or even how to provide respectful care to a laboring mother who does not wish to labor on her back with constant fetal monitoring (both practices are not evidence-based and lead to a higher rate of unnecessary interventions like cesarean birth). (
  • She works solely on Adult Brain Injury cases and mainly on cases where our client's brain injury has been caused or contributed to by clinical. (
  • We've been successfully handling birth injury cases for well over 40 years because fighting for the rights of those who've been harmed by others is our passion. (
  • However, unfortunately for some new mums and dads, things can go horribly wrong, causing injuries to their new baby, to mum or in the worst cases, to both. (
  • I Put My Mind, Heart, and Soul into Birth Injury Cases. (
  • However, in certain cases, the injuries may have been prevented if the medical personnel and doctors were more vigilant and did not act negligently during the birthing process. (
  • You shouldn't be left with the burden of medical expenses when someone else's actions caused your child's injuries. (
  • Similarly, a doctor's failure to diagnose a mother's genital herpes could give rise to an injury in the baby. (
  • Brachial plexus injuries, sometimes called obstetrical brachial plexus, can range from a mild muscle stretch injury to a complete separation (avulsion) of nerves from the spinal cord. (
  • Rupture injuries cause nerve tearing, but not separation from the spinal cord. (
  • A Delaware County jury has awarded more than $40 million to the family of a 6-year-old who suffered a spinal injury during birth. (
  • These include skull fractures, fractures of the vertebrae, spinal cord injuries and several others. (
  • Brain injuries at birth can cause various medical problems, including permanent brain damage, disabilities, or even death. (
  • Although some brain injuries at birth are unavoidable, brain damage and brain injuries are often caused by mistakes made by doctors, hospitals or other medical professionals during the delivery process. (
  • An infection in or around the brain greatly increases the risk of brain damage before or during birth . (
  • What are some of the more common birth injuries? (
  • The most common prescription medications causing birth injuries are outlined below. (
  • Overall, women taking the most common birth control pills by mouth were 18 percent less likely to need reconstructive surgery compared to similar women not taking the pill, the study said. (
  • That's an important finding, considering the fact that half of athletes who tear an ACL (which is "extremely common") can't return to competitive sports, and anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of those with tears have arthritis within two decades of the injury, researchers said. (
  • Many of the common injuries during birth can be avoided if the pregnant mother and baby are provided with good maternity and medical care. (
  • What Are the Most Common Forms of Birth Injury? (
  • This is the most common and the most minor brachial plexus injury. (
  • Dr. Kelly Ross with the pediatric hospitalist team at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine shares information about a common birth injury called brachial plexus. (
  • How common are birth injuries? (
  • One of the more common and less serious injuries is neuropraxia - a minor strain or tear in the nerves, resulting in muscle weakness, numbness, or sensitivity in the affected area. (
  • Fracture of the clavicle is the most common birth injury. (
  • A 10-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic injuries at birth has settled a High Court action with an interim payment of €2.9m. (
  • Preterm birth: Inflammation, fetal injury and treatment strategies. (
  • The presence of inflammatory mediators in utero has been associated with fetal injury, particularly affecting the fetal lungs and brain. (
  • Further research is urgently required to develop effective methods for the prevention and treatment of PTB and above all, to reduce fetal injury. (