Wounds and Injuries
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)
Some common types of birth injuries include:
1. Brain damage: This can occur due to a lack of oxygen to the baby's brain during delivery, resulting in conditions such as cerebral palsy or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
2. Nerve damage: This can result from prolonged labor, use of forceps or vacuum extraction, or improper handling of the baby during delivery, leading to conditions such as brachial plexus injuries or Erb's palsy.
3. Fractures: These can occur due to improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction, or from the baby being dropped or handled roughly during delivery.
4. Cutaneous injuries: These can result from rough handling or excessive pressure during delivery, leading to conditions such as caput succedaneum (swelling of the scalp) or cephalohematoma (bleeding under the skin of the head).
5. Infections: These can occur if the baby is exposed to bacteria during delivery, leading to conditions such as sepsis or meningitis.
6. Respiratory distress syndrome: This can occur if the baby does not breathe properly after birth, resulting in difficulty breathing and low oxygen levels.
7. Shoulder dystocia: This occurs when the baby's shoulder becomes stuck during delivery, leading to injury or damage to the baby's shoulder or neck.
8. Umbilical cord prolapse: This occurs when the umbilical cord comes out of the birth canal before the baby, leading to compression or strangulation of the cord and potentially causing injury to the baby.
9. Meconium aspiration: This occurs when the baby inhales a mixture of meconium (bowel movement) and amniotic fluid during delivery, leading to respiratory distress and other complications.
10. Brachial plexus injuries: These occur when the nerves in the baby's neck and shoulder are damaged during delivery, leading to weakness or paralysis of the arm and hand.
It is important to note that not all birth injuries can be prevented, but proper medical care and attention during pregnancy, labor, and delivery can help minimize the risk of complications. If you suspect that your baby has been injured during delivery, it is important to seek prompt medical attention to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.
The exact cause of syringomyelia is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to abnormal development or blockage of the spinal cord during fetal development. Some cases may be associated with genetic mutations or other inherited conditions, while others may be caused by acquired factors such as trauma, infection, or tumors.
Symptoms of syringomyelia can vary widely and may include:
1. Pain: Pain is a common symptom of syringomyelia, particularly in the neck, back, or limbs. The pain may be aching, sharp, or burning in nature and may be exacerbated by movement or activity.
2. Muscle weakness: As the syrinx grows, it can compress and damage the surrounding nerve fibers, leading to muscle weakness and wasting. This can affect the limbs, face, or other areas of the body.
3. Paresthesias: Patients with syringomyelia may experience numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the affected area.
4. Spasticity: Some individuals with syringomyelia may experience spasticity, which is characterized by stiffness and increased muscle tone.
5. Sensory loss: In severe cases of syringomyelia, patients may experience loss of sensation in the affected area.
6. Bladder dysfunction: Syringomyelia can also affect the bladder and bowel function, leading to urinary retention or incontinence.
7. Orthostatic hypotension: Some patients with syringomyelia may experience a drop in blood pressure when standing, leading to dizziness or fainting.
Diagnosis of syringomyelia is typically made through a combination of imaging studies such as MRI or CT scans, and clinical evaluation. Treatment options vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition, but may include:
1. Physical therapy to maintain muscle strength and prevent deformities.
2. Orthotics and assistive devices to improve mobility and function.
3. Pain management with medication or injections.
4. Surgery to release compressive lesions or remove tumors.
5. Chemotherapy to treat malignant causes of syringomyelia.
6. Shunting procedures to drain cerebrospinal fluid and relieve pressure.
7. Rehabilitation therapies such as occupational and speech therapy to address any cognitive or functional deficits.
It's important to note that the prognosis for syringomyelia varies depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, the condition may be manageable with treatment, while in others it may progress and lead to significant disability or death. Early diagnosis and intervention are key to improving outcomes for patients with syringomyelia.
Acute wounds and injuries are those that occur suddenly and heal within a relatively short period of time, usually within a few days or weeks. Examples of acute wounds include cuts, scrapes, and burns. Chronic wounds and injuries, on the other hand, are those that persist over a longer period of time and may not heal properly, leading to long-term complications. Examples of chronic wounds include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and chronic back pain.
Wounds and injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including accidents, sports injuries, violence, and medical conditions such as diabetes or circulatory problems. Treatment for wounds and injuries depends on the severity of the injury and may include cleaning and dressing the wound, applying antibiotics, immobilizing broken bones, and providing pain management. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged tissues or restore function.
Preventive measures for wounds and injuries include wearing appropriate protective gear during activities such as sports or work, following safety protocols to avoid accidents, maintaining proper hygiene and nutrition to prevent infection, and seeking medical attention promptly if an injury occurs.
Overall, wounds and injuries can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, and it is important to seek medical attention promptly if symptoms persist or worsen over time. Proper treatment and management of wounds and injuries can help to promote healing, reduce the risk of complications, and improve long-term outcomes.
Low birth weight is defined as less than 2500 grams (5 pounds 8 ounces) and is associated with a higher risk of health problems, including respiratory distress, infection, and developmental delays. Premature birth is also a risk factor for low birth weight, as premature infants may not have had enough time to grow to a healthy weight before delivery.
On the other hand, high birth weight is associated with an increased risk of macrosomia, a condition in which the baby is significantly larger than average and may require a cesarean section (C-section) or assisted delivery. Macrosomia can also increase the risk of injury to the mother during delivery.
Birth weight can be influenced by various factors during pregnancy, including maternal nutrition, prenatal care, and fetal growth patterns. However, it is important to note that birth weight alone is not a definitive indicator of a baby's health or future development. Other factors, such as the baby's overall physical condition, Apgar score (a measure of the baby's well-being at birth), and postnatal care, are also important indicators of long-term health outcomes.
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- Jack T. Cook is a partner in Morgan & Morgan's Medical Malpractice Department specializing in Birth Injury litigation to include cases involving birth trauma, birth defects, brain damage, brachial plexus injuries, and stillbirth. (findlaw.com)
- Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Cook enjoyed acclaim and recognition as a skilled litigator and trial lawyer in both Medical Malpractice and Birth Injury litigation. (findlaw.com)
- In addition to Birth Injuries, Mr. Cook handles medical malpractice cases involving surgical errors, premature discharge from the hospital, pressure sores/wounds, negligent emergency room care, medication errors and failure to appropriately diagnose stroke, heart attack, blood clots, and infection. (findlaw.com)
- It takes on various medical malpractice cases and seeks justice for individuals suffering from birth injuries, such as broken clavicles, infections, brachial plexus injuries, and cerebral and Erb's palsy. (expertise.com)
- They advocate for the rights of the injured, including victims of medical malpractice who are suffering birth injuries. (expertise.com)
- If you suspect that the use of forceps during delivery may have led to a birth injury for your child, the medical malpractice lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. can investigate the circumstances surrounding the delivery and have medical records reviewed by qualified experts to determine whether the child's injury could have been prevented. (youhavealawyer.com)
- Parents of children who have suffered birth injuries often feel as though they can't possibly take on one more thing - including a medical malpractice lawsuit. (bila.ca)
- When preventable birth injuries occur, it is often considered medical malpractice or negligence. (lawfirm.com)
- If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, the chances are high that your child may require lifelong care. (willenslaw.com)
- As an Illiniois lawyer handling medical malpractice for 25 plus years now, I have seen many types of birth injury cases. (willenslaw.com)
- Birth injury cases fall under medical malpractice. (willenslaw.com)
- Some lawyers may claim to be birth injury lawyers, but the truth probably is that the lawyer is a medical malpractice lawyer or even a personal injury lawyer who happens to have experience with handling birth injury matters. (willenslaw.com)
- When these injuries are a result of incompetent medical professionals or sheer negligence, it just makes sense to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers. (willenslaw.com)
- At a previous hearing two years ago, lawyers for the HSE told the court it expressed sincere apologies for the injuries caused, saying: "Neither this apology nor the financial compensation granted by the court can negate the continuing heartache that the Conroy family must feel every day. (rte.ie)
- Its lawyers also handle cases of injuries caused by negligent prenatal care. (expertise.com)
- The birth injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. can help determine whether your family may be eligible for financial compensation and settlement benefits. (youhavealawyer.com)
- The malpractice lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate forceps birth injury lawsuits for children born with a brain trauma, nerve damage or other injuries caused by incorrect or inappropriate use of forceps during delivery. (youhavealawyer.com)
- Our drug injury lawyers want to help stop the harm caused by pharmaceutical company negligence, and we're here to fight for your family's rights. (getstewart.com)
- One of the biggest reasons why parents of children who have sustained birth injuries don't reach out to lawyers is that most of them are overwhelmed with the day-to-day reality of caring for a child who has high medical needs. (bila.ca)
- This is also why many of our firm's cases are referred to us by other lawyers and law firms who trust us to handle their friends, family members, and clients' personal injury cases. (willenslaw.com)
- Our Arlington Heights birth injury lawyers will work with you to prepare a case that aims to obtain full and fair compensation for the harm your child suffered. (willenslaw.com)
- Over the past two decades, Mr. Willens and his team of Arlington Heights personal injury lawyers have been instrumental in obtaining numerous million-dollar-plus recoveries on behalf of clients in a wide variety of injury cases. (willenslaw.com)
- Being exposed to certain chemicals during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. (mesrianilaw.com)
- Men who have been exposed to chemicals can also increase the risks of chemical birth defects. (mesrianilaw.com)
- But FDA data indicates that babies born to mothers who take Zofran® while pregnant may be at risk of severe birth defects. (getstewart.com)
- If you took Zofran®to treat morning sickness and your child was born with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation. (getstewart.com)
- Birth injuries differ from birth defects, which usually develop within the first trimester of pregnancy. (lawfirm.com)
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects likely have genetic, environmental, and behavioral causes. (lawfirm.com)
- Spinal cord injuries can significantly impact a baby's ability to use certain essential organs such as their lungs. (mesrianilaw.com)
- If a medical professional failed to do so, they may be at fault for your baby's spinal cord injury. (mesrianilaw.com)
- If you've been exposed to harmful chemicals that you believe led to your baby's birth defect, you need an experienced birth injury attorney to help you with your case. (mesrianilaw.com)
- The injury occurred when the doctor applied excessive traction to the baby's head and neck to free his right shoulder when it got stuck behind the mother's pubic bone during delivery. (feldmanshepherd.com)
- Birth injuries can range from minor to severe and can affect a baby's bones, nerves, soft tissue, and organs. (warlawgroup.com)
- Although injuries can occur at any time, many brachial plexus injuries happen when a baby's shoulders become impacted during delivery and the brachial plexus nerves stretch or tear. (nih.gov)
- Premature labor remains a major problem in the United States and worldwide, with the March of Dimes announcing that complications of preterm birth is now the foremost killer of young children. (finzfirm.com)
- Some common complications that often accompany preeclampsia are preterm birth, placental abruption, cardiovascular disease and fetal growth restriction. (galfandberger.com)
- If your baby suffered a birth due to the negligence of someone else, you deserve justice for their irresponsible behavior. (mesrianilaw.com)
- A California birth injury lawyer at our law firm knows what to look for to prove that your child's brain injury is due to the negligence of a health care professional. (mesrianilaw.com)
- When these injuries are due to someone else's negligence, families deserve justice. (mesrianilaw.com)
- If your child suffers any birth injuries due to hospital negligence or due to the fault of another person or entity, it is important that you consult with another medical professional to determine the cause of the injuries and the next steps necessary to recover. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- Unfortunately, negligence can happen anywhere, and injuries can result. (forthepeople.com)
- Was your child injured at birth by the negligence of a medical professional? (forthepeople.com)
- The team helps negligence victims process personal injury claims to pursue compensation for medical bills, long-term care, and lost earnings. (expertise.com)
- Our law firm has investigated and reviewed thousands of claims for parents of children who suffered forceps birth injuries that were caused by negligence or mistakes made by a doctor, hospital or nurse during child birth. (youhavealawyer.com)
- Birth injuries like cerebral palsy can be the result of medical negligence. (lawfirm.com)
- Although many serious birth injuries can not be prevented, others result from medical negligence. (lawfirm.com)
- A second-degree injury, or axonotmesis, results from a more severe trauma or compression. (medscape.com)
- This is sometimes called birth trauma or birth injury. (stanfordchildrens.org)
- It advocates for the rights of mothers and their infants who have suffered from birth trauma. (expertise.com)
- If a brain injury is sustained as a result of this trauma to the head, the child may suffer from cerebral palsy, which can impact movement control and muscle coordination. (youhavealawyer.com)
- The trauma of a difficult birth can leave families feeling devastated and exhausted. (lawfirm.com)
- Brachial plexus injuries (also known as Erb's palsy and Dejerine-Klumpke palsy) are caused by damage to those nerves, typically from trauma, tumors, inflammation, pressure, athletic injuries, or being stretched too far. (nih.gov)
- It is often not until some time has passed and reality has set in that parents begin to wonder what caused their child's injury. (lawfirm.com)
- The parents of children suffering from birth injuries are sometimes hesitant to seek the help of a Arlington Heights birth injury malpractice attorney because they are under the impression that their child's injury was their fault. (willenslaw.com)
- Erb's palsy, or brachial plexus birth palsy, is a particular form of birth injuries that results in limited or no range of motion in the arm and weakness in the arm muscles. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- As with most birth injuries, Erb's palsy can have long lasting effects that can be very expensive for the family of the affected infant. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- Attorneys John M. Dodig and Jason A. Daria secured a $1.85 million settlement in New Jersey for a child who sustained a right brachial plexus injury as a result of a doctor's failure to properly manage a shoulder dystocia during childbirth. (feldmanshepherd.com)
- Birth injuries are physical injuries that occur during or shortly after childbirth. (warlawgroup.com)
- Unfortunately, doctors and other health care professionals sometimes make mistakes during childbirth, resulting in severe, even permanent injuries to the baby. (lawfirm.com)
- On the other hand, birth injuries happen during the birthing process, whether before, during, or immediately after childbirth. (lawfirm.com)
- In more severe traumatic injuries, the proximal degeneration may extend beyond the next node of Ranvier. (medscape.com)
- Said Specter: "The settlement will ensure that this child, who suffered a severe brain injury, will get care and support he needs for the rest of his life. (klinespecter.com)
- The Trust admitted that Taylor should have been born six minutes earlier and, if she had been, her injuries would have been less severe. (irwinmitchell.com)
- 3. Delivery mode and severe intraventricular hemorrhage in single, very low birth weight, vertex infants. (nih.gov)
- Our birth injury attorneys have over two decades of experience recovering the maximum compensation for our clients. (mesrianilaw.com)
- Whether the injury resulted from medication errors, a delayed diagnosis, or negligent medical staff, the attorneys represent clients in and out of court to recover damages on their behalf. (expertise.com)
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- not every injury or medical mistake made is necessarily grounds for a lawsuit. (forthepeople.com)
- The steps involved in filing a lawsuit for birth injuries can be complicated and time-consuming, and involve expert knowledge of state laws on the manner. (forthepeople.com)
- Request a free consultation and birth injury lawsuit evaluation. (youhavealawyer.com)
- Sometimes we will get our clients' calendars from that first year after birth as part of the evidence we produce in the lawsuit, and it is amazing how crammed the calendar is with all of the appointments that families need to attend. (bila.ca)
- The compensation received in a birth injury lawsuit can help pay for the cost of care. (lawfirm.com)
Causes of birth injuries2
- Roisin, from Dysart in Portlaoise has cerebral palsy as a result of her birth at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise in 2001. (rte.ie)
- She suffered a lack of oxygen at birth and has cerebral palsy. (rte.ie)
- Cerebral palsy and mental retardation are just two examples of brain injuries that can leave with life-long disabilities. (mesrianilaw.com)
- 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. (findlaw.com)
- Kline & Specter won a $15 million settlement in a complex birth injury case in which a delay in delivery resulted in the baby suffering cerebral palsy . (klinespecter.com)
- His firm has recovered settlements totaling $5.5 million for a plaintiff who developed cerebral palsy after birth. (expertise.com)
- However, if the proper standard of care is not followed, a birth injury from forceps may be suffered by the child, resulting in nerve damage, brain damage or cerebral palsy . (youhavealawyer.com)
- At BILA, we understand that parents are often operating at maximum capacity after their child suffers a birth injury. (bila.ca)
- When a baby is harmed or suffers injuries due to any action or oversight made by a medical professional at any point of a pregnancy, birth, or the infant's care after birth, this harm may be classified as a birth injury. (willenslaw.com)
- How Can A Lawyer Help When Birth Injuries Occur In North Carolina? (superlawyers.com)
- Birth injuries occur in up to 6% of births in the United States. (warlawgroup.com)
- While many birth injury cases occur naturally, others result from medical mistakes hospitals and health care professionals make. (lawfirm.com)
- The AAOS adds that this type of birth injuries usually occurs when an infant's neck is stretched to the side during complications in the delivery process. (injurytriallawyer.com)
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Common birth injuries1
- What are some of the more common birth injuries? (stanfordchildrens.org)
- Occasionally during the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury that is simply the result of being born. (stanfordchildrens.org)
- Did Your Child Suffer a Birth Injury From Use of Forceps During Delivery? (youhavealawyer.com)
- Babies sometimes suffer physical injuries simply by passing through the birth canal. (lawfirm.com)
- He said it was a very large settlement but only reflects the catastrophic injuries inflicted on his daughter and the complex needs she must now endure for the rest of her life. (rte.ie)
- Sadly through our work we see the catastrophic consequences of brain injuries at birth, which leave children disabled for the rest of their lives. (irwinmitchell.com)
- Because this form of birth injury impacts a large network of nerves in the neck that connect with nerves in the arm, the condition can be very complex and vary from case to case. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- The severity of a brachial plexus injury depends on the nerves affected and the extent of the injury. (nih.gov)
- During child birth and delivery, it is not uncommon for the doctor to encounter complications and problems. (youhavealawyer.com)
- In other cases, birth injuries can lead to more serious complications, sometimes even causing lifelong disability. (lawfirm.com)
- Birth injuries can be the result of complications during labor or delivery. (lawfirm.com)
- Not diagnosing infections that can cause complications such as brain injuries. (lawfirm.com)
- GlaxoSmithKline, the drug company that produces Zofran, has stated that the fetal injury risks posed by ondansetron are not yet known. (getstewart.com)
- One of its practice areas is personal injury law, representing mothers and babies suffering from birth injuries. (expertise.com)
- It's estimated that 7 out of 1,000 babies born in the United States will be injured during birth . (lawfirm.com)
- Studies show that for every 1,000 babies born in the United States, approximately six to eight of them will be injured at birth. (willenslaw.com)
- Some brachial plexus injuries can happen to babies during birth. (nih.gov)
- Adults can also develop problems with their vision after a traumatic brain injury (such as a head injury or stroke that damages the brain). (nih.gov)
- Finz & Finz, P.C. is a New York and Long Island personal injury law firm based out of Mineola, NY. (finzfirm.com)
- Latest news stories and updates from our Indiana personal injury law firm. (getstewart.com)
- Our law firm has experience helping injury victims and their families get through some of the most difficult times of their lives, and we're here to help you too. (getstewart.com)
- In addition, parents of a child victim should consult with a birth injuries attorney to determine if they are eligible for financial compensation to pay for necessary future care and past medical bills. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- The first thing we will do to help you is collect evidence and reports regarding the birth to figure out what legal action you can take and how much compensation you can receive. (forthepeople.com)
- The Washington Accident Books ™ is a collection of books, reports, and other materials designed to educate the public about the nature of accidents and the legal rights of injury victims. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- Read our earlier blog post about the Key Legal Aspects of Birth Injury Cases or contact us at (404) 892-4900 for a free consultation. (warlawgroup.com)
- When a victim sustains a spinal cord injury, the results can be devastating. (mesrianilaw.com)
- Methods: We will leverage an existing birth cohort derived from the Ghana Randomized Air Pollution and Health Study (GRAPHS) in which 1,414 pregnant women were enrolled prior to 28 weeks gestation and assigned to distinct prenatal cooking strategies. (nih.gov)
- At Mesriani Law Group, an experienced birth injury attorney can help you navigate the legalities of your case during these challenging times. (mesrianilaw.com)
- Award-winning child injury attorney Chris Davis has written a series of FREE books, including one about child injury cases in Washington state. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- Need an Experienced Birth Injury Malpractice Attorney? (willenslaw.com)
- Often, birth injuries cause mental or physical life-long disabilities, and can greatly affect the families who must care for the child. (willenslaw.com)
- Regardless, the effects of brain injuries at birth can leave a child with significant developmental delays. (mesrianilaw.com)
- Child birth can be a dangerous proposition. (findlaw.com)
- If you or your child has been injured during a birth injury, an experienced birth injury lawyer may be able to help. (findlaw.com)
- As much preparation and planning that may be put into the birth of a child, some birth injuries are caused by uncontrollable factors or last-minute mistakes that are made by the healthcare provider. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- Birth injuries leave families unprepared to face the demanding emotional and financial challenges of lifelong care for a special needs child. (lawfirm.com)
- One of the happiest and most rewarding days of a parent's life is the birth of their child. (willenslaw.com)
- So if your child has vision problems that can't be explained by a problem with their eyes or fixed by glasses, ask your doctor if it could be CVI - especially if your child has had a brain injury. (nih.gov)
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- A birth injury lawyer can help. (lawfirm.com)
- Your birth control pills have more benefits than just preventing pregnancy, from clearing up acne to regulating your period. (teenvogue.com)
- For new and expecting parents, the risk of birth injuries is one of the greatest fears that they might encounter during the pregnancy and delivery process. (injurytriallawyer.com)
- The process of pregnancy and giving birth can be extremely challenging, particularly since there are numerous things that can go wrong. (willenslaw.com)
- and, 3) To evaluate the association between OP exposure and placental injury, a potential target organ for OP toxicity that may mediate the effect of OP exposure on birth outcomes. (nih.gov)
- Decreased placental blood flow can prevent a baby from receiving enough nutrition and oxygen, resulting in low birth weight or other issues. (galfandberger.com)
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- Many of those affected were born extremely prematurely and suffered brain hemorrhages shortly after birth. (nih.gov)
- We are all aware of the many tragic cases which occurred at Portlaoise hospital after Roisin's birth. (rte.ie)
- A cleft lip, missing or not fully developed organs, missing or deformed limbs, and leukemia can be a result of a chemical birth defect. (mesrianilaw.com)
- A mum is calling for lessons to be learned after her daughter suffered a brain injury at birth after being starved of oxygen for around 22 minutes. (irwinmitchell.com)
- An example of this is when contractions aren't strong enough to move the baby through the birth canal. (stanfordchildrens.org)
- Why Let Willens & Baez handle your Arlington Heights Birth Injury Malpractice Case? (willenslaw.com)
- Sokolove Law has over 30 years experience helping children of families who have been impacted by birth-related injuries. (findlaw.com)
- Many of the children who have suffered birth injuries will not be able to live on their own as adults, and funding will be required to ensure that someone is around to take care of them when the parents aren't around anymore. (bila.ca)
- Some children who are injured during birth improve or recover on their own by 3 to 4 months of age. (nih.gov)
- The High Court has approved a final settlement of €9 million for a 14-year-old girl who suffered a brain injury at birth. (rte.ie)
- It is important to have any potential claim investigated as soon as an injury is suspected, since there are deadlines in each state which could bar the child's right to obtain settlement benefits. (youhavealawyer.com)