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Birth Injury

Birth Injury Claims: Legal Questions And Answers

Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

The shock and heartbreak of learning that your baby has a birth injury parallels with having a wide variety of questions regarding the cause, future care, and costs. These generally correlate with contacting a birth injury lawyer to discuss legal liability regarding your baby’s injury. The following are common questions regarding birth injury claims: What Is One Of The First Things I Should Do If I Learn My Child Has A Birth Injury?In addition to practicing self care by eating nutritious meals, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep, it is beneficial to confirm the type of birth injury your child has...

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Black newborn babies more likely to die when looked after by White doctors

Black Birth Injuries

(CNN) Black newborn babies in the United States are more likely to survive childbirth if they are cared for by Black doctors, but three times more likely than White Babies to die when looked after by White doctors, a study has found. The mortality rate of Black newborn babies in hospital shrunk by between 39% and 58% when Black physicians took charge of the birth, according to the research, which laid bare how shocking racial disparities in human health can affect even the first hours of a person's life. By contrast, the mortality rate for White babies was largely unaffected...

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From Prevention To Palsy: How Most Birth Injuries Occur

Birth Injuries

Learning that your newborn baby has birth injuries is a horrific experience. You have questions. And you want answers—along with help, direction, resources…and justice. Not to mention fair compensation for your birth injury negligence settlement so that you can pay for care and services for your child. This is especially important when your child’s care requirements will be ongoing. There are a number of causes of birth injuries, the great majority of which are related to medical negligence. These include errors on the behalf of doctors, surgeons, medical staff, nurses, and hospitals. In cases of birth injuries resulting in palsy, for example,...

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Legal Help For C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries

C-Section Birth Injuries are unfortunately a common occurrence. Cesarean section (also called C-section) births are often performed with the intent to avoid injury to both mother and child. Common reasons for performing them include fetal distress, a mother’s high blood pressure, breech position of a baby, and the need to deliver multiple babies.  Unfortunately, C-sections themselves sometimes result in birth injuries. Such injuries can include fetal lacerations (which can additionally result in Erb’s Palsy, fractures, and cervical cord injuries, among other things), anesthesia injuries, maternal surgical injuries, infections, blood clots, hemorrhages, and even death.1,2 Further, delays in performing C-sections can not only...

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Brain Injury During Birth: Proving Medical Malpractice & Negligence

Brain Injury During Birth

Traumatic Brain Injury During Birth in infants is a heartbreaking and all-too-common experience for many new parents. There are an array of causes, including Cerebral Palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, brachial plexus palsy (Erb’s palsy), and others, which can be the result of breech-birth complications, C-section injuries, or medical malpractice negligence—or a combination of these and other factors. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in particular have been reported as the leading cause of death and disability in children, with instrumental delivery being noted as a major cause.1  Infants may sustain a brain injury, abnormal brain development, or both due to improper care and...

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Mallard & Sharp Achieve Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict in Miami Dade

Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is proud to announce their achievement of obtaining the Highest Medical Malpractice Verdict of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2017, and the 9th largest verdict for the entire state in 2017. Under the professional direction of founding member Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and co-counsel Vidian Mallard, the firm successfully attained the highest medical malpractice verdict in Miami Dade in the amount of $33,153,912.00 in the case of MARLA DIXON, EARL REESE-THORNTON, and ER v. The United States of America, of E.R., a minor, Case No.: 1:15-cv- 23502 (case type Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, and...

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Types Of Medical Malpractice & Medical Negligence

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While medical malpractice and medical negligence are often thought of as one in the same, in actuality they are distinctly different. In many cases, however, they occur together. The line that separates medical malpractice from medical negligence is intent. Malpractice is the intentional deviation from established standards of care, while negligence is associated with accidents, oversight, and other unintentional actions. Types of medical malpractice include:Doctor/physician malpracticeHospital malpractice Anesthesia errorsNursing malpracticeSurgical malpracticeDefective medical devices Some examples:• Medication errors, including failure to review all medications a patient is taking and confirming contraindications to use of any particular medication• Failure to monitor patients, improper care,...

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Legal Help For Victims Of Birth Injuries: A Step-By-Step Checklist Guide

Legal Help For Birth Injury

Your child has a birth injury. You’re in shock. You need legal help, direction, and resources. Here’s how to start: 1. Remember to practice self care. You can best help your child and your family if you’re eating, sleeping, and staying hydrated. That way you can stay focused, find valuable information, and make beneficial choices. 2. Research information about lawyers who specialize in birth injuries, or if possible, who specialize in the particular type of birth injury your child has sustained. This can include cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, hypoxia, asphyxia, organ failure, brain damage, C-section injuries, infections, and more. See types of birth injuries here. 3. Schedule a consultation to...

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Cerebral Palsy: Common Birth Injuries With Multiple Causes.

Cerebral Palsy Lawyer

Learning that your newborn baby has a birth injury is devastating in itself. But what if you’re faced with a diagnosis from a multi-faceted group of birth injuries compounded by a maze of possible causes? Such is the case with Cerebral Palsy, which is often mistaken for one type of palsy induced by brain damage. Cerebral Palsy is, in fact, a group of disorders that may be caused by either a brain injury or abnormal brain development. And while abnormal brain development may occur before or after delivery, brain injuries can occur before, during, or after delivery. Further complicating cases involving Cerebral...

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Feds Pay $1.25 Million To End Baby Brain Damage And Death Suit

Brain Damage

By Y. Peter Kang Law360 (May 2, 2019, 8:09 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge has approved a $1.25 million settlement to resolve a suit accusing a federally funded health clinic of negligently causing a newborn's brain damage, which ultimately resulted in his death 14 months later. U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke signed off on the deal to end a Federal Tort Claims Act suit accusing Dr. Carlos A. Rodriguez, an employee of Citrus Health Network Inc., of failing to timely perform an emergency Cesarean section on patient Dayami Hernandez, which caused her son to suffer permanent and severe brain...

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