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Medication And Malpractice-Related Birth Injuries

malpractice-related birth injuries

Among the various types of medical malpractice-related birth injuries are those involving medications. Such birth injuries can result from overmedication, improper medication, or even a lack of medicating, and can occur at any stage from the onset of pregnancy to the postpartum "after-the-birth" phase. Mother, child, or both may be affected. For example, if a drug is prescribed for a pregnant woman and she has a known but overlooked contraindication to its use that results in harm to her and/or her unborn child or children, the result may be one or more medical malpractice-related birth injuries. In cases involving multiple births, the...

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Twins And Birth Injuries: Is It Medical Malpractice Or Negligence?

twins and birth injuries

By their general nature, births involving twins or other multiples in pregnancy run a higher risk of experiencing birth defects, with one twin often more affected than the other.1 In addition, certain conditions, such as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a serious, life-threatening form of brain damage that can occur during childbirth, have the potential to be more common among twin births. Further, a rare condition in which twins share the placenta and one twin receives more blood flow than the other, known as twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), can occur, and often presents with devastating consequences.2 But what about when such risk is compounded...

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Epidural Birth Injuries

Epidural Birth Injuries

There are many stages during pregnancy and childbirth during which birth injuries can occur, including Epidural Birth Injuries. Among them are those associated with pain relief during labor and delivery, including the administration of an epidural. An intricate process requiring the skills of an experienced licensed anesthesiologist or other licensed and approved specialist, the placement of an epidural involves administering an anesthetic in the small epidural space within the spine. An error in the placement of an epidural needle or a mistake by a student intern during the process, for example, may lead to permanent epidural birth injuries for the...

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COVID-19 And Birth Injuries Including Medical Malpractice Negligence

COVID-19 and birth injuries

Both COVID-19 and birth injuries create difficult and even devastating situations that can wreak havoc on the lives of individuals and families. But when COVID-19 is the cause of birth injuries — including deaths — due to medical malpractice negligence, new circumstances emerge and different legal strategies are required to ensure justice and secure financial resources for medical needs. According to the CDC, those who are pregnant or were recently pregnant carry an increased risk of becoming severely ill or dying from COVID-19 compared with those who are not pregnant. 1 This includes illness that requires pregnant individuals to be hospitalized,...

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Common Birth Injuries: Newborn Clavicle Fracture Birth Injury

Clavicle Fracture Birth Injury

Among the many types of birth injuries are those involving fractures. And among fracture-related birth injuries, clavicle fractures are the most common.1  While many heal without incident, 2 in certain instances their occurrence in the first place may be due to medical malpractice negligence, and permanent injury may result. In addition, surgical repair or other intervention may be necessary. In cases of permanent birth injury, costs and related considerations that involve not only current care, but also future care, are of concern. In serious clavicle fracture birth injury cases, legal assistance is often sought, with a main goal of securing fair...

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Key Factors In Multiple-Defendant Birth Related Injury Litigation

birth related injury

When a newborn child or new mother experiences a birth related injury or injuries, legal help is often sought with the goals of holding someone accountable and securing fair compensation. But what if more than one individual or entity is at fault? And how is that deciphered and proven? The answer lies in a united effort between the affected family and an expert lawyer or legal team. The process, to be effective, begins with self care for parents bolstered by useful resources geared toward securing the best possible outcome for the injured child, mother, or both. The following are key...

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Top Considerations In Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases

Maternal Childbirth Related Injury

Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases can be devastating. Little brings more happiness and is more exciting and fulfilling than having a healthy newborn baby. But being a new mother and having the experienced marred by a physical or mental injury—or both—can be extremely upsetting and debilitating. Not to mention the horror faced by families in cases of childbirth-related maternal deaths. From short-term impairments to major long-term physical and mental injuries caused by others, care, compensation, and justice become priorities. Some related causes and effects of childbirth-related injuries mothers may experience include: * Infection * Lacerations *Severe scarring * C-section ruptures *Uterine rupture * Vaginal or anal...

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Top Considerations In Erb’s Palsy Birth Injury Cases

Erb's palsy birth injury

The diagnosis of an Erb's palsy birth injury in one's child comes with a myriad of devastating feelings and valid concerns, not to mention things to be done to secure the best possible outcome for the child. Questions regarding causes, liability, costs, and current and future care run parallel to learning about Erb's palsy—and often, to seeking experienced legal help. Top considerations during the development of potential Erb's palsy birth injury cases include: 1. Your Child's Care 2. Your Care 3. Confirmation of Your Child's Birth Injury Type 4. Development of a Detailed Summary of Birth Events 5. Selection of an Expert Lawyer or Legal...

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Legal Help For Birth Injuries & COVID-19

Birth Injuries And COVID-19

In and of themselves, both birth injuries and COVID-19 present major life challenges for individuals, families, loved ones, and caretakers. Combined, they create a new level of devastation via sets of circumstances involving injury, illness, and, in the most heartbreaking and unfortunate cases, death. While prevention in either scenario is ideal, negligence and medical malpractice during a pandemic each have the opportunity to become more prevalent. Situations involving exhausted and overworked physicians, medical assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, and cleaning crews; reductions in staff; insufficient amounts or lack of personal protective equipment (PPE); improperly cleaned equipment and/or supplies; and other factors can...

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Breech Birth Injuries & Getting Legal Help

Breech Birth Injuries

Among the potential problems that can result in birth injuries are breech birth injuries. Breech births are those in which a fetus is not in the correct position to emerge head first, but rather feet first or buttocks first. The types of birth injuries that can be sustained as a result may affect the child, the mother, or both. In situations in which a baby is in breech position, doctors often attempt careful manual manipulation to move the baby into a head-first birth position. While this is effective in many cases, it carries its own set of risks, including potential umbilical...

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