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Common Birth Injuries

While no expecting parent likes to think of the possibility of their baby being injured at birth, injuries are far more common than most realize. It’s estimated that five birth injuries occur for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. What is a Birth Injury? A birth injury refers to any form of harm or » Read More


Seeking Compensation for Brachial Plexus Injuries

Brachial plexus injuries can be caused by several scenarios, including car accidents, falls, or contact sports. Birth injuries are a common cause of brachial plexus injuries. However, brachial plexus injuries that occur during childbirth may involve negligence if the physician was in some way responsible for the injury. If your child suffered a brachial plexus » Read More


Recovering Compensation for a Birth Injury

Over the course of a woman’s pregnancy, the last thing the expectant mother plans for is a serious birth injury. Unfortunately, complications can occur during pregnancy and the child birthing process that can compromise the health of both the mother and the baby. Depending on the type of trauma, the baby can suffer relatively minor » Read More


Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Challenges the Feres Doctrine

In March 2014, a Navy lieutenant who was employed as a nurse at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington died during childbirth. The pregnant Naval officer went into labor, but suffered complications which caused excessive bleeding. Unfortunately, she died shortly after giving birth. The deceased’s husband, who is a former Coast Guard officer, filed a » Read More


Malpractice Cases Involving Negligent Prenatal Care

When complications arise during a pregnancy or during the labor and delivery process, it can be physically exhausting and emotionally devastating to the expectant parents. While every parent hopes for a healthy pregnancy that is free of complications, that does not always happen. In some cases, the mother or the child can become seriously injured » Read More


Risks Associated with Home Births

The child birthing process is one of the most incredible, overwhelming, life-changing experiences for a woman. It is also an extremely personal process. Some women prefer to deliver their baby in a hospital surrounded by doctors, nurses, and high-tech medical equipment, in case something goes wrong. Others choose to deliver at home with the help » Read More


Report Reveals Troubling Statistics About Maternal Fatality Rates

Considering the fact that the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, you might assume that it also provides exceptional health care, particularly when it comes to prenatal care and child birthing. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. According to an investigation by USA Today, the United States is the » Read More


Birth Injuries and Developmental Disorders

A group of researchers has found that a significant number of children with autism or attention deficit disorders also experienced some type of injury during the birth process. This link was found after doctors and medical researchers conducted in-depth research into the possible causes of autism and attention deficit disorders. While some birth injuries can » Read More


Long-Term Risks Associated with Cesarean Delivery

The childbirth process is often one of the most joyful moments in parents’ lives, but it can also be filled with uncertainty, stress, and worry if something goes wrong. While vaginal deliveries are considered to be the most natural and uncomplicated method of childbirth, more women are choosing to deliver via cesarean for a variety » Read More


Infant Mortality Rates in the United States

The United States has some of the best hospitals in the world, where patients come to receive innovative, high quality care from world-renowned physicians. Yet, according to a study that was recently published in Health Affairs, the United States has the worst overall child mortality rates, compared to other developed countries. In addition, the Centers » Read More