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Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for a Maternal Birth Injury?

Planning, anticipating, and experiencing a pregnancy can be one of the most joyous events in a woman’s life. However, when something unexpected occurs during the pregnancy or during the delivery process, it can cause a range of complications that can affect the health of the mother or the baby, or both. Although some complications are » Read More


What Should Parents Know About Necrotizing Enterocolitis?

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an intestinal disease that can be devastating for premature infants. The wall of the large intestine, the colon, becomes infected and inflamed and can lead to perforations that allow spillage of stool into the baby’s abdomen. The result can be a massive and fatal infection if symptoms are not recognized and » Read More


How Common is Birth-Related Malpractice?

Women who are fortunate enough to receive quality prenatal care throughout their pregnancy often deliver their babies without any major complications. Even when unavoidable complications do arise, doctors are often able to quickly address the issue and prevent the complication from becoming serious or life-threatening. Unfortunately, there are times when negligent medical care causes women » Read More


Infant Lifetime Care Trusts

Multi-million-dollar medical malpractice settlements associated with birth injuries are having serious financial consequences for health care providers in Maryland. These huge settlement amounts are making it difficult for hospitals like Johns Hopkins to cover the malpractice insurance costs that continue to skyrocket. Self-insured providers also worry that they will have to cut back on obstetric » Read More


What are the Health Risks of a Delayed C-Section?

The number of babies that have been delivered via Cesarean section (C-section) in the United States has been growing steadily for the past few decades. In fact, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), there was a 60 percent increase in C-sections from 1996 to 2011. Whether a C-section is planned early » Read More


Types of Birth Injuries

While most pregnancies are free of complications, and the baby is born without any health issues, birth injuries are not uncommon. In some cases, the injury is minor, and will not involve any permanent or long-term health complications. More severe injuries, however, can have a significant impact on the baby’s health and future quality of » Read More


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