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Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Mistakes

by wpengine | January 26th, 2017

Labor and delivery can be a stressful time for any expectant parent. Even if doctors do everything right, there are still many things that can go wrong during the birth process. The risks of harm to your child increase even more when a doctor makes a medical mistake during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. The following are some examples of medical mistakes that can result in birth injuries.

  • Improper prenatal care – During pregnancy, doctors should perform the necessary tests and examinations to identify any possible problems in the pregnancy that should be addressed to prevent birth injuries. Such problems can
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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

by wpengine | January 5th, 2017

Making the decision to put an elderly parent or loved on in a nursing home is almost always an extremely difficult decision and requires a significant degree of trust in nursing home administration and staff. In most cases, the reason a person goes into a nursing home is the fact that they are unable to care for themselves, which makes nursing home residents vulnerable and dependent upon others for their basic daily needs.

Unfortunately, sometimes, the very people that are entrusted to care for older adults in nursing homes intentionally mistreat them. Nursing home abuse is a significant problem in … Read More

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Birth Injuries Can Occur Long Before Labor

by wpengine | December 22nd, 2016

Childbirth can be an exciting and risky event and many things can go wrong that can result in birth injuries. However, proper care during a pregnancy can often help to prevent birth injuries from happening during labor and delivery. On the other hand, medical mistakes during pregnancy can increase the chance of birth injuries and doctors should be held liable for inadequate prenatal care.

Many potential complications during birth can be predicted and prepared for during a pregnancy. Part of a doctor’s job is to identify if there may be future problems and to provide the necessary preventative care and … Read More

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Birth Injuries: Extending Beyond Cerebral Palsy

by wpengine | December 16th, 2016

Cerebral Palsy is one of the most well-recognized and common birth injuries. The effects of cerebral palsy can differ significantly from child to child, however, the condition can cause complications and impairments for a child’s entire life. Aside from cerebral palsy, there are many other types of birth injuries that can injure your newborn. The following are only a few injuries that can affect your child besides cerebral palsy.

  • Brain bleeds – Subdural hemorrhages and subarachnoid hemorrhages can cause heightened intracranial pressure and may require surgery. Some victims of bleeding on the brain will suffer seizure disorders and other complications.
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Did Your Doctor Fail to Order a Needed Cesarean Section?

by wpengine | December 1st, 2016

A Cesarean section – or C-section – is a method of giving birth when a vaginal birth is potentially risky or impossible. While there are safety benefits to C-sections, there is also a significantly longer recovery time as the procedure constitutes major surgery. There are also complications that may occur and put the mother’s life in danger. That being said, a C-section is necessary in many situations and a medical professional should recognize when it is time to order the procedure.

C-sections can be planned well in advance of the delivery date due to foreseen possible complications or health conditions … Read More

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