Recent Posts in Birth Injuries Category

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Why Doctors Decide to Use Forceps or Vacuum Extractors

Having a baby is supposed to be the most memorable time for parents, but there are some situations when unexpected complications may occur. When complications do arise, the obstetrician, nurses, and ...
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Long-Term Impact of a Birth Injury

An injury is something that nobody wants to experience. It’s even more traumatic and worse when the injury occurs to a newborn baby. Unfortunately, these types of incidents happen far too often and ...
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How to Determine If You Have a Valid Case

Many individuals are victim to medical malpractice or birth injuries, but they never do anything about it because they are not sure of what to do it or how to do it. They simply don’t know that they ...
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Most Common Causes of Birth Injuries

It’s unfortunate, but there are countless situations in which babies are injured at the hands of a negligent obstetrician or other medical professional. Birth injuries are quite common and there are a ...
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What Causes Cerebral Palsy in Infants?

In infants, cerebral palsy is the result of a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs before, during, or right after birth, when an infant’s brain is most vulnerable. The impact it may have on ...
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Texas Ranks as Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in Developed World

For a state that offers world-class medicine, and is home to the Houston Medical Center, Texas should be profoundly ashamed of its ranking in a very important index of obstetrical care. According to ...
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Mistakes in Newborn Intubation

The moments immediately following the birth of a baby are supposed to be the best time for a mother. They get to hold their baby for the first time and begin bonding. Unfortunately, if something goes ...
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What Is Cephalopelvic Disproportion?

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a complication of pregnancy in which the size of the baby’s head is disproportionate to the size of the mother’s pelvis – a condition that can result in difficulty ...
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Risks of Fetal Macrosomia

During a woman’s pregnancy, there is potential for the baby to grow beyond the average size of seven pounds, eight ounces. When the baby weighs more than eight pounds, thirteen ounces, the World ...
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NICU Errors

Babies who are born prematurely often have breathing issues, as well as other conditions, and may require admission into the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for additional care and ...
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Issues Concerning C-Section Delivery

Birth injury cases typically deal with the questions revolving around cesarean section. Should nursing personnel have recognized ominous fetal heart strip patterns that signaled the need for emergency ...
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The Role of Pitocin in Labor and Delivery

Pitocin (oxytocin) is a hormone used to induce or strengthen labor contractions during childbirth, and can also be used to control postpartum bleeding. Misuse of Pitocin can have serious consequences ...
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Abnormal Fetal Presentations

The position of the baby in the uterus is referred to as its “presentation.” It is important that obstetricians or midwives monitor the baby’s presentation as pregnancy approaches term to determine ...
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The Importance of Fetal Heart Monitoring

One of the greatest advances in the field of obstetrics has been the development of electronic fetal heart monitoring. It allows clinicians to evaluate, in real time, the adequacy of fetal ...
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Your Complete Birth Injury Guide

From the moment a mother finds out she is pregnant, it is important to make sure proper monitoring is done and that the mother is completely aware of the situation. There are a number of factors of ...
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Risks of Gestational Diabetes

In some situations, no matter if diabetes was present before, pregnant women who have high blood glucose can be diagnosed with gestational diabetes. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Birth Injuries Caused by Forceps & Vacuum Extractors

If a mother struggles during delivery, the doctor may use certain tools to help. Two of these tools are forceps and vacuum extractors. Forceps are used to help assist the birthing process when the ...
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Common Causes of Childbirth Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates an average of 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Studies suggest that 6 to 8 babies out of every 1,000 will suffer from ...
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10 Facts About Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy occurs when the fetal brain does receive enough oxygen. Often referred to as “HIE,” Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can lead to permanent brain damage, cerebral palsy , ...
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What is Hypoxic Brain Injury?

The brain requires approximately 20% of the body’s oxygen intake to function properly. Hypoxia occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen. The low levels of oxygen limits brain activity, ...
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What You Need to Know About Cerebral Palsy

Approximately 10,000 babies born in the United States will develop cerebral palsy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. That means that 1 in every 323 children will be diagnosed ...
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Predictions of Large Babies May Be Inaccurate

When expectant mothers go into the doctor’s office, they expect to receive accurate information, or at least information as close to the truth as possible. While doctors try to impart what they ...
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Resolve to Seek the Compensation You Deserve

In the blink of an eye, the New Year is here. This is usually a time for reflection and anticipation. As we say goodbye to another year, we eagerly welcome a new one. Most people usually take this ...
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March of Dimes observes Houston's high rate of premature birth

Houston residents have a lot to be proud of, but there are some statistics that show the city may be lacking in certain key areas. The rate of premature birth, for example, is actually relatively high ...
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Misdiagnoses and their potential for serious injury

Receiving the proper diagnosis is key to understanding, managing and treating any sort of medical condition. This is especially true when a female patient is pregnant, as certain conditions such as ...
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