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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 during labor. It is important that CPD be recognized and that health care professionals understand how to remedy the situation before…
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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 Health Organization and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists considers them to be macrosomic.
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Types of Encephalopathy

  Commonly used as a general term for a brain disorder or disease, encephalopathy is a serious condition that impacts the function of the brain. The severity of the abnormality varies, and can be classified as either transient, recurrent, or permanent, possibly being reversible over time. There are various types of encephalopathy that each cause…
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Medical Negligence Lawyer

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured by a medical professional — a doctor, nurse, obstetrician, surgeon, anesthesiologist, etc. —who do you turn to? With all of the lawyers claiming expertise in medical malpractice litigation, how do you decide who to hire? Who would be the best lawyer to trust with such…
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Medical 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 close monitoring. This is a frightening time for any parent, especially because newborns are often rushed to the NICU with very little explanation as…
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The Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

  According to a new study published in the BMJ — formerly the British Medical Journal — researchers have determined that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States [1], trailing only heart disease and cancer. Based on the results of the study, medical errors result in the death of…