Birth Injuries

Mother and baby recovering from forceps injuries.

What is a Forceps Birth Injury?

Welcoming a baby into the family is life-altering, in a positive way! But when that welcoming involves a forceps birth injury, it’s life-altering in a negative way.  In emergency situations, there can be little time for doctors to explain the risks of using forceps. That’s why it’s important to be aware of potential complications ahead…
Couple mourning because of fetal demise.

Fetal Demise: Was it Your Doctor’s Fault?

There’s a lot of things you plan for when you’re expecting a new baby. But no one plans for fetal demise. Losing a baby unexpectedly is a heartbreaking, difficult experience.  Did doctors explain the reason why your baby was stillborn? Most of the time, the cause is an unpreventable medical problem. It’s no one’s fault.…
Newborn baby's face.

Perinatal Asphyxia & Its Causes

In 2001, tiny Jacques Poussier was born with the umbilical cord wrapped twice around his neck. This caused perinatal asphyxia, a dangerous condition that can lead to serious birth injuries. But the quick action of doctors saved his life.  Doctors placed Jacques on a cooling blanket to lower his body temperature. After three days, they…
Baby with periventricular leukomalacia.

Periventricular Leukomalacia Symptoms

Jerky, spastic movements. Poor body control. Walking on tiptoes. These are all periventricular leukomalacia symptoms in infants. They’re signs that something went wrong during gestation or birth.  Has your child received a PVL brain injury diagnosis? We’ll tell you what the symptoms are, and what you can do if doctors are to blame for your…
Baby with childbirth injury.

Filing a Birth Injury Claim: The Basics

Your baby’s birth injury has turned your world upside down. A thousand questions flood your brain. Now you’re considering pursuing a birth injury claim. But where do you begin? As leaders in birth injury litigation, we know this process can be overwhelming. So let’s dive into the basics of birth injury claims. What is a…
Mother experiences negligence that leads to birth injury.

Birth Injury to Mother: Claiming Negligence

For most mothers, pain is a natural part of having a baby. Injuries are sometimes unavoidable. But a birth injury to a mother from negligence? That’s not natural. Every mother likes to believe she’s in good hands when labor pains begin. But what if those hands end up making a grievous mistake? There’s nothing more…