Birth Injuries

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How to Stay Emotionally Strong During the Process

  There’s nothing easy about sustaining a serious injury as a result of the negligence of a medical professional. These are serious situations and can cause a lot of physical, financial, and emotional hardships. It’s important for victims, however, to know what they can do to stay emotionally strong throughout the entire process as they…
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What Should I Expect Using Hampton & King to Represent Me?

When the negligence of a medical professional causes someone to sustain a serious damage, the time after can be very difficult. There are a number of things to consider such as how you’re going to deal with the associated expenses, legal assistance, and more. You need to make sure that you’re getting the help you…

What Is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?

When there are serious problems during the pregnancy, labor, or delivery process, it can lead to long-term conditions with which the baby must live. One of these serious conditions — which occurs in about 20 of every 1,000 births that go full term — is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE. When a baby is premature,…
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What Is Cerebral Palsy?

  One of the most common birth injuries that can be sustained is cerebral palsy. This is considered a blanket term that describes various conditions impacting the child’s motor function abilities.
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How to Emotionally Cope If Your Child Has a Birth Injury

  During the entire pregnancy, a soon-to-be-mother is excited about the prospect of holding her baby. This is one of the most exciting times in any parent’s life and it should be filled with joy and happiness. Unfortunately, there are times when negligence pays a factor and the obstetrician may cause the mother or baby…
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When Is It Necessary to Perform a C-Section?

  Most mothers hope that the birth of their child will go smoothly and naturally. Unfortunately, there are numerous times where situations occur and doctors opt to change the method of delivery, performing an emergency cesarean section. This is when the doctor delivers the baby through an incision in the abdominal wall and uterus. There…