10 Birth Injuries That Can Be Caused by Forceps

Posted on October 15th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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The most important job of a doctor in the delivery room is to guide the baby out of its mother’s womb safely. Not every birth goes smoothly and, sometimes, other interventions may be necessary to bring the child into the world. Forceps are a surgical instrument that resembles a pair of tongs and grip the […]

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Can a Premature Birth Be Considered Medical Malpractice?

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Premature birth is the top cause of infant death and illness. According to a survey conducted by the Miracle Babies Foundation, 68 percent of the parents polled did not know they were at risk for a premature birth until they went into preterm labor. The same survey found that 53 percent of participants never discussed […]

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5 Costly Challenges of Having a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Posted on October 5th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Cerebral palsy is the result of a preventable birth injury. The family that has a child with cerebral palsy is not prepared for the financial challenges that come with having a child with special needs, let alone the physical, mental, and emotional struggles that must be faced on a daily basis.

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Medical Negligence: States Are Blaming Mothers for Maternal Deaths

Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Elizabeth

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At least 30 states have avoided scrutinizing the healthcare they have provided to mothers who died before, during, or after childbirth. Some states have not studied these fatalities at all. This information comes from the extensive and continuing study on maternal mortality rates conducted by USA TODAY. Instead of considering that medical negligence is to […]

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Can Birth Defects Be Caused by Doctor Negligence?

Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Elizabeth

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Some people use “birth injury” and “birth defect” interchangeably. But these terms couldn’t be more different. Birth injuries are entirely preventable, while a birth defect is typically caused by a genetic condition. Negligence, however, can be present in both situations.

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