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April 2017

What is HIE?

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:10+00:00April 13th, 2017|Birth Injury|

As a birth injury lawyer, I am often asked what is HIE or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy?  HIE occurs when a newborn’s brain is deprived of oxygen for a sufficient period of time during the delivery process to cause death of brain tissue.  Unlike other body tissues, brain cells do not regenerate.  Once they are damaged, they [...]

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May 2016

Birth Injury with Home Delivery

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:09+00:00May 18th, 2016|Birth Injury|

Two recent studies underscore the risk of birth injuries with a home delivery.  The first study compared the mortality rate of home delivery with in-hospital delivery.  Historically, the switch from home birth to hospital birth resulted in a 90% decrease in neonatal mortality and a 99% decrease in the deaths of mothers in childbirth.  Home [...]

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Birth Injury and Preeclampsia

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:01:46+00:00May 12th, 2016|Birth Injury|

Birth injury related to mismanagement of preeclampsia has been well-studied and reported on.  Preeclampsia is a common condition affecting many pregnant women both during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. It affects 5-8% of all pregnancies in the U.S. While it can be asymptomatic in some women, symptoms may include high blood pressure, headaches, nausea, [...]

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October 2014