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October 2014

Birth Injuries Due To Mismanagement of Twin Deliveries

By | October 10th, 2014|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries occur around the time of delivery, resulting in cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy and other permanent neurological injuries.  The risk of injury increases with multiple gestation births, such as twins and triplets.  The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has issued recommendations to minimize the risk of injury during management of a twin or [...]

August 2014

Birth Injuries Related to Breech Delivery

By | August 19th, 2014|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries and fetal demise are increased with breech deliveries, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).  A "breech delivery" is one where the baby is delivered vaginally while in the breech, or feet first, position.  The solution to risks associated with breech presentation is to deliver the [...]

July 2014

Medical Mistakes Resulting in Birth Injuries

By | July 18th, 2014|Birth Injury|

Medical mistakes resulting in birth injuries are some of the most devastating mistakes that destroy the lives of so many families. Some of the injuries that occur are temporary and the baby is eventually fine. Others result in permanent and lifelong complications, many of which were entirely preventable if only the team of doctors had [...]

March 2014

Birth Injuries from PPROM

By | March 7th, 2014|Birth Injury|

PPROM can result in birth injuries and fetal demise.   In cases of birth injury following PPROM (preterm premature rupture of membranes), a detailed factual inquiry is necessary to determine whether the injuries were avoidable and preventable through timely detection and appropriate interventions.  Under Ohio law, a parent may recover for injuries to a newborn that occur [...]

November 2013

Update on Birth Injuries Related to Preeclampsia

By | November 15th, 2013|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries often arise in the setting of untreated preeclampsia.  The Preeclampsia Foundation states that "[p]reeclampsia and related disorders such as HELLP syndrome and eclampsia are most often characterized by a rapid rise in blood pressure that can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure and death of the mother and/or baby." A recent report of [...]

August 2013

C-Section Rates and Birth Injuries

By | August 26th, 2013|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries are a common source of medical negligence claims in the U.S.  One compelling reason for this is the fact that when a newborn suffers an avoidable neurological complication as a result of obstetrical malpractice, the costs -- both human and economic -- are catastrophic.  C-sections are frequently performed to avoid risks associated with [...]

March 2013

Birth Injuries: Postpartum Hemorrhage

By | March 19th, 2013|Birth Injury|

When we write about birth injuries, our focus is typically on the newborn.  Injuries such as cerebral palsy or brachial plexus injury, such as Erb's palsy, are common sources of medical negligence litigation in Ohio.  But we also know that preventable injuries can happen to a mom as well.  Today, I would like to discuss one complication [...]

February 2013

Birth Injuries: What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

By | February 11th, 2013|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries are oft-litigated medical malpractice cases.  There is much at stake when a newborn is injured because the costs of caring for a severely injured infant over the course his/her life can exceed $5-10 Million, depending on the severity of the injury and specific needs of the child. In addition, the personal costs of this [...]

January 2013

Can CP Be Caused By Birth Injuries?

By | January 16th, 2013|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries include any injury to a newborn that occurs at the time of labor and delivery.  These injuries include brachial plexus injuries (also called Erb's palsy) and cerebral palsy.  Currently, deficits falling within the autism spectrum have not been related to injuries occurring at birth.  Parents who have a child with cerebral palsy or a brachial [...]

Ohio Gets a “C” on Premature Births Report Card

By | January 10th, 2013|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries occur under a number of circumstances.  One common cause of harm to babies results from complications of preterm delivery.  Premature births cost Americans $26 billion a year, and often result in devastating lifelong injuries to newborns. In an effort to bring awareness to the problem, the March of Dimes issues an annual report [...]

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