Understanding the risk factors and the role of negligence. Before, during, and shortly after birth, a baby's developing brain is highly vulnerable to injury. One of the most important things for medical professionals to do during this time is to prevent brain damage. Unfortunately, that standard of care is not always met. Infant brain injuries...Read More
Serious Injuries to Mothers During Birth
What should be a joyous moment can become dangerous. Childbirth puts significant stress on the mother's body, and medical professionals need to take steps to make sure there are no serious complications. Unfortunately, for some mothers, that's not the case. Significant complications can occur during birth; without proper medical attention, they can be life-altering or...Read More
What Can Go Wrong During a C-Section?
Doctors need to be mindful of safety during surgical delivery Nearly one-third of all babies born in the United States are delivered by caesarean section (C-section). C-sections are common because they are medically indicated in many circumstances — for instance, if labor is not progressing, the baby is abnormally positioned, the birth canal is obstructed,...Read More
Study: Maternal Deaths Increased Nationwide in 2020
The overall maternal death rate in the U.S. increased by 14% Maternal deaths increased in the United States in 2020 during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics as reported by The New York Times. “Our maternal morbidity and mortality is the highest...Read More
What Are the Different Types of Cerebral Palsy?
A birth injury lawyer explains what parents need to know Many children are born with cerebral palsy, which is often simply referred to as CP. Roughly 3 out of 1,000 newborn children are diagnosed with CP, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And among adults, an estimated one million people have...Read More
How Do I Know If My Child Has A Birth Injury?
Ohio birth injury attorney explains what to look for after your child’s birth Roughly every 20 minutes, a baby is born with a birth injury somewhere in the United States, according to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s more than 26,200 birth injuries every year or roughly 3 percent...Read More