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What Causes a Stroke After Childbirth?

While strokes after childbirth are typically rare during pregnancy, the postpartum period often comes with potential risks of a stroke. These strokes, which can lead to maternal death, typically include: Hemorrhagic: These are caused by ruptured brain vessels and can lead to brain cell damage. They mainly occur as intracerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage, often due...

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Understanding the Link Between Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy

When brain damage is preventable, medical malpractice may be involved. Parents of babies with cerebral palsy often find themselves wondering if certain events during the birthing process or diagnostic procedures could have played a role in their child's birth injury, raising questions about the care provided during these critical moments. Cerebral palsy, a condition often...

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Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH): When Should You Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer?

Welcoming a new baby is typically a time of great joy, but occasionally, circumstances take an unexpected turn. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), characterized by heavy bleeding after childbirth, can transform what should be a moment of happiness into a distressing experience. Although legal matters might not be at the forefront of your mind during such challenging...

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FDA-Approved Blood Test Can Help Diagnose Severe Preeclampsia Risk

Better diagnostic tools can significantly improve pregnancy outcomes. One of the most dangerous complications that can occur during pregnancy is preeclampsia, a type of high blood pressure (hypertension) disorder. When preeclampsia is not properly managed, it can lead to lifelong health problems for the mother and significantly increase the risk of life-altering birth injuries for...

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Understanding the Risks of Pitocin and Birth Injuries

Doctors sometimes prescribe Pitocin to pregnant women, especially as women prepare to give birth and should be going into labor. However, in some cases, Pitocin can cause serious birth injuries and life-threatening health problems for the baby and the mother. This is why women should be aware of the possible risks associated with Pitocin. Otherwise,...

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Medical Misdiagnosis Causes Nearly 800,000 Deaths and Disabilities Annually

The first step to properly treat a medical condition is to diagnose it correctly. Doctors need to identify the type of illness a patient has so that they can prescribe the right medication, perform the right surgery, or take whatever measures are needed to help the patient recover. Unfortunately, when doctors do not follow established...

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How Premature Delivery Complications Can Lead To Birth Injuries

Medical professionals need to follow standards of care during preterm labor and delivery. While the average length of a pregnancy is 40 weeks, some babies are born sooner or later — and in some cases, significantly earlier. Preterm birth or preterm delivery is defined as a birth that occurs before 37 weeks have been completed. Premature...

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Birth Injuries Involving Twins & Multiple Births

Make sure you know your rights if one of your children has a birth injury. With the rise of assisted reproductive technology and an increase in the number of women having babies later in life, it's no surprise that twins, triplets, and even higher order multiple births are becoming more common. While pregnancies involving multiples...

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How Can a Spinal Cord Injury Affect a Newborn?

Understanding the causes, types, symptoms, and consequences of SCI in newborns Spinal cord injuries during birth can have lifelong consequences for infants, and unfortunately, many of these injuries can be prevented. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals are often responsible for birth injuries, due to medical negligence and errors. In these cases, it is crucial for parents to...

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