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Can You Sue For a Medication Error at a Hospital?

Preventable medication errors are a form of medical negligence Hospitals have a legal responsibility to practice safe, effective, evidence-based medicine, and an important part of that responsibility is administering the right medications to patients. Unfortunately, that responsibility isn't always met. A recent study found that in hospitals and long-term care facilities, the rate of medication...

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Do Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy Get Worse With Age?

What to expect with this common birth injury Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle tone, and posture. It is caused by damage to the developing brain, usually before birth. It’s the most common motor disability in childhood, and its symptoms can vary widely. Some children may experience mild issues with...

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How Brain Injuries Occur During Birth

Before, during, and shortly after birth, a baby's developing brain is incredibly vulnerable. Brain injuries sustained during pregnancy or delivery can have life-altering consequences. Unfortunately, medical negligence is too often the cause. If your child suffered life-altering brain damage, we can help We're participating in Brain Injury Awareness Month this March because we've seen over...

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Forceps, Vacuum Deliveries Linked With High Rate of Injury in Canadian Mothers, Babies

How do forceps and vacuums cause birth injuries? Many birth injuries involve the use of forceps and vacuums during the childbirth delivery process, according to a recent scientific study concerning the high rate of birth injuries in Canada involving forceps and vacuum deliveries. "It's hidden. No one speaks about it because of obvious reasons like...

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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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