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Archive: Birth Injuries

Infant Mortality Due to Lack of Prenatal Care

Studies show increased infant mortality due to lack of prenatal care. Late or no prenatal care is defined by the percentage of mothers who report on their child’s birth certificate only receiving prenatal care in their third trimester or no…

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failure to perform c-section properly

A Cesarean section – often called a “C-section” for short – is a major surgery conducted to deliver a child by a surgical incision made through the mother’s abdomen and uterine wall. C-sections carry a risk of injury to the…

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Failure to Perform a Timely C-Section

A Cesarean section – often called a “C-section” for short – is a major surgery conducted to deliver a child by a surgical incision made through the mother’s abdomen and uterine wall. While C-sections carry a risk for injury when…

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nerve damage injury

Nerves play a very important role in sending function signals to different parts of our bodies. When a nerve damage injury occurs, it can affect the person’s ability to move or feel sensation in various parts of their body. If…

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birth injuries

The effects of birth injuries can vary widely in type and severity. Some birth injuries are physical while others affect the brain and create cognitive developmental disabilities. One of the challenges in making a connection between cognitive developmental disabilities and…

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erb's palsy

Erb’s palsy birth injury affects one or two out of every 1,000 infants born. The condition is caused by a physical injury during delivery and its symptoms range from mild to serious based on the gravity of the injury. If…

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erb's palsy

There are a range of birth injuries that can cause short or long-term harm to a baby. Some birth injuries are brain injuries that cause conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while other birth injuries cause physical impairments like…

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catastrophic injury

Children and infants represent five percent of all spinal cord injuries in the United States. In some of these cases, the damage was the result of a birth injury. The effects of infant spinal cord injuries can be devastating so…

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medical malpractice lawyer

Of all the problems caused birth injuries, cerebral palsy is one of the most serious. When cerebral palsy is connected to a birth injury, the condition is usually caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain during labor or childbirth. The…

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cerebral palsy

About 10 percent of children born with cerebral palsy incurred the brain injury as a direct result of medical malpractice. That means that one in every ten children with cerebral palsy would not be suffering from the injury had the…

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