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Archive: Birth Injuries

delayed birth injury

There is an optimal timeframe for a baby to be delivered; a delayed birth has happened when circumstances stop the baby from being delivered during this time. While most infants born in a delayed birth are able to recover with…

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improper use of vacuum extraction

A vacuum extractor is a medical instrument that grips the fetal head with a cup-shaped extension to help the passage of the baby through the birth canal. Vacuum extractors are sometimes used during labor to encourage delivery but are known…

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birth injury

Birth injuries or fetal death caused by medical negligence – a preventable error by the doctor, nurse or other medical staff – are a devastating reality for some parents. Birth injuries most often happen while a woman is in labor…

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maternal mortality rate

Other states could learn from California; their maternal mortality rate is a third of the American average. Maternal mortality is defined as the death of a mother from pregnancy-related complications while pregnant or within 42 days of giving birth. Hemorrhage…

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diflucan increases miscarriages

In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed a 17-year Danish study involving both the pill and liquid versions of Diflucan or its generic version, fluconazole. The study showed that the commonly prescribed yeast infection drug, manufactured by…

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Birth injuries

The effects of alcohol and illegal drugs on a fetus are well known today. It is important to understand that there are also prescription drugs that may cause birth injuries and birth defects, especially when they are prescribed liberally or…

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birth injury

In order to establish negligence for a condition present at birth, it is imperative that a birth injury lawyer determine whether the situation was a preventable birth injury or an unavoidable birth defect. An experienced birth injury attorney will gather…

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Birth injury lawsuits

Pitocin is a popular and powerful intravenous medication used to start or increase uterine contractions in expectant mothers. The problem with Pitocin is that if it is administered in excessive quantities it can cause injury to the fetus. Pitocin birth…

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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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