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Parents File for Medical Malpractice When Infant Dies From Traumatic Birth Injury

A medical malpractice suit was filed against a New Jersey hospital and its medical staff when the delivery of a child went horribly wrong. According to the suit, the doctors and nurses helping to deliver the infant failed to respond to the slow heart rate alarms. Additionally, the staff also improperly delivered the infant with a vacuum, rather than a C-section or an alternative means of delivery. The infant was later diagnosed with perinatal asphyxia, which happens when the child is deprived of oxygen, as well as reduced blood flow to the brain. The infant was placed on life support, but the parents later decided to withdraw assisted breathing. The infant died soon after. When Doctors Are Not Paying Attention, Both Infant and Mother Are at Risk for Injury Perinatal asphyxia, also known as fetal hypoxia, results from oxygen deprivation. Fetuses receive their oxygen from the placenta and umbilical cord….
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Tips for Parents with Children Who Were Born with Birth Injuries

Growing up is a long, hard journey for anyone, but it’s especially difficult for those who have to grow up with a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy. Children affected by birth injuries typically require extra care during childhood, which leads to extra expenses. Parents who have children with cerebral palsy or another birth injury need all the help they can get to find the help and funds necessary to provide the best they can for their child. 4 Important Tips for Parents of Children with Birth Injuries Many birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, are usually preventable, and therefore may constitute medical malpractice on the part of the doctor or hospital. It’s important that you consider your legal options in response to a birth injury. Filing a medical malpractice suit may get you what you need to provide the life your child deserves. Don’t Wait! – The sooner you act,…
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Why Are Birth Injuries and Maternal Deaths on the Rise in America?

In the US, approximately 14 of 100,000 babies die during childbirth, more than almost any other developed country. America is also ranked poorly when it comes to preventing mothers from dying during childbirth; we rank 46th in the world. The rates of birth injuries, infant deaths, as well as injuries and deaths of mothers in childbirth are all significantly higher than they were 20 years ago, and continue to rise. Why Are Birth Injuries and Maternal Death on the Rise? Some experts argue that the general decline in the health among women in America is at least partially to blame, but that’s not all. A few of the more common causes of death during childbirth include heavy bleeding, increased blood pressure, and obstructed labor. However, more often than not, experts agree that hospitals, doctors, and patients that prioritize speed over safety are most responsible for the dramatic uptick in infant…
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