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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice During Childbirth

Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in severe injuries to a baby. Sometimes these injuries require expensive care for the child’s lifetime. Understanding what these situations look like can help you determine if you have been a victim. When Birth Injury Leads to Cerebral Palsy A common birth injury to the brain that affects the infant is cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is often the result of negligent behavior. For example, if a doctor or nurse fails to watch the fetal monitor appropriately. They may not see when that the baby is in distress and is receiving little to no oxygen. In this situation, the doctor or nurse did not prevent something they could have. This mistake, which can cause cerebral palsy, would be malpractice during childbirth. What Counts as Medical Malpractice? Doctors and nurses are human and are therefore prone to mistakes. This common understanding is why not every…
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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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