Birth Injuries

June 20, 2018

In recent years, families have sought more alternative, non-hospital locations for giving birth, such as at home and at birthing centers. The complications of giving birth outside of the hospitals can be a reason for concern, but a lot of times women feel more compelled to give birth at a…
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May 9, 2018

What could be worse than being informed as an expectant parent that your child may be born with a birth defect that could cripple them or remain with them the rest of their natural lives. Experts say there’s a lot an expectant mother can do nowadays to do to reduce…
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July 21, 2016

In recent years, families have sought more alternative, non-hospital locations for giving birth, such as at home and at birthing centers using midwives. The complications of giving birth outside of the hospitals can be a reason for concern, but a lot of times women feel more compelled to give birth…
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December 9, 2015

Infant mortality rates in the U.S. have dropped to a new low after about a decade-long decline, according to federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, since 2005 (when there was a peak in the U.S. infant mortality rate), there has been a more…
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September 30, 2015

Birth injuries can be as devastating to infants as they may be to parents, especially when preventable medical negligence may have contributed to these injuries. What can compound the impacts of birth injuries, however, is believing some of the misconceptions about them. This is because birth injury myths can mislead…
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September 23, 2014

Welcoming a new child into the world and your family is undoubtedly an exciting and wonderful experience; however, when a child may have sustained a birth injury that will cause significant impairments for the rest of that child’s life, families can be left with a lot of frustration, stress and…
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August 28, 2014

Cerebral palsy (CP), an umbrella term that refers to a group of conditions, develops as a result of some damage to the developing brain. While there may be a number of environmental and biological factors that can contribute to the development of cerebral palsy, in many cases, CP develops as…
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June 25, 2014

While birth injuries are always tragic events, they can be far more heartbreaking when families realize that their newborn’s injuries could have been prevented if not for the negligence of a doctor or another medical professional. The preventable nature of birth injuries may be just as distressful and unsettling as…
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