Tag: Birth Injury

What are common causes, types of birth injuries?

Every parent is worried about the potential for a birth injury. While these are not common, there are times when an infant is injured during childbirth or shortly thereafter. Some of the most common causes of birth injury include: — Premature birth. — Baby is large. — Overweight mother. — Cesarean delivery. — Misuse of

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What are the consequences of birth injuries?

When a woman goes into labor, it is imperative that her health be monitored at all times. The same holds true of the baby, both before and after birth. In most cases, the delivery goes off without a problem. There are times, however, when a birth injury occurs. Birth injuries are extremely serious. Not only

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What is Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s Palsy is a form of nerve damage sometimes encountered in the Maryland medical system. It is most often caused by birth trauma, especially over-extension of the neck of an infant during the process of delivery. Although it may heal in many cases, especially with intense therapy and parental effort, there is the possibility that

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Birth injury fund gaining support in Maryland

Every year throughout Maryland, as well as other states, birth injuries occur for a variety of reasons. As a result, parents are often times put in a challenging financial situation. In some cases, children get the help they need if their parents are able to file a successful lawsuit against a doctor or hospital. However,

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New bill in Maryland would create birth injury fund

Despite the fact that most births occur without any major problems, this is not always the case. In rare instances, the baby suffers an injury during birth that affects him or her for a lifetime. The state of Maryland is looking into making a change, prompted largely by a number of multimillion-dollar medical malpractice settlements.

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Family wins $55 million in medical malpractice case

Some medical malpractice lawsuits are more serious than others, with many of these often leading to multimillion dollar payouts for the victim. Many of our Maryland readers stay current with news out of neighboring Pennsylvania, and this is one story that you don’t want to overlook. On Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, a jury in Lehigh

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Obstetric services at risk in Baltimore hospitals

There has been increasing concern in Baltimore recently that the ready availability of quality obstetrics services in the city’s hospitals might be at risk because of a number of factors, such as litigation fears and increasingly high costs. Access to high quality maternity services is essential to helping to prevent birth injuries . The city’s

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High Court sides with girl injured at birth

Mistakes during childbirth can present life-altering consequences. Birth injuries, sometimes as a product of medical malpractice, can impair individuals for the rest of their lives. This has been seen with a 13-year-old girl from outside of Maryland state lines. The girl suffers from cerebral palsy, seizures and mental retardation. She was burdened with these conditions

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Drug maker accused of causing child’s hearing problem

Doctors and other medical professionals are expected to adequately care for expectant mothers and unborn children. Similarly, drug companies also have an obligation to do their part to help keep infants safe. They are required to clearly warn expectant mothers of any possible birth injuries that can arise while using certain drugs during a pregnancy.

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Study identifies risk of birth injuries

Researchers looking at incidents of babies being denied oxygen at birth have determined that birth injuries and some prenatal conditions can cause future disabilities. The findings should prove valuable to future parents and health-care providers in Maryland and beyond.. The research group looked at 82,000 children who now are age 5. Their study determined that

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