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- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: Still a Common Threat to Infants
Despite advances in neonatal medicine, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy remains a common condition in the U.S., potentially causing cerebral palsy, brain damage or death to the infant.
- VBAC – Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
Most women who have had a previous C-section birth can deliver their next baby vaginally. However, some women will be in danger of a birth injury from VBAC. This article discusses the risks and what women contemplating VBAC need to do to prepare for a safe delivery.
- High Risk Pregnancy, Birth Injuries, and Birth Defects
High risk pregnancies include risk types such as women with abnormal weight, multiple pregnancies, premature birth, etc. Doctors need to pay close attention to a woman and infant with a high risk pregnancy.
- Elder Abuse Is a Growing Problem, Especially in For-Profit Nursing Homes
The growing number of for-profit nursing homes appears to be adding to the problems of waste, fraud and abuse that plague many nursing homes.
- Epidural Injuries during Delivery
Before you decide to have an epidural, it is important to understand the risks involved, including what injuries epidurals can cause to both you and the baby.
- My Transvaginal Mesh Is Defective. Now What?
The medical devices were meant to fix pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, but many women found they were the victims of untested devices that caused greater pain and serious complications.
- Use of a Midwife May Increase Risks of Birth Injury
At-home births with a midwife can save on costs, but may create additional risks. Learn more about the risks of at-home delivery and how a skilled lawyer can help in the case of a birth injury.
- Medical Negligence in Hospitals and Doctor’s Offices
With 225,000 people in the U.S. dying each year from medical malpractice and 1.5 million injured from medication errors in hospitals, doctor's offices, and nursing homes, medical negligence is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
- Chiropractors and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Just as any other type of medical practitioner, when a chiropractor consults with a patient he or she is expected to make an initial determination of what might be wrong with the patient's health, then create a plan to begin the healing process. When a patient is misdiagnosed or improperly treated for their pain, they will not likely find the relief that they are looking for, and may even experience worsened conditions.
- Erbs Palsy and Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
Children with Erb's palsy often have partial or total paralysis of their hand, arm, or face. The most common cause of Erb's palsy is dystocia, which happens from a brachial plexus injury during a difficult childbirth.