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Delivery Complications Archives

Court orders midwife to pay $5M for breech delivery death

There was no rejoicing after a court ordered a former midwife to pay $5 million in damages for causing the death of an infant, as the grieving parents did not even have an opportunity to confront the defendant nurse.

New guidelines urge longer 'wait and see' period before C-sections

Cesarean-section births recently reached an all-time high in America, but new medical guidelines indicate that we may be past the high-water mark.

Hospital to pay $9M for botching delivery of high-risk pregnancy

Parents of a severely disabled boy with cerebral palsy are expected to recover $9 million after settling their lawsuit against the hospital where he was born.

Cerebral palsy lawsuit: Jury finding of $55M in damages

Parents of a baby born with cerebral palsy are often unsure what caused their child to suffer the condition. Sometimes the cause is unknown or unclear, but in other cases - such as the one below - it is obvious that medical negligence caused cerebral palsy.

Erbs Palsy Case Finds Midwives Liable for Errors

Many medical malpractice cases focus on the mistakes made by doctors and nurses. In addition to the professionals we traditionally associate with medical malpractice, midwives are also responsible for providing safe and effective care. When midwives fail to live up to this obligation, they can also cause serious malpractice-related harms.

Maternal Age and Special Care Considerations, Part 2

This is the second of two posts in which we are looking at new research highlighting the different health risks that exist for mothers who are either older or younger than average.

Maternal Age and Special Care Considerations, Part 1

For many Ohio mothers, it might seem like common sense that some aspects of prenatal preparation and neonatal care depends upon the age of the mother. According to new research from the University of Dublin, this is more than common sense-it is a statistical reality.

Elective Deliveries: On The Outs At Hospitals, Risks Remain, Pt. 2

Our last post introduced a developing trend at American hospitals. More facilities are responding to a growing consensus that elective deliveries are unreasonably dangerous for mothers and infants-hospitals around the nation are beginning to outright ban these procedures.

Elective Deliveries: On The Outs At Hospitals, Risks Remain, Pt. 1

As many of are readers already know, obstetricians in Ohio and around the nation often allow or even encourage elective delivery procedures. Elective procedures include everything from early inductions to voluntary (read: unnecessary) c-sections.

Survey Warns Of Unnecessary Delivery Interventions, Part 2

Our last post introduced a survey from Childbirth Connection. Based on responses from 2,400 new mothers, the researchers concluded that far too many doctors are using potentially dangerous intervention procedures that may not be medically necessary.

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