A new study recently published in Pediatrics said that babies born to women who develop a fever after being administered

As discussed in the previous post, a court in Pennsylvania recently ruled that a mother could sue the doctor who

Ask any expecting mother in Ohio whether they want a boy or a girl baby, and most will probably say

As discussed in the previous post, tort reform that aims to make it harder to file a medical malpractice lawsuit

A recent article by the Associated Press discusses some unintended and troubling consequences of tort reform. In order the try

As discussed in the previous post, a bill currently sitting in committee in the Ohio Senate is causing a debate

A bill currently in committee in the Ohio Senate has sparked a showdown between providers of emergency medical care and lawyers representing

A woman in another state has sued the doctor that delivered her baby on behalf of the child who continues

As discussed in the previous post, a recent report by federal investigators found that most medical errors that harm Medicare

Federal investigators recently released a report that found that most errors that occur in hospitals and harm Medicare patients are

According to a recent news article, out of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S., six suffer a birth injury. Some

A recent article appearing online in CNN Health was written by a doctor who believes there are serious flaws in the American medical

This blog recently discussed how a scientific panel concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to a chemical

The previous two birth injury blog posts discussed how a scientific panel studying the effects of a chemical used in

This blog will discuss several birth injuries in five posts in order to shed some light on these conditions. The

This blog has discussed several different birth injuries in the previous four posts as part of a five-part series on

As discussed in the previous post, women who are incarcerated may experience mistreatment or a lack of medical attention during

In the U.S, 49 states do not report the pregnancies and outcomes of those pregnancies of all imprisoned women, according

As part of a class action settlement involving the release of a chemical used by DuPont into Wood County, West

As discussed in the previous post, a scientific panel that was assembled as part of a 2005 class-action lawsuit settlement recently released

As discussed in the previous post, a recent series by ProPublica and NPR takes a hard look at the death

The news organizations ProPublica and NPR have been working on an ongoing journalistic investigation of the death investigation system in

A jury recently found in favor of the parents of a little girl whose arm was permanently disabled due to

As discussed in the previous post, more and more hospitals are integrating the latest technological gadgets into their practice of

As more technological devices are used in hospitals, the level of patient care may go up in some cases, but

This blog will discuss several different birth injuries in the next five posts in order to shed some light on

The previous post began to discuss brachial plexus birth injuries, Erb’s palsy and other nerve injuries as part of a

This blog will discuss several different birth injuries in five posts in order to explain what is involved in these

A recent medical malpractice settlement involved a little girl who was born healthy, but as a toddler was a victim

A recent opinion piece in CNN by a woman who works as an executive in the fields of maternal health

As discussed in the previous post, a recent column in The Holland Sentinel discussed brachial plexus injuries and Erb’s palsy

A recent column in The Holland Sentinel discussed brachial plexus injuries and how they can be preventable. The author of

As discussed in the previous post, the Health Resources and Services Administration in September took down a database where doctors

At the beginning of September, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) took down a public database where doctors who

When an infant suffers a birth injury, the baby may need numerous treatments in order to mitigate the negative health

As discussed in the previous post, in this age of technology, it is often the simple things hospitals do to prevent

Hospitals use more and more high-tech equipment to improve patient care, but there are often much simpler ways to prevent mistakes. Preventing

A recent study found that colds and flu did not appear to increase the risk of cerebral palsy in a

The prospect of severe disabilities as result of a birth injury is daunting challenge for a new family. Long term

As discussed in the previous two posts, an ongoing medical malpractice case in another state has brought up some complicated

As discussed in the previous post, a birth injury case currently making its way through the courts of another state

A case soon to be heard by the highest court of another state will deal with some difficult and controversial issues

Many pregnant women take Lamaze classes because they would prefer to forgo an epidural or other intervention which may not

In the United States there has historically been a sense that our health care system was one of the best

When babies are born prematurely, their lungs may not have had time to develop completely. It is important that doctors

In the first hours and days after a baby is born a wide variety of medical complications can put the

As you may know, causes of action for civil lawsuits generally do not last forever. Statutes of limitation cut off

A jury in a medical malpractice case has determined that the failure of a physician’s assistant to appreciate the severity

There are few things in the world more delicate and vulnerable than a newborn baby and certainly nothing more precious.

A 14-year-old boy was severely brain injured at his birth in 1997 is seeking assistance in enforcing a judgment against

When a 31-year-old woman was told by her doctor that she had a mass on her left ovary that appeared

Every parent knows that having and raising children can be an expensive proposition. Now that summer vacations and camps are

We have been told for years that the more premature the baby, the greater the risk he or she will

Labor and childbirth contain many risks for both the mother and the newborn infant. Doctors are trained to help mitigate

During the last few weeks of pregnancy, doctors sometimes use ultrasounds to attempt to determine the likely birth weight of

Many parents have strong values regarding childbirth, from not wanting anesthesia to foregoing potentially harmful vaccinations. Patients have a right

New research indicates that in the last 12 years the rate of strokes among pregnant women and those who have

When a doctor realizes that a fetus in distress during childbirth, time is of the essence. Depriving oxygen to the

During every birth, it is critically important that the doctors and medical staff are well trained and deliver the best

As we have discussed in earlier posts, there is a growing trend toward deliberately delivering infants before they are full

Every year in the United States nearly 10,000 infants are born with cerebral palsy. As you may know the title

Medical research continues to search for the underlying cause or causes of autism. While prior examination had focused largely on

Earlier this week in this space we shared a story of a mother who died as a result of an

During the birthing process, a lack of oxygen to the baby can cause serious brain injuries or fatalities. It is

The family of an eleven-year-old boy has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and doctors involved in his

The family of a 31-year-old woman who died shortly after giving birth asserts that a negligent doctor caused the injuries

Many potential birth defects and serious genetic disorders can now be diagnosed relatively soon after conception. In the case of

Fortunately, most births proceed without serious complications. But because of the wide variety of potential birthing complications and medical circumstances

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine are examining the reasons behind the increasing frequency with which pregnant woman are

For most families that are expecting a new baby there is a great deal of joy and anticipation. That time

A news report yesterday told the story of a family that had gone through the terrifying experience of giving birth

A new study indicates that pregnant women who sleep on their left side have a significantly lower rate of stillbirth.

Last week we talked about some issues parents of premature infants can face when others assume that once the baby

According to a recently filed medical malpractice lawsuit, a pregnant woman very nearly lost her life because the doctors overseeing

When an infant suffers a birth injury as a result of medical malpractice it is natural to look for that

Yesterday a jury delivered a $3 million dollar verdict in a birth injury case after it determined that the midwife

A recent study has revealed that close contact between mothers and their premature babies in the first few hours of

As you may know, infant that are born premature are at an increased risk for a number of heart and

A new study published in the Journal of Perinatology shows that women who have planned c-section are generally satisfied with

A new report indicates that there still more than two million stillbirth each year worldwide. The numbers are not precise

A woman whose infant son died after a premature birth filed a lawsuit against the hospital after it took pictures

A recent study showed very promising results in reducing the number of premature births among women in high risk groups.

When a family goes into the hospital to deliver a baby they generally expect it to be one of the

At week 20, one family was faced with startling information about the twins that the mother was carrying. The twins

Cerebral palsy can result from a number of factors including premature birth, lack of oxygen during delivery and infections. Whatever

In 2009 a hospital in Wadsworth Ohio joined the growing ranks of rural hospitals that no longer offer maternity services.

One of the strongest indicators for a premature birth is having already had a spontaneous pre-term birth in the past.

A new study examines the relationship between the frequency with which hospitals use obstetric interventions and the medical outcomes for

One challenge for medical professionals is identifying pregnant women who may be at higher risk for preterm birth. If women

Medical professionals may have a new tool for identifying mothers who are at risk for delivering preterm. Early delivery is

It is important for many reasons that pregnant women and their doctors keep careful tabs on their health during pregnancy.

Ohio’s Department of Insurance releases a report annually which details the “closed claims” paid out by insurance companies on behalf

In 2009, a number of people reported mysterious ring-pattern hair loss on their heads. Although these cases baffled doctors at

Almost a month ago in this space we shared a story about a new drug which had been approved by

A jury recently awarded a family more than $21 million after finding that the nursing staff was 100 percent liable

In many scenarios Cesarean section deliveries are life saving procedures for the infant and sometimes for the mother. But a

A new study indicates that women who are given control of the amount of medication administered by an epidural use

If you look at the label on almost any medication, you will see instructions for pregnant to consult with their

Infants who are born prior to 37 weeks of gestation are considered premature. More than one-half million infants are born


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