Mahoning County in Ohio has a higher rate of preterm births than the state and national averages. According to the March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card, Ohio overall is slightly above average in its rate of preterm births and was given a grade of C. Mahoning County, however, received an F.
Birth injuries are slowly declining, according to a report issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRC). According to the agency, overall birth injuries in the U.S. declined from 2.64 to 1.91 per 1,000 live births between 2004 and 2012.
Babies who are born in hospitals on weekends in the United Kingdom have a slightly higher risk of birth injuries and deaths. Mothers also have a higher risk of negative outcomes. This finding resulted from a study conducted between 2010 and 2012 in National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in England. During this time, 1,332,835 deliveries and 1,349,599 births were studied.
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.
A 35-year-old woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after suffering a perforated bladder during the c-section birth of her son. What makes this suit particularly newsworthy is that the c-section was performed against the woman's will.
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.
Most of the medical community believes that pre-eclampsia brings an increased risk of cerebral palsy to the infant, but not much was known about this relationship. A new study from Norway makes some new revelations about this mysterious link.
For many victims of medical malpractice, the first days and weeks after an injury are often the most emotionally overwhelming. On top of the physical and mental toll that an injury takes on any of us, malpractice victims must consider whether their situation is the result of negligent or wrongful mistakes on the part of a doctor.
Researchers recently announced the results of a significant study that looked at the impact of thyroid disorders on pregnancies. Based on the data, hypothyroidism correlates strongly with a higher risk for several dangerous birth injuries, including preeclampsia.