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Birth Injuries Archives

Risk of birth injuries may be hidden from expectant mothers

Probably the last thing an expectant mother wants to think about is the harm that can come to her or her baby while in the hospital during and after delivery. Nevertheless, that risk exists, and patients may not know about certain hidden dangers that may lead to birth injuries, both for the mother and the baby. Medical malpractice settlements are not always made public, and without diligent investigation, a patient may not know a lot of things about her doctor that could put her safety at risk.

Birth injuries like cerebral palsy require ongoing care

New York parents facing the consequences of a birth injury may have many concerns and questions about what to expect as their children grow. Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy present unique circumstances and risks that often require a lifetime of monitoring and care. In addition to physical issues, CP may present social and developmental issues.

Failure to order C-section leads to birth injuries lawsuit

The birth of a child, which is often a dream come true for parents, could become their worst nightmare if mistakes are made by medical staff in the delivery room. No family in New York or elsewhere wants to see their newborn suffer life-changing birth injuries that could have been avoided. A family in a neighboring state recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging medical negligence at the time of their baby's birth.

Birth injuries from forceps rare but serious

A mother or baby in distress during delivery can be a harrowing situation for all involved. The stress level in the delivery room may rise as decisions must be made quickly. At some point, the obstetrician may determine that an emergency cesarean may be necessary, or the doctor may allow the labor to progress with the aid of forceps. If the doctor is skilled and careful, the baby may arrive healthy; however, some doctors in New York cause birth injuries from negligent use of forceps.

Doctor's aggressive use of forceps causes birth injuries

Complications in the delivery room are every expectant parent's worst nightmare. After the careful considerations a mother makes to ensure the health of her unborn child, the negligence or carelessness of medical professionals during delivery can result in catastrophic birth injuries that devastate a life just as it is beginning. Parents in New York and across the country suffer right along with their children, and some are left making heart-wrenching decisions about the appropriate care their children may need as they grow.

Birth injuries of shoulders and arms may bring lifelong suffering

Many expectant mothers in New York feel some nervousness as childbirth approaches. It is natural to have some concern about the pain, the difficulty and the outcome of labor and delivery, especially if the mother's condition presents risk factors for the baby's birth. Birth injuries can occur at any time during the birth process and are often the result of negligence by the attending physician or other medical staff.

Doctor claims birth injuries were caused by contractions

A complicated birth presents many unknowns for parents in New York and beyond. Birth injuries are possible if supreme care is not taken when delivering a child in a high-risk situation. Following delivery, the child may be carefully examined and monitored for signs that an injury has occurred. For one family in another state, a successful malpractice lawsuit will help them pay for the medical treatment their daughter has endure in the ten years since her traumatic birth.

Parents of child with birth injuries awarded $4.2 million

New York parents anticipating the birth of a child are seldom without some anxiety. They may be concerned for the child's health and well-being and that all will go well during labor and delivery. If the medical staff is negligent in the delivery room, a parent's worst fears may be recognized. Birth injuries often bring lifelong suffering. In fact, one family recently won a lawsuit that confirmed the importance of using proper techniques during childbirth.

Parents urged to watch for signs of birth injuries

New parents often sit for hours gazing into the faces of their newborns. They may be looking for similarities between the child's face and their own or hoping to catch a fleeting smile. As time passes, they watch for signs that the baby recognizes them and is trying to communicate. Parents in New York who study their babies may also be attuned to signs that the children are in pain or distress. If those symptoms persist, the parents may begin to suspect their children are suffering from birth injuries.

What are the risks if your doctor chooses to induce labor?

There is always a risk to mother and child during the course of a pregnancy, regardless of the mother's age, medical history or physical health. Naturally, issues in any of these areas can increase the risk of complications, but so too can the things doctors do that are often done with the best intentions.