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Mental Health Issues In Children Linked To Brachial Plexus

October 17, 2018

Childbirth is a very stressful event for the baby, and it is not uncommon for minor injuries to occur in the process. While some of these injuries may pass quickly and leave no lasting impact, others continue to affect the life of the child for years, possibly forever. One recent study has found an unexpected […]

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Mental Health Issues In Children Linked To Brachial Plexus
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What Causes Cerebral Palsy and Birth Asphyxia?

July 12, 2018

The last thing parents want to experience is a birth injury to their child, especially one affecting the brain. However, when birth injuries happen, they can be extremely traumatic and potentially result in years of therapy, specialized treatment, and additional care that can be emotionally straining and costly. These types of injuries are rare, with […]

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What Causes Cerebral Palsy and Birth Asphyxia?
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Could your newborn suffer meconium aspiration syndrome?

July 12, 2018

If you are like most women, you feel the most anxiety about the birth of your child and not the pregnancy itself. You may feel this way because of the stories you hear from other mothers regarding their birthing experiences. Unless you have already had a child, there is no way for you to truly […]

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Could your newborn suffer meconium aspiration syndrome?
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When prescription drugs cause birth defects

October 06, 2016

Pregnancy is rarely an easy journey. The discomforts of pregnancy can range from mildly irritating to potentially fatal. As a result, many pregnant women require prescription medication from time to time. Sometimes, these medications are absolutely necessary and cannot be avoided or traded for safer drugs. But at other times, prescriptions should be avoided or […]

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When prescription drugs cause birth defects
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How important are nurses in the birthing process?

August 25, 2016

When considering the delivery of a child, most prospective parents think of the doctor as the most important person (other than the mother and child, of course). And it is true that the doctor is tremendously important in the pregnancy and birthing process. Expecting parents usually create a birth plan with their doctor and expect […]

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How important are nurses in the birthing process?
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Do Inmates Have The Right To File Birth Injury Lawsuits?

April 27, 2015

All inmates have a constitutional right to receive necessary healthcare during their period of incarceration, but not all detention facilities have adhered to their legal obligations. In Texas, a female inmate recently filed a lawsuit claiming that prison officials forced her to give birth while she was locked in a solitary cell almost two years […]

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Do Inmates Have The Right To File Birth Injury Lawsuits?
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Is there a Cap on Birth Injury Lawsuit Settlements in Illinois?

March 05, 2015

If you suspect that a birth injury resulted from a medical practitioner’s negligence or carelessness, you may consider pursuing a lawsuit against the person or facility responsible. Birth injury litigation falls into the category of medical malpractice, which allows plaintiffs to hold one or more negligent professionals accountable for their role in an undue injury […]

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Is there a Cap on Birth Injury Lawsuit Settlements in Illinois?
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Proposed Illinois Birth Injury Fund Would Help Hospitals, Deprive Victims Of Legal Rights

December 29, 2014

In Maryland, lawmakers are considering creating a no-fault birth injury fund for the parents of children who are injured during labor and delivery. This would allow the parents to receive compensation from an established state fund instead of by filing claims against hospitals and physicians in court. According to Maryland’s hospital operators, medical malpractice lawsuits […]

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Proposed Illinois Birth Injury Fund Would Help Hospitals, Deprive Victims Of Legal Rights
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Report Shows Birth Injuries Occur in Higher Numbers at Military Hospitals

December 19, 2014

A recent investigation by the New York Times revealed Pentagon statistics indicating that compared to civilian hospitals, military hospitals have unexpectedly high rates of injury or other complications related to maternity care and surgery. The numbers are quite startling. Consider the following: According to the investigation, more than 50,000 babies are born at military hospitals […]

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Report Shows Birth Injuries Occur in Higher Numbers at Military Hospitals
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Birth Injury Risk Can Increase Without Appropriate Prenatal Testing

February 12, 0215

Throughout the course of a woman’s pregnancy, her obstetricians and other health care providers should make time to discuss prenatal screening options. Prenatal screening can help detect birth defects, congenital illnesses and many other important fetal conditions. Furthermore, in some circumstances, failure to conduct adequate prenatal screenings can be grounds for a medical liability lawsuit. […]

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Birth Injury Risk Can Increase Without Appropriate Prenatal Testing