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Doctor Under Review for Home Birthing Deaths Also Subject of 2007 Lawsuit

A doctor in Asheville is already under review for the deaths of three infants that occurred during and after home births he attended. Now, new information has revealed that he was also the subject of a 2007 birth injury lawsuit. The child in the 2007 case was reportedly born in October 2005, and the parents… Read More »

The Link Between Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy

One of the most devastating tragedies a parent can experience is having a child born with a birth injury. Unfortunately, medical professionals can occasionally be responsible for these birth injuries, which could make them a viable target for a medical malpractice suit.  Cerebral palsy is a serious neurological problem caused by a lack of oxygen… Read More »

What is Birth-Related Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice happens when a physician or other health care provider fails to exercise ordinary care and injures or kills a patient due to their negligence. This can occur in a number of different medical fields and types of treatment, including in neonatal care and infant delivery. Medical malpractice related to birth arises when a… Read More »

C-Sections May Not Be As Safe As Many Parents Believe

It appears that cesarean deliveries are falling out of favor in the medical community. Evidence demonstrates that C-sections may be more harmful than good for many mothers in labor and their newborns.  Dr. Vincenzo Berghella of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine says that, while they save lives, C-sections are not always the safest delivery method… Read More »

Supreme Court to NC: One-third is Too Much

This year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down several well-publicized decisions pertaining to groups that have been struggling for their rights. But minorities and gay-rights advocates were not the only ones whose future was hanging in the balance ― a 13-year-old North Carolina girl, rendered blind, deaf, and mentally disabled at birth by a botched… Read More »

Understanding the Full Impact of Birth Injuries

Parents who have recently learned that their child has suffered a birth injury may have difficulty grasping exactly what that means from a financial standpoint. It can be very easy for concerned parents to underestimate the kind or resources that are necessary to care for a child with special needs. But what initially sounds like… Read More »

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Despite that fact that it has been occurring regularly since time immemorial, childbirth is still a complex process during which many things can go wrong. In fact, doctors practicing in obstetrics and gynecology are among the medical professionals most frequently sued for medical malpractice. While there are many types of birth injuries that can occur,… Read More »

Was Your Baby’s Injury the Result of Medical Malpractice?

As a new parent, one of the most devastating things to hear is that your baby suffered an injury while being brought into this world. The pain of knowing your child was harmed prior to taking his or her first breath can be unbearable. What you may not realize is that your baby’s injury may… Read More »

Medical Malpractice: Can it Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 3:55pm PDT Cerebral palsy is a birth injury that can cause “disturbances of sensation, depth perception and other sight-based perceptual problems,” and “impairments can also be found in cognition, and epilepsy is found in about one-third of cases” (Wikipedia). It can be caused by an array of factors before, during,… Read More »

Birth Injuries & Your Legal Rights

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 5:30am PST Birth injuries are a serious form of medical malpractice that can affect the quality of the baby’s life for years to come, if not permanently. These types of injuries occur when a mistake or error is made during labor or delivery. Perhaps the nurse failed to properly monitor… Read More »

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