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Birth Injuries Archives

Mom says doctor to blame for child's birth injury

New York residents are likely aware that birth injuries can occur during the labor and delivery process if complications arise. They can also result from improper medical care while pregnant. A woman from another state filed a lawsuit against her obstetrician, claiming that the doctor is at fault for her baby's birth injury.

Jury finds in favor of mother and son in birth injury lawsuit

Babies are delivered every single day here in New York. While this should be a joyous day, it can often turn into a disaster when preventable birth injuries occur. Luckily, legal action can be taken to hold the responsible parties liable for careless medical care that may have resulted in a birth injury.

Mother sues physician and hospital for birth injury of son

During what should be the most joyous time of a parent's life, many New York mothers experience complications during delivery, which can lead to short- and long-term health concerns for both mother and baby. In many cases, when a birth injury occurs, irreparable damage is caused that cannot ever be repaired, leading to long-term medical care necessary. A mother from another state has filed a medical malpractice claim against doctors and a hospital after they allegedly caused irrevocable harm to her baby at birth.

Newborn suffers permanent brain injury, family suing hospital

New York hospitals are expected to provide a certain standard of care when patients are admitted for medical treatment. Unfortunately, many hospitals are understaffed, which can lead to a wide number of issues. Right now, three families are going head-to-head with a hospital after mistakes were allegedly made in the delivery room due to apparent negligence and understaffing, with one of the cases resulting in permanent brain injury to an infant.

Student project focuses on helping 7-year-old with cerebral palsy

In the textbook medical definition sense, cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of movement disorders. There are many different forms of this disorder, including spastic cerebral palsy, dyskinetic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy and ataxic cerebral palsy. But for those caring for a loved one with cerebral palsy, these definitions and terms -- while certainly important -- are not what they think of on a day-to-day basis. Rather, making sure their loved one is properly cared for is top of the list. 

Birth injury of baby girl blamed on her nurses

The birth of a baby is an exciting time for New York parents. They may have dreams and expectations for their child, but the number one priority of most parents is that their little one is born healthy and safe. Sadly, not every delivery goes as planned and some babies sustain a birth injury. The parents of one little girl who lives out of state found themselves in this very situation. Recently, a jury held two nurses accountable for the brain damage the baby suffered during her birth.

Birth injuries: What constitutes a full-term pregnancy?

Welcoming a new family member into the world is usually a very exciting experience. In preparing for birth, expecting parents might take every precaution to help ensure the health of their child. In this process, mothers might rely on the advice they receive from their doctor. Failure to provide sound medical guidance can have very serious consequences for mothers and their children.

The damaging effects of cerebral palsy and when to file a lawsuit

Any soon-to-be parents in New York know that a healthy baby is the best gift any parent can ask for. And while parents can do everything in their power to ensure that their baby is taken care of before it is born, the birth of the baby is dependant on the medical team assisting the mother.