Can a Midwife Be Liable for My Birth Injuries

Can a Midwife Be Liable for My Birth Injuries?

February 27, 2019
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In today’s world, women have many more options available to them when it comes to obstetric care. In the past, as few as 3% of all American women sought the guidance of a midwife during their pregnancy – now it’s estimated that up to 9% may use a midwife or alternative…

Why Does My Newborn Baby Have Bruises? 1

Why Does My Newborn Baby Have Bruises?

February 2, 2019
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When you take your newborn child home from the hospital, you may not even realize they’ve sustained bruises until several days afterwards. Birth trauma can naturally cause bruising in some newborn infants, so in many instances, minor scrapes and bruises will eventually heal on their own. But while the majority…

Baby born with birth injuries

Can a Family File a Claim for the Existence of a Birth Injury?

January 28, 2019
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Starting a family should be a joyous occasion. Unfortunately, what’s supposed to be a happy time for many parents can turn daunting. This is the case for countless families each year when a birth injury occurs. For many, this comes with the question of whether or not legal action is…

What Is Brachial Plexus and How Does It Occur?

January 10, 2019
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There are many types of birth injuries involving the brain that impacts how the child develops. However, there are also types of injuries that cause harm to the muscles of the baby, like Brachial Plexus injuries. Brachial Plexus is an injury to the group of nerves (including the spinal cord)…

Doctor using oximeter on newborn baby to check his level of oxygen

Is HIE a Preventable Condition?

December 27, 2018
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Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is a serious brain injury that occurs when a baby is deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time. These occur either during pregnancy, during the labor and delivery, or after the baby is born. One thing that people may wonder, however, is whether or not…

Doctor using oximeter on newborn baby to check his level of oxygen

HIE Dangers: What are the Causes?

December 13, 2018
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In terms of birth injuries, many of the potential situations can be caused by negligence on behalf of the medical professionals involved. However, it’s also important to know the exact causes and what underlying factors are involved. For hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, the causes may be during the pregnancy itself, or even…

How Does Cerebral Palsy Impact a Child’s Life?

November 28, 2018
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All birth injuries are serious. However, there are few as common as cerebral palsy is and the long-term impact can be dangerous for the child. There are various symptoms that often mean serious problems down the road regarding the way the brain communicates with the muscles. Understanding how this developmental…

Who is responsible for cerebral palsy

Who Is Responsible for Cerebral Palsy?

November 16, 2018
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In matters of cerebral palsy, one of the most difficult things for a family is enduring such a difficult situation while also having to consider what legal options may exist. See, cerebral palsy may often be the result of someone’s negligence, and it’s important to understand who. Babies are often…

How Does Cerebral Palsy Occur?

How Does Cerebral Palsy Occur?

November 12, 2018
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Sometimes, when cerebral palsy occurs, some chalk it up to risk factors and don’t think twice about some of the underlying issues. However, there are other reasons that a baby can develop cerebral palsy during the pregnancy or delivery process. One of the biggest potential issues is negligence on behalf…

Baby born with birth injuries

What are Birth Injuries and What Can Cause Them?

November 6, 2018
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Imagine learning that you or your significant other is pregnant. This is often a joyous time and most parents are excited about the possibilities and journeys that lie ahead. So, it’s time to prepare and get ready for your family. What happens, though, when things go wrong and it causes…

How are Catastrophic Injuries Categorized? 2

How are Catastrophic Injuries Categorized?

October 15, 2018
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There are many different causes of injuries and many of them can be considered mild in terms of severity. At what point, however, does the legal and medical industry considered injuries to be catastrophic? What injuries are considered the most serious? Is it the broken finger caused by a door…

How Does Amputation Occur?

October 9, 2018
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Many people have a small understanding of catastrophic injuries, but did you know that amputations are some of the most serious? There are a number of potential accidents that can cause an individual to require amputation. Understanding what accidents can result in an amputation and what the exact cause is…

How Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Occur?

August 14, 2018
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When it comes to catastrophic injuries, there are a number of different types of injuries that can occur. One of the most serious injuries involves traumatic brain injuries. These have a long-lasting impact on individuals and their families. However, it’s not often known how they occur or what exactly what…

Why Should I Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer?

August 7, 2018
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Any injury can be considered serious depending on how the injured party perceives it. However, there are some that the law and the medical field consider to be catastrophic injuries. Many of these have a long-term impact on the injured individual. There are a number of steps that must be…

Why Do Car Accidents Happen More Frequently in the Summer?

July 24, 2018
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Now that summer is here, Americans throughout the country are taking advantage of the warmer weather and longer days to enjoy the outdoors or go on vacation. However, car accidents occur more frequently during the summertime compared to any other time of year. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),…

How Does a Lawsuit Help Accident Survivors?

July 6, 2018
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Typically, when someone sustains an injury after an accident, they have the right to seek legal action against the negligent party. However, what happens when someone also sustains emotional hardships? Does legal action actually help survivors dealing with trauma? There are a number of benefits when it comes to filing a…

Does Treatment Exist for Trauma?

June 20, 2018
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When someone is injured as a result of an accident, it often comes with feelings of fear and anxiety any time they are in a similar position in the future. This is one of the conditions associated with trauma and it can be overwhelming. However, it’s important to know that…

Who’s Going to Be Responsible When Self-Driving Cars Crash?

May 30, 2018
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In the wake of the first pedestrian to be killed by an autonomous car in the United States, experts believe the continued use of self-driving cars will cause a shift in the liability profile away from personal auto to commercial insurance and product liability. This past March, a self-driving Uber…

How Does Trauma Impact the Livelihood of a Survivor?

May 25, 2018
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Can you imagine an entire life-changing from one event? This is a common occurrence when it comes to accidents and the long-lasting trauma that often results. Not all survivors deal with trauma, but for those who do, it’s often enough to impact their entire lives. There are a number of…

What Happens When Someone Experiences a Flashback?

May 15, 2018
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Following a crash, a survivor may experience trauma, with one potential symptom being flashbacks. These are vivid memories of the accident that occurred, often causing a number of problems for the survivor. This is because they are essentially reliving the incident in their own mind after a trigger sets off…

How does Lack of Maintenance Play a Factor In Auto Accident Cases?

April 20, 2018
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While there are many potential causes of auto collisions, one that is not discussed as much is vehicle maintenance. This is because it’s often an underlying issue of the accident that led to the cause of the crash. For instance, if a rear-end collision is the result of a failure…