Birth Injury Archives

What is stillbirth?

A stillbirth is one of the most devastating things that can happen in the Labor and Delivery Department of any California hospital. As WebMD explains, a stillbirth is when a baby is born after it has died in the womb. It occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy. Before that time, it is considered a miscarriage.

What are the risks of a forceps delivery?

Giving birth is an amazing yet unpredictable event. Babies make their own rules when it comes to making their entrance into the world. This means that even with the perfect birth plan at a California hospital, things could change without notice. Issues that may not have been present before could come up or something unexpected could happen. 

Emotional pain after a birth injury

Medical malpractice occurs in many ways, but some cases are especially upsetting. For example, a medical professional's negligence can be particularly devastating for a mother and child who suffer due to a birth injury, as well as their loved ones. If you have been through a birth injury, our California law firm understands how painful your experiences may be from a physical, financial, and emotional point of view. Sadly, the emotional pain associated with these incidents can take years to overcome and may be permanent, in some cases.

Erb's palsy and birth

Erb's palsy, also known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy, can occur during difficult labor. Parents in California who have a baby who is born with Erb's palsy should be equipped with information about the implications and recovery associated with it.

Many cerebral palsy cases could be preventable with better medical care

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy for your child can change your life, your family and your future. Cerebral palsy is typically the result of either an acquired brain injury or a brain malformation during development. In some cases, there are issues with brain cells moving to the area where they need to be during development. Other times, issues arise due to inadequate insulation and protection of developing nerve cells. However, a substantial number of cases of cerebral palsy are related to perinatal brain cell death. In other words, cerebral palsy develops as a result of a preventable birth injury.

How often are infants and mothers hurt during childbirth?

From surgical errors to negligence that occurs in nursing homes, medical malpractice cases take various forms across California. In San Bernardino, and delivery rooms throughout the state, there are also medical malpractice cases involving childbirth. If you or your partner are preparing to give birth, it is important to understand how widespread these injuries are and take preventative measures.

Advancements made in aiding cerebral palsy patients

If you have been following our website, you have read about advancements that have been made in the field of therapy for those with cerebral palsy. Utilizing technological breakthroughs made in software design and robotics, Canadian inventors have designed a device called "Lokomat" that provides assistance in correcting a patient's balance and stride. Interacting with the robotic pair of legs, one patient made progress in her attempt to move without a cane. It was also reported that this young lady was entertained during her engagement with the technology, which could motivate her to stick with this type of physical therapy.

What should you do if your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy?

During pregnancy, parents hope and dream of giving birth to and raising a healthy, loving child. For some parents, unfortunately, although they have done everything they should have during the pregnancy and labor process, their child sustains serious injuries during the birth process. Conditions like cerebral palsy are sometimes caused by negligence or malpractice on the part of the medical attendants present during pregnancy and birth.

Choosing a pediatrician for children with cerebral palsy

Like any condition, cerebral palsy has a wide range of effects and severity. The ailment is the most common motor disability in children and affects just over 1 in 300 children born. Results are best when it's cared for early.

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