Posts tagged "Birth Injury"

What are the risks of VBAC?

If you are a woman in California who has already had one baby delivered via cesarean section, and if you are pregnant again or thinking about having more children, you may want to have a discussion with your doctor about the risks of vaginal birth after cesarean section.

Birth injuries due to negligence or error

Starting a family in California is an exciting time. Choosing the best hospital and doctor for your family history and circumstances is critical, especially if complications arise. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates we have experience taking action against medical professionals whose negligence causes birth injuries.

Risks and hazards associated with forceps deliveries

When you visit a California hospital to give birth to a child, you probably have high hopes for a smooth delivery and a happy, healthy baby who will help complete your family. For some parents, however, the birthing process goes anything but smoothly, and in some situations, physicians have to rely on alternative birthing methods, such as forceps deliveries, to deliver your child. In some cases, forceps deliveries can lead to injuries and related issues for your or your baby, and some of them can prove quite serious. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we have seen the sometimes-traumatic effects of forceps deliveries firsthand, and we have helped many families who experienced hardship due to such deliveries seek recourse.

Erb’s palsy: causes, risk factors and treatment

When you give birth in a California hospital, chances are, your primary goal is having a healthy child. Regrettably, however, this is not always the case, and in some situations, improper delivery techniques and other physician errors lead to medical complications for mother, child or both. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize how upsetting it can be when a doctor’s error causes Erb’s palsy or a similar condition, and we have helped many parents whose children suffered injury during the birthing process pursue appropriate recourse.

Risk of birth injury: "rare but worrisome"

Nine months these California parents have waited to meet their newest family addition face to face - nine months of preparation and expectation and hope. When painful contractions finally signal impending delivery, the parents grab the bag they have stashed for this very moment, and off they race to the hospital. Hopes and dreams are about to come true. 

Painful realities of birth injury

Giving birth can be a scary experience. It is not unusual for both new and experienced California mothers to feel afraid when the day they have been waiting nine months for finally arrives. Every birth is unique and with that in the back of their minds, moms know unexpected complications can come up at anytime. 

What risks are associated with a vacuum extraction?

If you are like many California mothers or mothers-to-be, you may envision the birth of your child and picture a smooth, simple birthing process followed by a quick hospital stay and your first ride home as a complete family. Regrettably, however, many births are not this seamless, and in some cases, mothers giving birth may require additional medical intervention, such as a vacuum extraction. Vacuum extractions may prove necessary if you are having trouble delivering your child through a vaginal birth, but there are inevitable risks associated with this type of birthing procedure.

What is placental abruption?

If you are an expectant mom in California, your growing baby likely is almost always on your mind. You worry about his or her health, safety and welfare, and you do everything you possibly can to make sure that (s)he – and you – have everything you need to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. During your third trimester, one of the things you should watch for is any sign of placental abruption.

Complications associated with cesarean sections

Nowadays, more than one out of every four women who give birth across California and the United States do so through a cesarean section. In some cases, patients have C-sections because they experience emergency circumstances during the birthing process. In others, patients deliver through this method because they have done so before, and physicians typically encourage them to do so with any subsequent children they have. C-section deliveries are more dangerous than vaginal deliveries, however, and they have the potential to endanger both mother and child. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize the risks that come with having babies through C-sections, and we have helped many families who experienced hardship during or after delivery seek recourse.

Obtaining compensation for birth injury

After months of pregnancy, a birth injury is one of the most disorienting things that could possibly happen to you. Unfortunately, it is not unthinkable for the lack of knowledge or focus on the part of a medical professional in California to lead to serious injuries for your child. Even if you were unable to choose your birth doctor, you deserve someone who is appropriately trained. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we believe that everyone should have access to competent medical care.

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