Birth Injury Blog

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Although post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is generally associated with traumatic events such as war, assault, or a disaster, around 1 to 6% of women experience it after childbirth. The majority of women who experience PTSD after childbirth also experienced a …

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Methimazole

Methimazole, a medication prescribed to treat thyroid problems such as Grave’s disease, has been linked to birth defects for a second time, according to researchers in Japan. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), a study led by Naoka Arata, …

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healthcare-associated infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are diseases or illnesses that patients develop while in the care of a medical environment, such as a hospital and/or medical center. Around 1 out of every 25 patient in a medical environment will develop an HAI. Newborn …

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Premature Births

A premature birth, or preterm birth, occurs when an infant is born three weeks or more before the 40th week of pregnancy. Premature births are often dangerous, and lead to a host of lifelong problems. It’s crucial for physicians to …

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Georgia birth injury lawsuit

A jury ruled on Monday in favor of the plaintiffs in a Hall County, Georgia birth injury lawsuit, and awarded $8.4 million to the family of a boy born with cerebral palsy. According to court documents, Jakob Medley, now a 5-year-old, was …

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Emergency C-Section

A mother, close to 6 months pregnant with twins, was rushed to a Staten Island hospital last month, but instead of performing an emergency C-section, physicians delivered her babies naturally. Shortly after, the mom and twins passed away at the hospital. …

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Shoulder Dystocia

A Missouri woman filed a birth injury lawsuit last month against an obstetrician at Maryville’s Anderson Hospital, after her baby was born with shoulder injuries known as shoulder dystocia after a difficult delivery. According to reports, Chris Ninness filed the lawsuit on Sept. 17, …

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Maryland Birth Injury Case

A Maryland birth injury case that ended with a $20.6 million reward was upheld by the Court of Special Appeals.  The money went to the parents of a son who was born with severe complications at Baltimore’s MedStar Hospital, which led …

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Birth Injury Death Rate

A new report conducted on infants in the United Nations indicates that the birth injury death rate is one million infants per year. This includes infants that have died within 24 hours of birth, and usually are due to birth …

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Zoloft

A California mother filed a lawsuit in St. Clair county last month against Pfizer, the makers of the antidepressant drug, Zoloft, as well as Greenstone LLC and Pfizer R&D Cortex District. The lawsuit comes after the plaintiff gave birth to her daughter who …

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