Birth Injury Blog

Georgia Maternal Death Rates

Georgia maternal death rates are currently the highest in the country, and many of the deaths could have been prevented, according to studies by public officials.  As a result, it has been chosen as a part of a $500 million …

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Fracking

Fracking, or extracting natural gas and oil from underneath rocks, has led government officials to probe what, if any, birth defects it may cause in infants born near wells where fracking occurred. According to reports, fracking occurs when chemicals, sand, …

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Wrongful birth lawsuit

The parents of a infant girl filed a wrongful birth lawsuit this month after their baby stopped developing normally. The parents, who wish to keep their name private, underwent to an amniocentesis to determine of their daughter was carrying Syndrome Z, …

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Military hospitals

A 2014 report shows that infants born in military hospitals are twice as likely to endure birth injuries when compared the other hospitals in the United States, the New York Times reports. According to studies, the higher amount of birth …

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Maternal mortality rate

Detroit, Michigan’s maternal mortality rate is an alarming three times higher than the national average, per recent studies. According to statistics from Detroit’s Department of Community Health, at least six pregnant women die each year from issues related to pregnancy …

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Negligence Lawsuit

A Linn County, Iowa negligence lawsuit came to an end this week with a couple winning $350,000. This stemmed from a 2011 injury that took place while the plaintiff was giving birth at Mercy Medical Center, in Cedar Rapids. According …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications

A study by the Mayo News Network suggests that some of the most popular rheumatoid arthritis medications may be linked to a number of medical problems, including miscarriage and birth defects. RA is a medical condition in which the body’s …

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Child with Brachial Plexus Injury

A three-year-old girl, who is the center of a Madison County, Missouri birth injury trial, appeared in court this month, so that the jury could get a brief glimpse of the child with brachial plexus injury and permanent nerve root damage. …

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Iowa Birth Injury Lawsuit

A $500,000 settlement was approved in an Iowa birth injury lawsuit this week after a local hospital was accused of mishandling the treatment of a woman shortly after she gave birth. In 2009, Amy Peterson checked into the University of Iowa Hospitals …

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Blood test

A new study carried out by a team of international experts shows that a simple blood test given to women may reduce the risks of having an infant with neural tube defects. According to the medical journal BMJ, women who have …

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