Birth Injury Blog

How safe are hospitals during child birth? With around 4-million babies born every year across the United States, one would assume that hospitals are safe, loving environments during childbirth.  Unfortunately, the approximately 25,000 birth injuries that occur every year in …

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If you have ever been pregnant, or even considered the notion, you know just how many questions and concerns there are about your health, the pregnancy, and labor and delivery.  When those questions and concerns are not addressed you may …

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is classified as a prolonged reaction to a situation or event causing intense stress, including childbirth.  In this article titled “Understanding Postnatal PTSD after a Birth Injury”, we will provide parents and families with information …

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  No matter what the cause, birth injuries are difficult to make sense of and manage as a family.  A recent medical malpractice case highlights birth injuries caused by failure to diagnose – one of the most unsettling reasons for …

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There are many types of birth injury that can affect your baby’s bones, muscles, and nerves.  In this post titled “what is the difference between brachial plexus and clavicle injuries”, we want to focus on the differences between these two …

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In a previous post titled “Zika Virus and Birth Defects: Q and A“, we provided our readers with helpful information about Zika virus (Zika), how it is contracted and spread, and what symptoms people with Zika may experience.  As more …

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Georgia Birth Injury Case Ends in $30.5 Million Verdict

A Georgia birth injury case has ended with a $30.5 million verdict in favor of the injured child and her family.  According to the lawsuit, in 2012 the child suffered a hypoxic-ischemic brain injury during birth.  As a result, the …

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Can EMT and Paramedic Negligence Cause Birth Injuries?

Our attorneys regularly receive questions about medical malpractice and negligence.  One question recently asked was, “Can EMT and paramedic negligence cause birth injuries?”  Here, we will answer that question and also provide more information about how EMT and paramedic negligence …

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Why are Forceps Commonly Linked to Birth Injuries?

Forceps are often used during labor and delivery to assist with the birthing process.  Unfortunately they are frequently linked to birth injuries as well, which raises the question, Why are forceps commonly linked to birth injuries?  In the article below we look at the …

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Support Options for Brachial Plexus Injury Victims

October 16-22 marked national Brachial Plexus Awareness Week.  In honor of this worthy cause, we offer this post all about support options for brachial plexus injury victims.  We hope this article will help families touched by brachial plexus injuries be …

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