Birth Injury Blog

States Considering No-Fault Birth Injury Fund

For more than three years, Maryland lawmakers have debated implementing a no-fault birth injury fund designed to financially support babies born with neurological birth injuries.  As Maryland and other states consider something like a no-fault birth injury fund, there is still …

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Home Births: Your Safety, Your Rights

The number of home births in the United States has increased significantly in recent decades.  Even with medical advances, home births are still sometimes deemed controversial, which is why we have created this helpful article titled “Home Births: Your Safety, Your …

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Childbirth and Injuries: What is Normal?

Childbirth is one of the most amazing and terrifying experiences women endure.  One of the most common questions when it comes to childbirth and injuries, is “what is normal”? Of course, when your body goes through what pregnancy and childbirth …

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Why was my newborn cooled?

If your newborn was prescribed cooling therapy, you may find yourself asking the following questions: Why was my newborn cooled?  How does cooling therapy work?  What are the benefits of cooling therapy?  And likely many other questions as well. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) …

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What is bilirubin encephalopathy a.k.a. kernicterus?

Bilirubin encephalopathy (BE), also known as kernicterus, is a neurological condition that occurs when an infant has severe jaundice.  BE is considered a rare condition, but is nevertheless a concern for parents whose newborn has been diagnosed with jaundice.  Understanding …

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Alabama jury awards $16M verdict in negligent birth case.

An Alabama family has made recent headlines after being awarded $16 million in a medical negligence lawsuit against an Alabama hospital. In a traumatic example of the devastating effects of medical negligence, this story is just one of many highlighting …

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5 Things Parents Should Know about Birth Injuries

If you experienced a traumatic or complicated birth and are worried that your child may have suffered a birth injury, you most likely have many questions, concerns, and emotions.  We know how difficult this can be for you.  And so we want to …

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Topamax and Birth Injuries.

A Pennsylvania appeals court recently ruled to uphold a $3 million verdict in a case against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., after a trial court found the drug manufacturer to have been negligent in warning doctors about the risks of Topamax and …

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With increasing attention from the media and healthcare providers, there is little doubt that you have heard about Zika virus and the potential risk of birth defects, such as microcephaly (abnormally small head or brain). That’s why we have developed …

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Being a new mom is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. It can also be one of the most stressful and exhausting experiences. Caring for an infant is not easy. You likely have a lot of questions …

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