Birth Injury Blog

November 26, 2014 On Tuesday evening, a Barren County, Kentucky jury awarded close to $18.3 million to the family of a baby born with severe brain damage. The infant’s brain damage stems from a birth injury that occurred at the T.J. …

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November 21, 2014 Although babies have a lot of risks stacked against them given their young immune systems, something that, in some cases, could have been prevented, has been linked as the leading reason for infant death: premature birth. According to …

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December 3, 2014 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 …

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November 14, 2014 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 …

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November 7, 2014 A healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a disease or illness 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 …

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October 29, 2014 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 …

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October 24, 2014 A jury in Hall County, Georgia ruled on Monday in favor of the plaintiffs in a birth injury lawsuit, and awarded $8.4 million to the family of a boy born with cerebral palsy. According to court documents, Jakob Medley, …

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October 16, 2014 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 …

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October 10, 2014 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 after a difficult delivery. According to reports, Chris Ninness filed the lawsuit on Sept. 17, on …

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October 3, 2014 Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals upheld the $20.6 million that was awarded to the parents of a son who was born with severe complications at Baltimore’s MedStar Hospital, which led to his development of cerebral palsy. According to …

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