Birth Injury Blog

pediatric medical errors

A recent study published by the Doctors Company shines light on preventable pediatric medical errors, the primary cause of errors, and how the type of errors change as children age.  While no parent wants to imagine that their child could …

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delivery dangers

Giving birth is a very special experience in a woman’s life, but it is also fraught with danger.  Delivery dangers make pregnancy and birth the most statistically dangerous things a woman can do.  The peril extends to the newborn child …

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cerebral palsy

At age 29, Steph Hammerman has done more than anyone ever envisioned for her.   She was born with cerebral palsy, and her doctors never expected her to walk, talk, or write.  Led by her unassailable positivity, she has spent her …

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birth injuries

Birth injuries are traumatic for mothers and fathers.  The emotional devastation of a permanent or debilitating injury to a child is unimaginable.  Parents anticipate the arrival of their little one with so many hopes and fears.  When things go wrong, …

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infant deaths

Reports of at least 32 infant deaths related to the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper have sparked outrage after the manufacturer hesitated to issue a recall.  Early in April 2019, the popular infant brand issued a joint statement with the …

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The finance world is abuzz with the prospect of a new lucrative pharmaceutical market: the preterm birth diagnostic test kit market.  Market analysts expect recent innovations and U.S.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to create a demand among hospitals …

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Midwest-CBK, a Minnesota-based toy distributor, issued a recall of more than 20,000 baby rattle socks sold all over the United States and Canada.  The baby rattle recall applies to socks sold throughout the 2017 and 2018 holiday seasons, but the …

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c-section

Creating a birthing plan is one of the most important things expectant parents will do as they prepare for the arrival of their son or daughter.  Part of that plan is discussing options such as the delivery hospital, whether to …

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After a lifetime of immobility, failed corrective surgery, and a lengthy fight with insurance companies, a Minnesota teen has become the first in her state to receive a robotic brachial plexus mobility device.  Trinity Seiber suffered a catastrophic brachial plexus …

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brain damage, HIE

For parents, learning that your newborn has suffered brain damage during birth is traumatic.  Now imagine learning that your child’s injuries were caused by the carelessness or negligence of a doctor or nurse.  There are hardly words to describe the …

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