Birth Injury Blog

lamp with a movable arm

After a difficult birth, many infants spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) under the watchful eye of medical specialists.  A new bedside light could detect brain injuries in babies sooner, which could have a tremendous impact on …

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Pediatrics. Puppy toy with medical equipment

Cerebral palsy is a physical disorder that is caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth.  Since the injuries that cause cerebral palsy occur around the time of childbirth, many people wonder, “is cerebral palsy diagnosed at birth?” …

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Child in wheelchair next to his mother

Can a child outgrow cerebral palsy? This is a question many parents ask upon discovering that their child has the disorder.  There is an abundance of information available online discussing the varying ways that cerebral palsy affects individuals as they …

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Pill bottle with pills spread across

A recent recall of Children’s Advil highlights labeling and overdose risks that many doctors and parents may overlook.  As parents, we often take the advice of our pediatricians, or follow labeling directions without a second thought.  Unfortunately, sometimes manufacturers make …

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Little girl sitting in front of medicine displayed on the table

A nationwide recall of 32 children’s medicines due to possible microbial contamination has many parents concerned.  Safety concerns related to infant and children’s products are taken extremely seriously, and when a recall is issued, parents need to know how to …

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Heart rate graph used during woman's pregnancy

In terms of birth injuries, medical errors involving fetal heart rate monitoring are among the more common.  Fetal heart rate monitoring, also called cardiotocography (CTG), is important in preventing birth injuries like infant brain damage and injuries to the mother.  …

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Pregnant woman testing herself to check if she has gestational diabetes

Pregnancy is a time of joy and anticipation, but doctors warn that common medical conditions like gestational diabetes can overshadow that joy.  Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of birth injuries, so it is important that expectant mothers understand the …

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vaginal rejuvenation

After giving birth, most women look forward to getting their bodies back to “normal”. This is especially true since a vaginal delivery can lead to such problems as vaginal laxity and dryness, sexual dysfunction, and stress incontinence. Enter vaginal rejuvenation …

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delivery, hospitals safe

The United States is often viewed as one of the most innovative and progressive nations in the developed world.  Even with our incredible advances in science and medicine, the question is still raised of if U.S. hospitals are safe for …

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Essure

After more than a decade of injury reports and lawsuits, Bayer is finally stopping sales of the Essure birth control device.  Currently only available in the United States, Essure will no longer be available as of the end of 2018.  …

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