Birth Injury Blog

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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child with palsy smiling at camera

Erb’s palsy is a condition that is often confused with cerebral palsy because both are associated with nerve damage and paralysis.  Though similar, the causes and symptoms of Erb’s palsy are different than those associated with cerebral palsy.  Read on …

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baby changing table

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved new federal safety standards for baby changing products.  As a parent, you want to make sure that the products you use for your family are safe.  Here is what you need to …

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surgical tools, forceps

A new study shows that forceps deliveries are causing increasing trauma to moms and babies in Canada.  The use of forceps during delivery is highly controversial, and many experts and researchers have warned that doctors are not properly trained to …

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brachial plexus injury

If your child suffered a brachial plexus injury during, or shortly after birth, you may be wondering about his or her future mobility or limitations.  One question many parents ask is “can my child play sports after a brachial plexus …

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cerebral palsy

While the physical signs and symptoms associated with cerebral palsy (CP) may be easy to identify, it can be more difficult to identify the developmental impacts of the disorder.  Developmental disorders often involve symptoms that may be confused with physical …

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medical malpractice, pertussis

A Pennsylvania woman has been awarded $4 million in compensatory damages in a pertussis-related medical malpractice lawsuit.  The lawsuit stems from the 2010 death of her infant daughter, who was just 32 days old at the time of her death.  …

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c-sections, csection

How did c-sections begin, and why are they so common? This is a question on the minds of many, including healthcare professionals, lawmakers, and individuals like you.  A recent article published in Slate online examines the origins of c-sections in …

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preterm birth

More often than ever, women are choosing to have children later in life, with many choosing to give birth after age 40.  Researchers now suggest that women over 40 are at a greater risk of preterm birth.  They urge healthcare …

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