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Vacuum extraction and birth injuries

In an ideal world, every birth would be quick, easy, and painless. But we all know that the real world is far from the ideal one. The reality is that many Texans go through a long, painful, and emotionally difficult birthing process. It is during this time, when mothers and fathers-to-be are tired and mentally fatigued, that they may be asked to make important decisions that have a direct impact on the mother and child's health.

Study shows birth injuries from certain medical tools prevalent

Parents who are expecting a child in Texas and feeling excitement over the coming event and all its aspects will be loath to think about any potential negatives that can come about. In some cases, unfortunately, they do. In some instances, they are due to a negligent doctor. Birth injuries can lead to pain, lifelong struggles and massive expenses to treat and care for the child. Studies are done to determine how and why these birth injuries occur and it is important for parents to understand what might have happened in the event they want to consider pursuing compensation in a birth injury case.

Pursuing justice after medical negligence causes birth injury

The birth of a child is one of the most joyous occasions a person may ever experience. Parents grow extremely fond of their child even before birth, and would never want to see a single hair on his or her head come to harm. However, the risk of serious birth injuries is real, especially when doctors and nurses fail to provide appropriate care.

General anesthesia can be risky business in childbirth

There's a reason why obstetricians tend to use general anesthesia only when it's necessary. Even though its use remains safe for most people, it does come with risks, especially for a woman about to give birth. Considering the fact that one of the only reasons that you would receive general anesthesia is because you require a C-section, you might not spend much time thinking about how it will occur, but instead think only of the safety of your unborn child.

Birth injuries: lawyers help Texans with cerebral palsy

Parents who have a child who suffers from cerebral palsy might be under the impression that it was a matter of circumstance and nothing could have been done to prevent it. While it is true that some instances of cerebral palsy come about because of congenital problems that is not always the case. There are instances in which a lack of oxygen to the child's brain caused it, and it happened because of a doctor or medical professional making a mistake. It is, at times like these, a parent needs to understand their rights to file a birth injury case.

Binding arbitration fails to stop suit

The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled on a medical malpractice suit that might have ramifications across the nation, depending on how each state handles arbitration suits. The ruling involved "binding arbitration" or an agreement between two parties to help quickly address disputes.

Who can be held liable for a birth injury?

While more often than not, the birth of a child leaves everyone involved, parents and child, happy and healthy, birth injuries do occur, and they are often the result of a doctor's negligence or error. Birth injuries can vary greatly in severity, with children experiencing few set-backs or issues for minor incidents, to catastrophic injuries with long-term or life-long effects and in some cases, the death of a child as a result of a doctor or medical professionals error.

How can a birth injury can affect an infant?

Birth injuries can take many forms. In a vast majority of cases, the birth of a child is a success, the result a healthy child and happy parents. Unfortunately, there are cases where a child is injured during delivery, due to any number of preventable and unpreventable reasons.

Family receives record brain injury verdict

A negligent birth injury can cause a lifetime of medical problems and extreme financial need. A birth injury case, however, can help alleviate some of these problems. In Chicago, a jury awarded a record-setting $53 million after finding that negligent healthcare caused birth injuries to an infant who displayed fetal distress symptoms.

What is cerebral palsy?

One of the biggest nightmares for soon-to-be parents is that their child is not born healthy. While many factors are sometimes completely out of the control of parents, such as hereditary conditions or illnesses that occur during the fetus's development, some disorders, such as cerebral palsy, often occur during a baby's delivery, and may be due to actions or inactions by the medical team during labor.

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