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Can Assisted Delivery Result in Birth Injuries?

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A number of complications may potentially arise in a pregnancy, especially during labor. In many instances, such issues and problems tend to occur when doctors and medical staff fail to properly monitor the mother and child or identify risks in a timely manner that may lead to a difficult labor. When a mother’s labor is […]

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Can Amniotic Fluid Leaks Cause Birth Injuries?

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In the womb, the fetus is located within the amniotic sac, which is a bag formed of two membranes. During the stages of pregnancy, the fetus grows and develops inside this amniotic sac that is also surrounded by amniotic fluid. This fluid initially consists of water produced by the mother. Amniotic fluid contains vital nutrients, […]

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How Do You Know If Your Baby Has Suffered Brain Damage At Birth

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Children typically have a number of developmental markers from the time they are born including sitting up, walking, talking, etc. During that time, you and your pediatrician will track your child’s progress to make sure those milestones are being met at the right time. It is natural for children to show signs of development at […]

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Five Factors That May Lead to Birth Injuries

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Birth injuries are injuries that occur before, during or after a child’s birth. A number of birth injuries are preventable and are often caused by carelessness, negligence and/or incompetence of the medical professionals involved. Some birth injuries may be obvious and identified right away. Examples of these injuries include those caused by birth-assistive tools such […]

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What is the Prognosis for a Child with Erb’s Palsy?

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The prognosis for Erb’s palsy typically depends on the nature and extent of the injuries suffered at birth by the victim. In a majority of cases, Erb’s palsy is a birth injury, which means it is an injury suffered by children during a difficult and long labor. Children born with this condition may require treatment […]

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Three Things Parents of Children with Birth Injuries Should Know

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Birth injuries can result in severe and lifelong disabilities for children. But, they also cause tremendous emotional distress for parents who may worry about a range of issues from how their child will develop physically and intellectually to how they can help him or her live independently in the future. In some cases, that may […]

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Can a Timely C-Section Help Prevent Birth Injuries?

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A Cesarean section or C-section is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother’s abdomen or uterus. There are some circumstances in which a C-section is scheduled in advance. In other cases, a C-section becomes necessary because of an unforeseen complication. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Prolonged Labor and Birth Injuries

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 Prolonged labor, also commonly referred to as “failure to progress,” occurs when labor lasts for about 20 hours or more, if you are a first-time mother, and 14 hours or more if you have previously given birth. In addition to being exhausting and emotionally draining for the mother when labor is prolonged, it is a […]

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Jury Issues $40.3 Million Verdict in Delaware County Birth Injury Case

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 A jury in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has awarded $40.3 million to a 6-year-old girl who suffered a spinal cord injury during birth, making it one of the largest jury awards in that county in recent years. According to a news report in Philly.com, the girl who was born with a twin had been in breech […]

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