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April 2017 Archives

Brain injury during birth leads to $42 million award

Maryland parents who are expecting a new baby should be able to focus on the joy and anticipation of the arrival of their bundle of joy. They should also be able to trust in the good judgement of their health care professionals from obstetricians to labor and delivery nurses and more. Sadly, there are times when these people let parents down and do not do the right things. Even more sad is that these situations can result in lifelong problems for parents and babies alike.

Understanding meconium aspiration syndrome

The delivery process can turn into quite an ordeal for expectant parents in Annapolis. However, if birthing a baby is rough on them, one can only imagine how much more difficult it is on a newborn. Several different complications can occur during delivery, ranging from minor issues that can typically be easily addressed to life-threatening health concerns. One whose impact can range to either end of the spectrum is meconium aspiration syndrome.

Overcoming the challenges of a child with cerebral palsy

During pregnancy, you probably envisioned your child growing up running around freely, playing with other children and otherwise growing up happy and healthy. Those dreams were then shattered when a doctor diagnosed your child with cerebral palsy. Your love for your child doesn't change, but how you, your child and the rest of your family live will.

Fetal macrosomia and C-sections

Measurements are collected by your doctor in Maryland throughout your pregnancy to determine the approximate size of your baby. While you want a big, healthy newborn, according to the Mayo Clinic, as your infant approaches 9 pounds, there are risk factors that come into play. In fact, if your child weighs more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces at birth, he or she will be diagnosed with fetal macrosomia. Giving birth to such a large infant can have a number of damaging effects on your body, and on your child. At Michael H. Bereston, Inc., our legal team has counseled many parents after doctors did not recognize the need for a C-section due to macrosomia.

Understanding c-sections

Expectant parents in Maryland know that in addition to the biologically natural vaginal birth, babies can be delivered via what is called a Cesarean section or, more commonly, a c-section. While the prevalance of c-section births is nothing unusual any more, this does not mean that there are no risks associated with this form of delivery. It is important for parents to understand what situations may warrant a a c-section and what issues to watch out for.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland: 410-793-4554
Toll Free: 866-517-4037
Baltimore/Annapolis: 410-269-5011
DC: 202-628-2226
Fax: 410-269-5022

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