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Awareness of birth injury details

There are multiple causes of birth injuries in Maryland, as many factors come into play. Assisted deliveries, improper use of tools, failure to diagnose conditions, and wrong dosage of medication are only a few factors that can lead to birth injuries, which in turn lead to legal predicaments.

According to Baltimore Business Journal, the health statistics for new mothers and infants is problematic. Maryland saw a slight increase in infant deaths in 2013, and has since struggled to maintain obstetrics and gynecology departments. Different causes have led to the drastic decrease in birthing resources, including spikes in insurance and potential lawsuits. Attempts to start injury funds have failed in the past; however, the state did create a health department committee to look into birth injury issues. Steps are being made to again attempt an injury fund, but the fund does not do enough to hold individual doctors at fault for injuries.

UpToDate, an evidence-based, physician-authored support resource providing trusted information for clinicians, works to improve patient care and overall hospital performance. The resource defines a birth injury as an impairment of the neonate's body function or structure due to an adverse event that occurred at birth. Improvements in devices and procedures have helped make birth injuries a less common occurrence, but there is still potential for injury during labor, delivery, and post-delivery. The following list includes some of the injuries studied by physicians and medical partners on UpToDate:

  • Soft bruising injuries
  • Extracranial injuries
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Fractures
  • Neurological injuries  

This resource consistently updates medical information and assists in making important medical decisions, including those associated with birth trauma and birth injuries. 

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