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Birth Injuries Archives

For bigger babies, Erb's Palsy can be a concern

As many Maryland mothers know, there can be trepidation leading up to the birth of a baby, in addition to the excitement. Wondering about what a baby will be like or how the delivery will go can occupy a lot of brain space leading up to a baby's birth. The size of the baby can also be a concern, and one mothers should talk with their doctors about.

Understanding the guidelines for labor induction

It may seem to some in Annapolis that recent scientific advances (coupled with a better general understanding of the birthing process) have made having a baby seem relatively routine. However, many of the complications commonly associated with labor today are a direct result of the current methods doctors use to deliver babies. In the past, all of those involved in a delivery were seemingly at the mercy of Mother Nature to initiate the process. However, today's providers often rely on induction methods to help faciltate delivery in certain cases. 

Failure of staff to act after Pitocin overdose results in lawsuit

The many advances made in the field of gynecological and obstetrical science in recent years may have caused many to being to view the process of childcare as being routine. Yet even with all of the resources available to providers, birth injuries. That is often due to the fact that all of the equipment and treatment options available to clinicians to assist with deliveries are essentially rendered moot if they fail to pick up on the need to intervene in time.

How to prove nurse negligence

If you feel you have been a victim of nurse negligence during a birth injury in Maryland, you may be wondering if you have enough evidence to prove your case. We at Michael H. Bereston work to advocate for children who are injured during birth and have provided this guide to help you determine whether your child was a victim of nurse negligence.

Reviewing the pros and cons of assisted deliveries

Here at Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we have helped several families who have tragically seen their babies' lives forever altered due to improper use of tools such as forceps and/or vacuum extractors during delivery. Assisted delivery has helped countless women and newborns overcome complications that, in the past, could have endangered their lives. The question is when is such intervention appropriate?

What is Erb’s palsy?

As an expectant parent in Annapolis, you are left waiting nine months for the arrival of your baby. Once the time comes to deliver, that anxiety likely lessens knowing that the process is almost over. Yet complications during delivery can easily leave you feeling more stressed than ever, as such issues can cause harm to your baby. One of the more common results of delivery complications is Erb’s palsy, which, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, occurs in one or two of every 1,000 live births.

Women often receive inadequate medical care after childbirth

The medical community made great strides in the past century making a safer delivery process for both mothers and children. In the 18th century, about 1 in 100 mothers died during childbirth. In the United States, it is about 1 in 4,000. But, those rosy numbers mask a persistent underlying issue, vast numbers of women experience severe medical problems after childbirth, many of which go undiagnosed and untreated.

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