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Birth Injuries Archives

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.

When does cerebral palsy become a medical malpractice claim?

Cerebral palsy is not a particular disease or condition. Cerebral palsy refers to a collection of disorders that affect a child's brain and nerve function and bodily movement. This post will go over cerebral palsy and how it might give rise to a claim for medical malpractice.

How can a birth injury law firm help you?

Birth injuries are remarkably complex to address. Understanding and treating the injury is complicated, coming up with a treatment plan is hard, finding ways to pay for it may seem insurmountable, the issues continue to pile on. Fortunately, birth injury law firms can guide you through this mess and help you gain some control. This post will go over the basics of birth injuries and how a law firm can help.

Legal issues in birth defects

Birth defects, sadly, continue to occur despite the best efforts of modern medicine. Various estimates believe that 7 percent of all babies are born with birth defects, ranging from very minor to severe. Many birth defects are due to natural causes; this post will go over the legal issues surrounding birth defects.

Do you need to know more about birth injury cases?

A birth injury is an injury suffered by your child during the delivery process. There are a few specific injuries that are common to the birthing process and can result in long-term medical issues like cerebral palsy. This post will go over the basics of a birth injury case and how a lawyer can help you.

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