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Birth Injuries Archives

Understanding your rights pertaining to wrongful death

The death of a loved one is one of the most heartrending experiences you could have in life. In the medical profession, one simple mistake can have devastating results. At the law office of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we have been there for clients in the aftermath of a tragedy that could have been avoided. We feel it is important for Maryland residents to understand their rights in a wrongful death situation.

How necessary are episiotomies?

When preparing for the birth of your baby, you have probably been educated in numerous childbirth scenarios. You may be planning for a routine delivery, but you understand that complications can arise. The position of your baby or the condition of the placenta or umbilical cord could necessitate an emergency cesarean section, or you might need Pitocin to keep your labor going. Like many other expectant mothers in Maryland, your doctor may have talked to you about getting an episiotomy during delivery.

Are you at risk for a uterine rupture?

Expecting mothers in Maryland have a lot to prepare for. If you're pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you'll want to know as much about your medical history as possible. In doing so, you will know your risks for certain pregnancy complications or birth disorders. This can help you take precautionary measures to avoid catastrophic situations.

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.

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