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birth injury Archives

$3 million verdict in birth injury case

Expectant parents across Maryland look forward to the birth of their child with hope and anticipation. However, when complication leads to an injury to the baby during his or her birth, there can be significant costs associated with the continued care of your child, in addition to the confusion and stress that comes in such a situation. A jury recently awarded a large sum to a family in such circumstances.

America and the tragedy of pregnancy-related injuries

When it comes to child birth, most Americans don't think twice about the trust they place in the health system. Unfortunately, however, a devastating number of women in the country experience injuries upon birth. In Maryland, victims of birth injuries may seek settlements from doctors who made errors in prenatal care and upon delivery, but there are facts to know about childbirth and the injuries that can occur.

What is cerebral palsy?

New parents in Maryland have more than enough to worry about with a healthy birth. But what can you do if your child is not as healthy as you had hoped? If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, what does this mean for them?

Judge awards familys $23.1 million in birth injury suit

When a couple is expecting a baby there is so much excitement and planning, but some Maryland families have children who have suffered from birth injuries that leave many of their plans unraveling and their children in need of medical attention. All of the money in the world cannot make up for the stress and worry that comes from having a child who needs special medical attention, but some families do choose to sue for medical malpractice in order to find restitution of their child's injury.

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.

Birth injury risks and cerebral palsy

Many Maryland residents have likely seen people with children who exhibit visual and physical symptoms of having cerebral palsy. Many others may know someone personally who has a child with cerebral palsy. While some people develop cerebral palsy congenitally, WebMD explains that as many as 20 percent of people with CP developed it due to an injury that occured during the pregnancy, labor, delivery or even right after birth.

Wrongful birth suit approved

Expectant parents in Maryland know that problems during pregnancy or birth can and do develop. Some of these problems may be congenital and unavoidable by any actions taken by mothers or health care providers. However, this is one of the reasons that prenatal care can be so important as it may offer families the opportunity to learn of these  things before a baby is born. One family in Iowa was denied this ability and now are seeking legal recourse for the denial of that privilege.

Issues with non-necessary c-sections

Maryland residents who are expecting the birth of a new baby should know that their vigilance and active participation in a mother's prenatal care and the labor and delivery experience can matter a lot. Despite many medical advances, pregnancy and childbirth do still come with an associated set of risks. According to Consumer Reports, however, some of these risks may be completely unnecessary and actually introduced by the hospitals at which women give birth. 

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