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Glossary of Birth Injury Terms

From *Nationwide Birth Injury Attorneys

At the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we believe in empowering our birth injury clients with real world knowledge about the situation they and their child are in. It is our hope that in knowing more about birth injuries, their causes, their consequences, and how to seek compensation for one, you can start to find some peace of mind. Through comprehension of a problem, you can start to gain confidence that you can eventually overcome it.

Take a look at our glossary below to review key details about birth injuries. We will add additional terms to this glossary as needed in the future. For further questions, or to get the help of a birth injury lawyer, call us at (410) 220-6581. We are headquartered in Maryland but help clients *Nationwide.

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  • Fetal Monitoring: The continual observation of a newborn’s heartbeat for signs of new or furthered complications shortly after a birth injury.
  • Injuries to a Baby: A brief list of some of the most common birth injuries, including cerebral palsy (CP) and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
  • Mother's Conditions: A review of health conditions a mother may experience that can increase an infant’s risk of suffering a birth injury.
  • About Birth Trauma: How birth trauma generally occurs due to medical provider negligence, such as misuse of forceps or the malposition of the baby during delivery.

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  • "I had a pleasant experience working with Mr. Bereston. We were able to find out everything that went wrong at the time of my delivery and got the answers we needed. If you need help with a birth injury case, Mr. Bereston is the lawyer you need! We are forever grateful to come into contact with his firm."

    - Alicia T.

  • "Mr. Bereston represented me in my case. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to about any questions I had concerning my case. He would always promptly return my calls if I had any concerns or questions as the case went on. He made me feel like I was his only client and would take the time to explain everything to me."

    - Clyde G.

  • "If you are looking for a lawyer that truly cares and will work hard to get you answers, then Michael is the guy for you! It was a pleasure working with him and his staff. They truly love what they do and love each and every one of their clients like they are their own family."

    - Shauna G.

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