How Improper Obstetric Maneuvers Cause Birth Injuries

When delivering a baby, medical staff can perform various “obstetric maneuvers” to reduce discomfort for the mother and decrease the risk of injury for the baby. However, mistakes and improper maneuvering can instead cause permanent birth injuries. Consult a lawyer right away if your baby […]

Can Shoulder Dystocia Be Prevented?

Shoulder dystocia is a birth-related complication in which a baby’s shoulder (or shoulders) gets lodged behind the mother’s pelvic bone. It’s one of the most common complications that leads to birth injuries. After learning that shoulder dystocia occurred during their child’s birth, parents often have […]

What Do Birth Injury Lawyers Do for Families?

The birth of a child should be an exciting time, but when birth injuries occur, it’s financially and emotionally stressful for the entire family. Some birth injuries may result from a medical error when doctors and nurses fail to recognize the baby’s distress signs during […]

What Types of Birth Injuries Do Lawyers Handle?

Babies are vulnerable to serious injury during pregnancy, labor, and immediately after birth. Injuries may occur even during routine procedures, such as an Apgar test, if your baby is mishandled. Birth injuries may be minor, like bruises and cuts, or serious, such as broken bones […]

The Biggest Reason Most Parents Don’t File Birth Injury Claims

Birth injuries are common, yet birth injury lawsuits are not. Why do so many parents not pursue compensation for the many birth injury-related costs they’ll face, especially when a healthcare provider’s negligence was the cause? The answer is simple: Most parents don’t even realize that […]

Delaying a C-Section Is a Suable Offense

Obstetricians and nurses have an obligation to provide the best care possible to their patients. One of the delivery methods they can use to prevent birth complications is a cesarean section (or C-section). Though C-sections aren’t always preferred as a delivery method, they can prevent […]

How to Know Whether a Birth Injury is a Doctor’s Fault

After a birth injury, the parents of the affected child face a lot of uncertainty. They wonder how seriously the injury will impact their child, how the injury happened, and whether it was caused by a healthcare provider’s mistake. Determining the cause of a birth […]

3 of the Most Damaging Birth Injuries

Birth injuries come in many forms, but they all have one thing in common: they’re every parent’s worst nightmare. In many cases, birth injuries are entirely preventable and can be attributed to the actions—or inactions—of healthcare providers. Let’s look at three of the most common […]