Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life, and Wrongful Pregnancy Lawsuits

Although all three involve medical malpractice leading to the conception and/or birth of a child, wrongful birth, wrongful life, and wrongful pregnancy have some very distinct differences. You’ll get the basic concepts here, but you must talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your state for more detailed information. These lawsuits are even more […]

The Difference Between Birth Injury and Birth Defects

Every future parent, upon learning that he or she will have a baby, hopes that his or her child will be born healthy and whole. Unfortunately, sometimes, babies are born with a birth injury or a birth defect. While many people may use these terms interchangeably, there is actually a significant difference between the causes […]

Birth Injury after Medication Error

Medical professionals rely on powerful drugs in practically every step of helping a woman have a successful pregnancy and birth. Medications may be used in any number of pregnancy related treatments including: Helping to treat potential complications which are discovered during pregnancy Helping to treat a woman’s preexisting conditions, while minimizing potential the harm to […]

Emergency Room Birth Injury Claims

If, due to an emergency, you had to deliver your baby in the chaotic and unpredictable emergency room setting, you know the unsettling feeling such a situation can cause. If your baby was born with birth injuries after you gave birth in an emergency room, the injuries may result from the negligence of the emergency […]

Induced Labor and Birth Injury

Under ideal conditions a woman’s body will follow normal physiological processes when giving birth. Though every woman’s labor is different, both in duration and intensity, medical professionals have established certain phases that a woman’s labor should follow in order to be considered normal. When this does not happen, in some cases labor must be induced. […]

Umbilical Cord Problems and Birth Injury

A baby’s umbilical cord is the primary connection between the child and his or her mother. This link serves as a conduit for oxygen, nutrients, and other vital fluids to pass between the two. When there is a complication involving the umbilical cord before or during birth, the child’s health and life may be put […]

Infections and Birth Injury

While the fetus is in utero, the mother’s immune system helps to protect the developing child from infections. Such infections can be caused by a variety of harmful influences, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, and other potentially harmful microscopic organisms. It is the job of trained medical professionals to help pregnant women mitigate the dangers […]

Prolonged Labor and Birth Injury

Everyone has heard stories about women who have gone into labor and spent hours upon hours delivering their babies. But despite the difficulties of such instances, these situations usually still fall within normal birthing times. However, when a woman’s labor lasts too long, a dangerous medical situation can result for her and the baby. It […]

Fetal Distress and Cerebral Palsy

Fetal distress is a term used to describe the situation in which a fetus does not receive enough oxygen, whether during pregnancy or during the birthing process. When a fetus, or baby, suffers from a lack of oxygen (asphyxia), the results can be devastating. For this reason, medical professionals such as the doctors and nurses […]