Birth Injury: When Your Baby was Injured by Forceps

Forceps are still sometimes used to assist in delivery. Forceps are a type of tongs used by obstetricians to grab the baby’s head and gently pull, when delivery has stalled or if the baby is showing signs of distress and needs to be delivered faster than the mother can do on her own. Forceps delivery […]

Was Your Hospital Infection Caused by Medical Negligence?

If you contracted an infection while hospitalized, it may have not have been preventable. However, it is not uncommon for infections to occur due to medical negligence. And when that happens, hospitals and staff may tell you that it is just something that happens, not their fault. If your infection was a result of medical […]

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 […]

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 […]

What are Damage Caps and How Do They Affect My Case?

In very basic terms, a damages cap is an arbitrary limit on the total compensation that a plaintiff can recover for his or her injury in certain personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits. Damage caps have been imposed by some state legislatures to limit compensation to victims. These damage caps are typically presented […]

Hospital Health: 1 in 25 Getting Sicker on Visit

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 25 hospital patients has a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI). HAIs are infections that are contracted in a hospital or another healthcare setting. Hospitals can often prevent HAIs by simply following the most basic patient safety rules, such as proper handwashing. In fact, […]