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October 10, 2013

Birth Injuries to the Mother

Birth injuries are usually thought of as injuries that occur during the birthing process and harm the newborn baby.  However, birth injuries to the mother also are an unfortunate potential consequence of child birth.  Although most births leave both baby and mother unharmed, birthing mothers are sometimes harmed in the process. 

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Posted by: [Mark Davis]




January 13, 2013

Birth Injury Causes

A variety of medical errors can cause birth injuries.  Birth injury cases are considered medical malpractice cases.  To prove a birth injury case, the plaintiff has to prove that the medical professional was negligent.  If the medical professional did not act according to textbook, and failed to notice certain signs or symptoms that could have prevented the birth injury, a medical malpractice case will probably be successful.

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Posted by: [Mark Davis]




January 05, 2013

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Some births can be complicated and cause injury to the baby.  Birth injuries are not always the result of medical negligence, although they can be.  In any birth injury case, the family of the newborn must show that the doctor’s negligence caused the injury.  To do so, the family must determine whether the medical professionals provided appropriate and competent medical care to the mother and baby during the delivery process.

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Posted by: [Mark Davis]




January 04, 2013

Birth Injuries in IVF Babies Declining

Medical technology is constantly advancing.  In today’s changing society, more families are taking advantage of new medical capabilities that expand the ability to give birth.  For an infertile couple, in vitro fertilization is a way for sperm to fertilize an egg outside of the body, helping an infertile woman get pregnant in an unconventional way.  In vitro is just one of several assisted reproductive techniques (“ART”).   

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Posted by: [Mark Davis]




June 26, 2012

Cooling Therapy for Birth Disorder Boosts Later Survival

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a report on the benefits of cooling therapy for infants diagnosed with lack of oxygen at birth

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June 26, 2012

Birth Asphyxia Resulting in Cerebral Palsy May Be Preventable

At Davis Levin Livingston, many of our infant clients who are diagnosed with “Cerebral Palsy,” require that we examine whether asphyxia at birth is the source of the injury.

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November 09, 2011

Cerebral Palsy Warning Signs

Medical malpractice during the birth of a child can cause a condition known as cerebral palsy. According to a variety of doctors on emedicinehealth.com, cerebral palsy is a group of disorders affecting body movement, balance, and posture. It is a sort of “brain paralysis”.

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Posted by: [Davis Levin Livingston]




October 22, 2010

Birth Injuries Can Result in Brachial Plexus

A common and often avoidable birth injury is damage to the bracial plexus network of nerves and also called Erb's Palsy.  It is a serious injury that is often seen in malpractice investigations and can cause permanent  injuries and years of rehabilitation.

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Posted by: [Mark Davis]




September 26, 2010

Tripler Pays 11 Million Dollars for Malpractice

Davis Levin Livingston Obtains $11 Million Dollar Settlement Against Tripler for Family Who Had A Birth Injury and Cerebral Palsy

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Posted by: [Mark Davis]




September 01, 2010

Birth Injuries At Tripler For Children of Active Duty

Can an Hawaii Military family bring a claim for malpractice if  their child is injured at at birth at Tripler?

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Posted by: [Mark Davis]



 



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