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Category: Birth Injury

10.23.19

Brachial Plexus Injuries

What is Brachial Plexus Injuries? The brachial plexus is a complex system of nerves located between the shoulders and neck. These nerves transmit signals between the spine and shoulders, arms, and hands, making them responsible for much of the muscle function and sensation in these areas. This network of nerves can be damaged when it… read more

10.15.19

Cephalohematoma

What Is a Cephalohematoma? Cephalohematoma, sometimes abbreviated as “CH,” describes a condition where a layer of blood forms between a baby’s scalp and their skull. This happens when blood vessels on the head are damaged and release blood that pools below the skin. Because this blood is on top of the skull and not inside… read more

09.20.19

10 of the Most Common Birth Injuries

According to the Birth Injury Guide (a detailed resource for families who are coping with birth trauma), 6 to 8 out of every 1,000 babies are born with a birth injury. This means that approximately 1 in every 9,714 Americans sustains an injury due to medical malpractice or negligence at birth.  Many birth injuries caused… read more

09.04.19

The Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Getting in any sort of accident, however serious, can be overwhelming and possibly even life-changing in many ways. Many issues can arise post-accident, medical expenses and costs can add up, you could be unable to work which will affect your income, relationships and your overall quality of life can also be negatively impacted. If the… read more

08.28.19

5 Things To Know About Cerebral Palsy

Most cases of cerebral palsy develop due to damage that occurred before or during birth, but some infants can even develop the condition within the first month after their birth. Before a child is born, there isn’t a test that can determine whether or not a baby has cerebral palsy. If you have a newborn… read more

03.02.17

An In-Depth Look at Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects movement throughout different parts of the body, ranging in severity. Due to the damaged motor control centers of the brain, the voluntary and involuntary motor skills of someone with this condition will not function properly, which presents difficulties in walking, speaking, or completing tasks… read more

10.04.16

Vacuum Extraction: Possible Risks to the Baby

During difficult deliveries, a doctor may choose to use birth-assisting tools, which have the potential to be beneficial to both mother and child, but may also result in medical injuries if used improperly. One such birth-assistance tool is a vacuum extractor. A doctor may use such a tool during lengthy and difficult labors by applying… read more

08.18.16

10 Important Facts About Horner’s Syndrome

Some medical conditions are so rare that most people don’t know anything about them. This is the case with Horner’s syndrome. This disorder generally impacts one side of the face and has various different causes. Sometimes, Horner’s syndrome is the result of birth trauma caused by improper use of forceps or a vacuum extractor, shoulder… read more

07.13.16

Causes & Symptoms of Cephalohematoma

When a baby is born, it is supposed to be the most joyous time in any parent’s life. While it is still a happy time, there is nothing more devastating than know your baby has suffered some kind of injury because of a negligence-related act. This is unfortunately the case with infant cephalohematoma, a condition… read more

06.14.16

Causes & Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum

Caput succedaneum is the swelling of an infant’s scalp, usually appearing shortly after delivery. It is most often caused by: A prolonged or difficult delivery Prolonged pressure from the mother’s vaginal walls or dilated cervix on the infant’s head Excessive pulling during the delivery Shoulder dystocia Misuse of vacuum extraction or forceps during an assisted… read more