/Birth Injuries
Jul 26, 2018

Pregnancy and Lyme Disease

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Nice weather means spending more time outdoors. Of course, nature has its dangers. Sunburn, poison ivy, allergies—all of these can cause a person trouble, but probably none as much as ticks and the potential for dreaded Lyme disease. Every year, state health departments and the District of Columbia report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease [...]

Jun 26, 2018

Untreated Jaundice and Kernicterus in Newborns

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Approximately 60% of babies born in the United States have a small amount of jaundice in the days following birth. A yellowing of the skin, eyes, and tissues, jaundice usually goes away within a few days as the baby continues its development and the liver starts to do its work. Kernicterus, however, is a severe [...]

May 31, 2018

Holding Medical Professionals Accountable for Birth Injuries

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Giving birth is miraculous and natural, and we typically have doctors and medical staff with us to guide the process along and ensure both the mother and baby are healthy and safe. Babies especially are vulnerable during birth and delivery. Carelessness or negligence before or during delivery, or using too much force with medical instruments, [...]

May 3, 2018

When Your Baby is Born with Broken Bones

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As an expectant parent, you do a great amount of planning when it comes to the birth of your child. You do your best to stay in good health during your pregnancy and follow your doctor's orders. You make your birth plan, decide whether or not you want certain medications during your delivery, where you [...]

Feb 7, 2018

What Is the Difference between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

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When a pregnant mother is anticipating the birth of her child, one of her biggest concerns is that the child will be born healthy. Many times, mothers will take deliberate steps to eat and live as healthy as possible in order to foster the healthy development of their child. Most of the time, these babies [...]

May 17, 2017

Jaundice as an Indicator for Birth Injuries

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Hospitals and doctors, especially pediatricians and OBGYNs, should treat any sign of jaundice seriously. While a fairly common condition in infants, jaundice can indicate that there are more serious health issues involved. Jaundice is caused from unusually high levels of bilirubin – which is a yellow colored pigment of red blood cells. Ideally, the liver [...]

Jan 12, 2017

Why Jurors Awarded One Family $53 Million after an Act of Medical Negligence

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A jury in Chicago recently handed in a near-record verdict in a birth injury lawsuit. The family of Isaiah Ewing was awarded $53 million for past and future medical expenses, the loss of opportunity, shortened lifespan and lowered quality of life due to negligent care on behalf of the University of Chicago Hospital. The verdict [...]

Dec 14, 2016

Ohio’s Infant Mortality Rate Among Worst in the Nation

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Infant mortality is one of the last things that anyone wants to think about, and among the most horrifying experiences for any parent. However, the only way to reduce rates and prevent deaths is to share stories and discuss the problem; that’s why we wanted to tell the story of a young Ohio mother, who [...]

Aug 17, 2016

What Expecting Mothers Need to Know about Preeclampsia

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Pregnancy affects the body in a thousand different ways. Preparing the body to deliver a developed human infant means physical changes that are accomplished by way of hormones. Those same hormones are the ones to thank for bizarre cravings, emotional reactions, and all of the other joys of carrying a child to term. However, the [...]

Jul 5, 2016

The Birth Injuries Most Often Caused By Medical Malpractice

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A birth injury can be congenital or the result of negligence; whatever the cause, birth injury is always scary. Some injuries are only temporary, and a full recovery can be expected. Others have effects that last a forever; young families can suddenly find themselves facing a lifetime of support and medical care. When your healthcare [...]