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Birth Injuries Archives

Are States Doing Enough to Stop Moms from Dying in Childbirth?

baby-1531060_640.jpgMaternal mortality rates in the United States are some of the highest in the industrialized world; a fact which highlights the ineffectiveness of existing policies and practices. Many of these deaths are due to treatable conditions and preventable causes. As regulators and legislators pour over statistics, mothers and infants are paying the price for their inaction.

Delayed C-Sections Can Cause Lifelong Injuries

consultation-3486590_640.jpgCesarean sections are delicate medical procedures and failing to perform them when complications arise can seriously impact the health of mother and child and cause a birth injury to the infant. Obstetricians and other members of the medical team have a duty of care to pregnant patients that includes making the decision on when to perform a c-section. When their timing is off or they delay the decision to perform a c-section, medical professionals let their patients down and leave them with lifelong disabilities. 

When Pregnant Women Are Turned Away

hospital-1636334_640.jpgThe Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) requires hospitals to provide birthing services to women in active labor. The law considers this a medical emergency and hospitals that deny services or deliberately deliver substandard care are committing a serious violation. It is a common, and growing problem as an increasing number of hospitals are turning away patients in desperate need of emergency medical service. When this happens, they violate their duty of care to patients and can face significant civil liability for their refusal of service. 

Birth Injuries in the US: Here's What You Need to Know

baby.jpgInjuries suffered during childbirth can lead to long-term medical complications, permanent disability, or premature death. Birth injuries occur at a significant rate in the United States. All members of the delivery team have a duty of care that includes protecting mother and child from harm. When they negligently perform their duties during childbirth, their actions can have lifelong consequences for the infants they deliver.

American Women More Likely to Die During Pregnancy and Childbirth

consultation-3486590_640.jpgWomen today are more likely to die because of pregnancy-related issues than women in other developed countries and they are about 50% more likely to succumb during childbirth than their own mothers were a generation before. As maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to rise, expectant mothers should pay close attention to the care they receive.

Knowledge Is Power: 5 Common Birth Injuries

It's common for mothers to make significant lifestyle changes when they find out they're pregnant. Because physicians know so much more today about fetal development than they did a generation ago, mothers replace alcohol and nicotine with supplements such as folic acid, vitamin D and calcium. They do this because they realize how significant their role is in the development of a healthy child.

Are Doctors Ignoring the Dangers of Anesthesia in Pregnant Women and Babies? [infographic]

The administration of anesthesia to pregnant women and young children may negatively affect the neurological development of the child. Warnings issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016 strongly caution against the use of general anesthetic or sedatives during the third trimester and in children under the age of 3 years old, yet many obstetricians and gynecologists ignore this warning.

Understanding Erb's Palsy

If you are an Illinois expectant mother, your biggest concern undoubtedly is the health, safety and well-being of your growing baby. While you do everything possible to ensure this, you cannot control everything. Unfortunately, birth injuries can and do happen, even in the best of hospitals and birthing centers. Erb's palsy is one of these.

Race and Ethnicity Influences the Quality of Medical Care Infants Receive

mom-infant.jpgStudies indicate that there is a considerable gap in care provided to children of different races and ethnic backgrounds. These factors should never influence a patient's care and when they do the consequences can be life-threatening. When physicians, nurses, and other caregivers engage in discriminatory health care practices, they negligently place infant patients at risk for serious birth injuries that can result in lifelong disabilities or death. 

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