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PROUDLY REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF BIRTH INJURY, MEDICAL MISTAKES, AND CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR 38 YEARS

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Medical Mistakes to Blame for Infant Brain Injury

Brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in infants, and unfortunately, medical errors are often be to blame. The two most common causes of infant brain injury occur during pregnancy and birth: Oxygen Deprivation – Caused by long labor, failure to order necessary c-section, umbilical cord problems, mother’s blood pressure,...Continue reading

Low APGAR Score Caused by Medical Malpractice

Since 1952, delivery room doctors have been performing the APGAR test on newborn babies. The APGAR test, which is an acronym for appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, and respiration, is used to evaluate the health of infants. The doctor evaluates infants with each of the five criteria on a scale of 0-2, and then adds the...Continue reading

Are Non-Medical “Keepsake Ultrasounds” Putting your Unborn Baby in Danger?

“Keepsake ultrasounds” have become more and more popular in recent years despite the FDA warning against them; “Keepsake ultrasounds” are ultrasounds taken in a non-medical setting and used for non-medical purposes.  These ultrasounds promise to offer a more detailed look at the fetus. Packages usually include a set number of 3-D ultrasound images, and video set...Continue reading

Four Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is caused by trauma during critical brain development stages. Often, this happens during labor and delivery. For example, if a baby becomes distressed during delivery, and doctors fail to recognize and/or respond to that distress, the child may not get enough oxygen, which can cause Cerebral Palsy. When this happens, the doctor may be...Continue reading

Cesarean Birth: Common Risks and Complications

Thirty percent of all babies born in the United States are delivered by c-section (cesarean birth). While natural childbirth is still the preferred method of delivery, c-sections have become a safe and viable option for obstetricians when complications arise. In some cases, a doctor may decide to schedule a c-section when preexisting factors determine natural...Continue reading

High-Risk Pregnancy: What is it?

Finding out you’re pregnant is an incredible moment for you and your entire family. It can result in feelings of excitement, anxiety, hopefulness, and fear. Pregnancy can also be an intimidating time in one’s life. As a pregnant woman, you are more vulnerable. From the moment you find out you’re expecting, you are no longer only...Continue reading

Cesarean Births: Signs You Need a C-Section

When a woman thinks about having her first child, she often imagines the type of birth seen in the movies. The experience of natural childbirth, though painful, is memorable and beautiful. However, what most women don’t realize is roughly 30% of all babies in the United States are delivered by cesarean birth (c-section). With almost...Continue reading

High-Risk Pregnancy: Must Have Tests

Pregnancy is a time for happiness and celebration, but medically, it can cause a woman to be very vulnerable to complications. As a pregnant woman, your body is going through many changes, and those changes can sometimes be quite traumatic. If you have a preexisting condition, or a condition brought on by pregnancy, your doctor...Continue reading

Gestational Diabetes: What is it?

When you become pregnant, your body goes through many changes. Some are minor and manageable, while others are more drastic. At times, it can be difficult to recognize what changes are normal and what changes are a cause for concern. It is important to be aware of and communicate all potential symptoms with your obstetrician....Continue reading

What’s the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect? (Getting Legal #144)

As a Cleveland attorney for 33 years, I have taken many cases that involve birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury. Oftentimes, I am asked about the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect. A birth injury is an injury caused to the child as a result of a medical professional’s negligence. A...Continue reading
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