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Posted By Legal Team | November 13 2023 | Birth Injuries

U.S. Calls Pregnancy-related Death Rate a Public Health Crisis

Despite having one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world, the U.S. currently has the highest pregnancy-related death rate among developed nations. Maternal deaths rose 40% in 2021 from the previous year. Black women are particularly vulnerable, dying at significantly higher rates than other groups. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

Posted By Legal Team | April 25 2023 | Birth Injuries

How Birth Injury Victims Can Recover Compensation

Over 25,000 newborns suffer injuries at birth each year, often through the negligence of medical personnel. The experience is devastating for parents who discover their child may need life-long care while simultaneously facing huge medical bills. Seeking compensation for birth-related injuries can improve the quality of life for both the baby and the family. The…

Posted By Legal Team | March 7 2022 | Birth Injuries, Firm News, Product Liability

FDA Issues Warning about Abbott Lab’s Powdered Baby Formula

As lawyers who concentrate in birth injury cases and defective products litigation, we were deeply distressed to learn that some of Abbott Laboratories’ now-recalled nutritional powdered baby formula for pre-term babies allegedly led to necrotizing enterocolitis, a potentially deadly digestive condition. The FDA issued a warning to consumers not to use the powdered formula produced…

Posted By Legal Team | February 17 2022 | Birth Injuries, Firm News

Erb’s Palsy – Was My Child’s Birth Injury Preventable?

Erb’s palsy, also known as brachial plexus injury (BPI), is a type of birth injury that can frighten parents. Affecting approximately two out of every 1,000 babies, the infant’s arm falls limply from the shoulder due to a temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis. While some babies recover in a few months with therapy and…

Posted By Legal Team | October 25 2021 | Birth Injuries, Firm News

New Research on Treatment for “Baby Blindness”

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of blindness in premature infants. If recognized and treated early, severe vision loss or total blindness is preventable. Vigilance is required from not only pediatric ophthalmologists but also the neonatologists and neonatal nurses to recognize the warning signs based upon frequent examinations and close monitoring. Failures in…

Posted By Legal Team | April 15 2021 | Birth Injuries, Firm News

Brachial Plexus Birth Injury Paralysis May Require Lifelong Care

Brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI), the leading cause of infants’ upper extremity paralysis, is a condition affecting the nerves responsible for muscle control and sensation in the shoulder, arm, forearm, hand and fingers. It is the single most common birth injury and occurs in 1 to 3 per 1,000 births. Infants who have mild nerve…

Posted By Legal Team | March 26 2021 | Birth Injuries, Brain Injuries, Firm News

Newborns with HIE Brain Injury May Need Extensive Medical Treatment, Ongoing Therapy

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain injury that occurs in newborns who suffer oxygen deprivation and decreased blood flow before their birth. Children with HIE often have developmental delays, feeding problems, trouble breathing, seizures, low muscle tone and other issues. An estimated 2 to 9 live births out of 1,000 are HIE-related births. Between…

Posted By Legal Team | November 21 2020 | Birth Injuries, Firm News, Medical Malpractice

Retinopathy of Prematurity Can Lead to Baby Blindness If Not Treated Properly

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a relatively common eye disease among premature and low birth weight infants. The second highest cause of blindness in children in America, it affects about 15,000 premature babies each year, with several hundred suffering complete or near-complete blindness. One of the most well-known people who lost his sight from ROP…

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