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Pregnancy-Related Injuries Archives

The most common birth injuries

Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting times in a person's life. Birth can be joyful, but on rare occasions, complications can arise. Unfortunately, some of these complications can cause injury and aren't caused by the mother or child, but by the medical staff.

Birth injuries: Umbilical cord compression

During a pregnancy, doctors, medical professionals, and high-tech medical facilities are there for us -- just in case something goes wrong. Indeed, millions of babies lives have been saved -- and also the lives of mothers -- due to the swift and reliable actions of our nation's medical industry.

What is pregnancy trauma?

Pregnancy trauma refers to any kind of accident or injury that might happen to a pregnant, soon-to-be mother. They can include car accidents, homicide, suicide and other types of injurious events. Pregnancy trauma occurs in 5 to 20 percent of all pregnancies. Research suggests that it is the most common cause of maternal death over all other kinds of pregnancy-related problems.

Birth defect claims in Connecticut

Birth defects can cause a lifelong burden, both financially and emotionally. While a special needs child is both a gift and a miracle to any family that lovingly cares for him or her, the reality of the challenges is real and cannot be ignored. Many Connecticut families are struggling to make financial ends meet right now because of the high costs of raising their child or children with special needs.

Birth injury cases can be complicated: we can help

When complications arise during the birth of a baby, the results can be devastating. If you or your baby was injured during the pregnancy or delivery, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Medical malpractice occurs if the injury could have been avoided. Because medical malpractice claims can be both legally and medically complicated, you should consider consulting an attorney before filing one.

Can OB/GYN negligence lead to shoulder dystocia?

It is a nightmare that every pregnant woman in Connecticut has: Your labor is progressing, you begin to push, you are moments away from having your new infant in your arms when suddenly the progress is slowed or stopped completely due to shoulder dystocia. This can lead to additional complications and birth injuries and is often a very scary event for mothers. Though some occurrences of shoulder dystocia cannot be foreseen, there are women who are at greater risk than others. If your OB/GYN does not prepare for these risks, you may become the victim of negligence.

Liability in birth injury cases

If your child was born with some kind of preventable birth injury that was caused by a medical professional’s negligence, you may be looking to file a lawsuit for damages. But figuring out whom to sue or, more importantly, who will pay if you are successful, can be a rather difficult topic. In general, there are three different parities who could be held liable: the hospital, the doctor and the pharmaceutical company.

What is Erb’s palsy?

The majority of babies in Connecticut are born with no surprise defects or birth injury. After all, it is the doctor's responsibility to catch these issues and, if possible, prevent them. Yet, complications during pregnancy or birth could lead to long-term consequences. One such injury is Erb’s palsy.

The dangers of a missed preeclampsia diagnosis

Preeclampsia is a condition that can occur during pregnancy. It is a very serious condition, and if left diagnosed, can put both you and your baby at risk. If a doctor failed to diagnose preeclampsia and either you or your baby is harmed as a result, you might have a medical malpractice claim.

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