If your family has experienced a birth injury, we urge you to contact our firm to schedule a free consultation and explore your legal options.
WAS MY CHILD’S BIRTH INJURY PREVENTABLE?
Many times birth injuries are not preventable. We help explore all of your child’s injuries to help determine if the injury was preventable or not and to answer and all questions for you.
INJURIES TO BABIES FROM DELIVERY
HYPOXIC ISCHEMIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (HIE)
Lack of Oxygen to baby during labor and delivery
RESULTS OF HIE
Physical developmental delays
Developmental Delay babies and young children take longer to reach specific milestones - learning to crawl, saying their first words, standing or walking on their own – if at all, due to a birth injury.
Cognitive developmental delay
Developmental cognitive disability (DCD) is a condition that causes children to have significantly below-average intellectual functioning. Most children with these disabilities have special needs and require special education and related services.
Seizures & Epilepsy
Seizures and epilepsy are among the most common birth injuries. While infant seizures may be a warning sign that a child has epilepsy, seizures can occur for many other reasons as well.
HYPOXIC (OXYGEN) STRESS: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW
NUCHAL CORDS: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
THE FETAL PATHWAY TO INJURY
FETAL HEART MONITOR INTERPRETATION
ELECTRONIC FETAL MONITORING: WHAT ARE THE PATTERNS?
ELECTRONIC FETAL MONITORING: WHAT DOES IS SAY?
ELECTRONIC FETAL MONITORING: WHAT DOES VARIABILITY REPRESENT?
FETAL RESERVES: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
DECREASED FETAL MOVEMENT: WHAT IS IT?
MECONIUM: WHAT IS IT?
Even the smallest health problems can have serious health consequences when it comes to newborn children. That's certainly the case when it comes to bilirubin, a natural substance produced by our bodies which removes old red blood cells. If a newborn has too much bilirubin in their blood stream, they can have health problems. If newborn babies have too much bilirubin in their blood stream, that condition is known as bilirubin encephalopathy (BE). And if newborns have BE during the first few weeks of life, they could develop very serious health problems, including:
Neonatal injuries involving bilirubin encephalopathy can have serious consequences. That's why it's important to take your child's health issues seriously from the start.
SYMPTOMS OF KERNICTERUS/BILIRUBIN
Symptoms can vary widely and be hard to detect for bilirubin encephalopathy among newborn children. Such symptoms include:
In the later stages of bilirubin encephalopathy, symptoms can become ever more extreme, including:
If you observe any of these symptoms, take your child immediately to the emergency room. Then contact our law firm.
WAS THE MOTHER’S DEATH PREVENTABLE?
Postpartum hemorrhage causes approximately 11% of maternal deaths in the United States and is the leading cause of death that occurs on the day of birth. Importantly, 54–93% of maternal deaths due to obstetric hemorrhage may be preventable. Successful obstetric hemorrhage bundle implementation is associated with improved outcome measures related to obstetric hemorrhage. When facilities and caregivers fail to provide the appropriate protocol, the outcome in these situations can be devastating, leaving families with unanswered questions. We will review the records at no charge to the family to get the answers needed to get closure, as well as proceed forward with litigation if we find evidence of negligence.
4 STAGES OF POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE
HOW DO I KNOW IF THE HOSPITAL CAUSED MY CHILD'S BIRTH INJURY?
HOW MUCH WILL I BE INVOLVED IN MY CHILD'S BIRTH INJURY CASE?
IF THE BIRTH INJURY CASE IS SUCCESSFUL, HOW WILL THAT AFFECT MY CHILD'S CARE??