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Common Questions Regarding Birth Injuries

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm
A birth injury is trauma that a baby endures before, during or shortly after childbirth. Birthing injuries range in severity and can improve over time or result in lifelong disabilities. If a birthing injury was due to a medical professional’s negligence, a medical malpractice lawsuit could be filed to recover financial damages for current and future medical expenses. The purpose...
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What Can Cause Cerebral Palsy at Birth?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:47 pm
Each year in the United States over 10,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a congenial disorder that affects one’s motor skills and is due to abnormal brain development. Birthing injuries that can lead to cerebral palsy take place during pregnancy, labor and delivery if there is damage to an infant’s brain. A birth injury is an...
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Prenatal Care Malpractice: Causes of Prenatal Injuries and How to Prove Malpractice

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm
The prenatal stage of pregnancy is when the fetus is in the developing stage in the mother’s womb. During a pregnancy, frequent visits to the doctor are routine to ensure the mother and baby’s safety. As the mother gets closer to labor, the frequency of the doctor visits will increase. If any abnormalities in the mother or baby are discovered,...
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How Long Do You Have to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:42 pm
A birth injury is an injury to an infant that takes place during pregnancy, delivery or shortly after birth. In the United States, 7 out of 1,000 babies endure birth injuries. Birthing injuries can range from broken bones, injury to nerves and brain damage. The most common brain injury to occur during birth is due to oxygen deprivation. Statute of...
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What is Foot Drop?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm
Foot drop is the inability to lift the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles. Foot drop can lead to difficulty walking which can result in lifting the knees higher or swinging the leg from side to side to avoid toes dragging on the floor. Foot drop is not categorized as a disease, but...
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What is Caput Succedaneum and Cephalohematoma?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm
Caput succedaneum and cephalohematoma are both acute trauma injuries that occur to an infant’s head typically during the birthing process. Both of these conditions require a healthcare professional’s post-birth checkups and extended observation to ensure a larger issue hasn’t occurred. An infant is at a higher risk of developing caput succedaneum or cephalohematoma if there were medical devices used for...
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[Study] Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals in the U.S.

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm
An Anapol Weiss analysis of National Practitioner Data Bank (NDPB) data has found nearly 100,000 disciplinary measures taken against U.S. healthcare professionals from 1999-2017. Substance abuse has long been a problem in our society – and the healthcare industry is no stranger to it. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals in the medical field have consistently seen high numbers of drug...
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Medical Errors and Patient Safety

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm
By: Stephen Pokiniewski Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States Injury due to medical malpractice causes an estimated of 250,000 deaths every year. Only heart disease and cancer cause more according to a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Hopkins study concluded that patient safety is just not a priority at...
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