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Medical malpractice options protect victims


This blog recently discussed the importance of medical malpractice options for victims injured by medical negligence. Birth injuries can also result because of medical malpractice including a medical or health professional error or mistake. Birth injuries can be significant and can lead to serious harm.

What causes cerebral palsy?


Parents of children with cerebral palsy in Maryland know it can be a devastating condition leading to lifelong disability. The term "cerebral palsy" actually refers to a number of different conditions that affect an infant's muscle tone, coordination and brain function. It is often the result of brain injury or lack of oxygen to the brain during delivery. It can also be caused by brain injury to the baby before or after delivery.

What are the risks to a Maryland C-section?

For people in Laurel who are expecting a child, there is an endless stream of excitement as they await the blessed event. Even though child birth is one of the most frequent occurrences in hospitals, it must be remembered that it is still fraught with risks for both the mother and baby. The mother can be harmed, and the baby can suffer a birth injury, if something goes wrong.

Proposed law would set up birth injury fund in Maryland


Medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries have resulted in some very large jury verdicts in recent years in Maryland. In response, Maryland hospitals are backing House and Senate bills in the General Assembly that would set up a no-fault fund to compensate birth injury victims.

What can be done after a fatal birth injury?


Mothers go through nine months of pregnancy, excited about the day when their babies will be delivered. In Prince Georges, Maryland, readers understand that the birth of an infant is not without possible risks and complications. It is the responsibility of the obstetrician and medical staff to reduce those risks and ensure the baby's safe delivery. However, not all deliveries go smoothly. There have been many recorded cases of birth injuries caused by the medical staff's negligence. Those injuries often leave the baby permanently damaged, and, in some severe cases, either the baby or the mother, or both, passes away.

Infant brain damage among the most serious birth injuries


Even in this day of modern medicine, delivering a baby still presents risks. This is why obstetricians, anesthesiologists and nurses do everything they can to avoid serious complications during delivery. Parents trust these health-care professionals to make critical decisions to ensure that both mother and baby are safe. A single error, however, can lead to a birth injury that can change an infant's life forever. If a newborn has been injured by a negligent doctor, then the amount of compensation may depend on the type of birth injury and how much care the baby will require.

Birth injury can change the life of a baby


Delivering a baby is a complex medical procedure and only those medical professionals who specialize in births are allowed to perform them. When a mother who is about to deliver a baby steps inside a hospital or a clinic, the woman expects to receive the best possible care she can get. However, when a birth injury occurs in Maryland or elsewhere, mothers may wonder if they are safe in the hands of obstetricians and doctors.

What are the main causes of birth injuries?

As every Maryland mother knows, delivering a baby is not an easy task, whether it is at home with a midwife or in the hospital under the watchful eye of obstetricians and other medical staff. In both settings, midwives and physicians have to exercise the utmost care to ensure the safety of the infant and the mother. A single error during delivery can result in birth injuries that can lead to temporary or permanent damage to the baby. In some cases, a baby can be deprived of a normal life due to a birth injury. One of the worst injuries is a brachial plexus injury.

Birth injuries: Diverse, complex, often permanent


Medical errors can cause serious injuries to patients. When a mother gives birth, nurses, obstetrician and doctors are present to ensure the safety of the mother and the child. Still, a single error can endanger the lives of the mother and the child. Health care providers in Maryland are expected to follow the standard of care when they are operating on their patients. Deviating from the standard procedures can result in birth injury.

If your baby suffered a birth injury, you need answers


A child's arrival is one of the most anticipated events for parents in Maryland. However, there are a lot of risks involved when a woman gives birth, and this is why health care professionals such as obstetrical nurses, physicians and other hospital staff assist during the baby's delivery. These health care professionals follow strict procedures and standards to ensure the safety of both infant and mother. However, many cases of birth injuries confirm the fact that health care professionals are human and make mistakes like anyone else.

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