A new study investigating maternal complications during delivery found that there was a significant increase in delivery complications during specific periods of the day and week. Researchers discovered that the risk to mothers giving birth may be higher or lower, depending on when the delivery occurs. As a pregnant woman or someone with a loved […]read full article
As a parent, you know your child, but it is often difficult to identify medical conditions very early on in their their life. You may even have a sense that something is amiss but be unsure as to what is wrong. You trust your child’s pediatrician to recognize signs of a possible health issue and […]read full article
If you are the parent of a child with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), you may be wondering how doctors can determine the severity of your child’s birth injury and its potential impact long-term. Recent research has shown the efficacy of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict outcomes in children who suffer from HIE. Predicting […]read full article
Cerebral palsy can occur for any number of reasons, one of the most common of which is medical errors during labor and delivery. Unfortunately, the identification of underlying human errors on the part of doctors, nurses, and medical staff often occurs only after a child suffers permanent harm. In these scenarios, parents and caregivers may […]read full article
Can Using Pitocin to Induce Labor Cause Injuries? If you or your child suffered harm during childbirth, you may be wondering if using Pitocin to induce labor had something to do with it. Labor and delivery is a highly intricate process, requiring incredible knowledge, skill, and diligence on the part of the doctors and medical […]read full article
You go into labor with the best intentions and the highest hopes for an easy birth and a healthy baby. Unfortunately, situations can arise during labor and delivery that jeopardize this hope. Under these circumstances, doctors sometimes decide to pursue an assisted delivery approach. The most common assisted deliveries use forceps or vacuums to help […]read full article
Delivery by cesarean, or C-section, has become increasingly common in the United States. In fact, one in three women deliver their baby via C-section. Although relatively commonplace, a C-section is a form of surgery and this serious procedure does not come without equally serious risks. You may have a cesarean delivery scheduled as part of […]read full article
A bacterial outbreak at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey has now claimed the lives of three babies who received care in the University Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The hospital’s infection control program was reportedly kept in the dark about the most recent deaths. However, the New Jersey Health Department became aware, subsequently sending […]read full article
Why are Babies Given Cooling Therapy after Birth? If your newborn was given cooling therapy after birth, you are likely flooded with questions about what this treatment is, how it works, why it is used in newborns, and what the implications are for you and your child long-term. Unfortunately, cooling therapy can be an effective […]read full article
In the United States, between three and 20 full-term babies will sustain brain damage during birth. The potential causes of infant brain injury can range from maternal infection to placental abnormalities. One of the most prevalent causes of infant brain damage is known as birth asphyxia, which occurs when the baby experiences lack of oxygen […]read full article
If your child suffered an injury, complications, or a medical condition resulting from medical negligence, you may have grounds for a pediatric malpractice or birth injury lawsuit. Learn more.
If a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider failed to provide adequate care for your child and they suffered harm, you can pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Find out about damages.
The statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit varies from state to state. The time limits may begin when your child's condition is identified, not necessarily when it occurred. Contact us for information that applies to your child's specific case.
Research published in the Journal Pediatrics found that 45 percent of pediatric patient medical errors resulting in harm were most likely preventable.