A birthing scene is buzzing with doctors, nurses, and family members rushing around the delivering patient. With such commotion, it is not unusual for accidents to occur, though it is less common for a doctor or nurse to drop a newborn unintentionally. Whether a doctor in a hospital or a medical professional at a birthing […]read full article
Fundamentals of Hearing Loss in Infants According to the World Health Organization (WHO), normal hearing range begins at 20 decibels for both ears. Anyone with hearing below that threshold has mild, moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss and is hard of hearing, depending on how far below the 20 decibels. The non-working part may be […]read full article
A Look at What to Anticipate and What Can Go Wrong During the First 24 Hours with a Newborn After laboring and finally delivering your child, you would be surprised how much there is yet to do. The hospital staff or midwife wants to ensure that your baby is breathing well and thriving, so they […]read full article
Infants May Suffer Extreme Complications, Permanent Neurological Impairments, and Possibly Death when Kernicterus Occurs. Annually, 60% and 80% of newborns develop jaundice, characterized by yellowish skin and eyes. Full-term babies fall on the lower end of the range, and premature babies on the higher. Typically, mild jaundice is not problematic and resolves on its own. However, […]read full article
Encephalitis or brain swelling is a virus or viral infection that can make someone extremely sick or die, especially for pregnant women and their babies, if left untreated. The arboviruses that typically cause encephalitis come from animals, like rodents and birds or insects. The virus is transmitted from animals to humans via blood carried by […]read full article
Financial Assistance and Benefits if a Child has been Injured at Birth Childbirth injuries can be emotionally and financially catastrophic. A child injured at birth may have cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), seizures, or brachial plexus injuries that cause lifelong pain and struggle. Disorders resulting from birth injuries can make movement, balance, […]read full article
New Jersey Vasa Previa Attorneys Of all the birth complications that can occur during delivery, vasa previa is a consequential condition with the potential to cause severe birth injuries and death of a baby. The condition can lead to extreme harm to a newborn, namely brain damage and stillbirth, among other severe complications and permanent […]read full article
Perhaps you worried when your baby was having trouble feeding and hung limply in your arms. A physical examination may have revealed weak muscle tone throughout the baby’s body. The doctor explained that further testing was necessary for a diagnosis of suspected hypotonia. So what is hypotonia in infants? What are the signs and symptoms? […]read full article
Medical negligence in the form of resuscitation errors at birth may lead to severe birth complications and injuries for newborns. Although it is a natural process, birthing a child is fraught with danger. The extreme physical changes a that a child undergoes in enduring contractions or squeezing through the birth canal can expose or exacerbate […]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.