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5 Things You Should Know About a Birth Injury Lawsuit

A birth injury can be traumatic and catastrophic. You trust your care and the care of your newborn to medical professionals. When you or your defenseless baby is harmed by their negligence, it can permanently alter your child’s and family’s life. When a birth injury is caused by negligent medical care, you may have a right to pursue a...

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7 Ways to Find the Best Birth Injury Attorney Near Me

During the birth of a child, you and your family trust your doctor and other medical professionals to provide you with quality care. Nonetheless, medical negligence is an all too common occurrence. A birth injury can result in longer recovery from birth, long-term injuries, or permanent medical issues.  At Dempsey Kingsland & Osteen, we realize how distressing it can...

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What You Need to Know About Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s Palsy is a form of obstetric brachial plexus injury and results in sensation loss as well as muscle weakness or paralysis involving shoulder and upper extremity muscles. When Erb’s Palsy occurs, it is because the upper trunk of the plexus has been damaged. This damage results in a weakness of shoulder and elbow movements. Keep reading to learn...

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How Mothers Can Be Harmed During Childbirth

There are seemingly endless ways that babies can be harmed during birth, but there are also many ways that mothers can endure injuries while giving birth. Read on to learn some ways that mothers can become injured during childbirth. Ways Mothers Can Be Harmed While Giving Birth Typically, birth injuries to mothers land in one of two primary categories:...

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Are There Racial Disparities Regarding Birth Injuries?

Birth injuries are a serious issue in the United States. While women of all shapes, colors, and sizes endure birth injuries, the rates at which mothers and their babies sustain these injuries are not at all equal. Keep reading to learn more about racial disparities in birth injuries. Racial Disparities Exist in Birth Injuries According to a study conducted...

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80 Percent of Autism, ADD and ADHD Cases Linked to Birth Injuries

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are developmental delay disorders. As the name ASD implies, a diagnosis is not the same for everyone. The cognitive and psychological impairments can range from mild to severe. A child may even go undiagnosed because the symptoms can masquerade as character traits or are written...

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Is There a Link Between Shoulder Dystocia and Medical Negligence?

Even a cursory look at representative literature concerning birth injuries reveals that many things can go wrong prior to, during and immediately following a baby’s delivery. Indeed, the types of birth injuries that can occur span a wide spectrum, ranging from cerebral, Erb’s and brachial plexus palsy to fractured bones, paralysis and spinal cord injuries. Shoulder dystocia is yet...

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Birth Injury: the Need for a Meaningful Legal Response, Recovery

For obvious reasons, birth injuries that occur during or closely following upon a newborn’s entry into the world are highly distressing for a mother and family members. Even in instances where long-term and adverse birth-related injuries do not result, the fears and stresses associated with a botched or otherwise confused medical response during birth can be notably stressful and...

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Cerebral Palsy May be Due to Medical Negligence During Birth

For many parents the day that they welcome a child into the world is one of the most exciting they will ever experience. That excitement can quickly change however in situations where following the birth it becomes apparent that there is something wrong with the baby. Fear and confusion can overtake the day and when the condition is permanent,...

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What Are the Risks to Mom and Baby from Vacuum Extraction?

Not all births go the way they are supposed to. Sometimes a baby presents in the breech position, feet or bottom first. Sometimes the baby’s head is a little too large for the mother’s birth canal. These may be instances in which the professional handling the delivery decides that the process needs an operative assist — that is, either...

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