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How do spinal cord injuries occur during birth?

Childbirth can be a very difficult time for the mother and baby. When the infant is being born, he or she must be handled very carefully, as it is possible for trauma to occur if too much force is used during the delivery. This is true no matter which way the baby is presenting during the birth.

What is cholestasis of pregnancy and is it dangerous?

There are many conditions that a pregnant woman might have to deal with while she is pregnant. Some of these conditions are serious and others are more bothersome. Some conditions can be dangerous for some women and not for other women. Cholestasis falls into that category.

Woman's birth injury lawsuit wins $16 million

A woman who is pregnant often obssesses about what she wants her labor and birth to be like. Women often weigh the differences between a home birth, a hospital birth or a birthing center. Research usually helps the woman to make her decision. But, what happens if the facility the woman chose didn't live up to its advertised description? Does the mother have any recourse? The answer might just be that she can take action for the events that occurred.

The cause of a birth injury matters in claims for compensation

Birth defects are medical conditions that might have been prevented. In many cases, these injuries can affect entire families. The baby is affected because he or she has to live with the pain, health, life and social effects of the accident. The parents are affected because they have to care for the child and determine how to meet the child's needs. Siblings of the child might be affected because the special needs child requires more of the parents' energy and resources.


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