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Four commonly suffered birth injuries

When expecting mothers in New York prepare a birth plan, there is always a concern that things may not go as planned. A baby may come much sooner than expected, the delivery may occur so fast that no pain medication can be administered, or complications may arise necessitating an emergency a C-section. Oftentimes these complications are simply unavoidable, and they occur through no fault of any individual. In some instances, though, medical professionals act negligently or make mistake during the processes, leading to a birth injury suffered by the baby, mother or both.

Failure to diagnose preeclampsia and birth injuries

Planning and preparing for the birth of a child is an exciting time; however, it is also a time for changes and concerns. During a pregnancy, expectant mothers in New York and elsewhere have routine check-ups to ensure that everything is fine and that they are healthy. Failing to consider certain risks or assess for various possible complications could put the mother and baby at risk.

Helping you understand your rights following a birth injury

Preparing for the birth of a baby is an exciting time in life for those in New York and elsewhere. This is true whether it is their first child or not. But with any pregnancy, many fears can arise. Oftentimes expecting mothers are worried that something will go wrong during their pregnancy, they will deliver too soon, or issues will arise during labor and delivery. Although there are risks even with the healthiest pregnancies, the unfortunate reality is that some birth injuries are caused by the negligence of a medical professional.

NY couple receives wrong embryo in invitro mix-up

Many New York couples have trouble conceiving children. Not being able to conceive can be a disappointing and emotional situation for a couple. Luckily medical technology offers couples many options to conceive a baby. In vitro fertilization is one such option that couples have chosen for many years. Most of the time an invitro procedure goes well but a recent case in New York has resulted in a medical malpractice situation.

Critics question medical boards' commitment to patient safety

When doctors make mistakes, they put their patients' lives at risk. New York's and other state medical boards has an important role to play in making sure doctors are performing their duties, but critics say the medical boards are letting too many medical mistakes happen without the doctor losing their license.

What a parent should know about Erb's palsy

New City area residents who are expecting a baby feel overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation. Expecting parents spend months preparing for the new arrival and dreaming about their future. Most of the time these parents' dreams come true and their newborn is perfect. But occasionally a birth injury occurs that can turn a parents' world upside down.

Man wins lawsuit for torn urethral wall

Most New City area residents will need to go to the doctor for a routine procedure. There are certain situations in which minimally invasive techniques need to be used in order to diagnose a medical issue or to fix a medical problem. Most of the time these procedures go as planned and the patient is not injured. But, occasionally a serious accident occurs where the patient suffers an unexpected injury.

Hospitals tend to blame mothers when birth doesn't go right

The news that the U.S. is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth is startling. It is hard to believe that a country in which there is so much wealth and hospitals that are filled with technology can still have such dismal statistics when it comes to childbirth. A birth injury can be serious and sometimes they are even caused by negligent behavior on the part of the medical provider.

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