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  • How Do Doctors Diagnose Oxygen Deprivation During Delivery?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 20-Sep-2017

    Oxygen deprivation during delivery significantly increases the risks of newborns suffering developmental delays, brain damage, and serious conditions that create a lifetime of medical and financial needs. In the most severe cases, newborns can suffer from permanent impairment, cerebral palsy, and complications that can shorten their lifespan or result in death. When it comes to oxygen deprivation, ...
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  • Can Lack of Oxygen During Birth Cause Developmental Delays?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 15-Sep-2017

    Oxygen deprivation, or asphyxia, is a known and substantial risk during labor and delivery. When babies suffer from a lack of oxygen, they can experience significant short- and long-term health consequences, including lifelong disabilities and developmental delays. In the most severe cases, oxygen deprivation or anoxia – the term used to describe no oxygen reaching the brain – ...
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  • The Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 30-Aug-2017

    Pregnancy and childbirth have inherent risks for babies. Some of these risks involve injuries that could and should have been prevented if not for negligence. These types of preventable injuries are why victims and families file birth injury lawsuits. However, there are also some injuries and complications that are not caused by preventable negligence or substandard care. When families explore ...
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  • How to Establish Fault for a Birth Injury

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 25-Aug-2017

    Birth injury lawsuits are governed by medical malpractice, a system of liability that holds medical professionals financially liable for preventable injuries caused by negligence and substandard care. Civil legal actions are centered on negligence. Therefore, birth injury lawsuits must meet several legal elements to prove that a medical professional was negligent in treating a patient, and that ...
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  • Can You Sue A Midwife For Birth Injuries?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 17-Aug-2017

    Midwives are a common option for pregnant mothers who prioritize the natural aspects of childbirth, especially when they prefer home births or private birthing centers over childbirth in a hospital. Although midwifery models of care aim to minimize technological intervention in favor of more natural support and comprehensive care, midwives are still trained and licensed medical professionals. As ...
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