Rebecca Walsh, nationally recognized birth injury attorney and partner at Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Center, presents at this year's Belli Seminar.
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PHYSICIANS FAIL TO RECOGNIZE CEPHALOPELVIC DISPROPORTION (CPD) AND BABY DIES FROM TRAUMATIC BIRTH INJURIES DUE TO A FORCED VAGINAL BIRTH
Despite recognizing that a mother has a large baby - a significant risk factor for CPD - physicians fail to prepare for a C-section, they force a vaginal birth, and the baby dies from traumatic birth injuries.
Surgery for Erb’s palsy must take place by 9 months of age or the arm could be paralyzed for life: Hospital refused to treat little girl one month before she becomes 9 months old
Plea for immediate surgery on a girl with Erb's palsy emphasizes the importance of early recognition and treatment of severe Erb's palsy: if surgery doesn't occur by 9 months, the arm will likely be paralyzed.
Most people associate the use of forceps during delivery as a “last resort,” when all other efforts have failed, to quickly deliver a baby. For many years it has been an accepted practice. Contemporary thinking, however, may be shifting as obstetricians weigh the risks of birth injury to babies if the procedure is not done correctly.
Reiter & Walsh, P.C. wins a birth injury claim for $3.9 million. Attorneys at Reiter & Walsh sought compensatory damages for a child who suffers from birth trauma-related injuries. It was contended that the medical staff at the delivery hospital did not accurately distinguish between the fetal and maternal heart rates. Delivery could have occurred sooner if the staff had recognized that the baby's heart rate was dangerously low. Instead, the baby suffered from a lack of oxygen during delivery (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy) and as a result now has mild cerebral palsy, along with cognitive, speech, and motor delays.
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