Articles & Journals

To stay on the cutting edge of the birth trauma litigation field, our legal team consistently writes, contributes to and publishes industry articles and journals. In this section, we’ll cover some of the award-winning work our birth injury attorneys have published over the years.

“Using MRI to Evaluate Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) in Term Infants”

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. birth injury attorneys Jesse M. Reiter and Emily G. Thomas published an article in the July 2017 American American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter. The article is titled “Averting Preterm Birth: The Right Care Gives the Best Results.”

Reiter, Jesse M., and Emily G. Thomas. “Averting Preterm Birth: The Right Care Gives the Best Results” (2017): n. pag. Print.

“Management of Category II Fetal Heart Tracings: Timing Delivery to Avoid HIE”

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. birth injury attorneys Jesse M. Reiter and Emily G. Thomas published an article in the February 2017 American American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter. The article is titled “Management of Category II Fetal Heart Tracings: Timing Delivery to Avoid HIE.”

Reiter, Jesse M., and Emily G. Thomas. “Management of Category II Fetal Heart Tracings: Timing Delivery to Avoid HIE” (2017): n. pag. Print.


“Averting Pre-Term Birth: The Right Care Gives the Best Results”

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. birth injury attorneys Jesse M. Reiter and Emily G. Thomas published an article in the American American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter in July 2016. The article is titled “Averting Pre-Term Birth: The Right Care Gives the Best Results.”

Reiter, Jesse M., and Emily G. Thomas. “Averting Pre-Term Birth: The Right Care Gives the Best Results.” Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter (2016): n. pag. Print.


“ACOG Replaced the Friedman Curve with Unproven Guidelines: Is Lowering the Caesarean Rate Worth the Rise in Birth Trauma?”

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. birth injury attorneys Jesse M. Reiter and Emily G. Thomas published an article in the American American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter in Feb. 2016. The article is titled “ACOG Replaced the Friedman Curve with Unproven Guidelines: Is Lowering the Caesarean Rate Worth the Rise in Birth Trauma?”

Reiter, Jesse M., and Emily G. Thomas. “ACOG Replaced the Friedman Curve with Unproven Guidelines: Is Lowering the Caesarean Rate Worth the Rise in Birth Trauma?.” Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter (2016): n. pag. Print.


“HIE and the Myth of Pre-Existing Injury”

In a Feb., 2015 article published in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. birth injury attorneys Jesse Reiter and Emily Thomas discuss hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). The article is titled “HIE and the Myth of Pre-Existing Injury.”

Reiter, Jesse M., and Emily G. Thomas. “HIE and the Myth of Pre-Existing Injury.” Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter (2015): n. pag. Print.


ACOG Modifies the Definition of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

In July, 2014 Reiter & Walsh, P.C. birth injury attorneys Jesse Reiter and Emily Thomas published an article discussing regarding the sensitive definition of HIE in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter. The article is titled “How ACOG Broadened the Definition of HIE: A Comparison of the NEACP and NEANO.”

Reiter, Jesse M., and Emily G. Thomas. “ACOG Modifies the Definition of HIE: A Comparison of the NEACP and NEANO.” Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter (2014): n. pag. Print.


“The Hidden Dangers of Overventilation”

In a Feb., 2014 article published in the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG) Newsletter, Reiter & Walsh, P.C. birth injury attorneys Jesse Reiter and Emily Thomas discuss the dangers associated with neonatal respiration errors and overventilation. The article is titled “The Hidden Dangers of Overventilation.”

Reiter, Jesse M., and Emily G. Thomas. “The Hidden Dangers of Overventilation.” Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter (2014): n. pag. Print.


Improperly Performed Forceps Deliveries Can Result in Serious Birth Injury

Given the potentially devastating injuries caused by improper use of forceps, many obstetricians question whether their use has a place in modern obstetrics. In this article, “Forcep Deliveries: Are They Worth the Risk?” birth injury attorney Jesse Reiter outlines the potential risks associated with forceps deliveries and the legal considerations.

Reiter, Jesse M. “Forcep Deliveries: Are They Worth the Risk?” Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter (2012): n. pag. Print


Oxytocin Named a High-Alert Medication

In an article called “Oxytocin: The New “High-Alert” Medication” published in the Birth Trauma Litigation Newsletter, birth injury attorney Jesse Reiter outlines the dangers associated with this common delivery drug. Used for decades to induce and facilitate labor, Mr. Reiter explains the reasons behind the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ recent decision to name it a “high-alert medication.”

Reiter, Jesse M. “Oxytocin: The New ‘High Alert’ Medication.” Birth Trauma Litigation Group Newsletter (2009): n. pag. Print.


The Impact of Statute of Limitations on Birth Injury Cases

Statute of limitations can affect your baby or child’s birth injury case in Michigan. In his article “Solving the Statute of Limitations Puzzle for Minors in Medical Malpractice Cases,” Jesse Reiter addresses common statute of limitations issues and answers questions that frequently arise.