ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, P.C.) Secures Largest Birth Injury Settlement in Michigan for 2020 ($11 Million)

The birth injury attorneys at ABC Law Centers (Reiter & Walsh, PC) obtained the largest birth injury, medical malpractice settlement in Michigan in 2020, according to Michigan Lawyers Weekly (1). The $11 million settlement occurred early on in litigation for a baby who allegedly suffered confidential damages during neonatal care.  The keys to Reiter &…

Michigan Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Helps Caregivers

Michigan Vaccine Eligibility Expansion Helps Caregivers of Children with Disabilities On March 3, Michigan leaders updated the Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Prioritization Guidance document to allow for two additional groups to sign up for vaccines after March 8, 2021. These include: Citizens over 50 with medical conditions and/or disabilities. Caregivers age 16 and older of…

Calls to Nurses’ Phones May Increase Risk of Medication Errors

Recent research suggests that nurses may be more likely to make medication errors around the time they receive phone calls.  Christopher P. Bonafide and colleagues recently published a study (1) in JAMA Pediatrics, focused on mobile telephone interruptions in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). This study included 257 nurses and 3308 patients, and considered…

John Hopkins Researchers Propose New Strategy for Protecting NICU Babies from Parental Bacteria

For babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), contact with parents can be calming and promote good health. However, a parent’s touch can also increase their risk of contracting a potentially dangerous neonatal infection, such as Staphylococcus aureus. Researchers from John Hopkins Medicine (headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland) recently conducted a preliminary clinical trial on…

What Are “Serious Games,” and How Could They Improve Neonatal Resuscitation?

Medical professionals who care for newborns must know a great deal about managing neonatal breathing complications. They should be skilled at providing resuscitation, intubation, and other forms of respiratory assistance to infants that require it. Mismanagement of neonatal breathing complications can result in a variety of serious birth injuries, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, pneumothorax, hypocarbia,…

Common Mistakes Doctors Make in Birth Injury Cases

Each birth injury case is unique. However, there are specific types of errors and forms of medical malpractice that appear frequently in these lawsuits. These include the following:   Failing to provide proper fetal monitoring It is very important that medical professionals evaluate the baby’s wellbeing throughout pregnancy as well as during the birthing process. This…