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Pregnancy Spotlight: Group B Strep

Every day, our nurses and attorneys receive calls from expectant mothers with concerns about symptoms they’re experiencing during their pregnancy. They’re curious if their symptoms are normal, and they wonder what their next steps should be. Patients should always visit a medical professional with concerns like these and receive appropriate care for maternal-fetal conditions and…

Recovering After Birth Trauma: Where to Start

The diagnosis of a birth injury following childbirth is understandably shocking and painful for new parents. Many parents don’t expect lingering emotional pain after the fact. However, many new parents do feel these emotions; according to an article on HealthyChildren.org. Parents commonly experience anger, guilt, fear, loss, and powerlessness after learning that their newborn requires…

What is a Patient’s Bill of Rights?

A Patient’s Bill of Rights is a document that provides patients with information on how they can reasonably expect to be treated during the course of their hospital stay. These documents are, in almost all cases, not legally-binding. They simply provide goals and expectations for patient treatment. The Patient’s Bills of Rights was recently renamed the Patient…

Understanding Birth Injuries

A baby’s brain is a vulnerable organ. Brain damage is a common injury, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or a lack of oxygen to the brain, can often be the cause. However, there are a few other birth injuries that are lesser known. These include umbilical cord complications, trauma from instruments such as forceps and…

2015 National Neonatal Nurses Day

This past Tuesday, September 15, was the 16th annual National Neonatal Nurses Day. The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) established this day in 2000 to give members of the neonatal community the opportunity to offer neonatal nurses their gratitude and support. Many neonatal nurses are extremely dedicated to their jobs and work tirelessly to care…

Reiter & Walsh, P.C. Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America List for 2016

Both Jesse Reiter and Rebecca Walsh of Reiter & Walsh ABC Law Centers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2016 for the fields of Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. The annual list, which was first published in 1983, has included Jesse every year since 2008 and Rebecca every…

Michigan HIE Attorney Uses Infographic to Show the Use of Hypothermia Treatment

Award-Winning Michigan Birth Trauma and HIE Attorney Explains the Use of Hypothermia Treatment HIE, also known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, birth asphyxia, or neonatal encephalopathy, is a dangerous brain injury that can occur when a traumatic birth restricts the flow of oxygen to a baby’s brain. Currently, the only known treatment for HIE is called hypothermia treatment….

Survey Shows Med Students Are Concerned About Communication Failures That Can Put Newborns At Risk For Birth Injury

Medical Students Feel Unprepared to Prevent Communication Failures The results of Epocrates’, 9th annual “Epocrates Future Physicians of America” survey may surprise you. Epocrates, a provider of mobile health software, distributes the survey to over 1,400 medical students across the U.S. every year to help gain insight into the training and challenges faced by America’s…