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…

Hospitals Settle Cases of Substandard Care for Cerebral Palsy Diagnoses

Two boys were offered large settlements to cover the lifelong care that their cerebral palsy requires. The boys developed cerebral palsy as a result of brain damage that occurred when medical staff failed to notice severe complications during labor. One medical team failed to notice cord compression and severe oxygen deprivation, another failed to notice placental abruption and fluctuating fetal heart.