Neonatal Hypoglycemia

Neonatal Hypoglycemia | Birth Injury Video Library Neonatal hypoglycemia is one of the most common problems encountered by nursery staff after a baby is born. Simply put, neonatal hypoglycemia occurs when a baby’s blood sugar is lower than normal. Through this video, learn more about neonatal hypoglycemia and why it’s so important for health care…

Nuchal Cord

Nuchal Cords, Fetal Oxygen Deprivation and Birth Injury What Are Nuchal Cords? A nuchal cord is a complication that occurs when the umbilical cord wraps around the fetus’ neck. These are common and can occur at any time. In some cases, they do not impact the pregnancy’s outcomes, but in others, they pose a significant…

Jaundice, Hyperbilirubinemia and Kernicterus

Jaundice is a common and easily diagnosed condition in newborns caused by elevated bilirubin levels. If jaundice is not properly handled, it then leads to kernicterus, a dangerous and permanent form of brain damage. Doctors can conduct diagnostic testing to determine a child’s bilirubin levels and take appropriate action depending on when jaundice first appears. They can treat…

Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a delivery complication in which either the baby’s head is too large to pass through the mother’s pelvis without damage or because the mother’s pelvis is too small to allow the baby’s head to pass. Tune into attorney Euel Kinsey’s discussion of the causes, risk factors, and consequences of this pregnancy, labor…

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Asphyxia during birth (also known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or HIE) can occur for many reasons. Jesse Reiter and his colleagues at Reiter & Walsh American Baby & Child Law Centers take it upon themselves to fight for your family after such a tragedy. 80 percent of the birth injuries our attorneys see are due to birth…

Twin Birth and Associated Complications

Having twins can potentially present a number of problems for the mother and the babies, including preterm birth, low birth weight, and preeclampsia and HIE (1). Each of these conditions comes with other potentially high-risk complications, which are exacerbated by improper monitoring, delayed treatment, and other instances of malpractice. If one or both of your…

Premature Birth and Malpractice

Preterm birth occurs when a baby is born before the beginning of 37 weeks gestation. Preterm birth requires careful monitoring, as it is associated with an increased risk of many complications, including breathing problems, temperature control issues, immune system problems, and others (1). If you do not receive proper care during pregnancy, there is an…

Cerebral Palsy from Birth Injury

In this video, our partner, Rebecca Walsh, describes the relation between cerebral palsy (CP), developmental milestones, and birth injury. It is not uncommon for a birth injury to cause cerebral palsy. If your child isn’t meeting their milestones, and you are concerned for their development, we will provide consultation to guide you to the answers…