Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus Video Transcript: Hi, I’m Rebecca Walsh. I’m a partner at Reiter & Walsh, and I’ve been handling birth injury and medical malpractice cases for a long time. I’m going to talk about something called hydrocephalus. In our brains, we have a number of ventricles, and when the ventricles get too much fluid in them,…

Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL)

Transcript: Periventricular Leukomalacia Hi, I’m Rebecca Walsh. I’m a partner at Reiter & Walsh. I’ve been handling birth injury and medical malpractice cases for 25 years. I’m going to talk about something called periventricular leukomalacia, or what you might have heard as PVL or cystic PVL. There are certain parts of the brain that are…

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…

Twins

Having twins can present a number of problems for the mother and the babies. Preterm delivery, untreated infection, or a poorly monitored delivery can all contribute to high risk problems. We will look back to see if your doctors were following protocol and that your newborns were properly taken care of. If one or both…