Cerebral Palsy is a Birth Injury

Cerebral palsy is a motor disorder often caused by brain damage from lack of oxygen or trauma during the birth process. Birth injury attorney Jesse Reiter describes the symptoms to look for if you think your child may have cerebral palsy. To determine liability in a cerebral palsy case, the attorneys at ABC Law Center…

Forceps Can Cause Birth Trauma

Forceps are metal tongs that are sometimes used to help deliver a baby. If used incorrectly, forceps  can cause injury to the baby. In some cases, forceps are not placed correctly on the head or pulled too tightly, the result of which can be bleeding on the brain, birth trauma, or brain damage. Birth injuries…

Vacuum Extractor Can be Harmful

A vacuum extractor is a device that is sometimes used in the delivery of a baby if there is a complication. For example, a vacuum extractor may be used if the baby is in distress or the mother is losing the ability to push. It’s important that the extractor be used properly by highly-trained personnel….

IUGR Puts Babies at Risk

In the case of IUGR, or intrauterine growth restriction, the baby is small. There can be many reasons, but it could mean the placenta and umbilical cord are not working properly. Doctors will perform a number of tests to monitor the IUGR baby, and will want to deliver the baby right away if it’s not…