Prolonged and Abnormal Labor

Prolonged and Abnormal Labor | Birth Injury Video Library Transcript My name is Andrea Shea, and I’m the on-staff nurse at Reiter & Walsh. I investigate the records – prenatal through the first year of life – and I help to tell the story for the mom and for the baby. When I’m reviewing records,…

Delivery Room Errors

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for monitoring or communication errors to occur in the delivery room. This can lead to severe complications, missed signs of future complications, delayed treatment or delivery, birth injuries, and other devastating results. When medical professionals make delivery room errors, they are not acting in accordance with standards of care and…

Medical Cover-Ups

When medical professionals violate standards of care or make errors, they may try to cover them up. If your doctor covered up an error in you or your child’s care, the team at ABC Law Centers will investigate. We have many medical experts and professionals available to assist us in discovering the truth about your…

Forceps/Vacuum Extractors and Birth Injuries

Forceps and vacuum extractors are instruments used in certain instances to help deliver babies. If used improperly, however, they can cause brain bleeding, trauma, head injuries, birth injuries, and other severe complications (1). If your child was injured during birth by the use of forceps or a vacuum extractor, you may notice a problem right…

Birth Asphyxia Can Be Prevented By C-Section

Birth asphyxia, or HIE (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy), is caused by a baby not getting enough oxygen during the birth process. A hospital should be prepared to perform an emergency C-section within five minutes to prevent birth asphyxia. Sometimes a nurse or doctor doesn’t pick up on fetal monitor indications that a baby is not getting…