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Common causes of birth injuries


The birth of a baby should be an extraordinary time for a family. Welcoming a new member of a family should bring nothing but joy. But, for many families a birth injury turns a happy time into a family's worst nightmare. A birth injury can include any number of physical problems for an infant. They can include broken blood vessels, broken collarbones, facial nerve injuries or swelling of the face or head. More serious injuries -- including death -- can also occur.

Your child deserves a strong advocate following a birth injury


Most parents want the best for their children. They want their children to have more than they did growing up -- more fun, a better education, better healthcare and more. Many Oregon parents spend the duration of the woman's pregnancy preparing for birth and their new baby. They take classes, they read books, they research baby products and more, trying to be prepared to make all the best decisions once the baby is born.

The dangers of asphyxia at birth


Welcoming a new baby is supposed to be a time of great happiness for Oregon families. However, most people rely on the expertise of doctors, nurses and hospital staff to ensure that their babies are born healthy and happy. When these medical professionals do not follow the correct procedures, fail to diagnose issues or use poor judgment, mistakes can happen that threaten the health and lives of both the mother and the baby.

What are the signs of cerebral palsy?


The birth of a child is supposed to be a time of happiness. Yet, all too often the birthing process goes wrong and children wind up seriously injured. Though sometimes these harms are so severe they are immediately obvious, others may require an attentive eye to catch. However, all birth injuries, whether seemingly serious or minor, can have a significant impact on a child's life. Therefore, parents should be aware of the signs and symptoms of some of the more common types of birth injuries.

Oregon hospital sued for serious birth injuries


Life is a fragile thing, especially when a life is that of a newborn child. The birthing process, though a tough, yet joyous one, is often fraught with medical complexities. While some of these problems are unexpected and unavoidable, others are completely preventable. Sadly, sometimes mothers and their newborn babies are subjected to these preventable errors and serious injuries result.

Nurses' delay causes serious birth injury


Delivering a baby is a delicate process. Though many think doctors are well-equipped to handle these situations, there are other medical professionals who must also perform their duties adequately in order for the child to be born safely without harm to the mother. A mistake caused by any member of the delivery team can cause irreparable harm to the baby, the mother or both.

Study finds link between home births and neonatal complications


Preventable birth injuries often present the most heart-breaking of medical malpractice cases. An injury during the delivery process can result in life-long, serious injuries to an infant. These types of injuries can happen at the most state-of-the-art Oregon medical facility, as well as during home births. However, Eugene families should be aware of the findings of a new study linking increased neonatal complications to homebirths.

$9 million settlement reached in birth injury lawsuit


Birth injuries are among some of the most devastating consequences of medical malpractice. An otherwise healthy infant can suffer serious injuries, permanent disabilities and even death at the hands of a negligent provider. When these types of preventable errors occur, malpractice laws give Oregon victims and their families the ability to obtain compensation against the responsible parties.

$4 million awarded to mother and child in birth injury case


The birth of a newborn is a joyous time for Oregon parents and families. Trusting in the competence of medical professionals, most new parents never contemplate something going wrong during the birth process. Unfortunately, negligent doctors and medical staff are responsible for Birth injuries on a regular basis. Some of these injuries, such as bruising and broken bones, may heal over time. Other injuries may cause permanent disabilities or even death to a mother and her child.

California hospital fined $100,000 over care of newborn


Acts of medical malpractice that result in Birth injuries can be the most heartbreaking of cases. Mistakes by negligent staff during the birth process can result in long-term, permanent injuries. The same is true for negligent monitoring in the crucial hours following birth. Infants may sustain brain damage and other types of debilitating birth injuries.

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