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Facial nerve palsy, a rare but serious birth injury

Although the vast majority of births in the country, including those in Maryland, occur with few or no problems, sometimes babies are injured during delivery. Sometimes the injuries are minor and easily repaired or heal on their own. But occasionally, birth trauma results in permanent and sometimes disabling injuries. One such injury is known as facial nerve palsy, and a baby may be left without normal facial muscle functioning.

Our medical malpractice background can provide advantages

When a couple is expecting a child, both soon-to-be parents cannot wait for the day they hold their baby in their arms. In the meantime, parents are also concerned with the safety and health of their baby prior to birth. An expectant mother watches what she eats, takes prenatal vitamins and visits her doctor for regular checkups. However, taking prenatal care seriously does not guarantee that the baby will be protected from harm during child birth because birth injuries can and do occur. This medical error can happen during the delivery process, whether it's normal or Cesarean section.

Learning more about another birth injury, brachial plexus

The birth of a baby is usually a happy time for Maryland parents. Sometimes, however, labor and delivery may experience complications and produce risks that can harm the infant. For example, babies can experience birth injuries that lead to defects such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation and other injuries and medical errors can be the cause of brachial plexus injury in newborns as well. There is a chance that medical labor errors committed during birth caused these defects.

Will troubling statistics back up creation of birth injury fund?

The birth of a child is one of the most momentous occasions that parents can experience. Unfortunately, the delivery process, despite being common, is also a very sensitive medical procedure, which is not without risks. Delivery errors can cause a birth injury that can haunt a child and a child's family forever. For this reason, legislators in Maryland have been pushing for what is referred to as a "birth injury fund," to help infants and their families. Although the legislation has not been approved, it may get a push after recent statistics have shown that infant mortality is increasing.

When can parents sue for a birth injury or birth defect?

The birth of a child is one of the most joyous moments parents can experience. When a birth injury or birth defect occurs, a dark cloud is cast on an otherwise momentous occasion. To make matters worse, in some cases the parents discover medical errors are to blame for the injury. Maryland parents may be interested in the difference between a birth injury and a defect.

What is a birth injury and what causes it?

For parents in Maryland and throughout the country, the birth of a child is one of the most significant and memorable moments a person can have in life. It is also one of the most delicate situations for a mother and her infant. Parents, together with their chosen hospital and medical practitioner, should work hand in hand to make sure that a child is delivered properly and safely. Otherwise, a birth injury can occur and compromise the health of a child.

Caesarean sections increases the risk of birth injuries

In Greenbelt, Maryland, mothers know how perilous giving birth to a child is. Although giving birth is the most awaited time for both parents, it puts the lives of both the mother and child in danger. Because of this, only trained professionals such as doctors and anesthesiologists handle the task to ensure the safety of the mother and the baby and prevent labor errors.

Maryland senator proposes birth injury fund

When a child suffers a birth injury, one of the most important rights that child's parents have is to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent doctor and hospital. However, the Maryland legislature is considering a measure that would provide patients with a different avenue for recovery.

Family receives $7 million following birth injury

Childbirth is supposed to be one of the happiest moments in a person's life. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go very wrong. When things do go wrong, such as a labor error or delivery error that results in harm to the child or the mother, the injured party may be entitled to monetary damages. Maryland readers may be interested in the following blog about a recent birth injury malpractice suit that recently settled in Los Angeles County.

Family settles medical malpractice case following birth injury

As many of our Maryland readers probably know, medical malpractice lawsuits are filed every day in the United States. From Maryland to California, medical mistakes that harm patients can result in heated litigation. In many cases, however, parties reach out-of-court settlements. While such agreements can take time to develop, settlement is often beneficial for everyone, saving both parties money and a significant amount of time.

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