What is Erb’s Palsy?
July 15, 2016
Unlike Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy is not related to a brain injury or other nervous system conditions. It is caused by an injury to a group of nerves surrounding the shoulder called the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus are nerves...
Traumatic Brain Injury in Newborn Infants
June 24, 2016
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of permanent disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. Children between the ages of 0-4, including newborn infants, and teenagers...
The Complexities of Birth Injury Malpractice Suits in Utah
June 3, 2016
The Utah legislature, in general, has enacted several restrictive rules governing the filing of medical malpractice suits. In passing the Utah Health Care Malpractice Act, the legislature declared that the number of malpractice suits have increased in recent years and...
Nuchal Umbilical Cord
May 26, 2016
A nuchal umbilical cord occurs when it becomes wrapped around an infant’s neck, which can cause birth asphyxia or deprivation of oxygen to the brain. Birth asphyxia can lead to more serious birth injuries for the infant such as cerebral...
Liable Parties in a Birth Injury Suit
May 17, 2016
In bringing a birth injury suit, the first question that plaintiffs ask is who they can hold liable for injuries suffered by infants during childbirth. A claim of negligence or medical malpractice for birth injuries may be brought not only...