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...
Klumpke Paralysis from Birth Injury
May 6, 2016
If an infant experiences trauma during delivery, the trauma may present itself through a host of different symptoms. One of these is called Klumpke paralysis, named after a French doctor who wrote the first widely-shared reports of the condition. Klumpke...
Fractured Collarbone During Delivery
April 28, 2016
A fractured collarbone or clavicle is one of the most common birth injuries sustained by infants during delivery, according to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It is often the result of trauma or a difficult delivery. Usually, the first sign that...
Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at Birth
April 18, 2016
When an infant’s brain fails to receive sufficient blood and oxygen, it can result in a dangerous condition called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE, which requires immediate medical attention. HIE occurs in about two to three in every 1,000 full-term...