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Birth Injury Blog

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July 2021
Some people see two people looking at each other. Some people see a candlestick. Both of these interpretations emphasize the idea that we each bring our perspective into our views. Read More

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June 2021
Birth injuries can happen in a few different ways, some of which are unavoidable and unfortunate natural events. Other injuries that happen to a newborn baby or a mother during the childbirth process are avoidable events of human error. When the birth injury is the result of a negligent (careless) action by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, the law calls it “medical malpractice”. Read More

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May 2021
Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that causes severe complications with a person’s muscle control. The word “cerebral” in medicine relates to the head or brain, and “palsy” is a weakness or interference with the normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Read More

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May 2021
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and May 22nd is World Preeclampsia Day. The aim of each of these is to enhance public recognition of the risks of this pregnancy-related condition. Read More

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April 2021
There has been much fear and anxiety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and this anxiety can be particularly heightened for pregnant women. Read More

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April 2021
When many women imagine the birth of their child, they want close loved ones near them for support and advocacy for their health. Read More

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Mar 2021
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, and The Eisen Law Firm team encourages you to #GoGreen4CP. Read More

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Jan 2021
The most common injury to an infant’s shoulder during birth is known as shoulder dystocia. This injury occurs when a baby’s shoulder becomes stuck in the birth canal, typically behind the mother’s pubic bone. Read More

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Dec 2020
In Greek mythology, Pandora, the first human woman, was created as punishment to man. When given a box with strict instructions not to open it, Pandora could not resist her curiosity, ultimately unleashing all manner of sin throughout the world. Read More

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Nov 2020
Sometimes, labor and delivery do not go as planned. If there is an emergency or something unexpected happens, it is only natural for a parent to worry about the health and well-being of their newborn. Read More

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Oct 2020
There are many medical conditions that women can develop while pregnant that might put the health of a baby at risk. One of these conditions is called preeclampsia, which causes a pregnant woman to develop abnormally high blood pressure, among other symptoms. Read More

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Sep 2020
Not long ago, we at The Eisen Law Firm, posted a blog article relating to some of the flaws in our health care system when it comes to serving women. Read More

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Aug 2020
As scientists and doctors work to understand more about COVID-19 and how the disease attacks the body, a recent study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology examined the impact of COVID-19 on women who contracted the disease during pregnancy. Read More

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Jul 2020
Pregnant women often take much time to consider their options for labor and delivery and make a “birth plan.” This includes whether they want to have epidural anesthesia administered to them. Read More

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Jun 2020
All patients deserve equal, high-quality medical care. Whether the sun shines and the birds sing, or the stars stretch across a dark sky, treatment of patients should remain the same. Read More

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May 2020
The network of nerves in our body is essential to everyday activity, as it delivers key messages regarding movement and sensation to the body from the spinal cord and brain. Read More

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April 2020
The Eisen Law Firm has helped many people who have been affected by HIE, or Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. HIE is a type of birth injury that occurs when a baby’s brain does not get enough oxygen. Read More

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April 2020
The week of April 11 to 17, 2020, is Black Maternal Health Week, a campaign and initiative founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The week is intended to spread awareness and initiate activism related to the health and wellness of black mothers regarding reproductive justice, pregnancy, and childbirth. Read More

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April 2020
Everyone hopes to have a healthy and uneventful labor and delivery. Unfortunately, for thousands of families, the negligence of medical professionals involved in the birth process results in preventable birth injuries. Read More

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April 2020
A family in the United Kingdom was recently awarded 30 million pounds after a court found their son sustained a brain injury as a result of a delayed emergency C-section. Read More

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March 2020
Selena Gray looked forward to the birth of her daughter. Like many women in labor, she requested an epidural to help her manage the pain, but somehow, this basic procedure set in motion a series of agonizing events. Read More

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March 2020
Brain injuries are common in newborns, especially in premature babies and babies who have traumatic births with numerous complications. Read More

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March 2020
Prenatal testing is important for many pregnancies to identify possible health conditions in the mother or baby that could result in serious problems down the line. Read More

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Feb 2020
The lifeline between a mother and her unborn child is the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord supplies the infant with oxygen, blood, and nutrients. Read More

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Feb 2020
A Cesarean section (C-section) refers to the surgical method of delivering a newborn through the mother’s abdomen instead of by vaginal birth. Read More

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Jan 2020
Newborn falls and drops happen more often than you think. There are different scenarios that can lead to such an accident. Understanding those scenarios may help caregivers keep babies safe. Read More

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Dec 2019
Medical malpractice victims need professional advice. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider doesn’t provide standard care for its profession, resulting in injury. Read More

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Sep 2019
A USA Today series that discovered just how dangerous delivering a baby can be for a mother at many hospitals in the United States has led to new safety standards that will be required by many hospitals. Read More

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Aug 2019
A new mother may not look fondly upon each and every moment of giving birth to her child, but holding a newborn for the first time is a memorable experience. Research shows that when a mother makes eye contact with her newborn child, their brain waves actually sync up. Read More

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July 2019
America is an economic superpower with a world-class healthcare system, but its rate of maternal deaths is on the rise. In fact, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) shares that the United States leads all other developed countries in deaths caused by complications related to pregnancy. Read More

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June 2019
If a doctor who works at a hospital wouldn’t let her own kids be treated there, that is a real cause for concern. That’s just what happened at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. However, it wasn’t until a recent New York Times investigation into UNC Healthcare, which runs North Carolina Children’s Hospital, that the scope of the problem came to light. Read More

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May 2019
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not mince words. Evidence clearly reveals that “three in five pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. can be prevented.” Read More

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Apr 2019
When a pregnant woman goes to a hospital to deliver her baby, she expects to be cared for by highly trained professionals. She expects the hospital to be safe, well-equipped, and properly staffed – in essence, prepared – to provide appropriate care to her and her baby, before, during, and after childbirth. And in most cases, hospitals are prepared. But not always... Read More

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Mar 2019
Boy (and girl) it’s cold outside! Like polar vortex cold. But being cold is not always a bad thing.
In Pennsylvania, a little 2-year-old boy fell into a large icy creek and was swept downstream for a quarter mile before he washed up on dry land. He was found pulseless and not breathing... Read More

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Dec 2018
After your baby is born, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals perform a quick examination and provide an APGAR score. The score is usually determined one minute after birth and repeated at five minutes after birth. On occasion, a ten-minute score is given, too.... Read More

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Nov 2018
Choosing a birth injury attorney is something that no one wants to do—after all, if you need a birth injury attorney, it means that you or a loved one suffered serious injury or even died due to medical negligence. Birth injury victims may be children or their mothers injured during pregnancy, labor, or delivery... Read More

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Oct 2018
The Eisen Law Firm announced the launch of a new website solely dedicated to birth injury law. The new website allows clients to quickly obtain information about birth injury claims and the birth injury claims process in the state of Ohio. The new website is www.birthinjuryohio.com. The Eisen Law Firm focuses exclusively on medical malpractice cases, including birth injury and negligence cases.... Read More