When it comes to administering medication to pediatric and neonatal patients, many health care providers find themselves in a similar situation to MacGyver as they use their knowledge to modify the medications that have been designed for adults.
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A birth injury is any injury that occurs to you or your newborn during or soon after giving birth. It is also known as birth trauma.
Yes, you may sue if you or your child sustain a birth injury. Most birth injuries are due in part or entirely to medical malpractice (a.k.a, medical negligence).
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.
There has been much fear and anxiety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and this anxiety can be particularly heightened for pregnant women.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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...