Birth Injuries

Jaundice In Newborns & Kernicterus Brain Injuries

Jaundice is a common medical condition that develops in newborn infants. Caused by an excessive buildup of bilirubin, a pigment found in bile, jaundice can turn a child's skin and eyes yellow or orange, a change that is usually harder to notice in kids with darker skin tones. Severe Jaundice Can Cause Life-Long Brain Damage Most cases [...]

By | 2018-01-09T09:44:37+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Jaundice In Newborns & Kernicterus Brain Injuries

5 In 1,000 UK Babies Suffer Brain Injuries In Birth, New Study Finds

Birth-related brain injuries may be far more common than we previously thought, according to a team of English researchers based at Imperial College London. In a new, first-of-its-kind study, public health experts have used exhaustive data from the United Kingdom's National Health Service to estimate the incidence of diagnosed conditions and symptoms associated with perinatal [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:48:17+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on 5 In 1,000 UK Babies Suffer Brain Injuries In Birth, New Study Finds

UK Bureau Provides Independent Birth Injury Investigations

A long-standing leader in innovative approaches to birth injury is about to go even further. Britain's public health program, the National Health Service, established a new office in April to conduct independent investigations of medical malpractice. Now, the newly-formed Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch will expand its work to include the thousands of maternal and infant [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:47:49+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on UK Bureau Provides Independent Birth Injury Investigations

Child With Birth Injury Palsy Wins $3M In Delaware Trial

A Delaware State jury on September 28, 2017 ordered Dr. Peter Wong, an obstetrician who practices in Dover, to pay $3 million in compensation to a child who developed a palsy in his right arm after being pulled out by the head during delivery. Delaware Jury Awards $3 Million For Nerve Damage A physician at [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:47:53+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Child With Birth Injury Palsy Wins $3M In Delaware Trial

Fetal Macrosomia: How Doctors Deliver Large Babies

Feel free to share our fetal macrosomia infographic on your own site. Just copy and paste the code below: </p><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to CaringForSpecialNeedsKids.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /> <p><a href='http://caringforspecialneedskids.com/fetal-macrosomia/'><img src='http://caringforspecialneedskids.com/wp-content/uploads/Fetal-Macrosomia-Infographic.png' alt='Fetal Macrosomia' width='750px' height='1452px' border='0' /></a></p><br /> <p> Canadian parents have filed a new medical malpractice lawsuit, accusing their doctors and hospital [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Fetal Macrosomia: How Doctors Deliver Large Babies

Can Families Draft A Special Needs Trust On Their Own?

Creating a special needs trust can be a powerful way to protect the assets of children who secure settlements in personal injury lawsuits, but still need to receive means-tested government benefits. At bottom, a trust is simply a legal arrangement, established by drafting and signing a legal document. You can even find sample trust documents [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:04+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Can Families Draft A Special Needs Trust On Their Own?

Midpelvic Delivery Technique May Increase Risk Of Infant, Maternal Injuries

New research from Canada has cast doubt on the safety of a recent increase in assisted, or operative, deliveries. In a study published in the Canadian Medical Journal, public health scientists have linked midpelvic delivery, a form of assisted birth using forceps or vacuum extraction, to increased risks of both maternal and child injury. To [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:08+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Midpelvic Delivery Technique May Increase Risk Of Infant, Maternal Injuries

Britain Plans To Offer Families An Alternative To Birth Injury Lawsuits

Britain's Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, is hoping to curtail the country's "blame culture" by establishing a new program to compensate children who suffer birth injuries due to inappropriate medical care. England Floats Lawsuit-Free Birth Injury Compensation Attorneys in England say that the Department of Health's plan, dubbed "Rapid Resolution and Redress," may save [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:09+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Britain Plans To Offer Families An Alternative To Birth Injury Lawsuits

The Opioid Epidemic Is Breaking State Foster Care Programs

America is in the grips of an opioid epidemic. Nationwide, heroin use has exploded by more than 500% over the last decade - a crisis largely-driven by the rampant - and often lax - prescription of opioid painkillers. As prescription drugs become harder to acquire, people switch to readily-available alternatives with a similar, albeit more extreme, [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:12+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on The Opioid Epidemic Is Breaking State Foster Care Programs

Texas Family Files $10M Birth Injury Lawsuit Against Obstetrician, Hospital

Grossly negligent medical care left a newborn child with permanent brain damage, according to a new medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Oklahoma. In court records obtained by CaringForSpecialNeedsKids.com, the family demands nearly $10 million in compensation. The child, named only as TEM, has not yet reached his second birthday. Parents Say "Gross Negligence" Led To Brain Injuries The [...]

By | 2017-12-08T08:48:18+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Texas Family Files $10M Birth Injury Lawsuit Against Obstetrician, Hospital