Birth Injuries

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | April 7th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Texas Family Files $10M Birth Injury Lawsuit Against Obstetrician, Hospital

Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Guide For New Parents & Caregivers

Cerebral palsy is the leading cause of childhood disability in the United States, affecting 1 out every 323 children living in America. It would be a mistake, however, to consider the neuromuscular disorder a single disease. In fact, cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a family of related conditions, all stemming from injuries to or congenital malformations [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Guide For New Parents & Caregivers

Disability Advocates Celebrate Early Success Of ABLE Accounts

In June 2016, Ohio became the nation's first state to offer a new class of savings accounts, designed to help people with disabilities and their loved ones save and invest money, under the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Since then, 2,315 people have signed up for accounts, the Piqua Daily Call reports. More than 1,000 of these [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Disability Advocates Celebrate Early Success Of ABLE Accounts

Is A Structured Settlement Right For Your Child?

Historically, injury victims who were successful in pursuing lawsuits received their settlements or jury awards in cash, as a one-time lump sum payment. While this framework allowed injured individuals to meet their immediate medical needs with confidence, the money often ran out quickly. As thousands of plaintiffs have learned, you gain far more than just financial [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Is A Structured Settlement Right For Your Child?

Why Doctors Don’t Say “Fetal Distress” Anymore

For decades, the term "fetal distress" has been used to describe cases in which an unborn child appears to be doing poorly. The reason why the child is in "distress," however, has always been somewhat unclear. While "fetal distress" may be linked to abnormal heart rates and oxygen deprivation, the phrase doesn't actually refer to a [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Birth Injuries|Comments Off on Why Doctors Don’t Say “Fetal Distress” Anymore