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Settlement in case against doctor and hospital for birth injury

One city-owned hospital in another state has finally decided to settle a lawsuit from an injury that occurred in 2005. The suit alleged that the negligence of that hospital and its doctor had caused a birth injury that disabled a boy for life. The boy's parents filed the suit just three years ago. Unfortunately, cases such as this occur all too often in Louisiana as well.

Is It Possible to Prevent Brain Damage Following Oxygen Deprivation?

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a birth injury that arises as a result of oxygen deprivation, and it can have devastating and even fatal consequences. According to Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, HIE occurs in up to 2.5 per 1,000 live births in developed countries.photodune-6540468-brain-injury-xs.jpg

Should I Undergo an Amniocentesis?

As women age, their risk of suffering pregnancy complications increases. Obstetricians consider pregnant women who are older than 35 to be of advanced maternal age, and the standard of care for these patients includes advising them of the risks that their age poses to both themselves and the bphotodune-3550202-birth-xs.jpgaby.

$15M awarded in fetal injury Depakote case

A 10-year-old boy was recently awarded $15 million by a federal jury in a case against the company that manufactures a drug known as Depakote. The boy's mother took the drug for bipolar disorder while she was pregnant with him, and she claims that this caused him to be born with a birth defect. Fetal injury from prescription drugs continues to be a problem not only in Louisiana but in states all across the country.

Clinic's in vitro fertilization mistake caused pregnancy injuries

Women all across the United States have used in vitro fertilization to help them have babies that they normally wouldn't have been able to give birth to. The process is a miracle for those in Louisiana, and other states, who were once struggling to get pregnant. Unfortunately for one mom, however, one mistake that was made during her in vitro fertilization caused irreversible pregnancy injuries.

What Should I Include in My Birth Plan? 4 Tips from a Birth Injury Lawyer in Baton Rouge

Giving birth should be one of the most joyous and memorable experiences of your life, and for many new mothers, it is. Although some factors are out of your control, you can take a proactive approach to labor and delivery by devising a birth plan long before you are actually due.

Was My Child's Cerebral Palsy Preventable? Insights from a Birth Injury Lawyer in New Orleans

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect muscle coordination. According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, CP can arise during development or shortly after birth. It occurs as a result of damage to the brain.

Will I Ever Recover after a Traumatic Delivery?

No one expects childbirth to be a breeze, but most women anticipate a fairly seamless procedure. When life-threatening trauma occurs, though, it can feel virtually impossible to cope with your emotions and overcome the experience.

U.S. government must pay half of birth injury settlement

The United States government has been ordered to pay half of an $8 million medical malpractice settlement after a mother filed suit against the hospital where she gave birth. The order was made by a federal judge in a birth injury lawsuit. While this settlement involved a hospital in another state, similar medical malpractice issues occur in Louisiana as well.

What Does It Mean for Insurance Companies to Act in Bad Faith?

According to eQuoteMD, just four insurance companies provide medical malpractice coverage for more than half of the healthcare providers in Mississippi. If you sustain debilitating injuries or a serious illness after undergoing a medical procedure and you intend to pursue damages, you will likely have to go through one of these major players.

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