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Birth Injuries Archives

Multiple medical malpractice suits filed against OB-GYN doctors

Visits to the hospital can be incredibly stressful for both the patient and his or her family. This may be especially true for women who are giving birth. Small mistakes made during pregnancy or childbirth can have long-lasting effects on both mother and child. Unfortunately, for some Louisiana residents, these mistakes can be the cause of medical malpractice suits.

Family awarded $42 million in birth injury suit

Birth can be a very difficult process for both mother and child as many Louisiana residents know. Sometimes, the doctor must help the process along by using tools like forceps. However, if these tools are used improperly, they can cause serious injury to the mother or to the child. Recently, the parents of a disabled boy were awarded $42 million in a birth injury lawsuit. 

How Can You Support a Loved One Who Has Experienced a Traumatic Birth?

Nothing is more exciting than hearing that someone whom you love is expecting. Whether it is your sibling, a best friend from college, or a coworker with whom you have grown close, you will likely be thrilled at the news and wish only the best for both Mom and baby.

What Is the Rh Factor and How Can It Affect Your Pregnancy?

When it comes to prenatal care, some tests are essential, some are recommended, and some may be optional. The precise battery of screening tests and diagnostic procedures that you will undergo at your OB-GYN visits will depend on a variety of factors, including your medical history, your doctor's recommendations, and your own personal preferences.

What Should You Look for in an Obstetrician?

Maybe you and your partner have started talking about trying to conceive, or maybe you just took a home pregnancy and the results were positive. Regardless of the stage you are at in becoming a mother, there's one question that all women have once they think about the logistics of carrying a pregnancy to term: How do you find a good obstetrician?

What Can You Expect Regarding Prenatal Care over the Course of Your Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman's life, but it can also be incredibly stressful. From the moment you learn you are pregnant, you must stop eating all kinds of foods, and there are dozens of activities that you can no longer take part in because they could threaten the health of your baby.

What Should You Do If Your Doctor Delayed or Failed to Perform a C-Section?

A Cesarean section is a fairly common delivery procedure that doctors perform when vaginal birth poses a serious risk to the mother and baby or when labor complications require a timely delivery. A seasoned obstetrician should be able to gauge when it is time to prep a patient for a C-section, but sadly, some women who are experiencing birthing complications do not receive adequate medical intervention in time.

Can Men Suffer from Birth Trauma, Too?

Nowadays, it is the norm rather than the exception for men to attend the births of their children. According to the BBC, approximately 86 percent of men are present for labor and delivery.

How Can You Help Your Partner Cope with the Emotional Impact of a Traumatic Birth?

Carrying a baby to term can be both physically and emotionally draining, but couples who are expecting tell themselves it will all be worth it once their child is born. Giving birth is supposed to be one of the most beautiful moments in a woman's life; however, labor and delivery is still a medical procedure, and during medical procedures, there is always the chance that something might go wrong.