In doing so, they frequently argue that malpractice claims are frivolous and unduly pricey.
We provided some basic information regarding Erb's palsy in a post from 2014, noting in our October 27 entry of that year that an affected infant's parents "may be entitled to financial compensation through a medical malpractice claim."
No two child deliveries are the same. Some deliveries have circumstances that could make the delivery more difficult or complicated than usual. There are many different things that could cause a delivery to be a high-risk delivery. On our high-risk delivery page, we point out some of the factors that can contribute to a delivery being high-risk.
"[I]njury is swift but preventable."
Everyone hopes the birth of their child will be a happy occasion, which it likely will be if all goes according to plan. Unfortunately, on occasion there are problems with the delivery in which an infant suffers some kind of injury.
The point at which a baby is delivered is usually the most intense moment of a pregnancy. But the chances of the delivery being successful are greatly improved by good doctor care in the months leading up to the birth.
Sometimes, complications may arise after a child is born. If an infant exhibits abnormal symptoms, it is very important that he or she be diagnosed to discover the cause. Complications may be the result of a birth injury or a birth defect. But in what ways do these two forms of complications differ?
During pregnancy, it is very important for a woman to take care of herself and maintain her health and strength. And while there can be circumstances in which a woman may need to use prescription medications while pregnant, care must be taken regarding the kinds of drugs that are prescribed. Medicine consumed by a mother could cause birth injuries to the child she is carrying.
Many people in Arizona have likely heard of cerebral palsy. Often caused before or during the birth process, cerebral palsy is a condition defined by slowness in the brain that makes it difficult for a person to control his or her muscles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in 323 children in the United States have cerebral palsy.
Arizona parents who are expecting a child may wish to examine their healthcare provider's safety protocols for delivery methods. A report in the Huffington Post indicates that four different hospital groups had initiated basic safety programs that showed a vast reduction in the frequency of birth injuries and a correlative drop in malpractice actions undertaken because of them. These findings suggest that such protocols had a major impact on the potential well-being of mother and child, both during and after birth.