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Birth Injury

Month: October 2017

How Do Doctors Know It’s Time for a C-section?

Medical science is a wonderful thing. It keeps marching on, giving us new ways to keep mothers and babies safe during childbirth. The electronic fetal heart monitor is one such tool that hospitals use to measure a baby’s vital statistics during labor.

And if the heart monitor strip shows an abnormal heart rate…it’s probably time for medical intervention.

In this video, birth injury attorney Laura Brown stresses the need for medical providers to pay attention to the fetal heart monitor, and when a C-section is necessary to prevent birth injury to a baby.

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Is Cerebral Palsy a Birth Injury? – Birth Injury Safety Check

First, what’s cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability among children, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that handle movement and muscle control.

How is this damage caused? Sadly, sometimes it’s caused by medical errors during childbirth. Birth injury attorney Laura Brown reviews the costs of this injury and why medical providers need to be held accountable for their mistakes.

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