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What Is Cytotec and Should It Be Used? – Birth Injury Safety Check

Ever heard of Cytotec? It’s a brand-label hormone (misoprostol) given to people to prevent stomach ulcers. AND it’s common in some delivery rooms–being used off-label to induce labor.

With any off-label use, there will be serious risks. Birth injury attorney Laura Brown goes over the dangers Cytotec poses during childbirth, for both mother and baby.

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Group B Strep and Your Baby – Birth Injury Safety Check

Could you have Group B Strep and not even know it? What exactly is Group B Strep, and why does it matter to your unborn baby? Can it really be all that dangerous if an estimated 1 in 4 pregnant women have it?

Yes.

Birth injury attorney Laura Brown discusses the need to screen mothers prior to labor and delivery, and what effects Group B Strep could have on a baby.

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Shoulder Dystocia? NO Fundal Pressure! – Birth Injury Safety Check

Did you know that many hospitals still allow an outdated birth assistance method? When a baby’s shoulder gets stuck on his mother’s pubic bone on the way out of the birth canal (called shoulder dystocia), doctors and nurses might try to use “fundal pressure” to get him unstuck. They should NOT.

Birth injury attorney Laura Brown explains the heartbreaking cost of using fundal pressure in the wrong situation.

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Texas Insurance Caps – Birth Injury Safety Check

Sadly, for the families of babies with birth injuries, everything is NOT bigger in Texas.

When preventable birth injuries happen, victims rightfully file claims to cover the costs of surgery, rehabilitation, and wrongful pain and suffering. Unfortunately, Texas doesn’t seem to care as much about suffering without a price tag attached. In this video, birth injury attorney Laura Brown discusses the unfair capping of medical malpractice cases in Texas, and why an experienced Texas attorney is so important to your case.

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Why You Should Know What “Caps” Are – Birth Injury Safety Check

No, not a baseball cap. A “cap” is a limit on the amount of money you can get in certain types of lawsuits. Some states treat birth injury cases very differently than others, allowing the jury to decide how much the victim deserves. Others cap the amount a victim can receive.

Birth injury attorney Laura Brown explains why in the video below. To find out about your state, contact Birth Injury Safety today.

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What’s Wrong with Meconium? – Birth Injury Safety Check

“Meconium” is a fancy medical term that basically means a baby’s first poop. Why should baby poop be a problem during labor and delivery? Because Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) can cause injury to a baby.

Birth injury attorney Laura Brown is here to let you know why seeing meconium during the birthing process could be a red flag.

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Types of Birth Injuries Caused by Forceps

During a difficult childbirth, a doctor may use forceps to pull the baby from the birth canal. In most cases, the use of forceps results in a healthy baby and happy parents, but if used improperly, forceps can injure a newborn’s skull and brain. When this occurs, parents often feel alone and confused about their rights. Continue reading to learn more about two major dangers of forceps injury and other mechanical birthing devices.

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