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Birth Injury Archives

How often are C-sections performed?

Preparing to give birth is an exciting time for mothers and families in Massachusetts and elsewhere. While parents spend months prepping their lives for their first or next child, the unexpected can occur. Although birth plans lay out the wishes of the mother, these plans still need to be flexible for complications or even medical emergencies occurring during labor and delivery. While a vaginal birth might be the initial plan of a mother, she might require a C-section if something goes wrong. Although this is a surgery routinely conducted by Ob-gyns, this does not mean risks are not involved. Even more so, if the procedure is not properly conducted, this could result in serious birth injuries.

Birth injuries and birth defects caused by medical negligence

Welcoming a baby into this world is an exciting time for new parents in Massachusetts and elsewhere. As they prepare for the birth of their child, many things go through their mind. This often includes what they will name their child, what life will be like when they bring their newborn home and what obstacles they might face as a new parent. However, most parents do not consider the serious or grave events that could possibly occur. It is tough to consider the difficulties of child birthing or the possibility of their baby suffering birth injuries because of the errors or negligence of a medical professional.

Who can be sued in a birth injury case?

When you or a loved gets admitted to the hospital, for whatever reason, it's reasonable to expect that you will come out of the place in better shape than when you entered. Most of the time, that's exactly what happens. But there are times in nearly every medical facility in Massachusetts when something goes wrong.

Contributing factors in cerebral palsy cases

A Massachusetts family dealing with cerebral palsy could experience a wide range of medical challenges through the life of a child born with the condition. The prevailing belief is that CP occurs because of a child being deprived of oxygen during birth. While this can be a contributing factor, this is not always the case. In fact, scientists are now finding that this is representative of very few instances of the condition.

Taking legal action after a birth injury

From painting the nursery to deciding on a name, for expecting parents the months leading up to a baby's birth are often full of excitement and anticipation. When the day finally arrives and a baby's birth is imminent, the hope is that everything goes according to plan and a baby's birth is relatively easy and free from complications. Unfortunately, this isn't always that case and when it becomes clear that a baby has suffered harm or injury, it's important to thoroughly investigate what went wrong.

Does Cerebral Palsy only affect a child's movement?


Many people in Massachusetts are completely unfamiliar with Cerebral Palsy, but for those who have at least an inkling of what CP is, it may be surprising to learn the affliction comes with a wide array of effects. CP, which may be the result of a birth injury or error during delivery, can have a comprehensive effect on a child's life. As that child grows up, CP can continue to exhibit itself through many different outcomes.

Pregnancy precautions don't stop after birth


After a baby has been safely delivered, the family usually breaths a big sigh of relief. For Worcester women who have had difficult pregnancies, the period after birth can be a particular relief since birth injury may have been a concern. For all women, though, the period after birth may involve some discomfort and bodily changes. For some new mothers, the period following delivery may also entail some warning signs.

Help and advocacy for families affected by Cerebral Palsy


For those who have never met someone with Cerebral Palsy, the condition is likely to be unfamiliar. For families affected by this disorder, though, the realities are felt every moment of every day. Often among the youngest victims of medical malpractice, those with cerebral palsy are likely to have received their condition from a birth injury. While this condition can be extremely difficult for any family to cope with, there are resources available for those in Worcester and surrounding areas.

Legal guidance can provide answers after C-section complications


When hospital stays go as planned, patients are generally grateful for the care they've received as well as for their improvement in health. When things go wrong in the medical setting, though, it can be extremely difficult for victims of medical malpractice to find answers. At Ellis Law Offices LLP in Worcester, legal advice can be obtained in a client-centered, compassionate setting.

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