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Category: Birth Injuries

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Birth Injury Settlement Case Study: Baby’s Face Cut During C-Section

Photo by Omar Lopez on Unsplash Goodman Acker recently settled a birth injury suit against a Michigan hospital for a newborn girl whose face was cut above the eye during a Caesarean (C-section) procedure. The baby girl had to be treated by a plastic surgeon right at birth, and now has permanent scarring above her […]

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What Are the Most Common Birth Injuries?
What Are the Most Common Birth Injuries?

A birth injury, also referred to as birth trauma, occurs when a baby endures a physical injury as the result of being born. Birth injuries can occur for a number of reasons, but when it happens due to a medical error, it’s considered medical malpractice. Keep reading to learn about the most common birth injuries in […]

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My Newborn Has Acidosis. Do I Need to Seek Help?

Doctors throw a lot of highly technical terms around right after a birth, but if you hear the phrase “fetal acidosis” you should listen up.  Caused by a lack of oxygen, acidosis occurs when carbonic acid (formed from excess CO2) builds up in the fetus’ blood rather than being passed back to the mother in […]

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Improper Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

Medical caregivers are required to give all patients equal and complete treatment as demanded by their condition.  This is the standard we hold them to when we entrust them with our lives.  Most people in the healthcare industry entered the field because they wanted to help people, but even the best-intentioned doctors can make mistakes or miscalculations.  […]

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Periventricular Leukomalacia: Is My Doctor at Fault?

Giving birth is one of the most emotional and stressful times in any new parent’s life.  We all trust doctors, nurses, and assorted specialists to lead us through the process.  Unfortunately, these professionals may lead us astray. In the case of pregnancy and labor, inattention or mistakes can result in lifelong disabilities for the baby. […]

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Brain Injury in Babies: White vs. Grey Matter

Brain injuries are some of the scariest to face due to their potential for permanent damage and the long-term results that can be difficult to predict.  Signs of brain damage, including irregular MRI scans, are all too common among newborns.  Brain injury during birth can result in lifelong disability and make parenting much more time-consuming […]

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Goodman Acker’s Birth Injury Lawyers Are Prepared to Help You

Birth injuries are not always immediately recognizable. As parents notice their child’s failure to reach certain developmental milestones in early childhood, suspicions of birth trauma can arise. Fetal distress is a common complication that occurs in pregnancy and the delivery process. Fetal distress defines incidents in which a baby does not receive enough oxygen in […]

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Labor & Delivery Complications Everyone Should Look For

During the birthing process, complications can arise. Mothers, fathers, other family members, and medical staff should be aware of any pain or conditions that do not seem normal when a baby is about to be born. Some labor and delivery complications can be resolved with medication or cesarean section (C-section) delivery. If not treated properly, […]

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The Lifelong Cost of Raising a Child with Erb’s Palsy

Raising a child with a serious birth defect can come with several challenges, many of which have a hefty price tag. As a parent, you want to provide your child with the very best care possible, whether that means employing the best babysitter, decorating their nursery with their favorite things, or seeking top-tier medical care. […]

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