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Forceps Injuries: Risks to Mothers and Babies

Forceps are a medical instrument used to facilitate extraction of a baby’s head through the birth canal during delivery. Forceps-assisted deliveries are typically performed when labor becomes ...
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Arkansas Jury Awards $46.5 Million in Brain Damage Birth Injury Case

A jury in Union County, Arkansas recently awarded $46.5 million in damages over a lifelong disability suffered by a child born at a local medical center. According to court documents, the lawsuit ...
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Iowa Supreme Court Recognizes Wrongful Birth Claims

On June 2 nd, the Iowa Supreme Court joined the majority of the United States in recognizing wrongful birth claims. This move thus resuscitated a couple’s medical malpractice suit alleging they ...
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Cook County Judge Awards $23M Verdict in Brain Damage Birth Injury Case

In a recent notable verdict from Illinois, a Tinley Park family was awarded over $23.1 million in compensation by a Cook County Circuit Court judge who sided with the family’s allegations that ...
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Miami Family Secures $33.8 Million Birth Injury Award Against Federal Government

In a notable medical malpractice result from Florida, a federal judge ruled earlier this month that a federally supported health care provider and physician were negligent in causing significant ...
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Officials Report at Least 5 Births Following Botched Zika Tests by DC Lab

Officials from the District of Columbia have reported that at least five pregnant women who had their blood tested for Zika by the DC public health lab last year have since given birth. These five ...
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Error in DC Lab Tests for Zika Results in Hundreds of Retests, Concerns for Mothers

In what has made national headlines, the DC public health lab is retesting of hundreds of blood samples after a critical error in laboratory testing procedure was discovered. The error, discovered in ...
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Elements of a Birth Injury Case

Victims of preventable birth injuries have the legal right to hold at-fault health care providers liable for the damages they have suffered, including their economic and non-economic damages. As with ...
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Chicago Family Awarded $53 Million in Birth Injury Case

Twelve years after Lisa Ewing’s newborn child suffered severe birth injuries as a result of negligent healthcare, the family was awarded an unprecedented sum of $53 million. According to the ...
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Placental Abruption and Birth Injuries

Placental abruption, in most cases, is not usually preventable. It occurs when the placenta separates prematurely from the uterine wall, causing severe distress to the infant and often requiring an ...
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Doctor Negligence Causes Baby's Permanent Brain Damage, Jury Awards Family $30M

A jury at the Hampden Superior Court in Springfield has awarded almost $30 million to a Holyoke family after their baby suffered a serious and permanent neurological injury at birth. The baby, ...
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Doctor Held Liable for $900,000 in Damages After a Baby Suffers a Serious Birth Injury

In July 2015, a three-judge panel confirmed a case of delivery room negligence, which held one doctor liable for about $900,000 in damages. At the conclusion of the case, the panel ruled that the ...
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Mother Seeks $22 Million for Child's Injuries in Birth in Injury Lawsuit

A mother who gave birth to her child on October 7, 2012 has recently filed a lawsuit against the United States of America due to medical practice at the non-profit health center where she gave birth ...
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Attorney Michael M. Wilson Assists with a Possible Case of Health Care Negligence

Attorney Michael M. Wilson assisted with the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of a mother acting for her child, a minor, who suffered from midgut volvulus just two days after birth. In the case, the ...
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Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Birth Injuries

Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a serious neurological impairment that can occur as a result of birth trauma. CVI is typically caused by trauma during birth involving a lack of oxygen or blood, as ...
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Ohio Family Awarded $14.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury in Cuyahoga County, Ohio recently awarded a $14.5 million medical malpractice verdict to a boy and his mother after the boy suffered serious birth injuries. The trial, which lasted two weeks, ...
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Birth Injury Cases Still Uncommon, Despite Recent High-Profile Cases

Recently, a number of large verdicts and settlements involving birth injuries have been thrust into the media spotlight. Many of these high-profile cases have resulted in eight-figure compensation ...
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Pennsylvania Jury Awards $32.8 Million Brain Injury Verdict

A jury in Chester County, Pennsylvania recently awarded a historic $32.8 million verdict to a 3-year-old plaintiff and her mother – the largest reported verdict in Chester County in 20 years. ...
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New York Birth Injury Cases Reveal Possible Trend of Preventing Common Brachial Plexus Defense

An article recently published in the New York Law Journal – Precluding Med Mal 'Maternal Forces' Defense – is shedding light on an emerging trend in birth injury cases. According ...
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Birth Injury Case in Lehigh County Results in $55 Million Verdict

Following a two week trial in Pennsylvania, a Lehigh County jury awarded $55 million to a family whose child experienced severe brain damage and impairment after physicians allegedly failed to perform ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $42.9 Million Verdict in Premature Birth Case

A Philadelphia jury recently awarded a local family a $42.9 million verdict in a medical malpractice case involving the premature birth of a child. As a result of the premature birth and the ...
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$50 Million Verdict Awarded in Wrongful Birth Case

Earlier this month, a jury in King County, Washington award $50 million to a couple whose son was born with severe mental and physical disabilities – an unprecedented jury verdict for this type ...
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Birth Injuries in Washington, D.C.

Birth injuries are among the most common types of medical malpractice, affecting thousands of newborns and families throughout the country each year. Emotionally traumatic experiences, birth injuries ...
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Medical Malpractice Verdict Upheld by Washington D.C. Court of Appeals

In a recent medical malpractice case, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals – D.C.'s highest court – upheld a $6.5 million dollar verdict. The $6.5 million dollar judgment was ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $78.4 Million Birth Injury Verdict

A jury in Philadelphia decided that Pottstown Memorial medical Center was completely responsible for a serious birth injury. According to the jury, a child developed quadriplegic cerebral palsy after ...
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