• Birth Trauma

    Birth Trauma Is More Common Than You Think

    September 16, 2020 by James McHugh, Jr.| Birth Injuries

    Giving birth is usually a joyful, life-changing experience for the entire family. Sadly, complications during birth are quite common and can cause the newly born infant to have traumatic birth-related injuries. In the United States, one out of 33 babies will be born with birth defects. Birth defects are also the leading cause of death…

  • Medical Malpractice

    When To Worry About a Dent In Your Head

    Head injuries are often very worrisome. Anything from a bump on the head to a concussion can leave many worried about the effects these injuries could have on their brains and bodies. Though our heads do have several contours, including to the temples and some facial features, when a new dent appears anywhere on one’s head, it can obviously raise concerns.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict

    Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in History

    A Baltimore judge upheld a $205 million verdict in what attorneys say is the largest medical malpractice verdict in U.S. history. In July, a jury awarded $229 million to a mother whose daughter suffered a brain injury during childbirth. A judge reduced the award to $205 million due to a state cap. The mother’s attorneys argued…

  • Updated Guidelines Seek To Decrease Pediatric Medical Errors

    With advances in modern medicine, infants and children should not experience preventable injuries at the hands of the medical professionals entrusted to care for them. Unfortunately, medical professionals are human and often fatigued and/or overworked, and mistakes occur more often than they should, some of which include pediatric medical errors. To combat pediatric medical malpractice,…

  • weekend effect

    Is Delivering Your Baby On The Weekend Dangerous?

    February 27, 2017 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries

    For many expectant mothers, the day of delivery is an incredibly exciting time. Many families try to plan the day they will give birth, but for some, plans change last minute and children are born early or later than anticipated. While it can be difficult to anticipate when delivery will actually occur, it’s important for expectant parents to understand what risks may be associated with different days of the week. At first thought, delivering your baby on the weekend might seem more convenient than a weekday; however, expectant mothers should be wary of “the weekend effect.”