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Birth Injuries Archives

The consequences of a brain injury during pregnancy

Brain injuries can be extremely concerning for anyone, but some people, such as pregnant women, are especially vulnerable when it comes to brain trauma. In some instances, brain injuries may threaten the mother's life, as well as the life of an unborn child, and this can be a very upsetting issue for the whole family. To make things worse, many of these injuries occurred as a direct result of negligence due to a careless physician or medical professional and never should have happened in the first place.

Forceps delivery may cause birth injuries

Over the past few years, horror stories related to forceps delivery floated around the news. It comes as no surprise then that women in New York may fear ever needing one to deliver their baby. According to Mayo Clinic, as a type of assisted vaginal delivery, it sometimes becomes necessary if the labor does not progress smoothly. Doctors may also recommend forceps delivery if the baby’s safety requires an immediate delivery.

What risks are associated with forceps deliveries?

When you check into a New York hospital in anticipation of giving birth, your main goal is probably to have a smooth, easy delivery so you can leave soon after with a happy, healthy baby. Regrettably, though, not all births are simple and seamless, and when they become particularly difficult, your physician may need to use forceps to help remove your baby from the birth canal.

What is placental abruption?

If you are a New York mother-to-be, your daily life likely is filled with constant thoughts about your developing baby and ways in which you can keep him or her as safe and healthy as possible. Unfortunately, however, you do not have control over everything concerning your pregnancy. Placental abruption represents one of those things, and if you develop it, your baby could be permanently damaged or even die. So could you.

Erb’s palsy: causes, risk factors and treatment

When you prepare to deliver a child in a New York hospital, you may do so with one main goal in mind: delivering a healthy, happy baby. Unfortunately, though, not everyone who delivers babies in New York hospitals is able to achieve this goal, and in some cases, medical hardships arise because of a doctor’s error or negligence. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we recognize that Erb’s palsy is one of a number of conditions that can occur due to a doctor error, and we have helped many families who suffered because of Erb’s palsy diagnoses pursue appropriate recourse.

Report exposes reasons for maternal mortality

Residents in New York who are expecting a new baby or who have a pregnant family member have good reason to be concerned about the health of not just the baby but the mother as well. While pregnancy and childbirth are normal events, they can expose babies and mothers to serious dangers.

Understanding perinatal asphyxia

Even though expecting parents in New York City understand that their babies are developing while still in the womb, much of what is actually going on with them is a mystery. Thus, they may not understand that even during the prenatal stage, a baby still needs those basic elements that every human being requires in order to survive. Chief among these is oxygen. During development, that oxygen is delivered to babies through their mothers' oxygenated blood flow. Any disruption of that blood flow can lead to perinatal asphyxia. 

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