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Birth Injuries Archives

What causes Erb’s palsy?

In a previous post, Erb’s Palsy, also known as brachial palsy, Erb-Duchenned paralysis, or Klumpke paralysis, was defined as a birth injury that results in damage to the upper nerves in the brachial plexus network. Your baby can experience an extended period of weakness and loss of motion. The injury typically occurs during your baby’s delivery. It happens in primarily three different ways.

What is Erb’s palsy?

Despite the fact that many people, including doctors, are prone to comment on the resilience of newborn babies, young infants are particularly vulnerable to numerous types of medical conditions and injuries. The birthing process itself can present a number of serious risks for babies, including nerve damage and permanent disability in some cases. Erb’s palsy is a type of birth injury that affects countless babies every year.

When is a birth injury considered medical malpractice?

If you or a loved one has had the terrible experience of suffering a birth injury in New York, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that not only are such injuries the leading cause of infant deaths, but one in 33 babies will be born with a birth defect.

Medical malpractice and the New York Medical Indemnity Fund

Complications that occur at the time of birth often result in serious and chronic injuries. Infants who survive preventable birth injuries may require life-long care, as well as ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation. Medical malpractice damages awards can assist in compensating victims and their families for expenses relating to medical costs and day-to-day care needs, but even that is not always enough. That is why it is important for medical malpractice victims and their families to be familiar with New York's Medical Indemnity Fund.

The role of forceps in birth injuries

When a baby is having difficulty coming down the birth canal, a physician in New York may opt to use forceps. These long, tong-like devices can also help speed up a delivery in situations where there is fetal distress. However, as Science Daily points out, the use of forceps can cause injury during birth to both the mother and the child.

Off-label drug use: The Cytotec controversy

Off-label drug use is an issue that concerns many New York residents. According to the Mayo Clinic, this phrase describes the practice of using a drug for a purpose that is not listed on the label. The United States Food and Drug Administration only approves pharmaceuticals for the uses that are on these labels. As such, any off-label drug use has not been vetted through the FDA’s approval process.  

The misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy

For Queens couples going through pregnancy, their thoughts are often fixed on their impending arrival and the happiness that it's sure to bring to their lives. In all of this euphoria, it may be easy to forget that even though modern prenatal care has made pregnancy seem relatively easy, a lot can still occur that can endanger not only the life of the baby, but the mother as well. Often, doctors have little to no control over the complications that can occur during pregnancy. However, an inadequate response to these problems can easily necessitate the involvement of Queen's birth injury lawyers.

Recognizing shoulder dystocia during delivery

Many of the parents who come to us here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld looking to pursue compensation following a birth injury to their children often feel conflicted. While they love their children immensely, handling the expenses that result from their injuries can be financially and emotionally difficult. Shoulder dystocia is an example of just such an injury.

The economic impact of cerebral palsy

According to information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cerebral palsy is the most prevalent disability among children. The parents of those suffering from this condition in New York are often asked to bare an enormous financial burden not only through their kids' childhood and adolescent years, but throughout the rest of their lives, as well. The CDC reports that as of 2003, the lifetime costs of managing and treating the effects of cerebral palsy in just one individual are almost $1 million. 

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