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Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board

Montgomery v Lanarkshire of 2015 is an English tort law case regarding informed consent. The …

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Cerebral Palsy: Types, Causes, and Costs

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Cerebral Palsy: Types, Causes, and Costs

When an infant is born with cerebral palsy, it could have been caused by two …

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What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Vacuum Extraction Delivery

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What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Vacuum Extraction Delivery

Vacuum extraction is a procedure that is occasionally performed during vaginal delivery. During this procedure, …

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What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Forceps Delivery

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What Expecting Mothers Should Know About Forceps Delivery

What Is Forceps Delivery? Forceps delivery is a type of assisted vaginal delivery that is …

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Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy

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Prescription Drugs During Pregnancy

About 70 percent of pregnant women take at least one prescription drug during pregnancy, but …

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Failure to Detect Fetal Distress

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Failure to Detect Fetal Distress

What Is Fetal Distress? Fetal distress, or non-reassuring fetal status, is an uncommon complication of …

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Negligent Fetal Monitoring During Labor

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Negligent Fetal Monitoring During Labor

What Is Fetal Monitoring? Fetal monitoring measures the heart rate, rhythm, and other functions of …

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Negligence in Prenatal Care

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Negligence in Prenatal Care

What Is Prenatal Care? Prenatal care is the health care you receive while pregnant, including …

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Preeclampsia: Symptoms, Risks, and What You Can Do About It

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Preeclampsia: Symptoms, Risks, and What You Can Do About It

What Is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and is often indicated …

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Shoulder Dystocia: Symptoms, Causes, and Complications

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Shoulder Dystocia: Symptoms, Causes, and Complications

Shoulder dystocia refers to the scenario during labor when a baby’s head passes through the …

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Umbilical Cord Conditions: How Your Doctor’s Negligence Could Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

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Umbilical Cord Conditions: How Your Doctor’s Negligence Could Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

The umbilical cord is a narrow tube that connects the developing baby to the uterus …

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Birth Asphyxia: Signs, Causes, and Effects

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Birth Asphyxia: Signs, Causes, and Effects

What Is Birth Asphyxia? Asphyxia is a condition arising when the body is deprived of …

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Breech Births: What Can I Do If My Baby Is Breech?

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Breech Births: What Can I Do If My Baby Is Breech?

 What Is a Breech Birth? A few weeks prior to delivery, babies are typically in …

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Cesarean Sections (C-Sections): Complications and Implications

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Cesarean Sections (C-Sections): Complications and Implications

What Is a C-Section? A cesarean section (or C-section) is a major surgical delivery method …

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Maternal Mortality Rates Are Rising in the United States—And Nowhere Else

Which developed nation has the highest maternal mortality rate? The answer is unfortunate and surprising: …

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Birth Injuries

Placental Abruption: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

The events that occur at the start of your child’s life may have an impact …

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What You Need to Know About Filing a Cerebral Palsy Claim

There are circumstances in which a child is born with avoidable cerebral palsy. In these …

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Birth Injuries

Birth Defects vs. Birth Injuries

Every parent wants their child to be happy and healthy. Every parent wants to trust doctors, nurses, and …

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Risk Factors for Congenital and Acquired Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects muscle tone and movement in children. …

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How to Tell If Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Was Caused by Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong neurological disorder where the parts of the brain associated with …

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Birth Injury Case May Affect Medicaid Recipients

The United States Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a heated case between a …

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Birth Injuries

Indiana’s Midwife Laws Under Fire

Nearly 100 people were seen protesting outside the LaGrange County, Indiana courthouse on Monday, April …

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