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Your Doctors Must Address Potential Delivery Complications

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

The loss of a child during birth is not something money alone can help a family recover from. Keep this in mind when you see substantial lawsuit awards written about in the news involving birth trauma cases. This is why healthcare providers have a duty to make sure all safety measures are taken during the delivery of a child. The failure of a doctor to properly diagnose complications that could come up during a delivery could lead to costly delays, leading to the death or injury of a newborn. Such is the case when a doctor fails to monitor complications such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure throughout a pregnancy. The failure of a healthcare provider to not properly react during a pregnancy can lead to botched caesarean sections and improperly performed vaginal deliveries, with the forceful use of forceps or vacuums. Failures by healthcare providers can cause your…
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Botched Water Birth Lawsuit Settled for $13 Million

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

According to the Oregonian, the parents of a child who was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes after his botched water birth have settled a lawsuit against their medical provider for $13 million. The news outlet reported the parents settled their birth injury lawsuit with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, resulting in the largest payout in at least a decade for a birth malpractice case in the state. The child, now 4, is nonverbal and cannot walk. He uses a cart to get around. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which severely limits his motor skills.  The parents involved in the lawsuit could not comment on the case with the media, citing a confidentiality agreement, but the Oregonian reported that the case was dismissed in March following the settlement. Court documents indicate that the parents went to the medical center, planning to give birth to the child underwater, with representatives saying…
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World Autism Awareness Day: What Do I Need to Know?

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

This Saturday, April 2, marks the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Make sure you show your support by wearing blue. Many organizations and groups including Autism Speaks and the United Nations will honor the day. Around the globe, historic airports, bridges, museums, concert halls, restaurants, hospitals and retail stores will be marked with blue lighting in an effort to help raise awareness. Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 68 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism, as they account for 1 in 42 cases, while girls account for 1 in 189 cases. At the bottom of this page we have included links to various organizations involved in autism awareness efforts. We hope that someday a cure or direct cause is discovered concerning this disorder, as many people who have autism suffer great…
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