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Actor’s Son Dies Following Delayed C-Section

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Tragically, according to the British media, the son of actor Jamie King, who has appeared on The Tudors, died recently from severe brain damage following his birth.  According to the Telegraph, the mother involved in the birth had her C-Section delayed for 12 hours and the actor apparently believes it lead to his son’s fatal injuries. According the news source, the boy lived just five days earlier this month following his birth. A coroner ruled that the boy was “born in poor condition and died due to a delay in his delivery,” the news outlet reported. The child was allegedly deprived of oxygen during the birthing process, leading to severe brain injuries. King is now urging couples to take notes during deliveries to avoid conflicts with healthcare providers. England has NHS, which provides services for citizens, and the actor has told reporters that parents should be cautious so “no one…
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Here’s What You Need to Know About Forceps Injuries

Posted on January 7, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Brain injuries to children during birth are heartbreaking, often resulting in undue stress on both the child and his or her parents. Among the way newborns can suffer brain injuries during birth include the use of forceps during the wrong stage of labor or with unnecessary force. A doctor can harm a child tremendously, giving it a brain injury, bruising, permanent indentations, severe cranial damage, excessive blood loss or cephalohematoma. Some of these injuries, such as subgaleal hemorrhages are fatal and difficult to recognize in newborns. According to the Mayo Clinic, possible risks to forceps use include: Facial injuries due to the pressure Temporary weakness in the facial muscles Minor external eye trauma Skull fracture Bleeding within the skull Seizures Additionally, the use of forceps can hurt a woman during the delivery process, with injuries that can include genital tract tears and wounds, short-term or long-term urinary or fecal incontinence,…
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Can a Mother File a Traumatic Birth Lawsuit?

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

As a mother, you should be aware that you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in relation to a botched delivery, even if your child was not injured during the birthing process. Sadly, it is not uncommon for mothers to be injured during labor because of the negligence of a medical provider. These injuries can include bone and joint injuries, organ injuries and injuries to the vaginal area. For example, in 2014, an Iowa woman was awarded damages after she sustained the stretching and tearing of muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage of her hip and upper leg following a botched birth. A jury found her healthcare providers at fault for not attending to her properly. Birth trauma can result in injuries that can leave a mother permanently disabled, causing complications while raising a child. No mother should have to suffer due to careless medical errors that can include the failure…
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