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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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Botched Deliveries: Three Texas Women Sue Medical Facility

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

According to the Houston Press, three women are suing the East Houston Regional Medical Center alleging that their children suffered devastating injuries following botched deliveries. The women are also suing the doctor involved in the deliveries, Dr. June Williams Colman. Each case alleges that Colman and the staff at the hospital did not pay attention to signs that their babies were in distress, and let the women push and attempt natural deliveries far longer than what is acceptable and medically safe. Additionally, they accuse the center and doctor of not offering the option of a cesarean section. All three women allege that their pregnancies were healthy prior to the delivery process. One of the children suffered a brain injury in 2012, and another suffered an undisclosed catastrophic injury in 2014. The other reportedly died. “It’s a very indescribable feeling. One minute you’re getting to meet your firstborn child and the…
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