Category Archives: Brain Injury

Doctor Answers Phone During Delivery, Child Suffers Brain Damage

A Miami doctor was recently sued for $33.8 million following a botched delivery in which the parents of a child say it suffered from brain damage while the physician took a call from his stockbroker. The Miami Herald reported earlier this year that an obstetrician failed to adequately care for his patients during a 90 minute delivery in 2013, making a series of missteps. The doctor allegedly spoke on the phone with his stockbroker for eight minutes and walked away from the delivery room several times. After the child was delivered, he reportedly had a blue complexion and his limbs were limp. He reportedly suffered from a lack of oxygen and brain damage during the delivery process. The doctor alleged that the mother was not pushing hard enough during the child’s birth and that she refused a C-section, leading to the complications. However, it was later reported that a nurse…
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Actor’s Son Dies Following Delayed C-Section

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

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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