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Mother Loses Limbs after Giving Birth

According to, a Canadian woman developed an infection after giving birth that resulted in the amputation of her limbs. The website reported that the woman, age 33, was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis days after she gave birth to a child in Nova Scotia. The woman ended up spending seven months at the hospital after developing the infection and required multiple surgeries including the removal of her arms, legs, and a hysterectomy. The flesh-eating bacteria reportedly developed after the woman suffered a tear during childbirth that required sutures. Her family has allegedly filed a lawsuit claiming that she went to the hospital after experiencing pain in her stomach, but was sent home when doctors thought she was constipated. Her attorneys allege that this delay in care was negligent and led to further damages to the woman’s body. The bacteria allegedly took over and spread throughout her body after the woman…
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Can a Mother File a Traumatic Birth Lawsuit?

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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How Do Brain Injuries Occur During Childbirth?

Sadly, a child’s brain injury can be demoralizing for families. These injuries can cause undue stress, both emotionally and financially. Children with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can suffer from long-term, irreversible complications that may require expensive therapy and rehabilitation. Sometimes these costs, in addition to long-term care, can reach millions of dollars. In some instances, brain injuries are the result of medical malpractice. Issues like hypoxia occur when a region of the body is deprived of oxygen, which can cause brain damage. During the delivery process, this can occur when there are delays due to the inattention of a healthcare provider. In addition to delays, brain injuries can occur when a doctor uses forceps at the wrong stage of labor, which can result in bruising, permanent indentations, severe cranial damage, excessive blood loss or cephalohematoma. Another way a brain injury can occur is immediately following birth, through mishandling or a…
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