Category Archives: Pregnancy

Can You Sue Your Medical Provider If Your Child Dies Following Its Birth? Inmate Files Lawsuit after Alleged Botched Delivery

According to the Wichita Times Record News, a woman who was being held on drug charges in a county jail in Texas has filed a lawsuit after she delivered a baby who died while she was in solitary confinement. The newspaper reported that Nicole Guerrero is suing Wichita County, Sheriff David Duke, Correctional Healthcare Management, Inc. and Ladonna Anderson for breaching the duty of care owed to her, and for medical malpractice. Guerrero was being held in the Wichita County Jail in 2012 on a drug possession charge and was pregnant at the time. On June 11, she reportedly went to a doctor and was told the child had no complications. She was prescribed a medication and supplement by the doctor. The same day she allegedly began experiencing labor symptoms. However, Anderson, who listened to the baby’s heartbeat, sent her back to her cell. Later, her symptoms intensified. “Recognizing that…
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Autism Diagnoses May Decrease Under Changes to Criteria

According to DisabilityScoop.com, the number of people diagnosed with autism could decrease by nearly one-third under new criteria for diagnosing the developmental disorder. The website reported that a new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM-5, introduced extensive changes to the criteria for an autism diagnosis. The website reported that the changes include the deletion of “Asperger’s syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified, instead establishing an umbrella classification of ‘autism spectrum disorder’ with clinicians indicating a level of severity.” A new study by the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has some experts worried that people who previously qualified for a diagnosis on the autism spectrum will be left out, due to the changes. According to DisabilityScoop, researchers with the journal found that 31 percent of those who met the diagnostic criteria for autism under the old DSM…
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Texas Family Shocked To Learn That Baby at Hospital Breastfed By Wrong Mother

In a shocking story, a woman claims that a hospital outside of Houston allowed another patient to breastfeed her baby shortly after it was born due to a mix-up at the birthing facility. According to the Huffington Post, after Jessica Escobedo gave birth to her third child Melanie, on December 10, 2013, at the Oak Bend Medical Center, she was brought a baby by a nurse who she did not give birth to. Horrified, Escobedo demanded to know where her child was, before finding out that Melanie was taken to another mother, who did not notice that she had the wrong baby. “I asked the nurse where [Melanie was] and they actually took my baby to another mother,” Escobedo said, according to the HuffPost. “[S]he was over there for like two hours and the other mother actually breast fed and didn’t notice that she had the wrong baby.” “This could’ve…
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