Birth Injury

Birth Injury, Unnecessary Inductions & Caesarians

Many birth injuries American mothers and infants face are a direct result of unnecessary hospital practices and birth malpractice. Negligent,or greedy,  doctors who perform unnecessary cesarean sections (c-sections) increase the chance of reproductive damage in the mother and birth defects in the newborn. Epidurals can weaken contractions and carry the risk of paralysis. These and other hospital practices too often lead to infant birth injuries like cerebral palsy that can permanently affect a newborn’s life. Read about birth options and common delivery room dangers in our Birth Injury Newsletter to learn more about legal action for birth injuries. If you or your child has suffered a pregnancy complication resulting in a birth defect, you need an experienced, local birth injury lawyer or attorney on your side. Contact the Consumer Justice Group today for a free case evaluation/consultation.


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VBAC Risk of Birth Injury vs Repeat Cesarean

Cesarean section delivery (aka “c-section”) is an invasive birth surgery associated with a number of birth injuries to mother and child. It is not surprising that many mothers who have delivered previously through cesarean section consider a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Learn in this article the benefits of VBAC, why some hospitals refuse laboring mothers the right to VBAC, and the risks for mother and infant birth injury from VBAC.

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Cerebral Palsy Is A Birth Injury. Not A Disease.

Cerebral palsy is a traumatic birth injury. Fortunately rare in U.S. births, cerebral palsy often occurs from brain trauma and results in permanent injury. This trauma can be physical or caused by factors like extreme jaundice. Cerebral palsy is not a disease and cannot be “cured.”

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Birth Choices Prevent Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur when doctors speed up a birth through surgery and drugs, forcing a birth to fit a mechanized hospital schedule. Birth is the intimate time between mother and infant and does not always fit a delivery room’s assembly-line approach.

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Preparing for the Best: How to Write a Birth Plan

Birth plans express a mother’s wishes for delivery but also serve a number of other functions. A well-researched birth plan can give a mother confidence in her decisions. A birth plan and information about birth injuries can also help a mother prevent injury to herself and her child.

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Birth Injury - When Hospitals Do Harm

Rushed birth, doctor negligence, and dangerous drugs are the birth injury risks facing every laboring mother in American hospitals. When doctors do not dedicate the time to a proper birth, injuries occur. Many American birth practices offer both medical doctor and mother the option of a quicker and/or less painful birth. Unfortunately, there are tradeoffs for every procedure and mothers are not always made aware of the dangers they face.

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Infant Mortality Rates in U.S. Hospitals

While we have some of the best hospitals and medical doctors in the world, the U.S. has one of the worst possible rates of infant mortality of any industrialized country. There are a number of issues that promote this sad state of birth injury in American hospitals, including respect for a mother’s birth plan and doctors’ readiness to perform c-sections, especially elective cesarean section.

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Birth Hormones Prevent Birth Injury

Pain is a mental phenomenon that promotes a healthy birth. Learn why labor pain during birth is good for the body and the baby and read about ways of relieving the sensation of pain during labor without drugs that can lead to birth injuries. Also learn why the supine birth position can increase your risk of birth injuries suffered from surgery and doctor negligence.

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