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Things You Can Do to Help Obtain the Best Outcome for Your Birth Injury Lawsuit

Things You Can Do to Help Obtain the Best Outcome for Your Birth Injury Lawsuit

Bringing a lawsuit against the hospital and healthcare providers that delivered your child can be scary.  If you are thinking about filing a birth injury lawsuit, there are certain things you can do to benefit your potential case:

  • Document: Take lots of photographs and videos of your child’s injury or disability.  When taking your child to his or her doctor appointments or therapy visits, try to photograph or video your child’s sessions and interactions with his/her medical care providers.
  • Ask Questions: Don’t be afraid to ask your child’s medical care providers specifics about your child’s injury, how the injury occurred, what the doctors or nurses did at the delivery to cause the injury, what limitations your child would have as a result of the injury, and what additional treatments could become necessary in the future.
  • Archive: Keep copies of all medical records and other documents given to you by the medical care providers in a safe place.  If your case proceeds to trial, the pictures and video can be used to create a “Day in the Life” presentation or other exhibits that would be shown to a jury to help depict the injury and how it has affected your child.

If you believe that your child may have been injured by the acts of a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional, please contact us at 877-262-9767. Our birth injury attorneys understand the complex nature of these types of cases and can provide the legal counseling and advocacy you need to take action against a negligent health care provider.

Study Finds Link Between Short Sleep and Gestational Diabetes

Study Finds Link Between Short Sleep and Gestational Diabetes

A new Singapore-based study suggests a link between insufficient sleep during pregnancy and gestational diabetes in Asian women. Researchers out of the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School studied 686 multi-ethnic Asian pregnant women who completed a sleep questionnaire and had their glucose levels tested at 26 to 28 weeks of gestation. The researchers found that 19% of the women whose glucose levels were tested were diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Additionally, the frequency of gestational diabetes was highest, at 27.3%, among women who slept less than 6 hours per night.

Gestational diabetes may contribute to risk factors such as fetal macrosomia and other complications including a higher risk of shoulder dystocia, or instrumental delivery by forceps or vacuum, among others. If you developed gestational diabetes during your pregnancy and you or you baby were injured during the labor and delivery process, please contact us at 877-262-9767.

A Christmas Miracle for Missouri Family

A Christmas Miracle for Missouri Family

This past Christmas Eve, parents Amber and Heath Johnson were on their way to the hospital to welcome their daughter Ivy Ruth into the world. Hours into labor, however, Amber began bleeding heavily and the fetal heart monitor fell silent.  Amber had experienced a placental abruption, where her placenta detached from her uterus, cutting off all of Ivy’s oxygen. Doctors raced to deliver Ivy and worked to resuscitate her for nearly 20 minutes before her heart started beating again.

If you believe you or your baby suffered from complications due to a placental abruption, please contact our expert birth injury lawyers for help. Call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your unique situation.

Mother Speaking Out about Bacterial Infection in Newborns

Mother Speaking Out about Bacterial Infection in Newborns

Because Angilee was diagnosed with Group B streptococcus (GBS) while she was pregnant, she received antibiotics during labor in the hospital. Thinking her newborn son Benjamin was protected from the infection, Angilee took her baby home. Weeks later, Benjamin fell critically ill and succumbed to severe brain damage due to late onset GBS. Angilee now is speaking out about GBS awareness and testing, hoping that other families will not have to endure a similar tragedy: “I was never told of any signs or symptoms to look for in a baby with GBS, so I never noticed the smallest signs.”

If you believe your baby suffered from a GBS infection resulting from the labor and delivery process, please contact our expert birth injury lawyers for help. Call us at 877-262-9767 to discuss your situation.

Low Birth Weight, Preterm Birth May Carry Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy

Low Birth Weight, Preterm Birth May Carry Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy

According to Cerebral Palsy News Today, babies born prematurely, and that have a low birth weight for their gestational age, are often diagnosed with cerebral palsy. To better understand this link, researchers from China published a December 2016 meta-analysis in Scientific Reports, which reviewed data from seven previously-published studies on the risks associated with low birth weight, encompassing over 135,000 participants. Researchers found that a small birth weight (adjusted for gestational age) increased the risk of cerebral palsy by at least 2.34 times, and babies born at 34-36 weeks of pregnancy were 3.47 times more likely to receive the diagnosis. While the outcome of the meta-analysis suggests there is a strong link between low birth weight and a cerebral palsy diagnosis in preterm babies, the study noted that additional research is needed to investigate the underlying causes.

If your child is affected by cerebral palsy, call us at 877-262-9767 to confidentially discuss your situation.

Essex Woman’s Baby Was Born Black and Blue After Vacuum and Forceps Delivery

Essex Woman’s Baby Was Born Black and Blue After Vacuum and Forceps Delivery

Essex, UK mother Louise Greene is sharing her story after her daughter Scarlet suffered injuries at birth when her doctor used a vacuum suction cup and forceps during delivery, which caused bruising on her scalp and a 2.5-inch cut across her head. Over the past year, Scarlett’s injuries have been examined by experts including a plastic surgeon and eye specialist. Though she is healing well, Louise is still shaken by Scarlett’s traumatic birth and hopes that no other family goes through what they endured.
If your child was injured at birth from a vacuum or forceps delivery, please call us today at 877-262-9676 for a complimentary, confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

New Research Suggests Relationship between Folic Acid Intake and Gestational Diabetes

New Research Suggests Relationship between Folic Acid Intake and Gestational Diabetes

According to a new study, the risk of gestational diabetes increases with daily folic acid intake at the beginning of a pregnancy. Evaluating data from the China-Anhui Birth Cohort Study, Dr. Fangbiao Tao of Anhui Medical University in China, along with other colleagues, suggested that women taking folic acid supplements in the first trimester of their pregnancies have a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes. When using folic acid before pregnancy or in the second trimester, they noted, no greater risk was posed. The researchers caution, however, that “further larger cohort studies are warranted to examine this adverse effect.”

How Do I Obtain What My Child Needs

How Do I Obtain What My Child Needs

How Long Does it Typically Take To Go To Trial

How Long Does it Typically Take To Go To Trial

I Believe I have a birth injury claim

I Believe I have a birth injury claim

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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