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Birth Injuries

This Requirement Prevents Frivolous Birth Injury Cases

In the age of “tort reform,” some people still think that a jury will hear a frivolous birth injury case. This is good talk for politicians and other television and media commentators, but the truth of the matter is that in Maryland at least, this requirement prevents...

A Compressed Umbilical Cord And HIE

In today’s birth injury educational article, we are going to discuss a compressed umbilical cord and HIE from a medical legal standpoint. For attorneys who handle birth trauma and birth injury cases, umbilical cord problems can present challenges for babies....

An Emergency C-section And Fetal Distress

An emergency C-section and fetal distress is a topic that many mothers might hear a little about before labor and delivery, with the doctor more than likely explaining that if there are problems during delivery, then a C-section may be the needed outcome. With that...

What If My Baby Swallows Their Poop During Delivery?

A question that came into us was what if my baby swallows their poop during delivery? This is an interesting question that spotlights a serious medical condition, that in some instances if it is severe enough, can lead to death. The medical condition that can be...

What If You Cannot Afford A Second Opinion In A Birth Injury Case?

What if you cannot afford a second opinion in a birth injury case? This was a question that was posed to me by an individual who was dealing with a baby who had suffered a brain injury at birth. The family was told that the child had to undergo hypothermia cooling and...

Why Is The Complaint Important In A Birth Injury Case?

Why is the complaint important in a birth injury case? Actually, the same can hold true as to why a complaint is important in most civil cases too. Although the complaint is not often mentioned, it is one of the most important filings in a civil case.   Below, I...

Medical Malpractice

Understand The Question Before Answering In A Deposition

Even though it sounds simple, some people forget that they need to understand the question before answering in a deposition. When this happens, the person giving the deposition runs the risk of providing answers to questions that may not actually reflect the answer...

What If The Defense Wants To Video Your Deposition?

What if the defense wants to video your deposition? For some, this request is not something they expect or know can be done. Regardless, in some situations a request to video your deposition might be made. When it happens, it is important that you understand not only...

So You Want To Fire Your Attorney?

So, you want to fire your attorney (for the purpose of this article you are not in trial yet with your matter)? Contrary to what some think, you can fire your attorney. With that said, there are other things that you should make sure that you understand when thinking...

Genetics And A HIE Claim

Genetics and a HIE claim, or to ask the question is a different manner, what role can genetics play in a HIE claim in which it is your position that the doctors and nurses are the cause of your baby’s HIE diagnosis? When parents contact us regarding an investigation...

A Role For Parents In A HIE Claim

One of the more interesting questions that we can get when parents are looking to have an investigation done into cause of their child’s HIE diagnosis is what is a role for parents in a HIE claim? As I gave this question thought, I began to realize that this issue...

How Long Can A HIE Claim Take?

A question that I eventually field when a family is looking into the investigation of their baby’s HIE diagnosis is how long can a HIE claim take? In my opinion, because of what is shown on TV and in movies regarding legal cases, the public can have differing opinions...

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