Birth Injuries

Seizures And Traumatic Brain Injury

If the brain experiences serious trauma, seizures can be the outcome for the baby. A baby can suffer from a traumatic brain injury upon delivery using forceps and vacuum type assisted deliveries that are used during the second stage of labor. At times, doctors utilize these instruments to assist the mother during her vaginal delivery when she is facing a struggle to push the baby through the birth canal.

An injury to the baby’s brain can occur when doctors use excessive force to lead the baby through delivery. Not only can a traumatic brain injury cause seizure, but it can also result in a child suffering from cerebral palsy in some instances.

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Why Does Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Gas Matter?

  Today we will discuss why does your baby's umbilical cord matter in the context of a traumatic brain injury at birth. The type of brain injury that we will be covering is a hypoxic brain injury.   Understanding the umbilical cord gas can be critical in...

How Oxygen Deprivation At Birth Can Cause Cerebral Palsy

  Oxygen deprivation at birth can cause cerebral palsy in some cases. This issue comes up frequently with families who may have recently been given an HIE diagnosis for their baby. For many families this is the first time they have had to think about something...

How Does My Baby Make A Claim For Their HIE Brain Injury?

  How does my baby make a claim for their HIE brain injury at birth? This was a question that was posed to me by a mother who was looking for a way to help her baby following a traumatic brain injury like HIE. Mom made it clear to me that she did not want to sue...

Nurse Liability With A Baby’s HIE Brain Injury

  The focus today is on nurse liability with a baby's HIE brain injury. To understand the context of this post you must know a little bit of a conversation that took place with a mother I spoke with regarding a birth injury investigation.   This mother,...

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