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Cerebral Palsy Malpractice Lawsuit Ends in $13.9M Award

A cerebral palsy malpractice lawsuit was brought to court, ending with a $14 million dollar settlement for an Ohio family.

A difficult delivery

Haley Cobb, now 10-years-old was part of a botched birth delivery that included the use of a vacuum device and contraction inducing drugs. Her family asserts these medical decisions led to her permanent brain damage.

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Irish Woman Receives $3.6M in Birth Injury Law Suit

23 years after being born during an poorly performed birth delivery, an Irish woman confined to her wheel chair was awarded 2.5M euros, which converts to over $3.6 million dollars.
Lauren Tinney was born in 1988 at the Letterkenny General Hospital.  During the birth it was claimed that Lauren suffered from fetal distress and asphyxiation, and was not properly monitored…

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New Study Determines Top Three Reasons for OB/GYN Liability Cases

A new study just published on medical liability cases concerning obstetrics and birth injuries named the top three reasons cited for liability cases against obstetricians. They are:

  • Errors in clinical judgment
  • Miscommunication between doctors
  • Technical mistakes

Poor judgment to blame for medical malpractice cases…

CRICO Strategies released a study that analyzed more than 800 birth injury / medical liability cases

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Can a mother’s obstetric hemorrhage result in injury to the baby?

In 0.5% of all labors, mothers experience antepartum hemorrhage, otherwise known as excessive vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. There are two main causes of the complication: placental previa which accounts for 31% of obstetric hemorrhages and placenta abruption which accounts for 22%.

Complications associated with the placenta…

Placental previa is a condition in which the placenta is attached too close to

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What is fetal monitoring and why is it relevant do evaluating cerebral palsy cases from a medical – legal perspective?

Electronic fetal monitoring (“EFM”) has helped decrease fetal and neonatal death rates by helping identify fetal distress.  Fetal monitoring is intended to prevent fetal hypoxia when it starts by monitoring the fetus in the womb and identifying signs of fetal distress.

Timing is crucial to responding to fetal distress…

Fetal distress refers to an abnormal fetal heart rate pattern that

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