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Birth Injuries Archives

C-section rate in New Jersey hospitals among highest in the nation

The World Health Organization recommends that pregnant women ready to deliver their babies undergo cesarean sections in only a small minority of cases. In fact, WHO cites a figure of 15 percent or less as being optimal.

Majority of doctors, nurses see colleagues risking patient safety

Most of us would expect doctors and nurses to wash their hands and change their rubber gloves before delivering a baby, but a majority of medical professionals who responded to a survey said they had seen their colleagues fail to take these sanitary measures.

FDA ups warnings on drug often prescribed for pregnant women

Birth injuries and medical malpractice claims associated with them often relate to clear errors made by one or more members of a hospital delivery team during childbirth. In the absence of such error and departure from the reasonable standard of care that is expected by both patients and within the medical industry, complications are rare events; doctors and other health care professionals going about their business in a duly competent manner can typically do so free of liability concerns.

Home births subject of pediatrics group newly issued guidelines

Wherever a baby is born in New Jersey or elsewhere, whether at the hospital, in a birthing center or at home pursuant to a planned delivery surrounded by family members, there is always a concern with birth injuries.

Pediatric stroke: Not uncommon, yet diagnosis often missed or delayed

In the realm of birth injuries, certain conditions or occurrences seem to be reported and receive media coverage more often than other adverse outcomes. Those commonly include things like cerebral palsy, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, fetal asphyxia and hospital-acquired infections.

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.