cerebral palsy

Were these infant’s delays secondary to misapplication of a vacuum extractor?The plaintiff alleged that the infant’s injuries were caused by traumatic damage during delivery; specifically, from the vacuum extractor. The plaintiff’s argument was that when the vacuum extractor pulled on the infant’s head it caused damage, evidenced by the intraventricular bleed.
Brain injury allegedly caused by forcepsWhen the head of a Kansas woman's baby did not descend easily, the nursemidwife managing the labor sought an obstetrician’s intervention. The obstetrician used forceps to assist the delivery. The parents sued the obstetrician after the delivery alleging the infant suffered a skull fracture, lacerated ear, bruising around his scalp, and bleeding in the brain as a result of the forceps. What's the verdict? Plus more cases.
Legally Speaking: Pre-trial agreements alter monetary awardsTwo cases illustrate how jury verdicts and awards to plaintiffs may differ drastically in medical malpractice trials.
Enhanced FHR monitoring: No magic bulletA recent trial reveals that ST-segment analysis does not improve CP rates.
Children with cerebral palsy, epilepsy need flu vaccine but don’t always get itChildren who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than children without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience, according to a study published online April 9 in Vaccine. Moreover, healthcare providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza vaccine.
Legally Speaking: CP diagnosed after preterm delivery in SpainA California woman with a history of 2 premature deliveries and a single miscarriage became pregnant in 2004. A few days after the pregnancy was confirmed, she was seen by a physician at a military base in connection with an application to accompany her husband overseas. The application was approved and the patient went to Spain, where she delivered at 31 weeks’ gestation in 2005.
Updates on neonatal encephalopathy and cerebral palsyA new report shows that monitoring and early intervention may help reduce adverse outcomes and malpractice claims.
Legally Speaking: Two cervical cancer deaths, two jury decisionsWhen a jury sees a big corporation in the defendant’s chair, it can have an effect, although it is never a jury’s job to “punish” a corporation.
Case: Molar pregnancy develops into choriocarcinomaAn ob/gyn neglects to follow a molar pregnancy to its conclusion and the patient develops choriocarcinoma. A jury found in favor of the plaintiff.
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