All Posts in Category: birth injuries
My Child Has Cerebral Palsy. Can I Sue?
When an infant is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it can be devastating to the new parents. Cerebral palsy is a sort of umbrella term that covers a number of disorders that were caused by a lack of oxygen flow to the infant’s brain in the womb, during delivery or immediately after birth. It can also be caused by some type of injury sustained during delivery.
In some cases, it is impossible to tell when the injury occurred. In other cases, it is very clear that the lack of oxygen was the direct result of a medical mistake. When cerebral palsy, or any other birth injury, is caused by a mistake or negligence… Read More
Birth Defect Versus Birth Injury
When you are expecting a baby, you are also expecting that your delivery will go smoothly. You may be nervous about the process, but you are confident that your doctor will ensure that everything proceeds safely. Unfortunately, some babies are born with birth defects and others are injured during the birthing process. Understanding the difference between a defect and an injury can help you determine if you have a right to seek compensation.
A birth defect is a genetic abnormality. It may also be caused by an issue with the mother’s health, an infection or environmental conditions.… Read More
South Carolina Woman Gives Birth to Stillborn and Arrested
Around three hours north of the offices of Howell and Christmas, LLC, Charleston accident and injury lawers, is Bennettsville, South Carolina, where last week a woman was charged with neglect in the death of her stillborn child. The 27-week-old child was delivered at Marlboro Park Hospital to a 29-year old woman who tested positive for cocaine in a test administered by hospital officials after the delivery.
Delivery Mistakes at Military Hospitals Lead to Wrongful Death, Permanent Brain Damage, and Federal Pay Outs
South Carolina injury attorneys came across this troubling case that involves a medical malpractice suit filed against the United States after two deliveries were botched at two different military hospitals that resulted in the death of one child and left the other permanantly disabled. If the plaintiffs in these cases are successful the U.S. Government could potentially pay out a combined sum of over $20 million to the parents of the two children.
South Carolina Birth Injuries: Are Hospitals Safe?
Family awarded $893,684 in Suit Against Hospital
After filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Janesville, Illinois’s Mercy Health System, Justin and Kara Rutherford accused the hospital and doctors of negligence in the handling of Kara’s labor and delivery of their son.
When Jared was delivered, his shoulder got stuck behind his mother’s pubic bone after his head was delivered, which prevented his body from easily following the head during delivery. This complication injured the nerve’s in the boy’s shoulder. As a result of his delivery, Jared … Read More