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  • Category: Birth Injuries

    Common Birth Injuries

    Sometimes during the act of birth, a baby is injured. In some cases, the infant’s injury is unavoidable. But some birth-related injuries are stoppable, such as ones that result from a healthcare provider’s negligence. Each year, somewhere around 28,000 infants are born with birth injuries – and data indicates that nearly half of these injuries[…]

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    Women with Preeclampsia during Pregnancy: Higher Risk for Heart Thickening

    As presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council on Hypertension, women who develop preeclampsia during pregnancy are more at risk for developing left ventricular thickening within one month after delivery. According to the Mayo Clinic, left ventricular thickening – also known as left ventricular hypertrophy – can result in the failure of the heart[…]

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    Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss the Long-Term Effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome, known as NAS, is the result of a baby being exposed to drugs while carried in the womb. NAS causes drug withdrawal in babies immediately after they are born. Opioid drugs, such as morphine, oxycodone, heroin, hydrocodone and codeine can cause NAS, as well as certain antidepressants and benzodiazepines. Sometimes, a pregnant[…]

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    Hospitals Child Birth Safety

    Over 250,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of medical error, making it the third leading cause of death in our country. Only cancer and heart disease claim more lives annually. Obstetrics is an area of medicine that is especially prone to medical error since there are so many variables that come[…]

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