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Birth Injuries Archives

Federally-funded medical facilities and malpractice lawsuits

In many cases, the federal government is protected from lawsuits. However, there is an exception. The Federal Tort Claims Act allows people to sue the federal government in the case of medical malpractice although punitive damages will not be awarded. At one federally-funded health clinic, a child suffered severe permanent brain damage after a mid-forceps delivery. A judge in Pennsylvania ordered the federal government to pay $41.6 million in the case.

Some states push birth injury victims to no-fault fund

A controversial idea is spreading across the country that could affect the rights of infants harmed at birth by medical malpractice. Two states have set up a no-fault birth injury fund to pay victims, instead of giving parents the option of suing for damages, and a task force in a third state is recommending that legislators there do the same thing.

Holding hospitals accountable for negligent birth injuries

After a mother or her child suffers serious injury during delivery, the family may have to deal with extra medical bills, not to mention the pain and suffering of the victim. When looking for justice, victims may be able to look beyond the physician or other staff member who allowed the birth injury to happen.

Calculating damages after a doctor causes a birth injury

Pittsburgh parents love their children no matter what. At the same time, it can be heartbreaking when a child is born profoundly disabled. Every parent has dreams of their children growing up to be independent, successful adults, but a baby who suffers a birth injury before or during delivery may never be able to fulfill these hopes.

Cesarean sections linked to developmental delays

Cesarean section deliveries are necessary in many cases to protect the health of both mother and child. In fact, failure by the doctor to notice signs of distress and order a C-section can be a form of medical malpractice, if reasonable care and attention would have avoided serious injury.

How do I win my birth injury malpractice lawsuit?

When a child is born with a serious injury or disability, the parents’ joy likely is mixed with heartbreak, especially if the disability will shorten the infants’ life. Many serious disabilities happen because of genetics or random chance. Other times, the baby would have been born healthy if the obstetrician had done their job appropriately.