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Birth Injuries Archives

Legal recourse re birth injuries in Louisiana

Not every woman admitted to the hospital to give birth has a good experience. Sometimes, doctor negligence often results in birth injuries that may cause permanent damage to a newborn infant. Louisiana parents may seek recourse through the legal system, as one family in another state recently found when the court awarded them $30 million.

Seeking justice re birth injuries in New Orleans

Welcoming a baby into the world is typically a joyful and exciting experience. However, some New Orleans families' birth events have not always gone as planned. There have been many instances where negligence on the part of medical staff members has led to devastating birth injuries that have quickly turned a family's joy into tragedy.

What is shoulder dystocia during labor and delivery?

One complication of birth injuries is shoulder dystocia. This condition develops when an infant's shoulders get stuck in the birth canal during delivery, posing substantial risk to both the baby and the mother.

How common are premature births in Louisiana and Mississippi?

There are several birth-related things that states vary in considerably. One is how common preterm births are. Premature birth report cards issued by the March of Dimes indicate that Louisiana and Mississippi have some of the highest premature birth rates in the country. 

Deliveries in the U.S.: higher costs not equaling better results

Many types of medical care can be on the expensive side here in the United States. Delivery care is one such type of care, and it has, generally, been getting more and more expensive here in the past couple of decades. It is estimated that, the average cost of a child delivery in the U.S. in 2009 was at around twice the level it was at in 1993.

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