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What is the Most Common Birth Injury?

During labor and delivery, many different kinds of birth injuries are possible. Both mother and infant are highly vulnerable at these stages. Sometimes, despite the best intentions of the healthcare professionals, mistakes can happen.

If your baby suffered a birth injury, you might want to talk to a

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How Do Birth Injuries Occur?

Birth injuries are heartbreaking for parents. Everything may have gone well with the pregnancy, but without warning, their precious new baby may have sustained an injury during birth. Birth injuries occur for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the infant may suffer an injury for no other reason than the...
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Iowa settles birth injury suit for $3.75M

The birth of a child is a joyous, life-changing event. However, birth injuries resulting from medical negligence during labor and delivery can change that joyous event to a heartbreaking, life-altering event. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.1 million babies are born in the U.S. each year and about...
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Exposure to pesticide may cause brain injury in children

A study has linked exposure to a chemical, chlorpyrifos, to brain abnormalities in children. Chlorpyrifos is a component of some pesticides, such as Dursban made by chemical giant Dow Chemical. The pesticide is mostly used in agricultural areas. A restriction preventing use in residential areas has been in place for the past 12...
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Do birth injuries cause autism?

According to research released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the likelihood of a child being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder increased substantially between 2006 and 2008 - more than 20 percent. Today, doctors diagnose at least one in 88 children with autism, Asperger syndrome or another related disorder. Researchers...
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