In a previous post, we discussed the birth injury known as cerebral palsy and its symptoms. Now, we are going to take a closer look at the prognosis for those in Maryland who suffer from cerebral palsy and other brain injuries during the birth process.
Maryland residents do not often consider being involved in a car accident, let alone what injuries and damages they will suffer in the incident. While it is not a desirable topic to ponder, the truth is that many car accidents could result in serious injuries and significantly impact the life of the injured party. Because a victim's life could drastically change due to the injuries suffered in a crash, it is important to understand the legal remedies available and what damages could be recovered in a personal injury claim.
Mothers and soon-to-be mothers in Maryland are often concerned about the wellbeing of their child during the birthing process. While some complications could occur when an infant is delivered, the negligence of a doctor or medical staff could cause the newborn much harm. This could result in a birth injury, causing the infant to suffer temporary or permanent disabilities. In these matters, parents should understand the types of birth injuries, what makes them different than birth defects, how the birth injury occurred and what legal remedies are available to them.
Many people understand that the workers' compensation system is made to provide financial benefits for those who are injured on the job. While many times the benefits are paid to cover medical expenses, in Maryland benefits can also be paid for something known as vocational rehabilitation. What does this mean?
It is only natural for parents to spend the nine months of a woman's pregnancy looking forward to the birth of a healthy baby. Unfortunately, sometimes this long wait does not end with a healthy baby, but instead a baby who suffered a birth injury. In the worst of circumstances, a baby can die due to a birth injury. It is at times like these that many parents may need legal help.
When one in Maryland thinks of the dangers of falls in the workplace, the construction industry may seem like the main place that falls take place. And although the construction industry sees the highest number of fatalities related to falls according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highest number of non-fatal falls belongs to the retail and health care industries. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released data in 2009 stating that over 600 people were killed and more than 212,000 people suffered serious injuries due to falls in the workplace. Building maintenance, material moving, health care support, transportation and construction are all occupational sectors in which employees are especially prone to injuries related to falls.
When a child in Maryland is born with birth injuries, parents may be so wrapped up in meeting the needs of their child that they may not initially contemplate taking legal action. However, as the medical expenses and other bills rack up, this may be a step that parents need to take. That being said, what does it take to prove a birth injury case?
Just imagine the effect a severe injury such as paralysis can have on one's life. Not only is the victim's entire daily existence affected, but the victim may also be unable to work and may require a lifetime of future care. All of this can lead to incredible expenses.
The birth of a child is usually a joyful event for the entire family. Not only parents, but grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings all eagerly await the birth of a new baby. Sadly, there are times when, due to medical negligence, a child suffers a birth injury. One common type of birth injury is shoulder dystocia.
Two very common birth injuries are cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy. While many readers in Maryland may have heard of cerebral palsy, they may not have heard of another condition known as Erb's palsy.