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Parents sue hospital after unnecessary surgery on their child

Commonly, an injury at birth occurs when a medical professional fails to respond to some concern during a pregnancy or during the delivery. Maryland families are keenly aware of such injuries, but on rare occasions, a birth injury can result from an action taken by medical staff after the birth and even after the newborn has suffered no noticeable harm. Parents of an intersex child are suing a hospital after their child's genitals were removed, claiming that the surgery was medically unnecessary and violated their child's constitutional rights.

Local baseball player not hindered by birth injury

Having a child can be one of the happiest times in a person's life. But if the child ends up with a birth injury, it can lead to serious consequences for the child later in life. Having a child with a birth injury can lead to additional medical care for the child. If the birth injury is due to the negligence of either prenatal care or the delivery, the parents may have a right to seek compensation for the injury.

Parents look for answers following birth injury

An injury at birth can be a tragic experience for the parents of the child, as well as for the child's future. Such an injury can occur in a variety of ways, perhaps through complications in the labor and delivery process, or due to improper prenatal medical care that could be the result of the negligence of a medical professional. As Maryland families certainly know, the birth of a child is a joyous and wonderful occasion, but that joy can be shattered when a birth injury occurs due to the negligence of doctors and nurses.

Birth defects allegedly caused by antidepressant

The excitement of having a new child can all too often be diminished by concerns for the child's health. Maryland parents know that Newborn babies are vulnerable to a number of health problems. But when a health concern derives from something that could have been prevented, it is incredibly difficult on parents and the family.

Did the drug Depakote cause birth defects?

New parents in Maryland may be interested to hear that claims filed against Abbot Laboratories, the manufacturer of the prescription drug Depakote, by hundreds of plaintiffs has been removed to federal court because it is a mass-action lawsuit with more than 100 people trying their related claims jointly. Depakote was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1983 and is prescribed to treat certain types of seizures, manic-depressive disorder and headaches. The plaintiffs allege that during the mother's pregnancy they took Depakote, causing their children to suffer birth defects. The plaintiffs want to hold the company liable for damages for continuing to market and sell the drug despite knowing of its risks.

Newborn suffers from cerebral palsy after poor medical care

Let alone the emotional tragedy of a birth injury that causes life-altering affects to a newborn child, the financial toll of such an incident can be monumental. The medications, rehabilitative sessions and physical equipment that are commonly associated with such birth injuries can cost obscene amounts of money -- and these costs don't go away over time. A birth injury affects the entirety of a person's life, and the negligence that tragically and wrongfully put them (and their family) in such a position should not go unpunished.

Delay in C-section causes permanent brain damage to child

If it isn't the happiest moment in any parent's life, than giving birth to a child certainly is one of the happiest moments. The parents can marvel at the life they just created; their son or daughter calmly breathing as they wait a day or two to leave the hospital and take their newborn home. Most of the time, this is the way the script works -- but sometimes, poor medical care or negligent hospital staff can turn the dream of a newborn child into a nightmare.

Newborn thought stillborn found alive in morgue 12 hours later

Sometimes in life miracles do happen, rare as they are even in Maryland. In what might be considered a case of medical malpractice and misdiagnosis of a medical condition, one mother and father got the surprise of their lives when they went to the morgue to see their stillborn daughter one last time to say goodbye and discovered she was not dead. Doctors had informed the couple their newborn baby was still born and had no vital signs at birth.

Wrongful birth suit results in $2.9 million award

It would be a mistake to think that the only birth issues for which seeking compensation through the court system might be reasonable are the result of mistakes made during delivery. Maryland-based attorneys with experience in this area of law know that the process of having a baby doesn't fall into just the narrow window of the delivery. It involves the entire 9-month pregnancy.

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