Recent Posts in Birth Injury Category

  • Failure to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes

    Gestational diabetes affects thousands of pregnant women in the United States each year. Not only does the mother have an increased risk for health complications, gestational diabetes creates an increased risk for health issues and birth injuries to ...
  • What Makes an Injury "Catastrophic"?

    While there is no strict legal definition of a catastrophic injury, it generally means a severe injury that leads to either permanent or long-term disfigurement or disability. These types of injuries often include a lifetime of medical treatment, ...
  • Hypoxia in Birth Injury Cases: Causes & Risks

    Hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen to the body’s tissues, can be especially damaging to a fetus and newborn baby. Perinatal hypoxia — when the infant receives inadequate oxygen before, during, or after birth — can occur when birth complications cause the ...
  • Birth Injury vs. Birth Defect

    Birth defects and birth injuries are not one in the same, but many people mistakenly believe they refer to the same conditions and that both are actionable under the law. The Chicago birth injury attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. understand ...
  • Risks of Failing to Monitor Fetal Heartbeat

    Throughout an entire pregnancy, a doctor should pay close attention and monitor both mother and baby. This includes checking to make sure the vitals — including heartbeat — of the baby are stable. Unfortunately, there are instances in which a doctor ...
  • How to Detect Maternal Infection

    For pregnant women, the risk of infection is not only dangerous for the mother, but also for the health of the baby. The immune system may not be as strong as it was and viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi can all cause infection during ...
  • For many soon-to-be-mothers, pregnancy can be both a joyous and scary time. There are so many questions that these women have and getting the answers they need can go a long way towards easing the stress involved. Unfortunately, accidents can happen ...
  • C-Section Delivery Errors

    With today’s technology and medical advancements, giving birth to a child is not as dangerous as it once was. But no matter how well you plan, there can be unexpected circumstances. One of the common procedures required in childbirths is a cesarean ...
  • HELLP Syndrome

    One of the greatest joys in life is bringing life into this world. A mother’s number one priority is the health of her child. That should be top priority for caretakers and physicians as well. Unfortunately, however, that is not always that case. One ...
  • Thomas Siracusa Obtains Record Settlement

    Thomas Siracusa recently obtained court approval for a $23,000,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 34 year-old woman who suffered a stroke following child birth. The settlement is an Illinois record for a birth-related injury to a mother, according to ...
  • Last month, Devon C. Bruce , a partner at Power Rogers & Smith, settled a medical malpractice case in Winnebago County, Illinois on behalf of a brain -damaged infant. The minor Plaintiff was born at 25.5 weeks at Rockford Memorial Hospital. At 11 ...
  • On November 12, 2012, a 31 year old mother to be was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in labor with a full-term pregnancy. At 10:30pm that day, the woman’s first child was born via caesarian section. During the C-section , the decedent ...
  • $1,150,000 Settlement in Birthing Injury Lawsuit

    On November 27, 2012, the Honorable Elizabeth Budzinski approved the settlement of a medical malpractice action brought on behalf of A. Moore, a minor, for injuries she suffered during her birth at Westlake Community Hospital. The lawsuit was filed ...

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