Mother Sues Puerto Rico Hospital Over Son’s Birth Injuries

Tracy Ray | April 15th, 2013

On February 12, 2013, a birth injury lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico, which is a U.S. territory. The plaintiff, who is a citizen of the British Virgin Islands, had given birth to her son at the Pavia Hospital in Santurce, Puerto Rico. She is suing the hospital, alleging that medical negligence on the part… Read more »

Umbilical Cord Problems and Birth Injuries

Tracy Ray | April 5th, 2013

In many cases, a birth injury is the result of umbilical cord problems. Statistics from the Pregnancy Institute reveal that umbilical cord problems cause stillbirth in 1.5 of over 1,000 births. In some cases, a birth injury is an unfortunate accident, but in other cases, it was preventable, and was the result of mistakes made by the healthcare professionals overseeing… Read more »

Texas Parents Allege Negligence Caused Child’s Brain Damage

Tracy Ray | February 18th, 2013

In a lawsuit filed on December 27, 2012, a Texas family charges that their child suffered brain damage because of the negligence of the obstetrician and medical staff at Bayshore Medical Center, the hospital where the baby was delivered. Specifically, the plaintiffs allege that the obstetrician failed to note and report problems in the medical condition of mother and child,… Read more »

Hospital’s Malpractice Caused Death of Newborn, Lawsuit Charges

Tracy Ray | January 17th, 2013

Medical malpractice and failure to perform an emergency C-section caused the death of a newborn baby, according to a lawsuit filed by the baby’s grieving parents. The complaint against St. Mary Medical Center was filed on November 9, 2012 in the Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Botched delivery caused collarbone fracture, cardiac arrest, and brain damage,  plaintiffs allege… Read more »

Brain Damage in Newborns

Tracy Ray | December 19th, 2012

When delivering a baby, obstetricians and other medical professionals involved in the birth must carefully monitor the health of both the mother and the child, and act swiftly at the first sign of a problem, following the standard of care. In many cases, failure to recognize or react properly to a problem during the birth process can result in a… Read more »