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Mother files birth injury lawsuit

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a mother who claims that her child was left with permanent brain damage and other injuries as a result of medical negligence during the birthing process. According to the lawsuit, the mother, a gestational diabetic woman pregnant with her third child, was admitted to the hospital approximately …

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Illinois mother and infant daughter sue for medical malpractice

A doctor, hospital and health care foundation have been sued by a mother and her infant daughter for medical malpractice during delivery. Kyna Mitchell and her daughter filed the lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court, against Alton Memorial Hospital, Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation Inc. and a doctor involved with the vacuum-assisted delivery. Mitchell was …

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Medical Malpractice Can Cause Jaundice in Newborns

Medical malpractice can result in many types of birth injuries, with one of the most common being complications from hyperbilirubinemia, otherwise known as jaundice. Jaundice is usually treated easily, but if it is not properly diagnosed and treated, it can lead to other birth injuries, such as brain damage or loss of hearing. Jaundice is …

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Birth Injuries on the Rise in United States

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there has been a startling increase in birth injuries in the United States. The study reveals that from 2000 through 2009, there was a 75 percent increase in emergencies during delivery, and post-delivery complications increased by 50 percent during the same time period. …

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Pfizer Sued Over Birth Injury that Resulted in Death

An Illinois couple has filed a lawsuit against Pfizer after a birth injury resulted in their son’s death. The plaintiffs assert that their son was exposed to the antidepressant Zoloft, manufactured by Pfizer, and that he suffered from syndactyly and hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which eventually led to his death. The lawsuit was filed in …

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Father’s Occupation May Play a Role in Birth Defects

Researchers have discovered that the risk of birth defects may be increased by the type of work the father did before the baby was conceived. The study, by researchers at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, relies on data from the U.S. National Birth Defects Prevention Study. The study is …

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Erb’s Palsy Leads to Birth Injury Lawsuit

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleging that medical negligence caused a child to develop Erb’s Palsy. Christopher and Daniela Griffin filed the suit on behalf of themselves and their son, Christopher S. Griffin, Jr., against MetroSouth Medical Center and the attending physician, claiming that medical malpractice caused fetal …

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Joyce Meyer Ministries Asks Judge to Dismiss Wrongful Death Suit

Joyce Meyer Ministries has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Sheri Coleman who, along with her two sons, were murdered in 2009 by her husband Christopher Coleman. A St. Clair County judge heard arguments in Monroe County on why the case should be dismissed. Christopher Coleman …

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Jury Awards $78.5 Million in Birth Injury Case

A Pennsylvania jury awarded $78.5 million to a mother whose baby suffered a brain injury, finding that the child’s brain damage was the result of medical malpractice. The mother, Victoria Upsey, filed suit against Pottsdown Memorial Medical Center in Pennsylvania, as well as the medical professionals that attended her child’s delivery. Upsey was admitted to …

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Spina Bifida Birth Defect Lawsuit Filed in Illinois

A lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Depakote, an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug. The suit alleges that plaintiffs suffered from birth defects, including spina bifida, due to their mothers’ use of the drug during pregnancy. The lawsuit, Battle, et al vs. Abbot Laboratories, was filed in St. Clair County …

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