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Can Vacuum Delivery Cause Brain Damage?

By The Villari Firm |

Yes. This article explains what vacuum extraction is, what birth injuries vacuum extraction commonly causes, what vacuum extractors are, when a vacuum extractor might be used during delivery, and when a vacuum extractor should not be used. If your baby suffered an injury due to vacuum extraction during delivery, call the New Jersey birth… Read More »

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Filing a Newborn Broken Collarbone Lawsuit

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The excitement of bringing your precious newborn home can be darkened if your baby is injured at birth. Sometimes, a new born can suffer from a broken collar bone; This is a telltale sign that birth injury has occurred. A baby in pain is something no parent ever wants to experience. Worse yet, broken… Read More »

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How to Prove Your Birth Injury Case

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Not every birth injury is actionable. This article sets forth what you need to prove in order to recover monetary damages for medical malpractice causing a birth injury. If you or your baby suffered an injury due to the actions or inaction of a medical professional, call Philadelphia birth injury lawyer at The Villari… Read More »

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Knotted Cord Injuries & Medical Malpractice

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This article explains the problems that can arise with a baby’s umbilical cord, what doctors can and should do if there are signs of a knotted cord, and whether a knotted cord qualifies as medical malpractice. If your baby is suffering or was lost due to a knotted umbilical cord that went undiscovered by… Read More »

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Infant Brain Bleed (Intracranial Hemorrhage) Birth Injuries

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What are infant brain bleed birth injuries and how do they occur? Birth injury lawyer Heidi G. Villari explains how an infant can suffer an intracranial hemorrhage during labor or delivery, how a brain bleed can affect an infant, and what actions families can take to get compensation if their child suffered a brain… Read More »

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Spinal Cord Injury at Birth

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If your child shows symptoms such as weakness or paralysis soon after birth, they may have suffered a spinal cord injury during delivery. While spinal cord injuries can be managed through surgery and medication, your child will require ongoing medical care and therapy to gain optimal function, and may need personal support throughout their… Read More »

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What Apgar Stands For & Its Importance in Assessing Newborn Health

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After delivery, medical professionals assess the newborn with Apgar scores to determine their health and whether they require additional medical attention. But what exactly is Apgar? Why is Apgar so important? What does Apgar tell me about the health of my baby? Noted Philadelphia birth injury lawyer Heidi G. Villari explains in this comprehensive… Read More »

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Lack of Oxygen at Birth & the Long-Term Effects

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Oxygen deprivation at birth, called birth asphyxia, is a leading cause of infant brain damage in infants. Even mild cases can result in lifelong problems such as developmental delays, cognitive functioning problems, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, ADHD, and epilepsy. If your baby suffered birth asphyxia, the experienced birth injury lawyers at The Villari Firm… Read More »

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Fetal Laceration Birth Injuries & Malpractice

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Fetal Lacerations During C-Section Whether planned, unexpected, or emergent, a C-Section (cesarean birth) is major surgery. While you are undoubtedly thrilled at the arrival of your newborn, you may be shocked when you discover fetal lacerations on your baby. While they should heal, some may be of such a severe nature that injurious harm… Read More »

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Steps in Birth Injury Lawsuits

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Birth Injury Lawsuits Explained Birth injuries are classified as a type of medical malpractice. When they occur, birth injury lawsuits are filed to compensate and give justice to mothers, fathers, babies and children who suffered injury and harm due to negligence on the part of a licensed healthcare provider. This negligence could be failure… Read More »

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