If we talk about a major public health concern, immediate action is needed to overcome the problems related to childbirth injuries or trauma across the globe. It is believed that there have been extensive shifts in the epidemiological patterns of child deaths. Reports show that the medical industry has made significant progress in preventing life-threatening […]


Deprivation of oxygen, or asphyxia, is a major risk for babies during and after the labor and delivery process. It is said that children, who are born with lack of oxygen can experience long-term effects due to it. Apart from this, if an infant’s brain is getting reduced oxygen, the baby is at higher risk […]


It is believed that most birth trauma cases are preventable. Typically, there are two things that can lead to birth trauma – the first is the experience that is felt by the woman, who is in labor, and second is the circumstances around the birth. A birth trauma can be defined as damage caused to […]


The birthing process is a moment of joy for mothers, but it gets tragic if any mishap happens. Many times, birthing goes bad for a few children. Some children suffer from birth injuries due to poor hospital facilities and procedures. Among several birth injuries, one of the most common from which children suffer is known […]

Could a Failure to Adequately Respond to Alarms during Labor and Delivery Have Caused Your Baby’s Birth Injury?

Alarms on monitoring devices in hospital obstetrical units regularly go off during a woman’s labor and the delivery of her child. While some of these alarms may signal serious danger to mother or fetus, others may be false alarms that do not signal danger but that still require prompt response to ensure patient safety. When […]

Some of the Most Harmless-looking Products Can Pose Serious Dangers to Children

Concerned parents do their best to make careful choices when purchasing products their children may use or be exposed to, from toys to laundry detergent to furniture and appliances. The hazards presented by many products are obvious to us all—medications with easily removed caps, heavy TVs placed on wobbly television stands, kitchen utensils with sharp […]

Birth Injuries May Be Caused by Negligent Institution and Enforcement of Health Care Protocols

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), standardized protocols and checklists for patient treatment and care have been clearly shown to significantly reduce the risk of patient harm. Standardized performance of critical tasks is particularly important in stressful environments such as labor and delivery suites, where fatigue is a frequent factor, and […]

Asphyxia Birth Injuries May Be Caused by Medical Negligence

Could your newborn infant’s sleepiness, eating and sucking difficulties, extreme irritability, breathing problems, eye-movement irregularities, or seizures be due to a birth injury related to asphyxia? Though fetal asphyxia, newborn asphyxia, or birth asphyxia have been defined in various ways by organizations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the World […]

Can the Prescription Drug Zofran Have Caused Your Child’s Birth Defect?

Certain prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, when taken by a woman during pregnancy, can interfere with the development of the embryo or fetus she is carrying and result in severe birth defects in her child. Such substances are known as teratogens and may lead to the liability of drug companies that market these drugs for […]

High-risk Pregnancies and What They May Mean for Your Unborn Child’s Health

A high-risk pregnancy is generally defined as any pregnancy in which the risk of pregnancy or childbirth complications is higher than normal. Thus, anything that places a mother or fetus at increased risk for poor health or injury during the mother’s pregnancy or the birth of her child may result in a high-risk pregnancy diagnosis. […]