Most of us have a mental image of what a typical birth looks like. Right now, you may be picturing a screaming woman lying on her back in a hospital bed surrounded by nurses and a doctor. In recent years, much of what we see in this picture has been re-evaluated. The types of couples giving birth are changing, and some women are choosing to give birth at home or somewhere other than a hospital. Read the rest »
A birth injury is a devastating event that can leave parents with anguish, financial hardship and vexing questions. How did this happen? Could it have been prevented?
While some birth injuries are the result of unforeseeable complications beyond anyone’s control, many are the direct result of negligence on the part of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals charged with caring for mother and child prior to during and after childbirth.
Some of the most common types of birth injuries include: Read the rest »