Hawai’i Birth Injury Cases and Settlements

Group B Strep Infections in Babies

Have you or your loved one suffered a Group B Strep infection? GBS, or Group B streptococci, is a type of bacterial infection that impacts women. It can have a devastating outcome when children are born with it. However, there

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Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in Hawai’i

Perinatal asphyxia — known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or HIE — is responsible for nearly a quarter of all neonatal deaths around the world. This relatively common condition occurs in approximately one to six of every 1,000 live births, and 20

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When C-Sections Can Save Lives

In a difficult birth, a cesarean section can save an infant’s life. For millions of babies who could have died or suffered permanent disability during a risky birth, C-sections have meant a chance at a normal, healthy life. Over the

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Close to 1/3 of Cerebral Palsy Patients Had at Least One Adverse Event Occur During Their Birth

According to a study published by The US National Library of Medicine, close to 1/3 of patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy had at least one adverse event occur during their birth. Adverse events include: placental abruption, uterine rupture during labor,

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Vacuum Extraction Birth Injury

Vacuum extraction is a way to safely deliver a baby who is oversized, breeched, or taking too long to get out of the birth canal. However, in some cases, vacuum extraction is done in an effort to get the birth over with quickly and efficiently. If not done properly, vacuum extraction can cause serious birth injuries.  

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Prolapsed Umbilical Cord Injuries Can Be Prevented

The umbilical cord is a tube-like structure that connects the fetus to the mother during pregnancy. The tube is a flexible texture, which transports nutrients to the baby and carries away its wastes. It is the baby’s lifeline. After the fetus is born, the umbilical cord must be cut. The tradition is to have the father get involved with the pregnancy process by cutting the umbilical cord.

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Late Birth Can Result in Birth Injury

Some birth injuries occur through no fault of anyone. On the other hand, many injuries are caused by the negligence of medical professionals. Doctors and support staff can be negligent in several ways, including, but not limited to, failing to anticipate certain problems during the delivery, misreading tests or x-rays, and/or failing to sufficiently inquire about relevant factors in the mother’s medical history. 

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Premature Babies at Much Higher Risk of Schizophrenia

Premature babies have a much higher risk of suffering mental disorders like schizophrenia as they grow into adulthood. According to researchers, the risk of developing such mental disorders is the highest for babies that are born after a pregnancy that lasts less than 32 weeks.

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Antibiotics Can Reduce C. diff Infection Relapse Risk

New research indicates that the use of Fidaxomicin can help reduce the risk of a C. diff infection relapse, compared to the more popular drug, vancomycin

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Lower Oxygen Levels during Pregnancy Linked to Congenital Birth Defects

A new study indicates that oxygen deprivation during the fetal stage can increase the risk of birth defects. According to the study, pregnant women who have a history of congenital birth defects in the family could reduce the risk of having

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