Birth Trauma | Scott Goodwin Law

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Blood clots happen to anyone, but there are a wide range of factors that can potentially increase a person’s risk of experiencing them. One of those risk factors is pregnancy or having recently given birth. Blood clots in the lungs are one of the most common causes of pregnancy-related deaths. According to the CDC, women

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Throughout any pregnancy, it’s critical for the mother’s medical condition to be carefully monitored by her doctor. There are a lot of things that need to be watched to make sure everything is progressing as expected and to detect signs of any potential complications. The sooner potential signs of complications are detected, the sooner they

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Over the years, births by cesarean section have become increasingly common. According to a report released by the CDC, 31.8% of all births in the United States in 2020 were through a C-section. In some cases, C-sections are planned, either due to the mother’s personal preferences or for reasons that were identified before labor began,

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While planned cesarean deliveries have become more common in recent years, there are some cases where a mother-to-be intends to have a natural delivery, but ends up needing to have a C-section instead. Sometimes, a doctor may detect a situation that would make a natural delivery too risky, such as if the baby is in

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Having an appropriate amount of amniotic fluid is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. It helps support fetal growth, cushions the baby, and prevents the umbilical cord from becoming compressed. In some cases, typically in the third trimester or when a baby is overdue, an expectant mother might develop a condition known as oligohydramnios,

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The good news is that umbilical cord complications are fairly rare. And when they do occur, they very often do not cause any harm to the baby. However, it’s still very important for doctors to take appropriate steps to monitor for potential umbilical cord conditions so that steps can be taken to prevent complications. For

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When injuries occur around the time of birth, it’s important for steps to be taken right away to assess the extent of those injuries and determine what treatment, if any, is needed. But how do you know if your child has been injured?  Some of the immediate signs of birth trauma include limp limbs, tense

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Over the years, vacuum assisted births have become increasingly less common as c-sections became a more widely used option. It’s now estimated that vacuum assisted births account for about 2.5% of non-caesarean births. However, they can be an option if labor has stalled out in the second stage, if there are concerns around the baby’s

Overhead view of a mother in a hospital gown holding a newborn baby.

One aspect of consumer law that people commonly know is the concept of “bait and switch.” A bait and switch occurs when a company advertises one product or service without actually intending to sell the product/service at the advertised price. Instead, they try to convince consumers to purchase another, more expensive, product/service that the company

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When complications occur during delivery, it’s important for appropriate actions to be taken quickly to prevent harm to the baby and the mother. In some cases, this means ordering an emergency cesarean. But, in some cases, doctors may use birth assisting tools like forceps and vacuum extractors to help keep delivery moving along and bring