Birth Trauma | Scott Goodwin Law

A mother in a hospital gown kisses her baby's head.

If someone falls down, is bitten by a dog, or has been in a car accident, they will likely have some kind of physical marks on their body because of it, such as a scar, a cut, or a bruising. However, injuries caused by birth trauma can be different. While some cases of birth injuries

Sleeping baby.

It’s not at all uncommon for babies to be born on days that aren’t their anticipated due date. Sometimes, they’re born a bit earlier and other times, they’re born a little bit later. But in some cases, it can be advisable for labor to be induced if pregnancy extends into the 41st or 42nd week

Assortment of prescription medication pills.

Sometimes, there can be confusion about whether or not a condition is a birth injury or a birth defect. Generally speaking, a birth defect is a condition which develops during pregnancy, often the result of genetics. On the other hand, birth injuries are caused by something that goes wrong during labor/delivery or shortly after birth,

A mother's hand holds a sleeping baby's hand.

Even with how far we’ve come in making pregnancy and delivery safer for both the mother and the baby, it’s still possible for things to go wrong. Sometimes, there are complications that come up that doctors could not have prevented. But the sad reality is that every year, many babies experience birth injuries that could

A pregnant woman resting her hand on her stomach.

Bicornuate uterus is a congenital condition which causes women to have a uterus shaped like a heart instead of a pear, with the uterus divided into two compartments. It’s not a very common condition, occurring in approximately 1 out of 200 women. Since bicornuate uterus is a congenital condition, it’s not something that could have

Rh Incompatibility & Birth Trauma

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 by
Sleeping newborn baby.

When someone finds out they’re expecting a baby, it’s natural to wonder about what things they might have in common with their child. However, one thing they might not think about is whether or not there might be incompatibilities between the mother’s blood and the baby’s. But if there is an issue with Rh compatibility,

Close up of a baby's hand near its face.

When a child is born with an injury or birth condition, “birth injury” and “birth defect” are two terms that might be used interchangeably. But these are actually two different types of conditions with some important differences to be aware of.  Birth Injuries vs. Birth Defects One key difference between a birth injury and a

Newborn baby in a bed.

Amniotic fluid plays a very important role in a baby’s health and development during pregnancy, helping the baby grow and move while also protecting it from being injured before birth. If levels of amniotic fluid aren’t where they should be, it can potentially cause complications. Oligohydramnios is a condition where amniotic fluid levels are too

What is NICU Malpractice?

Wednesday, 02 August 2023 by
A sleeping baby with a tube in its nose.

There are many different reasons a newborn might need to spend time in a NICU after delivery. Very often, it’s because the baby was born prematurely, but it can also be because of medical conditions like jaundice, respiratory distress syndrome, infections, and hypoglycemia. The NICU is supposed to be a place where a baby with

APGAR Scores & Birth Trauma

Wednesday, 21 June 2023 by
A woman's hand holds the hand of a sleeping baby wearing a hospital bracelet.

After a baby is born, one of the first things that will happen is that its Apgar scores will be checked. Typically, this is done one minute and five minutes after birth, but in some cases, may also be done ten minutes after birth. Basically, these tests are done to look for signs that the

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