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What are the Most Common Birth Injuries (And Why)?

Although birth injuries in general are rare, some babies are injured during delivery.  The baby’s size or position during labour often contributes to birth injuries.  A premature baby may be more fragile and more susceptible to injury during delivery.  Difficult or prolonged labour may also be responsible for certain birth...
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How Long Will Your Medical or Birth Malpractice Case Take to Complete?

The legal process often seems to be unreasonably slow to those who don’t understand all the ins and outs of litigation.  Unexpected delays are common and it may seem that each one is nothing more than an unacceptable excuse.  If you have a better understanding of the timing of a...
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Can Stillbirth be the Result of Medical Malpractice?

In some circumstances, a mistake made by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional may lead to the stillbirth of a baby. A stillbirth is defined as the death of the fetus after 20 weeks gestation and before birth. In Canada, in 2009, the stillbirth rate was approximately 1 in...
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What Can Parents Do To Protect Their Babies From Birth Injuries?

It is natural for expectant parents to worry about the safety of their babies, even before their babies are born.  Birth can be a violent process, and sometimes babies and mothers are injured during delivery.  Is there anything that parents can do to help protect their babies from birth injuries?...
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Over-The-Counter And Prescription Medications May Affect Your Developing Fetus

When you are pregnant, you count on your doctor to advise you regarding which medications are safe for you to take and which ones may negatively affect your baby.  Even substances that you would normally consider innocuous, such as herbal teas and natural dietary supplements, may be dangerous to take...
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