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Dr. T. Allen Merritt
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Birth Injury (Overview)

Injuries during childbirth can occur as a result of difficult delivery, an unusual position of the baby, or as a side effect of using manipulation with forceps or other assisted delivery devices.


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Medical negligency the cause of birth injury like they say in tv ads?

Medical negligency the cause of birth injury like they say in tv ads?

Birth injuries: Cerebral palsy is a symptom complex comprised of increase or decrease in muscle tone and variable degrees of developmental delay. CP is a devastating condition for the family to deal with and unfortunately the family almost always blames the obstetrician's error as causing this problem. Many of these children have had intra-uterine insults due to maternal medications, illegal drugs, alcohol etc. ...Read more

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Dr. T. Allen Merritt
28 doctors shared insights

Birth Injury (Overview)

Injuries during childbirth can occur as a result of difficult delivery, an unusual position of the baby, or as a side effect of using manipulation with forceps or other assisted delivery devices.


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Who is the most sucessful brachial plexus birth injury treatment?

Who is the most sucessful brachial plexus birth injury treatment?

Brachial plexus RX: Early DX and pt of this condition results in good outcome, pt should continue until such time that the affected arm has normal strength and range of motion as the un-injured arm and there is no muscle atrophy present. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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Who gets sued most for birth injury?

Who gets sued most for birth injury?

The Obgyn: That is why their malpractice insurance is so high and the reason why many obgyn's no longer practice obstetrics. ...Read more

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What kind of a birth injury can lead to cerebral palsy?

What kind of a birth injury can lead to cerebral palsy?

See below: Cerebral palsy can be caused by random genetic mutation before the birth, maternal infection during pregnancy, fetal stroke during pregnancy, or a lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery. This is why the baby is constantly monitored during labor to make sure that they are safe and doing well. Cerebral palsy can also occur after birth due to head trauma and/or infections. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Would having C-section avoid any kind of birth injury?

Yes!: C-sections at term before labor pretty much wipe out the risk for perinatal birth injury (death, brain injury, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy) for the index fetus/infant. The problem is that they increase complications for all future pregnancies.. ...Read more

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Who gets sued most for birth injury?

The Obgyn: That is why their malpractice insurance is so high and the reason why many obgyn's no longer practice obstetrics. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
Monthly
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What are the most common causes of birth injury?

What are the most common causes of birth injury?

LGA babies: Large for gestational age infants are at higeher risk for birth injury, the most common is clavicular fx, which is generally dxed and treated with good results. Related type of injury brachial palsy may not have good prognosis, specially if the brachial nerve has sustained severe injury. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more