What Are Common Birth Injuries to Mothers?

Posted on Jan. 3 2024 in Birth Injury

Women can sustain serious injuries during the childbirth process. In some cases, these injuries are a natural and unavoidable aspect of giving birth, but there are times when mothers sustain injuries in childbirth caused by the careless or negligent actions of medical providers. Here, we want to discuss some common birth injuries mothers sustain, and we encourage you to contact a trusted Louisville birth injury lawyer if you have any questions about your particular situation. 1. Perineal Tears One of the most common injuries during vaginal delivery is a perineal tear. These tears can range from minor (first-degree) to severe (fourth-degree), potentially involving muscles and the anal sphincter. The severity
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What Is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

Posted on Nov. 17 2023 in Birth Injury

When a child is born with an injury or illness, parents are rightfully concerned. This can mean additional medical procedures or even temporary or long-term disabilities for the child. However, it is important to understand the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect. Birth injuries often lead to medical malpractice claims, so we want to make sure you understand how a birth injury differs from a defect because this can impact your family’s ability to recover compensation. Defining a Birth Defect Birth defects are not uncommon, affecting approximately one out of every 33 babies born in the US every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
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What to Expect During a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Kentucky

Posted on Nov. 1 2023 in Birth Injury,Medical Malpractice Cases

If you and your family are expecting to file a birth injury lawsuit against an alleged negligent medical provider, you need to know what to expect. Birth injury lawsuits in Kentucky are challenging; there is no denying that. These claims involve complex medical issues, and there will most certainly be well-funded insurance carriers and legal teams on the other side of the case. Filing the Claim A birth injury lawsuit in Kentucky will typically start with an attorney working to obtain a “certificate of merit.” A certificate of merit is required by Kentucky Revised Statutes section 411.167. Under this requirement, plaintiffs must file the certificate along with their complaint (the
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What Happens If Your Child Has an Injury During a Home Birth?

Posted on Sep. 14 2023 in Birth Injury,Medical Malpractice Cases

According to information available from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, approximately 700 to 800 children are born in this state each year in locations other than regular hospitals. This includes births that occur at home. However, what happens if a child sustains an injury during a delivery at home? Who, if anybody, could be held liable for the child’s injuries? Here, we want to discuss home birth child injury liability. We strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney if you have any questions or concerns about a home birth you have been involved in. Are Home Births Legal in Kentucky? Home birth is legal in
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