Childbirth Injuries

Indy Star: Hoosier Mothers Die During Delivery at The Same Rate as Women in Iraq

According to the Indianapolis Star today, “women in Iraq and the Gaza Strip have a better chance of surviving childbirth than women in the 33 Indiana counties where inpatient delivery service simply does not exist.” There was a USA Today feature earlier this year which documents how mothers were dying due to preventable factors that […]

Diagnostic Errors are the Most Common Medical Errors

The most common medical error is also one of the deadliest. According to a new report, diagnostic errors are the most common of all medical errors. The report published by ECRI states that diagnostic errors are the most common errors in outpatient care settings. The second most common errors are medication errors, which also have […]

‘Second Victims’ of Medical Negligence: Why the Term Should be Done Away With

The British Medical Journal recently published an editorial calling for the abandonment of the term ”second victims” to refer to healthcare providers who have caused patient harm as a result of medical errors. The term “second victim” was coined by Albert Wu back in 2000 in an editorial that was also published in the British […]

Maternal Fatalities Rise, as Hospitals Continue to Blame Medical History

The Unites States shamefully continues to be the worst country in the developed world for women to give birth. According to a USA Today analysis of birth data, as many as 1 in 8 hospitals in the United States has a fatal maternal complication rate that is at least double the rate for other hospitals. […]

January is Birth Defects Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health agencies are marking the month of January as Birth Defects Awareness Month. According to statistics, a baby with a birth defect is born every 4.5 minutes somewhere in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a birth defect as a structural […]

Cerebral Palsy Sufferers at Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Children who suffer from cerebral palsy are more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease when they reach adulthood. According to the results of a new study that was published recently in the journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy in infancy could mean a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood. According to […]

More Than Half of All American Doctors Suffer Burnout Symptoms

Workplace fatigue and burnout is a problem affecting American doctors, and according to a new study, as many as half of all doctors in the country are experiencing symptoms of fatigue that actually increase their risk of medical errors. The poll was conducted by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and focused on nearly […]

How Erb’s Palsy Can Impact Your Child’s Life

Erb’s Palsy is one of the most common birth injury-related disorders, impacting as many as one or two out of every 1,000 births in the United States. The condition affects the muscles in the shoulder and upper arm and may result in some degree of paralysis and loss of motion in the area. Erb’s Palsy […]

What to Do When Your Child Has Been Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

Approximately 750,000 people in the United States live with cerebral palsy. Even so, there a lot of misinformation about this condition. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, read on to learn what you can do. Unfortunately, there is no complete, permanent cure for cerebral palsy.  However, that does not mean that there […]