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Pregnancy-Related Injuries Archives

Pregnant mothers & prescription meds: Is fetus at risk for NAS?

From 2009 to 2013, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) doubled in the United States. To help determine the cause for the increase, a recent study reviewed the risks of NAS on infants whose mothers underwent surgery during pregnancy.

Misdiagnoses, delayed care play role in maternal mortality rates

Maternal mortality rates are on the rise in the United States. Experts have pointed to demographics as a primary cause. High blood pressure and large infant birth weights are often blamed. A new investigation points to a bigger problem: misdiagnoses and delayed care.

Study: Will wearable devices reduce pregnancy complications?

Technological advances impact every part of our lives. Applications help everything from how we choose a restaurant to how we navigate our commute to the office. These advances even play a role in health care, a role that will continue to grow.

Mother dies in childbirth, family sues: 2 lessons from their case

This was not her first delivery. The mother came to the hospital with plans to welcome her fourth baby into the family. Complications during the labor and delivery process led to excessive bleeding. Family and other medical experts accused the medical staff attending to the delivery of causing the bleeding and failing to properly manage the mother's injuries. As a result of these injuries, the mother died. Shortly after her death, the baby was born.

Trauma: A Significant Risk For Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is a wonderful, complex thing. The idea that a human being can grow another human being in their womb never ceases to amaze. Many bodily processes take place to successfully develop the fetus and prepare a pregnant woman for giving birth. Unfortunately, there are also many things that can go wrong during a pregnancy, placing the life of the mother and child at risk. 

Common pregnancy complications in the U.S.

Recent reports have unearthed some serious concerns about maternal mortality in the United States. A six-month long investigation conducted by NPR and Pro Publica discovered the U.S. has the worst record for maternal mortality compared to any other developed country in the world.

Who is liable when both the obstetrician and radiologist err?

Liability in a medical malpractice case is not always clear. There are situations when multiple parties are responsible for an error and others where although a number of medical professionals were involved only one bears the responsibility of the diagnosis and treatment.

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