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What is Erb’s Palsy?

If your child has been diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy in Washington, you may be wondering how this happened and what you can do about it. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this condition is actually a birth injury that is caused during a difficult delivery of a breech position or large baby or a delivery in which there was prolonged labor.

Forgotten cellphone and pager contributes to baby’s brain damage

For all of the education and clinical training required of the doctors and surgeons currently practicing in Seattle’s clinics, hospitals and medical centers, it should be remembered that such professionals are still only human, and thus are subject to mistakes just like everyone else. The trouble is that their errors can have potentially devastating consequences that dramatically alter the lives of their patients. If and when such mistakes occur, those affected by them may not only want to know why, but may also be put in the position of being forced to seek compensation in order to effectively deal with the expenses that they produce.

What are uterine ruptures?

While most expectant mothers in Seattle look to childbirth as a joyous experience, the fact remains that serious complications can and do occur. Such complications include uterine ruptures, which can have tragic consequences for both mother and child under some circumstances. To this end, being aware of this complication, why it occurs and how it can be treated is vital if you are expecting.

Doctor found to be at fault in delaying baby’s delivery

Access to quality health care is something that almost everyone in Seattle has come to expect. That expectation comes without thought being given to one’s ability to pay. Resources are in place to help even those that are uninsured receive needed medical care. Often that care is offered at community hospitals and health clinics whose primary source of revenue comes not from payments, but rather public funding. Yet simply because the patients at such a facilities may lack the resources to pay does not mean that they should be afforded substandard care.

How birth injuries happen

Most pregnant women give birth without serious complications. For many, meeting their child for the first time becomes one of the best days of their lives. After months of discomfort and worry, holding a perfect new baby and feeling their heart swell with love makes everything worth it.