Monitoring Fetal Heartrate Key In Preventing and Detecting Birth Injuries.

The number one thing that prospective parents will hope for regarding their new child is health. Thankfully, it is not entirely a game of chance, as pregnant women know to restrain from doing certain things while pregnant, such as drinking alcohol or smoking. Doctors, for their part, can monitor the baby and use their medical expertise to identify any potential health issues. Unfortunately, these safeguards do not always work. Even more unfortunately, these safeguards are sometimes never even taken in the first place. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert birth injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

While the moment a fetus’s heartbeat is first detected is a magical one for the parents, it is also a crucial moment for the health of the baby and mother. An abnormal fetal heartbeat can indicate a number of issues, and detecting them as early as possible is crucial in ensuring the long-term health of the child. Doctors employ a “nonstress test” to determine if the fetal heartbeat appropriately accelerates when it is supposed to. If it does not, then doctors can use a number of other tests to get to the root of the problem, if one exists at all. A review of the parents’ medical history is also crucial in predicting potential defects at birth.

If your child suffered an injury at birth as the result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert birth injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Fertility Clinic Denies Liability For Damage To Over 4,000 Eggs And Embryos.

Now that the traditional method of conception no longer represents the only path to childbirth and parenthood, more and more people are trusting fertility clinics to keep reproductive materials safe. With our advanced knowledge of genetics, potential parents have the ability to be more selective when it comes to particular traits they might want in their children. However, the passage of these traits may depend on the condition of the eggs and embryos, which in turn can depend on the level of care provided by hospitals and fertility clinics. Without a proper level of care, genetic materials may suffer damage, which may consequently mean emotional damage for those who relied on the expertise of these clinics. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

After a storage malfunction at an Ohio fertility clinic resulted in damage to over 4,000 eggs and embryos, a lawsuit was initiated against the clinic, alleging negligent handling of materials. Over 100 families are part of the suit, and claim that their child-rearing plans were significantly interrupted by the malfunction, which they believe must have been due to human error.

University Hospital Systems, named as the defendant in the lawsuit, denies any liability. In response to the lawsuit, it claims that each and every patient was advised as to the potential risks involved and signed appropriate consent forms acknowledging and accepting these risks. The clinic further claims that there were alternate causes for the malfunction that do not involve negligent behavior by any medical staff. UH Systems is being represented by Rita Maimbourg of Tucker Ellis LLP, in Cleveland, Ohio.

If you or a loved one has suffered birth complications as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert birth injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Yields $9 Million For Plaintiff.

Birth injuries range in severity. In some cases, the injuries will heal with time. However, more severe cases that involve permanent disabilities will affect the infant, parents and family forever. Sadly, birth injuries occur every day in U.S. hospitals. There are a number of ways in which a birth injury can occur, including failure to diagnose a condition, failure to respond to an emergency situation in a timely manner or misuse of medical equipment. Such negligence can result in extremely serious conditions, such as cerebral palsy, a muscle disorder that greatly impairs movement and is generally present from birth. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.

A recent case out of Hawaii involves the alleged failure of government doctors and nurses to properly monitor the fetus. Consequently, the child did not receive sufficient oxygen, and has developed a number of serious conditions, most notably cerebral palsy, throughout her life. She then filed a birth injury lawsuit against the doctors, claiming that their negligence in failing to provide adequate attention to her condition left her disabled. The government eventually settled the case for $9 million, which hopefully will provide some sort of comfort to those who have been affected by the negligence of the doctors. The plaintiff was represented by attorney Michael Livingston, who practices out of Honolulu, Hawaii.

If you or a loved one received an injury at birth as the result of the negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert birth injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

 

 

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