At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., one of the most commonly asked questions we hear is, “Can you sue a hospital for traumatic birth?” The short answer is “yes,” but there are a few things you ought to know. Experts define traumatic birth as a structural or functional impairment of a newborn due to trauma Continue Reading..
Giving birth is always a life-changing experience. Unfortunately, this is not always a change for the better. While most childbirths are successful and do not involve any serious complications, there are many cases where the newborn sustains a birth injury. Such injuries are often the result of medical malpractice on the part of the doctor, Continue Reading..
Children are one of society’s most vulnerable demographic. When a person is negligent, or careless, children suffer great harm, even when the mistake or error was a small one. In the worst of cases, children may even suffer wrongful death due to the actions or inactions of another person. The law in New York recognizes Continue Reading..
In most affluent countries, maternal mortality rates decline year after year. In Britain for instance, mortality rates among mothers are so low that a man is more likely to die while his partner is pregnant than a woman is during pregnancy. Is the same true in America? Short answer: no. Each year, around 700 Continue Reading..
Since the early 20th century, it’s been standard practice for physicians to clamp and cut the umbilical cord of a newborn baby immediately after the mother has given birth. For many years, doctors believed that cutting the cord quickly reduced the chances of post-birth hemorrhaging in the mother. Now, however, the American College of Obstetricians Continue Reading..
The advancements made in medicine over the past century have drastically decreased the chances of complications during childbirth, especially maternal mortality. But despite the research and resources that are available, maternal mortality rates have actually increased since 1987. In December 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited that per every 100,000 live births Continue Reading..