Recent Posts in Birth Injuries Category

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries in Newborns

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    1 Sep. 2015

    The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that originates in the neck and branches out to control movement and sensation in the shoulders, arms, and hands. A "brachial plexus" injury is a general term that refers to a variety of injures that hinder the function of the brachial plexus nerves. The majority of brachial plexus injuries are caused by trauma and in newborns, they often occur ...
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  • Pitocin Overdose: A Danger to Newborns

    Posted By Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law

    6 May. 2015

    Just ask any expectant mother, and she's likely heard of Pitocin, otherwise known as oxytocin. Pitocin is a medication that is given to women, usually to induce labor or speed up a stalled labor. In many cases, a laboring woman is urged by her obstetrician or by nurses to use Pitocin in order to speed up the delivery process. Often, this practice is done out of convenience for the doctors or ...
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