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Symptoms of birth injuries in Ohio

Birth injuries can be avoided, but there are instances where issues develop, especially if injuries are not treated immediately. Sometimes the injuries can be seen or found immediately, while other times the symptoms don't show until quite some time after birth. Here are common symptoms of birth injuries in Ohio.

What is cerebral palsy?

It's a shock to parents when they find out that their babies, who they thought would be healthy, have been born with cerebral palsy. It's not particularly uncommon, but the causes of this condition vary.

Ohio couple awarded millions for hospital, doctor errors

If you go through a pregnancy only to have a doctor's error harm your child at birth, you have every right to want to have answers and to seek out compensation. Your child may need years of treatment to recover or could have permanent injuries.

Testing could show development issues in premature babies

When a baby is born prematurely, he or she still has lots of growing to do. Life outside the womb can be dangerous for one so small, but a magnetic resonance image, or MRI, could help. According to a Jan. 18 news report, MRIs may be able to help guide the neurological care of premature babies and help identify developmental issues.

You can hold a hospital or doctors accountable for birth injuries

In a birth injury case, there are a few different parties who can be held accountable. First, the hospital itself could be sued. It's typically vicariously liable for its employees, meaning that it takes responsibility when something goes wrong as a result of a doctor's or nurse's actions or other forms of negligence.

What is perinatal asphyxia and how is it caused?

Birth injures are tragic and often unexpected. Parents are left with the realization that their children may need specialized care for life because of a simple mistake or error that could have been prevented. One kind of birth injury that is particularly harmful to a child is known as perinatal asphyxia.

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