An infant’s entrance into the world is a challenging time. Going from intrauterine to extrauterine life results in many physiological changes; the lungs take over
Doctors that rely too heavily on pulse oximetry screening to identify congenital heart defects in newborns may be committing malpractice if they fail to undertake an adequate physical exam of the child.
During and after birth, infants are at risk of contracting serious infections. Many neonatal infections can lead to devastating consequences if not detected and treated
In this video, attorney Greg Unatin explains how delays in diagnosing congenital heart defects can lead to serious injuries and the need to fil a
A six-year-old child known only as I.O. in court documents suffered permanent brain damage and severe disability from prolonged deprivation of oxygen immediately before birth. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit on her behalf.
Among the most unfortunate legal cases that our law firm handles are those involving death or injury to a fetus or newborn child. Too often
I represented a child who as a newborn in a neonatal intensive care unit developed a herpes eye infection and later herpes meningitis. A physical
In an opinion piece published in the June issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Dwight J. Rouse from the Center of
This client was born premature, but healthy. The doctor decided the baby would never lead a “normal” life. So no resuscitation measures were taken… until the child’s father forced the doctor to resuscitate his baby. Because of the doctor’s delay, the baby suffered irreversible brain injury. The parents contacted one of our lawyers who conducted an investigation, filed a lawsuit and discovered the truth.
(Read Part 1 Here) Any attorney contemplating a birth-injury case must anticipate the defenses, both legitimate and illegitimate, that can be raised in such claims.
It is safest to establish early on that the nature and timing of the injury in the given case is consistent with the injury having