Perinatal Asphyxia

August 16, 2020

A decrease in blood flow to the baby’s tissues, or decrease in oxygen in the baby’s blood pre-, during, or post-delivery is called Perinatal asphyxia. Some of the most common causes of Perinatal asphyxia include the following: Placenta has separation from the uterus before delivery (placental abruption) Umbilical cord blood flow due to obstruction Fetus […]

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Common Types of Birth Injuries

August 16, 2020

The consequences of injuries to a baby during difficult labor and delivery may range from mild to severe and may be temporary or permanent. These traumatic birth-related injuries may involve the other parts of the body and specifically, the brain. Some of the most common preventable birth injuries may even result in death. Preventable birth […]

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Birth Injury: Cerebral Palsy

October 11, 2019

Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common causes of brain disorders affecting infants in the United States. According to the CDC, it affects around 4 children out of every 1,000 children. How these deficiencies affect the individual will vary depending on what type of disorder the person has. Cerebral palsy is often used as an […]

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How a Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Become Catastrophic

September 30, 2019

We look to healthcare professionals to guard, maintain, and monitor our health and well-being. When doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals provide inadequate attention to important details, it could result in something extremely detrimental to our health, such as a cancer misdiagnosis. Patients need thorough examinations, one on one consultations, and careful attention when dealing […]

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Understanding Your Rights:Wrongful Death in Maryland

May 11, 2018

It can seem next to impossible to move forward after the death of a loved one. When a wrongful death has occurred, family members are often inclined to pursue justice. Potter Burnett Law has been there for clients in the aftermath of a tragedy that could have been avoided. Our attorneys make sure that Maryland […]

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Nerve Injuries in Newborns

February 7, 2018

Nerve injuries—minor or life-threatening—may occur pre-delivery or during delivery. These nerve-related birth injuries typically cause weakness of the muscles controlled by the affected nerve. Nerve injuries symptoms may be observed through: A lopsided facial expression, resulting from facial nerve damage, or facial palsy Arm and/or hand weakness, called Brachial plexus nerve damage Difficulty breathing, called […]

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Birth-Related Bone Injuries

October 21, 2017

A newborn’s bones may be broken (fractured) during delivery, even when the delivery is considered normal by all other observations. In 1 to 2% of newborn birth injuries, a collarbone (clavicle) fracture is considered relatively common. A lump of tissue forms around the fracture which is not usually recognized until several days after delivery. When […]

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Medical Malpractice in Maryland

August 29, 2017

What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider neglects to provide a patient with an appropriate treatment or gives substandard treatment that leads to injury or death. In Maryland, a health care provider can be medically negligent if they injure or treat a patient below the industry standard of care. In […]

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Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

June 1, 2017

If you or a loved one has been harmed as the result of a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to medical malpractice recovery. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to follow medical communities’ established practices, procedures and or guidelines that are used to diagnose, treat or care for a patient. Your […]

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The Dangers of Anesthesia

May 5, 2017

Anesthesia is one of the most dangerous parts of a surgical procedure. [1]Maybe that’s why it can take over 12 years to become a certified anesthesiologist. Even with tremendous training, current statistics indicate that 1 in every 200,000 to 300,000 patients die due to anesthesia complications.[2] Anesthesia errors can occur at any given time for […]

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