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What to Know About Necrotizing Enterocolitis and When It’s the Right Time to File NEC Claims in Kentucky

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a rare medical condition. Yet, it is the most common life-threatening surgical emergency in newborn babies. In fact, 70% of babies who develop necrotizing enterocolitis were born early, and NEC is the reason for 8% of all neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)…

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Do You Suspect That Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury?

Do you suspect that your child suffered a birth injury in a Kentucky hospital? Birth injuries, such as Cerebral Palsy or Erb’s Palsy, can result if medical personnel make a medical mistake or fail to follow proper guidelines of care during labor or delivery. The…

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Birth Injuries Caused by Emergency Department Malpractice

The injury your baby suffered could have been prevented. You did everything right by immediately going to the emergency room when you knew you needed medical care during your pregnancy. Once you were at the ER, you depended on the doctors, nurses, and staff to…

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How a Mother’s Herpes Can Harm Her Child When Delivery Staff Is Negligent

Mothers who have genital herpes may pass the herpes infection to their newborn babies during birth. However, the spread of this potentially dangerous infection is not inevitable. How Babies Contract Herpes During Birth Babies are most at risk of contracting herpes simplex virus (HSV) when…

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Medical Negligence Can Occur With High-Risk Pregnancies

Whether you had an uncomplicated pregnancy or a high-risk pregnancy, the legal standard for proving that a birth injury occurred is the same. To recover damages for your child’s birth injury, you will need to prove that the doctor, nurse, midwife, or hospital was negligent….

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Determining the Value of Pain and Suffering for a Child With a Birth Injury

Your baby can’t talk yet. He can’t use words to explain his physical pain and his emotional suffering. Even if he could, he doesn’t have the life experience to anticipate what his pain and suffering will be like in the future. Even without verbal communication,…

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