Childbirth and Obstetrics

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Is a Midwife Right for You and Your Baby?
Midwives have been helping women through their pregnancies for generations. Long ago, there wasn't much choice - true medical doctors weren't always available. Today, they offer expectant mothers an alternative to doctors delivering their babies. For some mothers it may be a matter of "natural birth," ... Read more

Can I Sue If My Child Has Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy is the most common developmental disability among children in the United States. According to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, approximately 764,000 children and adults in the U.S. are living with one or more symptoms of cerebral palsy. Between 8,000 and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed ... Read more

Can I Sue a Hospital that Vaccinates My Newborn Against My Will?
When born in a hospital, a baby is routinely given a Hepatitis B shot, a vitamin K injection and an application of ointment in the eyes. In all states, a parent can refuse these treatments. It is best to use a waiver signed ahead of time and submitted to the hospital. The American Academy of Pediatrics ... Read more

What Is a Birth Injury?
When parents anticipate the birth of a child, they know it will be hard work but they believe that the results will be worth it - a perfect baby. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some babies are born with birth defects. About seven out of 1,000 otherwise healthy babies born in the United States ... Read more

Who Is Responsible for Erb's Palsy in a Newborn?
Shoulder dystocia is always an emergency requiring immediate and skilled medical attention. It occurs about two times in every 1,000 births. ... Read more

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A doctors personal feelings is called "the practice of medicine" and yes. If they suspect you are an addict or involvedin drug seeking behavior as a clinical judgment call - you can either agree (whci ...Read more

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The Power Morcellator and The Cancer Connection.

Of interest to anyone who has had surgery and developed cancer following laparoscopic surgery with a power morcellator is recent news linking its use to newly diagnosed cases of various cancers. Due t ... Read more

A Heart Device That Causes Infections and Death

At least fifteen people have died and hundreds of others have suffered severe, life-threatening infections due to the side effect of a heart device. This device, kno ... Read more

Zero Tolerance on Central Line Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just about 650,000 people get an infection after going to the hospital each and every year. And out of that number of peopl ... Read more


When a patient cannot breathe on their own, they must be intubated to have air in their lungs. Intubation is needed in a number of circumstances both expected, such as when a patient undergoes general ... Read more

The Risk of Drinking on Antidepressants

Studies have shown that as people age, they become more susceptible to the depressant effects of alcohol. This is because a person’s body chemistry is prone to changes as they rea ... Read more

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