When you need to place your welfare in the hands of a medical professional, you enter into a relationship that is almost fiduciary in the degree of trust that you must place in the people who are treating you. You need to rely on their expertise, experience and training to properly diagnose your injury and illness and to implement a proper course of treatment, for unless you, too are a doctor it is likely that you will not know enough to question the opinion of those to whom you have entrusted your care.
Birth injuries are an often-avoidable occurrence that happen during the birthing process. Two such injuries are Klumpke’s palsy and Erb’s palsy, both named for the doctors that first reported the conditions. Both of these injuries are due to damage of the brachial plexus nerve bundle in the neck, but they manifest differently.
Birth injuries can be devastating for new parents. One of the more common injuries is called Erb’s palsy. While it is typically not life-threatening, it could hinder you child from leading a normal lifestyle.
A recent study has shown that the University of Texas System's health care institutions were often including nondisclosure agreements in their medical malpractice settlements. There were some issues with this policy, namely that the policy regarding these statements was not uniform across all six institutions. In addition, these agreements tended to focus on protecting the reputations of doctors and hospitals more than providing quality patient care.
Though having a baby is one of the most joyous occasions in a woman’s life, sometimes the event comes with complications. These issues, which sometimes fall into the category of birth injuries, can be harmful or even deadly to both the mother and child. One such birth injury is called shoulder dystocia.