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Understanding Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD) and its Connection to Birth Injury

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Cephalopelvic Disproportion, CPD, refers to a mismatch between the size of the baby and the mother’s pelvis. While seemingly simple, this condition can lead to dangerous complications, including prolonged and overly exhausting labor, fetal distress, and serious birth injuries if the newborn cannot effectively travel through the birth canal. Whether the mother has an abnormality in the size or scope of her pelvis, the baby is affected by fetal macrosomia having grown too large for […]

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Prolonged & Stressful Labor Complications

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Attorneys for Prolonged and Difficult Labor Complications in New Jersey Otherwise healthy pregnancies ending in long, difficult labor are what medical professionals call labor dystocia. Stalled labor, otherwise known as prolonged labor, could be due to a slow-dilating cervix or the baby’s inability to move down the birth canal, while another reason may be the baby’s size. After a child’s head is delivered, the shoulders should follow. If the shoulders are too wide or become […]

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Overuse of C-Sections Prompts Concerns, New Efforts to Reduce Rates

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Doctors are Performing Too Many Cesarean Deliveries in Hospitals, Now What? In recent years, the number of women giving birth by cesarean section has increased, while the life-saving benefits for mother and baby have not. The data suggests that overuse of the c-section delivery method is due, in part, to outdated beliefs and habits. For example, when doctors learn that a woman is carrying twins or higher multiples, they may immediately assume that a cesarean […]

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Labor Induction and Pitocin Errors

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In late pregnancy, a woman’s body prepares for labor by releasing the hormone oxytocin to begin contractions. The release of oxytocin, combined with a ripe or softened cervix, signals the start of labor. Sometimes, however, the cervix is ready but labor does not begin. If a mother’s water broke, she is more than two weeks past her due date, or labor isn’t progressing, her obstetrician may recommend inducing labor with the chemical Pitocin, a synthetic […]

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Premature Birth and Cerebral Palsy

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Approximately 1 to 2% of full-term live births result in infants with cerebral palsy (CP), while for premature births born before 28 weeks, the number of children with CP is ten times greater, at 100 out of every 1,000 live births. However, all babies born prior to or at 37 to 38 weeks are at greater risk for developing CP, one of the leading childhood permanent disabilities. Even babies born just two weeks before their […]

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Maternal Death Prevention Law Enacted after Widower’s Advocacy

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After the death of his wife, Charles Johnson became a champion in the fight against maternal deaths in the United States. His advocacy, coupled with that of U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler, led to the Preventing Maternal Death Act of 2018. President Donald Trump signed this significant legislation into law in December. The bill’s enactment represents a major step toward improving maternal health policies for American women. As experienced medical malpractice attorneys in New Jersey, we see far […]

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Fronzuto Law Group Represents Victim of Hypoxic Brain Birth Injury in New Jersey

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Fronzuto Law Group recently filed a birth injury lawsuit on behalf of an infant who suffered hypoxic ischemic brain injury and associated complications due to doctors’ failure to perform a timely cesarean section. Unfortunately, hypoxic ischemic injuries are all too common at birth, affecting thousands of children in the United States and around the world each year. The effects of these injuries are vast and complex, with potential consequences ranging from Cerebral Palsy to paralysis and […]

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Affidavit of Merit for a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

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There are many steps involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey. One of the first and most important steps in the process of filing a medical malpractice claim is called the Affidavit of Merit. An Affidavit of Merit, also known as a Certification of Merit, is intended to demonstrate to the court that a claim has enough validity to warrant litigation. The purpose of the Affidavit of Merit (AOM) is to save the State […]

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Brain Injuries at Birth Linked with Lower Dopamine Levels in Adulthood

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Recent research has identified a correlation between brain injuries at birth and lower levels of dopamine in the brain long-term. The study sought to examine chemical changes in the brain for individuals who were born prematurely, as well as those who experienced brain injury during labor and delivery or soon after birth. The results showed a specific interplay between premature birth, brain injury, and lasting decreases in one of the brain’s essential chemicals. The study, […]

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The Dangers of Undiagnosed Group B Streptococcus (GBS) during Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, your doctor must diligently monitor your health and test for a variety of medical conditions that may pose a danger to you and your baby. Among the essential preventative screenings for pregnant women is a test for Group B Streptococcus, a type of infection that may be passed to your baby during childbirth. If an obstetrician fails to test for GBS and an undiagnosed mother gives birth, her child may contract the infection and […]

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