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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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Aspirin Shown to Reduce Preterm Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnant Women

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A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown low doses of aspirin may reduce the risk of preterm preeclampsia in pregnant women. These findings may assist doctors in preventing preterm preeclampsia among high-risk patients. However, doctors must first identify risk factors and run necessary screening tests throughout the stages of prenatal care in order to mitigate these risks. The new research, entitled Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk for […]

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Notable Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements Range from Birth Injuries to Brain Damage

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The National Law Review recently examined some of the highest medical malpractice settlements in the last few years, analyzing where these cases occurred and what types of medical injuries resulted from the negligence of doctors and hospitals across the country. The medical malpractice claims involved a variable list of medical conditions and resulting complications, including birth injuries, surgical injuries, and brain damage. The medical specialities of the doctors involved is similarly diverse, as are the […]

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Pitocin Negligence Injuries during Birth

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Pitocin During Labor and the Potential for Birth Injuries Pitocin is a synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin, which is generally used to induce labor or to strengthen contractions during labor. The administration of Pitocin must be made under the appropriate circumstances and diligently monitored during childbirth. Pitocin is administered through an IV, after which medical professionals must regularly track the amount of time between each contraction. If contractions become too strong or begin occurring […]

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