The incidence of birth injury
was statistically lowest for mothers aged 15-25 years (p=0.00,c2 test).
In terms of neonatal complications, this study indicated no statistical difference in the two groups as regards the preterm delivery, post term delivery, low birth weight, birth injury
, congenital anomalies and neonatal deaths.
The birth injury
fund "would avoid lawsuits where the problem could be solved another way.
This model includes minimizing technological interventions while identifying women who might need obstetrical attention; a model that has been shown to reduce the incidence of birth injury
, trauma, and C-section.
Nassir caused the birth injury
suffered by Hector, to a reasonable degree of medical probability.
It is a sad case involving a birth injury
. All the professionals are feeling positive, but issues must be discussed with sensitivity.
In a study by Nasser et al the incidence of birth injury
was reported 7.7% in newborns with a mean birth weight greater than 4500 gr.17
Indeed, it has been suggested by many authors that septal deformities in newborns are largely attributable to birth injury
. As newborns are obligate nose breathers, nasal septal deviation can cause respiratory compromise.
Obstetric brachial plexus palsy: a birth injury
not explained by the known risk factors.
There is also more likelihood of stillbirth, congenital malfor mations, birth injury
, perinatal mortality and postnatal adaptation problems with babies born to diabetics.
But a variety of other reform initiatives have been added to the mix--some more concept than reality--including mediation efforts, special health courts and birth injury
Ben Gent, who joins as a partner spent the last two years as head of personal injury at Sheffield firm Ashton Morton Slack and specialises in negligence and birth injury