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Home births show lower perinatal death rates than hospital births

Many people consider home births to be unnecessarily dangerous. They worry about everything that could go wrong, and they ask if it is really wise to be so far from a professional medical center in case there is an emergency. They ask if children are more likely to pass away during childbirth if parents opt to do it at home.

3 potential reasons for birth injuries

Every birth injury case is unique, and the reasons for these injuries may vary greatly. Even so, there are a few overarching themes that are found in many cases, and it is important for parents to know why these injuries happen. It can be a very traumatic time, since having a new baby is already chaotic, and parents may need time to really sit back, consider the event and think through all of their options.

Why is death during childbirth growing more common?

The maternal mortality rate is a serious issue in the United States. While most other countries see the rate at which mothers pass away during childbirth continuing to fall, the United States has been moving in the opposite direction. Since 2000, the rate has actually gone up.

10 symptoms of cerebral palsy

Parents naturally worry about their children. As you read the following symptoms of cerebral palsy, keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. It is just 10 of the most common symptoms. Moreover, seeing some of these symptoms does not guarantee that your child has the disorder. Only a medical professional can decide that.

What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?

Birth injuries are a real risk that every woman has to worry about when she goes into labor. No matter how experienced the doctor and nursing staff are, mistakes can still happen. These mistakes can lead to medical malpractice claims if birth injuries occur to the child. One common birth injury involves cerebral palsy. Let's take a look at the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

What are some common birth injuries in Illinois?

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times in life. The pregnancy might go smoothly until you get to the birth. There are so many things that can go wrong during the birth of a child that it can be downright scary for both first-time parents and repeat parents. Today, we will discuss some of the most common birth injuries that can occur at hospitals across Illinois.

Which parties can be sued in a birth injury lawsuit?

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most magical times in life. It can also be incredibly stressful. From preparing your house, decorating a room, buying baby clothes and products, getting enough diapers and having a plan in place for getting to the hospital; you can experience quite a bit of stress. Not every birth will go smoothly and this can lead to birth injuries.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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