Articles Posted in Birth Injuries

Fetal macrosomia is a prenatal condition in which the baby grows too big making vaginal delivery risky. Failing to diagnose and properly manage fetal macrosomia can lead to babies getting stuck during delivery and serious birth injuries. On this page we will look at fetal macrosomia birth injury lawsuits.

About Fetal Macrosomia

Fetal macrosomia refers to a fetus being unusually large before birth. While there are no universal diagnostic criteria, a baby weighing more than 8 pounds, 13 ounces at birth is generally considered macrosomic. The average birth weight is around seven pounds.

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a severe birth injury that can have lifelong consequences for your child and your family. At Miller & Zois,  we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that come with caring for a child affected by HIE. Our dedicated medical malpractice attorneys are here to provide the support and guidance you need to navigate the complex legal process involved in HIE birth injury lawsuits. With our expertise, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the medical negligence that led to your child’s injury.

What is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that occurs when a newborn’s brain does not receive enough oxygen and blood flow during the birthing process. This deprivation of oxygen and nutrients can lead to severe brain damage, resulting in a wide range of long-term developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities. In some cases, HIE can be fatal.

Cerebral palsy is a disability commonly caused by medical negligence during childbirth. This page will examine how medical mistakes during labor and delivery can cause cerebral palsy. We will also explain how parents and children can get compensation by filing a cerebral palsy malpractice lawsuit.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent neurological condition in which the brain cannot direct normal muscle movement and coordination of the body. CP is caused by a defect in the brain that impairs its ability to direct motor and muscle function through electrical impulse signals. This “glitch” in the brain occurs when cells in the brain are damaged during fetal gestation, childbirth, or early infancy.

When a doctor negligently fails to diagnose or properly manage gestational diabetes during pregnancy, it can have a very damaging impact on the health of the baby and result and very serious birth injuries. Our birth injury lawyers handle medical malpractice cases involving the misdiagnosis of gestational diabetes.

During pregnancy, some women can develop a temporary form of diabetes known as gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes can present complications and risks to the health of the baby. Failing to timely diagnose and manage this condition can result in serious injuries. This page will look at birth injury malpractice lawsuits involving gestational diabetes.


A Cesarean section, also known as a C-section, is a surgical procedure in which a baby is delivered through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. It is often necessary when there are complications during delivery that make vaginal delivery too risky. However, when a healthcare provider fails to perform a C-section in a timely manner, it can result in birth injuries that may have long-lasting consequences for the baby and the family.

Birth injury lawsuits are complex, and every case is very different. But it is amazing how many birth injury lawsuits follow a pattern of a fetal heart rate that shows a child that is likely struggling to get needed oxygen to feed vital organs and a doctor that does not respond to these alarms by taking immediate steps to deliver the child.

This article will explore the legal implications of a failure to perform a C-section when a baby is in fetal distress and needs to be delivered and explain how birth injury lawsuits work.

This page is about birth injury lawsuits that involve the overdose or misuse of Pitocin during the birth injury process.  Our lawyers talk about the mistakes doctors and nurses make that lead to HIE, cerebral palsy, and other birth injuries, and we look at settlement amounts and jury payouts in these cases in 2024.

If you have a potential lawsuit, reach out to us and we can talk to you about your options for compensation.  Call today at 800-553-8082 and speak with a birth injury medical malpractice attorney or get an online case evaluation.

What is Pitocin Used For?

This page will review Utah medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries. We will explain some of the relevant Utah law and look at the settlement value of birth injury lawsuits in Utah.

About Birth Injuries

What does the term “birth injury” mean? Birth injury refers to some type of physical injury, harm or damage that a baby suffers during the labor and delivery process (or earlier in pregnancy). Birth injuries are different from birth defects because a birth injury is not something that is genetic. A birth injury is something that happens to an otherwise healthy baby.

Birth injury malpractice lawsuits have the highest potential settlement or verdict value of any personal injury tort lawsuit. The median and average verdict and/or settlement in a birth injury lawsuit is around 30% higher than the average value of other medical malpractice claims and three times the average of personal injury cases in general. Maryland birth injury cases are worth even more, with an average payout closer to 50% higher than other medical malpractice cases.

This post will take a closer look at the value of birth injury malpractice cases. We will review some sample settlements and verdicts in various types of birth injury claims and discuss some factors that drive the value of birth injury lawsuits so high.

Average Compensation Payouts for a Birth Injury Malpractice Lawsuit

Obstetric forceps are a tool that doctors sometimes use to assist in a complicated vaginal delivery. Forceps can be potentially dangerous for the baby. They require a high degree of skill and technique on the doctor’s part. A small mistake with forceps can cause serious injury to the baby and result in permanent birth injuries.

This page is about birth injury malpractice lawsuits involving the misuse of forceps.  Our lawyers discuss how these claims work, how they are valued for settlement, and provide recent example of jury payout and settlement amounts in forceps malpractice claims.

Forceps in Childbirth

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