What does a 65 year old test have to do with the health of your baby? Although you may not have heard of her, Dr. Virginia Apgar has played a role in the assessment of the well-being of virtually every newborn baby born in Canada, the United States and elsewhere in the world for the […]
Canadian Birth Injury Law Blog
Here on the Canadian Birth Injury Law Blog, BILA members share answers to common questions about birth trauma and the legal issues that can arise from this type of injury. Have a question or topic you would like us to address? Please let us know!
This is the second in a series of three articles about how medical experts determine when a newborn brain injury occurred. The first article explains how birth injury lawyers use medical imaging to determine the timing of a brain injury. The third will discuss fetal heart rate changes. A newborn with signs of neurologic injury […]
- by Chris Wullum
In the realm of birth injury lawsuits, one of the most important, and at times, most difficult issues for a plaintiff to establish is the legal element known as causation. In order to succeed with a birth injury claim, not only must the plaintiff prove that the doctors or nurses fell below the standard of […]
One of the most important tools for assessing of how and when a brain injury occurred is through brain imaging. Imaging can be used to determine timing (when the brain injury happened) and causation (how the injury happened). There are three types of brain imaging: 1) Ultrasound An ultrasound is quick, readily available and risk […]
This is the first in a series of three articles about how medical experts determine when a newborn brain injury occurred. This article will explain how birth injury lawyers use medical imaging to determine the timing of a brain injury. The second article in this series will deal with umbilical cord blood gas analysis. The […]