Posts by John McKiggan


What Are the Stages of Labour?

What are the Stages of Labour? The experience of childbirth is one that is both unique and commonplace. Emotionally and physically, women can have very different experiences. For example, the amount of time involved in each step is different for each woman and for each pregnancy. However, for women who undergo a normal vaginal delivery, […]

future care costs of a birth injury in Canada

What are the adaptive equipment, transportation, and housing needs that can be sought in a birth injury claim?

A birth injury lawsuit can provide the opportunity to seek financial compensation to address the future needs of caring for a child who has suffered life altering injuries.  Children with cerebral palsy, for example, will have significant lifelong needs that in most instances are inadequately compensated for through public sources.  As the child grows and […]

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BABY WAS INJURED? FETAL HEART RATE PATTERNS

This is the third in a series of three articles about how medical experts determine when a newborn brain injury occurred.  The first article in this series dealt with neuroimaging.  The second discussed cord blood gas analysis. A newborn with signs of neurologic injury can suffer that injury any time during pregnancy, during labour and […]