The pattern and distribution of brain injury provides important information which, in combination with the labour and delivery records, allows us to work backward to figure out how and when a baby was injured. Importantly, it also helps to predict what parents can expect for their child’s recovery and quality of life. These injuries are […]
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!
Fetal non-stress tests are used in pregnancy to passively monitor the baby’s heart rate, which tells health care practitioners about the health of the baby. What A Non-Stress Test Tells You About Your Baby’s Health The number of beats per minute and the pattern of the baby’s heart rate can actually tell a health care […]
Our life span is how long each of us actually lives — our life expectancy, on the other hand, is how many more years we can we can expect to live. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a crystal ball that will allow us to determine exactly how long we are going to live. However, in […]
- by David DeVere
Birth Injury claims are always complex. The person suing must establish that a midwife, doctor, nurse or hospital authority was negligent and that the negligence caused the child’s injuries. In addition, there is a further complicating factor of determining what would be a reasonable quantification of the child’s damages. The litigation process can be lengthy […]
Neurologic injury, and cerebral palsy in particular, can be a devastating result of poor care during labour and delivery. However, some babies are vulnerable to injury before labour begins. This may be as a result of a problem with the mother’s health, the baby’s health or the environment in which the fetus develops. Where these […]