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!

Lucas Warren – The New Face of Gerber

2018 Gerber Baby Search With thousands of hopeful parents and babies seeking to be featured in Gerber ads each year, the Gerber Photo Search contest has captivated the nation every year since its 2010 conception. The 2017 search proved no different as parents submitted over 140,000 photos of their smiling babies, with the hope that […]

Just Born

Risks of Uterine Contraction Patterns

Main Takeaways: Uterine contractions can compress the blood vessels in the uterus, potentially interfering in the transfer of oxygen to the placenta and the baby. In a normal labor, one contraction every two to three minutes or less than five contractions in a 10 minute period is ideal. A uterus must rest between contractions, having […]

Legal gavel

Proving Causation in Medical Malpractice Cases

In order to succeed in a medical malpractice case, the patient must prove, on the balance of probabilities, the following: That the medical practitioner in question (physician, nurse, midwife etc.) owed the plaintiff a duty of care (usually not an issue), A breach of the standard of care required of any reasonably competent practitioner of […]

Fetal ultrasound

The Importance of Ultrasound in Pregnancy

Main Takeaways: An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of a developing baby, the mother’s placenta, and uterus, usually during the second trimester. An ultrasound can provide very important diagnostic information about a developing baby, including confirming the pregnancy and gestational age; checking for multiple pregnancies, congenital anomalies, and/or problems with the placenta; monitoring […]

Wheelchair care

What Are the Future Needs and Care Costs in a Birth Injury Claim?

As discussed in earlier articles on adaptive equipment, housing and transportation needs, a birth injury lawsuit provides the opportunity to seek financial compensation to address the challenges in caring for a child who has suffered a preventable birth injury. A hypoxic event at birth may result in injuries that require complex care for the balance of the child’s life. […]