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 Military Doctor Mistakes and Military Hospital Mistakes During the Birthing and Delivery Process Can Result in Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Distress, Hypoxia, Infant Suffocation, and other Birth Injuries by Texas Military Medical Malpractice Birth Injury Lawyer and Texas Military Doctor Mistake Birth Injury Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

Military medical malpractice resulting in birth injuries can be the basis for military malpractice cerebral palsy lawsuits, military malpractice infant suffocation (hypoxia) lawsuits, and other military doctor mistake birth injury lawsuits.  Military doctor mistakes and military hospital mistakes can be caused by a variety of reasons, however, it is important that these military medical mistakes are reported and investigated to make sure that the mistakes do not happen again and that the military family is compensated to help take care of the special needs of their child or for the loss of their child. 

If you have lost a child or believe that your child has suffered a military malpractice birth neurological injury, military malpractice suffocation or fetal distress, or other military malpractice birth injury, feel free to contact Texas Military Birth Injury Lawyer, Military Malpractice Suffocation, and Military Birth Defect Lawyer Jason Coomer for a free review of your Military Malpractice Birth Injury Lawsuit, Military Malpractice Infant Suffocation Lawsuit, or Military Malpractice Birth Defect Lawsuit or use our online submission form.

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Medical mistakes during the labor and delivery process are to blame for thousands of children with severe nerve damage and other birth injuries. Unfortunately, many parents don't realize that their healthcare provider might be to blame for their child's neurological problems. If your child suffers from a neurological problem you may want to determine if:

1.  The fetal heart pattern of the your infant was strong and a vaginal birth was in both the child's and mother's best interest.

2.  Was there a hyperstimulation of the uterus and if so were the correct drugs administered at the correct levels and were other drugs including the use of oxytocin discontinued at the correct time?

3.  Were there abnormal pressure readings and if so was an intrauterine pressure catheter used?

4.  Was this a diabetic pregnancy and was there abnormal post glucola test?  If so, was it properly acted upon?

5.  Was reasonable care taken to avoid placing too much pressure on the fetus including avoiding lateral traction on the head of the fetus at the time of delivery?  Were proper techniques such as the McRobert's maneuver or the corkscrew maneuver used, instead of simply applying supapubic pressure during delivery?

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"Cerebral" refers to the brain and "palsy" to muscle weakness/poor control. Cerebral palsy itself is not progressive, but is a developmental problem that can occur during fetal development, the birthing process, or infancy.  Once a child has cerebral palsy, the child will not get worse over time, however, conditions such as muscle spasticity can develop which may get better or worse over time. Although cerebral palsy is not "curable", training and therapy treatments can help improve function.

The term "cerebral palsy" refers to any one of a number of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination. Even though cerebral palsy affects muscle movement, it isn’t caused by problems in the muscles or nerves.  It is caused by abnormalities or damage in parts of the brain that control muscle movements.  The majority of children with cerebral palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected until months or years later. The early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before a child reaches 3 years of age.  The most common symptoms are a lack of muscle coordination when performing voluntary movements (ataxia); stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes (spasticity); walking with one foot or leg dragging; walking on the toes, a crouched gait, or a “scissored” gait; and muscle tone that is either too stiff or too floppy.  A small number of children have cerebral palsy as the result of brain damage in the first few months or years of life, brain infections such as bacterial meningitis or viral encephalitis, or head injury from a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or child abuse.

Cerebral Palsy usually occurs during fetal development, but can occur before, during, or shortly after birth; or during infancy. The faulty development or damage to motor areas in the brain disrupts the brain's ability to adequately control movement and posture.  Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy can range in severity.

Medical mistakes during the labor and delivery process are to blame for thousands of children with Cerebral Palsy. Unfortunately, many parents don't realize that their healthcare provider might be to blame for their child's Cerebral Palsy. If your child suffers from Cerebral Palsy and you believe it was caused by negligence, feel free to contact Military Malpractice Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Jason Coomer for a review of your potential Military Medical Negligence Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit.

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The terms "erb's palsy" and "brachial plexus paralysis" are names for a condition which mainly due to birth trauma can affect 1 or all of the 5 primary nerves that supply the movement and feeling to an arm. The paralysis can be partial or complete and cause mild impairment to severe impairment. The neurological disorder appears in infancy and severe cases are obvious because the infant cannot control their hand or arm. 

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Brachial Plexus Injuries occur when the brachial plexus, a network of nerves between the neck and shoulder, is damaged. Because the brachial plexus conducts nerve signals from the spinal cord to the arm and hand, when it is damaged impairment of the arm and hand can occur causing a limp arm. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves formed by fibers located between the shoulder and the neck. Most brachial plexus injuries happen during birth when excessive lateral traction is applied to the fetal neck region during a vaginal birth and a traumatic stretching of the brachial plexus occurs causing damages to the nerves.  Brachial plexus injuries are more common in infants that are larger than average in size as they have more trouble moving through the birth canal.

Types of Brachial Plexus Injuries

There are different types of brachial plexus injuries that range in severity of impairment and limitations. Children severe limitations have a limp arm that is not controllable.  These infants will be readily apparent at an early age as they will not be able to control their arm and will have trouble turning over and crawling.  An avulsion where the nerve is torn from the spine are the most severe cases.  A bit less severe is a rupture where the nerve is torn but not where it attaches to the spine allowing some nerve impulses.  A neuroma occurs when the damaged nerve has tried to heal but scar tissue has grown around the injury placing pressure on the injured nerve praxis. While the nerve has been damaged, it has not been torn and improvement is possible. 

Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injuries

Symptoms of Brachial Plexus Injuries are usually obvious. A baby suffering from a Brachial Plexus Injury or Erb's Palsy can be determined by the lack of ability to use the affected arm.  Infants with Erb's Palsy have no muscle control and no feeling in the affected arm or hand.  In less severe cases, the child may have little control of shoulder and arm movements, but may have some use of their hands.  In more severe cases the entire arm may be paralyzed with the hand and fingers hanging limp.  The infant may also have facial paralysis on the affected side as well as may not able to sit up without assistance or be able to crawl without the use of therapeutic devices.

Treatment for Erb's Palsy

Treatment for Erb’s Palsy generally consists of physical therapy to improve functionality of joints and muscles. In some cases, babies born with Erb’s Palsy will greatly benefit from surgery and surgical procedures can increase their arm functions. Since most children with Erb’s Palsy have damage to multiple nerves of the brachial plexus, more than one procedure may need to be preformed.  

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Several types of accidents and negligent actions can cause an unborn child to suffer hypoxia resulting in a brain injury during the birthing process including a difficult labor, unreasonable delay in performing a C-section, delay in delivering an extremely large baby, gestational diabetes in the mother, failure to properly and timely resuscitate the baby, maternal or fetal bleeding complications, excessive administration of Pitocin, and placenta previa. It is important during any birth to have medical professionals that are able to protect the safety of the mother and child by not allowing any of these factors to become a problem. If problems arise and these difficulties occur during the birth of your child and the child sustains a brain injury, you may want to contact a Military Medical Negligence Hypoxia Birth Injury Lawyer with the skill and dedication to help you get the compensation.

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Several medications, products, and drugs have been linked to birth defects.  Some of these medication and products have ample warnings that warn pregnant women to avoid taking these products while they are pregnant, however, some doctors prescribe these drugs to pregnant women or fail to warn patients of the dangers of the drugs that they prescribe.  

Some medications that have been linked to birth defects include Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants (SSRIs).  Women that have taken SSRIs after the 20th week of pregnancy have a 6-fold increased risk of developing persistent pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disorderInfants with persistent pulmonary hypertension have abnormal blood flow through the heart and lungs and do not get enough oxygen to their bodies and may become very sick or die.  For more information on Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressant Birth Defect Claims, please go to our SSRI Birth Defect Lawsuit Information Page.

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Federal Tort Claims Act Military Medical Negligence Lawsuits, Product Liability Lawsuits, Traumatic Injury to an Infant,  and VA Military Medical Malpractice Birth Defect Lawsuits are some of the most complicated types of cases in the practice of law. As a Military malpractice birth defect, infant trauma, and birth injury lawyer that has handles birth defect, small child death & injury cases, and infant injury and death lawsuits, Jason Coomer works with other Military Medical Malpractice Birth Defect and Military Malpractice Birth Injury Lawyers throughout the United States as well as in Texas including Illinois Birth Injury Lawyers, California Birth Injury Lawyers, Florida Birth Defect Lawyers, Dallas Birth Injury Lawyers, San Antonio Birth Injury Lawyers, and other Texas Military Malpractice Birth Injury Lawyers.  In working with other military malpractice birth injury lawyers and product liability birth injury lawyers, we seek compensation from negligent health care providers, drug companies and other negligent parties that have severely injured or killed infants or mothers.

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Military medical malpractice birth injury lawsuits, military malpractice birth defect lawsuits, and military malpractice infant suffocation (hypoxia) lawsuits are some of the most difficult military malpractice lawsuits because of the emotional loss that the military family and military parents have suffered. Military parents and military families who should be celebrating the life of their new child or young child are often caught off guard when their child is taken from them, born with severe disabilities, or suffers significant injuries in a medical mistake.  After discovery of a birth defect, the family is often busy taking care of the child with the serious health problems or after the death of their child the family is grieving their loss, and often does not have the time or energy to seek answers from negligent parties that caused the death, birth defect or birth injury. 

If you have lost a child or believe that your child has suffered a military malpractice birth defect, military malpractice suffocation, or other military malpractice birth injury, feel free to contact Texas Military Birth Injury Lawyer, Military Malpractice Suffocation, and Military Birth Defect Lawyer Jason Coomer for a free review of your Military Malpractice Birth Injury Lawsuit, Military Malpractice Infant Suffocation Lawsuit, or Military Malpractice Birth Defect Lawsuit or use our online submission form.

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