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birth trauma

n.
1. A physical injury sustained by an infant during birth.
2. The psychological shock said to be experienced by an infant during birth.
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Noun1.birth trauma - physical injury to an infant during the birth process
harm, hurt, injury, trauma - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
2.birth trauma - emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illnessbirth trauma - emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness
psychic trauma, trauma - an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
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A litigation packet from the ATLA Exchange, "Proving Causation in Complex Birth Injury Cases: Shoulder Dystocia," focuses on medical negligence claims where a physician deviated from obstetrical standards of care, leading to shoulder dystocia (a condition that occurs when the infant's shoulder gets caught on the mother's pubic bone during delivery).
CLEVELAND, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The tragedy of a medical error resulting in a birth injury extends long past the insurance settlement.
The firm represents plaintiffs in significant personal injury and complex civil litigation including civil rights, medical malpractice, birth injury, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, unsafe workplaces, and insurer misconduct claims.
He has significant experience handling birth injury claims, including disputes over the applicability of Florida's Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA) no-fault compensation program for birth-related neurological injuries.
While we know intellectual disability can be caused by events such as extreme premature birth, birth injury or brain infections, research has found that minor chromosomal anomalies - known as copy number variations (CNV) - are strongly asso N -ciated with children with an intellectual disability.
Whilst we know intellectual disability can be caused by events such as extreme premature birth, birth injury or brain infections, research has found that minor chromosomal anomalies - known as copy number variations (CNV) - are strongly associated with children with an intellectual disability.
There was very little help available and more needs to be done to assist parents who suddenly find themselves having to care for a baby who has suf-f fered a birth injury as we did.
If passed, Maryland would follow in the footsteps of three other states that have birth injury funds: New York, Florida, and Virginia.
Gillian Muir, pictured above, joins the company after more than 16 years' experience advising on clinical negligence cases, including those involving birth injury, spinal injury and delayed diagnoses.
In my specialised area of birth injury to both mothers and babies I am sad to say that in my experience the severity of claims has not reduced.
Mandy Luckman 'fights her client's corner with sensitivity', and has experience in maximum severity birth injury, amputation and hospital acquired infection cases.
This model includes minimizing technological interventions while identifying women who might need obstetrical attention; a model that has been shown to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and C-section.