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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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government for a birth injury that occurred at a federally funded clinic.
Similar legislation to create a no-fault birth injury fund has failed in the General Assembly for at least the past five years.
While infection rates following anal sphincter repair done because of vaginal birth injury go as high as 20%, wound healing problems reach up to 25% (16).
Senior solicitor Martin Singh is also a key figure, with significant expertise in handling birth injury claims.
The 'very good' team acts for a number of NHS organisations including various NHS trusts and is led by Jeffrey Keeble, who is best known for his expertise in dealing with high-value birth injury cases; this area of expertise is shared by the 'very smart and analytical' Gillian Muir, who is 'very easy to work with' and described by clients as 'a thoroughly safe and sensible pair of hands'.
Jason Brady, partner and medical negligence solicitor at Blackwater Law, who specialises in representing families in serious birth injury claims, said: "It is particularly concerning to see that more than 5% of the Serious Incidents for which Blackwater Law was provided a category/ description related to maternity, labour and delivery including neonatal.
Jason Brady, partner and medical negligence solicitor at Blackwater Law, who specialises in representing families in serious birth injury claims, said: "Whilst not all of these particular serious incidents will involve medical negligence, given the potential implications for the future of that child and the family, the fact some of these incidents may have been avoidable is distressing to say the least.
Woody's practice is thriving, handling cases ranging from car crashes to surgical errors and birth injuries, and has handled several record cases, including a $1.4m award for birth injury and $2.6m for a car accident - marking Bartholomew County's largest ever settlement.
David Thomas, a clinical negligence partner at the firm, and an expert in birth injury cases, said: "It is deeply concerning that it wasn't just one thing but a catalogue of errors that caused Aleksander's tragic death." Professor Meghana Pandit, chief medical officer and deputy chief executive officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust said: "We would like to apologise unreservedly to Ms Majewska and her family for the distress that they have suffered.
It is therefore important to consider the following points: (a) whether CRP is a valid marker for the diagnosis of sepsis in neonates and (b) the presentation of Erb's palsy (a type of brachial plexus birth injury).
Further information visit the World CP website: www.worldcpday.org/our-campaign/ The medical negligence team at Clarke Willmott have considerable experience in dealing with birth injury claims, specifically in relation to cerebral palsy, neo-natal deaths and stillbirth.
[11] No baby in our study had birth injury. All the macrosomic babies in our study developed perinatal asphyxia, in spite of being delivered by caesarean section.