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Understanding Prolonged Labor and the Risks Involved

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / September 4, 2019 /

The length of a woman’s labor and delivery is fodder for movie scripts and jokes. A woman shouts, “I was in labor with you for 36 hours!” The audience laughs. But prolonged labor is no joke. It is a labor complication that carries real risks for you and your baby. When managed carefully, both you…

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childbirth complications

7 Common Childbirth Complications Women Experience

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / August 31, 2019 /

The World Health Organization estimates that around 830 women die globally, every day due to childbirth complications. This is, of course, an alarming number, and we don’t mean to scare you. What you should note is that 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, and most of these complications are avoidable. They are avoidable…

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Cerebral Palsy Risk Factors: What Causes this Birth Injury?

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / August 27, 2019 /

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common disabilities affecting motor function in children and infants. It’s estimated that roughly 10,000 infants are born annually with cerebral palsy in America.  In the majority of instances, cerebral palsy occurs during pregnancy. Around 20% of the time, the condition is caused by injuries during birth. Cerebral palsy…

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shoulder dystocia

Birth Injury Detection: Understanding and Identifying a Shoulder Dystocia

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / August 23, 2019 /

Shoulder dystocia occurs in 0.3 percent to 1.5 percent of births. While the birth injury isn’t as common as others, it’s still one parents, and future parents, need to understand. As mentioned above, shoulder dystocia is a birth injury (sometimes called birth trauma). It occurs if one or both of a baby’s shoulders become lodged…

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malpractice cases

10 Things You Need To Know About Malpractice Cases

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / November 8, 2017 /

Have you ever thought about medical malpractice? Maybe you’ve questioned what it is, or even you’ve wondered how many medical malpractice cases there are per year. Believe it or not, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Despite this fact, cases based on medical malpractice or negligence are not…

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birth injuries

The Difference Between Birth Injuries and Birth Defects

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / November 4, 2017 /

When you’re excitedly anticipating the birth of a child, it can be hard to imagine that anything could wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes the birth of a child brings heartbreak and confusion, instead of happiness. Birth defects and birth injuries are both serious problems that new families can struggle to face. When you are expecting and planning…

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medical negligence compensation

10 Important Facts About Medical Negligence Compensation In New York

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / October 31, 2017 /

Are you considering medical negligence compensation? There is a lot to consider before deciding to move ahead with a case. There are also misconceptions about medical negligence cases. In New York, medical malpractice suits paid out a total of $711.7 million in 2015. There were 19.3 malpractice suits for every 100,000 residents in the state.…

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What Can a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Do For Me?

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / October 27, 2017 /

Do you know what the third leading cause of death is in the United States? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the answer is medical negligence. In fact, over $3 billion is paid out each year to settle medical malpractice claims. Stunningly, a medical malpractice payout takes place every 43 seconds…

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breech baby birth defects

What Are the Potential Breech Baby Birth Defects?

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / October 23, 2017 /

If you’re an expecting parent, you know your number one job is to look after your little one. But, that starts long before he or she comes out of the womb. A few weeks leading up to delivery, a baby will shift so its head is close to the birth canal. For some, this never…

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Cerebral Palsy lawsuit

What You Need To Know Before Filing a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

By Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein / October 19, 2017 /

Congenital cerebral palsy is caused by the abnormal development of the brain or when there is damage to the developing brain. Between 85 and 90 percent of CP cases are congenital. The other 10-15 percent is the result of acquired CP, which is when brain damage that occurs more than 28 days after a child…

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