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Category Archives: Birth Injury

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman Secures Record $229M Jury Award for Birth Injury Client

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Attorneys Keith Forman, Mary Koch, and Sarah Smith of Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC recently made history with a record-setting jury award for their birth injury client. A Baltimore jury awarded our client $229.6 million for the harm caused by a permanent brain injury suffered by her infant daughter at birth. Under… Read More »

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Lawsuits Filed Over Maryland Man Who Posed as Gynecologist at Prince George’s Hospital Center

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Last month, a class action lawsuit filed in federal court alleged that at least ten women were treated by a man who falsified documentation in order to practice medicine, treat patients, and deliver babies at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland. According to the lawsuit, Oluwafemi Charles Igberase – who went by Dr. Charles… Read More »

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Forceps & Vacuum Injuries

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Sometimes, during birth, an infant may need a little help getting through the birth canal. Difficult labor conditions could be caused by an unusual birth position, high birth weight, the shape and size of the mother’s pelvis and birth canal, and other maternal and fetal health conditions. Prolonged labor can also exhaust both mother… Read More »

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How Can You Establish the Cause of Your Child’s Brain Injury?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Babies are often injured during the birthing process, as it is an extremely physically traumatic event. However, many of these injuries are expected and will heal within a few days to a few weeks. More complicated damage, such as brain injuries, are some of the more concerning physical injuries an infant can suffer before,… Read More »

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When to Hire a Birth Injury Attorney

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Birth injuries are quite common, but many of them heal a few days, weeks, or even months after the damage occurred. However, others are so severe that children never recover from them. Brain damage, for example, is something that can occur during birth because of a lack of sufficient oxygen. The extent of the… Read More »

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Birth Injuries Caused by Failed or Erroneous C-Sections

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

The natural process of childbirth is extremely stressful and painful. Some mothers may not be in the right health to attempt a natural childbirth. The Cesarean section – or C-section – is a surgical procedure that was developed to circumvent complications of delivery by extracting the child through an incision made in the mother’s… Read More »

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Was Hypothermia Therapy Performed on Your Baby?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Few people have heard of neonatal therapeutic hypothermia. It’s an incredibly specific treatment that is seldom used because there only a few circumstances will call for it. For example, it would be needed when an infant is born and immediately suffers from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a type of brain damage that occurs when babies… Read More »

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Cerebral Palsy: Does It Worsen with Age?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Cerebral palsy is a health condition or disorder that is caused by unusual brain development, most commonly before a child is even born. It can range from mild to severe, and symptoms typically manifest as speech disorders, difficulty controlling muscle movement, and restrictive learning disabilities. As serious as cerebral palsy is at its onset,… Read More »

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Inappropriate Labor Induction or Failure to Induce Labor When Necessary Can Result in Birth Injury

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Expecting mothers are sometimes advised by a medical professional to artificially induce uterine contractions through a procedure known as labor induction, which causes the woman to go into labor quickly after the procedure and have their baby shortly thereafter. The procedure can be done using drugs or by physical means, and in certain circumstances… Read More »

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Pharmaceutical Company Bayer Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Implanted Birth Control Device

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Several lawsuits have been filed recently that allege permanent or semi-permanent birth control devices are causing medical problems among women who have had them implanted. A recent news article discusses a lawsuit that has been filed against the Bayer Corporation regarding their product Essure, which is a permanent device consisting of spring-like metal coils… Read More »

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