WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE UMBILICAL CORD IS WRAPPED AROUND A BABY’S NECK?

The umbilical cord is your baby’s lifeline. Throughout your pregnancy, it supplies vital nutrients, blood, and oxygen to the baby. Sometimes the baby’s umbilical cord can get wrapped around its neck during the later stages of pregnancy or during labor and delivery. This phenomenon is called a nuchal cord and it is surprisingly common. Estimates […]

WHAT IS A TRAUMATIC BIRTH?

Traumatic births can lead to serious birth injuries that can have a significant impact on your child’s future development Lack of Oxygen When a maternal complication, long labor or difficult delivery compromises the baby, the baby can lose vital oxygen. This can cause serious brain damage, especially to the baby’s cerebellum, which can result in […]

What are the Most Common Birth Injuries?

No parent wants to think about their child having a birth injury—but unfortunately, thousands of babies suffer birth injuries every year in the United States, including in Rhode Island. Many birth injuries occur when medical professionals are negligent during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. These birth injuries are preventable, as opposed to birth defects, which occur […]

Is Cerebral Palsy Always a Birth Injury?

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that impacts an individual’s ability to use the muscles. Individuals with cerebral palsy may be unable to walk, and some may also have intellectual disabilities, vision problems, hearing deficiencies, speech difficulty, spinal cord issues, or joint problems. The severity of symptoms depends on the type of cerebral palsy the individual […]

$176,106,236.18 Station Nightclub Fire

Attorney Mark Mandell served as co-lead counsel in the Station Fire Litigation.  The lawsuit arose out of the tragic fire that occurred at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island on February 20, 2003.  One hundred people died and hundreds of others were injured.  As a result of the Station Fire, the Rhode Island […]