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 […]

$31,500,000 Medical Negligence/Failure to Diagnose Increasing Intracranial Pressure

Attorneys Mark Mandell, Yvette Boisclair and Zachary Mandell received a medical negligence verdict resulting in a judgment in the amount of $31,500,000. The claim was against Rhode Island Hospital and its employees and agents for negligently failing to identify and treat clear signs of increasing intracranial pressure. Due to the hospitals negligence, Mr. Beauchamp suffered a brain stem herniation with resulting widespread, severe […]