March 11, 2011, ERIE, PA — If you’d like to know the latest information about injuries from careless medical care generally, you can find it in our Medical Malpractice Library . We recently posted an article summarizing the results of a California study that followed two million full term babies and found compelling evidence of a link between night time births and increased risk of brain injury. Also linked to increased risk of brain injury were births in rural hospitals.
The study stopped short of explaining the root causes of the increased risk but the study’s authors and others are confident that night time birth, by itself, does not cause brain injury. Instead, reports are that the authors link the increased risk of harm to lower quality of care associated with staffing in rural hospitals and night time shifts.
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If your child has suffered a birth injury in northwest Pennsylvania, we’d like to know about it. If our Pennsylvania medical malpractice investigation reveals that the injury was avoidable and was caused by medical negligence or carelessness, we’ll help you and your child to get the compensation the law requires. For a free consultation with an Erie birth injury lawyer, call toll free 814-833-7100 or locally at 814-833-7100.