Before, During or After Birth: Determining When an Injury Occurred
Jonathan M. Fanaroff, M.D., J.D., FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Director, Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Division of Neonatology (Cleveland, OH)
- Developing best practices for determining when an injury occurred
- How to time and prove HIE injury
- Determining which type of experts you need to make your case: placental pathologists, pediatric neuro-radiologist, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, etc.?
- Addressing the challenge of proving that an injury occurred before labor
- Preexisting injuries and abnormal heart rate tracing
- Assessing the length of labor: How long is too long?
- Suggested protocols for addressing this potential cause of common injuries in babies
- Addressing plaintiff attorneys’ claims that a mother was in labor for too long
- Evaluating in utero infection as a potential cause of injury
- How does infection cause an injury? Is it diagnosable? Is it preventable?
- Suggested ways of proving that infection occurred before labor
- Analyzing the use of post-birth CT scans and MRIs to determine when an injury occurred