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BIRTH. The act of being wholly brought into the world. The whole body must be detached from that of the mother, in order to make the birth complete. 5 C. & P. 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344 6 C. & P. 349; S. C. 25 E. C. L. R. 433.
     2. But if a child be killed with design and maliciously after it has wholly come forth from the body of the mother, although still connected with her by means of the umbilical cord, it seems that such killing will be murder. 9 C. & P. 25 S . C. 38 E. C. L. R. 21; 7 C. & P. 814. Vide articles Breath; Dead Born; Gestation; Life; and 1 Beck' s Med. Jur. 478, et seq.; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 438; 7 C. & P. 814; 1 Carr. & Marsh. 650; S. C. 41 E. C. L. R. 352; 9 C. & P. 25.
     3. It seems that unless the child be born alive, it is not properly a birth, but a carriage. 1 Chit. Pr. 35, note z. But see Russ. & Ry. C. C. 336.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There was no difference in the rate of birth injury between nulliparous and multiparous women, and there was no association between the type of HCP (doctor or midwife) performing the delivery.
The state's birth injury fund was created in 1987 to mitigate a growing lack of insurance coverage for ob.gyns., said Michael Jurgensen, senior vice president of health policy for the Medical Society of Virginia.
The birth of Kaiser William II (1859-1941) and his birth injury. J Med Biogr.
There are drawbacks to the birth injury programs, most notably that the injured patients lose their fight to a day in court, Siegal says.
There's a strong correlation between traumatic birth injury and subsequent development of ADHD.
"The jury comes in with a preconceived notion that all CP is due to birth injury, and could have been avoided if a C-section was performed early enough.
Attorneys are even more in the dark about those squiggly lines on that long tape from the hospital named in a birth injury case.
Similar to birth injury funds, recovery schedules allow for predictability from both an employee and employer perspective.
Life-care plans can be used in a number of circumstances: when someone becomes catastrophically ill or injured, in personal injury eases, in cases of acquired birth injury such as cerebral palsy, and increasingly with elder care management when an older person has a serious illness.
And we must consider these miniscule risks in light of data indicating benefits of cesarean for the index pregnancy, including a similarly small but significant reduction in neonatal birth injury and infection, avoidance of potential damage of vaginal delivery to a woman's pelvic floor, and a range of other considerations for the woman and fetus.
My brother Manny had cerebral palsy, the result of a birth injury. I was born a year later.
* OUTCOMES MEASURED The main outcome was perinatal or neonatal mortality and serious neonatal morbidity, including birth injury, seizures, and an APGAR scoreless than 4 at 5 minutes.