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How Do You Prove That a Birth Injury Caused Cerebral Palsy?

February 21, 2022

To prove that medical negligence resulted in cerebral palsy, one has to show that the cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider. This involves proving that a healthcare provider failed to comply with the applicable standard of care and that this violation caused harm to the child, such as cerebral palsy. […]

How Do You Prove That a Birth Injury Caused Cerebral Palsy?
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When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?

January 21, 2022

A birth injury is considered due to medical malpractice when the negligence or carelessness of a doctor, nurse, midwife, other medical professionals, or hospital results in a baby being injured before, during, or immediately after delivery.  In certain situations, the mother could be injured. The injuries that the infant or mother suffer could have been prevented if […]

When Is a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice?
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Did Your Newborn Suffer Brain Injuries During the Birthing Process?

November 19, 2021

To determine whether the brain injuries your newborn suffered qualify as medical malpractice in Chicago, call Goldberg & Schulkin at 312-236-4146. Newborn brain injuries often result from physical harm during birth. They occur when the cells in the newborn’s brain are destroyed or damaged. Newborn brain damage can lead to lifelong mental and physical disabilities. […]

Did Your Newborn Suffer Brain Injuries During the Birthing Process?
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Did this Defective Scalpel Cause Your Newborn’s Injury or Death?

September 20, 2021

The Safety Scalpel N11, a component of Cardinal Health’s Argyle UVC Insertion Tray, was found to have a permanent locking feature that could lead to serious injury or even death of newborn babies. Following two deaths and numerous complaints, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class 1 recall warning, the strictest type of […]

Did this Defective Scalpel Cause Your Newborn’s Injury or Death?
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ALERT: Zofran Linked to Birth Defects

August 20, 2021

Several studies have found Zofran to increase the risk of severe birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Zofran, the brand name of ondansetron, is a strong anti-nausea drug. It has been routinely prescribed for pregnant women experiencing morning sickness, although its FDA approval did not include use by expectant mothers. The drug has been […]

ALERT: Zofran Linked to Birth Defects
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What You Should Know About Psychological Birth Trauma

July 05, 2021

Psychological birth trauma is when a person giving birth experiences extreme distress that leaves her with long-term psychological and physical effects. Its far-reaching consequences are difficult to heal. Psychological birth trauma affects the birthing woman as well as her child, the father, and childbirth following the traumatic birth. Effects on Mothers When birth is traumatic, […]

What You Should Know About Psychological Birth Trauma
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Do You Suffer from PTSD After Giving Birth?

June 11, 2021

Childbirth is a significant cause of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The psychological toll of the events surrounding childbirth leads some women into PTSD, which follows them into their new motherhood. Understanding PTSD Following Childbirth Typical symptoms of PTSD after giving birth include: Severe emotional distress Flashbacks Intrusive memories Hypervigilance Irritability Sleep problems Several factors lead […]

Do You Suffer from PTSD After Giving Birth?
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Reversing Brain Damage in Newborns

June 04, 2021

Although no therapy or medicine has yet become the standard treatment for reversing newborn brain damage, some treatments and discoveries have shown promise in restoring normal function. These include hypothermic treatment, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, prevention of the production of hyaluronic acid fragments, and awakening of stem cells. Options That Could Treat Newborn Brain Damage Brain […]

Reversing Brain Damage in Newborns
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Trends in Maternal Mortality in Illinois

May 19, 2021

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently released the state’s second report on maternal mortality, which helps identify statewide trends in maternal health and death. The report shows some concerning trends for Illinois women, such as Black women still dying at an unacceptable disparity. Racial Disparity The new report found Black women to be three […]

Trends in Maternal Mortality in Illinois
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Organizations that Help Birth Injury Victims in Illinois

May 05, 2021

March of Dimes, The Arc of Illinois, Variety of Illinois, The Cerebral Palsy Group, and Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center are some of the organizations that operate in Illinois to help birth injury victims. These organizations help children with disabilities and their parents get the guidance and support they need to thrive. March […]

Organizations that Help Birth Injury Victims in Illinois