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Injured on the Chicago Pedway?

When someone is injured on the Chicago Pedway because of hazards that the city knows or should have reasonably known about, then the City of Chicago may be liable. Depending on circumstances, a business or fellow Pedway user could be liable for injuries. Although the Pedway provides a comfortable and convenient way of navigating the […]

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What Is Meconium Aspiration?

Meconium aspiration syndrome is a lung problem that occurs when a newborn baby inhales meconium and amniotic fluid which injure the lungs. Meconium is the baby’s first stool. Meconium aspiration occurs in about 5-10% of births. It is one of the leading causes of serious illnesses and death in newborns. Causes Babies can pass meconium while […]

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Are There Treatments for Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

Spastic cerebral palsy has no cure. The initial brain injury that causes it cannot be reversed. Various treatment options, however, can improve the symptoms of this type of cerebral palsy significantly and help those affected to improve the quality of their lives. Common treatments include physical, speech, and occupational therapies, medicines for muscle stiffness or […]

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Types of Infant Brain Damage

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), brain hemorrhages, kernicterus, periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), and hydrocephalus are common types of birth-related brain damage. They can occur as a result of oxygen deprivation, untreated jaundice, and physical trauma during childbirth. Here is a closer look at the different types of brain damage. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) HIE is one of the most severe birth […]

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain cells in utero or early in life. The damage can happen during pregnancy, during labor and delivery, or shortly after a baby is born. There are multiple potential causes of brain damage. Deprivation of oxygen and/or bloodflow  Obstetrical complications during pregnancy and/or delivery can interrupt […]

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Is Medical Negligence Responsible for the Spread of this Deadly Superbug?

Candida auris is a “superbug” that has sickened hundreds of people in Illinois. Most of these infections have occurred in the Chicago area, and many of them are the result of medical negligence. Infection with the candida auris fungus can seriously impact patient health and leads to considerable patient mortality rates, especially among elderly patients […]

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Patients at “D” and “F” Hospitals at Greater Risk of Avoidable Death

Hospitals with low safety grades are more likely to cause medical errors and preventable deaths. The Leapfrog Group evaluates how safe hospitals are for patients and assigns grades “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” to them. “A” is the best patient safety grade that a hospital can achieve, whereas “D” and “F” represent near failing […]

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How to Find the Best Injury Attorney in Chicago

Finding the right personal injury lawyer requires performing extensive research and asking the right questions during a consultation. While reading reviews and ratings is helpful, these are only some of the steps clients should take before making a decision on legal counsel. When it comes to choosing “the best” attorney for the individual’s needs, the […]

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The 4 Main Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a serious birth injury broken down into four different types based on the limbs affected and the extent of the condition. Cerebral palsy generally results from a brain injury. It is a lifelong injury that can affect all aspects of a child’s development. Children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have developmental delays, limited […]

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Did Nurse Negligence Harm Your Baby?

A nurse who fails to recognize critical information or fails to take appropriate steps is considered negligent. When injuries lead to life-altering conditions, such as cerebral palsy, a birth injury lawyer can help parents recover compensation for the cost of treatment and long-term care often required. Since many birth injuries require lifelong care, the resulting […]

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