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Toxoplasmosis Misdiagnosis During Pregnancy Can Lead to Birth Injuries

If a medical provider misdiagnoses a pregnant woman’s toxoplasmosis, it could lead to serious and lifelong health issues for the baby. Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. The parasite can be passed to an unborn child and result in severe and progressive visual, motor, hearing, and cognitive problems. Problems Caused by […]

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What You Should Know About Newborn Screening Errors

If done correctly, newborn screening can allow for early detection of severe disorders and save or significantly improve babies’ lives. The process involves sample collection, transportation, lab testing, results notification, and patient treatment. Errors can occur in any of these stages, leading to malpractice claims. What Is Newborn Screening? Newborn screening is a state-run health […]

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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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What Is Tort Law?

Tort law protects and compensates the individuals who have been injured by the intentional acts, negligence, or recklessness of wrongdoers. A tort is an invasion of a person’s rights that results in harm. Tort law seeks to redress the wrongs done to people, typically by providing monetary compensation. Understanding Tort Law Tort law requires victims […]

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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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