Personal Injury

Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?

12 Apr 2021

Signing a waiver may not impact medical malpractice cases in Illinois, such as if a person was uninformed or when a health care provider was negligent. Prior to a medical procedure, a patient signs a waiver to verify that he or she is aware of the risks that come with the treatment and is providing informed […]

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Will Signing a Waiver Impact Your Illinois Medical Malpractice Case?
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Medical Malpractive

Radiology Malpractice: When an Ultrasound Is Misread

December 16, 2020

Errors with ultrasounds can lead to undiagnosed abnormalities in developing fetuses and the failure to diagnose an array of problems that might occur during pregnancy. Ultrasound During Pregnancy Medical professionals and hospitals routinely perform ultrasounds on pregnant women. It’s a common procedure used to monitor a baby’s health condition and detect abnormalities in a developing […]

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Radiology Malpractice: When an Ultrasound Is Misread
Birth Injury

Breakthrough discovery may help children with cerebral palsy walk

July 01, 2020

Medical negligence during birth often leads to cerebral palsy. Many children who suffer from cerebral palsy are unable to walk, due to poor muscle tone and balance. Some may require lifelong care and the use of walking devices in order to stay mobile. Researchers examine the combination of footwear and splint tuning Researchers have found […]

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Breakthrough discovery may help children with cerebral palsy walk
Birth Injury

How can I tell if my child’s birth injury was caused by medical malpractice?

June 13, 2020

Giving birth to a child is an exciting moment for new parents. Medical professionals are trusted to successfully and safely deliver a new baby. Doctors and other medical professionals have a duty to ensure the safety of the mother and baby. Sometimes, the choices they make or errors in their judgment can lead to devastating […]

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How can I tell if my child’s birth injury was caused by medical malpractice?
Birth Injury

Getting lifelong care for your child after a birth injury

May 20, 2020

Some birth injuries can be resolved with the right medical care, but many others can result in lifelong injuries and disability to the child. This can result in the need for lifelong care. In addition, lifelong care for a child who has sustained a serious birth injury can be extremely costly. Birth injuries are often […]

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Getting lifelong care for your child after a birth injury
Birth Injury

What are the most common types of lifelong birth injuries?

April 30, 2020

The birth process can lead to some of our greatest human joy, but can also end in tragedy. During the labor and delivery the baby is susceptible to injuries that can cause lifelong problems. Many of these can be avoided by proper nursing and physician monitoring and care during the labor and delivery process. It […]

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What are the most common types of lifelong birth injuries?
Birth Injury

Can delayed C-sections cause severe birth injuries?

March 27, 2020

Cesarean delivery (C-section) is a medical term used to describe the delivery of a baby by cutting through the abdomen and uterus. Doctors perform C-sections in circumstances where the baby or mother may be at risk of an injury or adverse health conditions that would result from allowing a vaginal birth. Here are some reasons […]

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Can delayed C-sections cause severe birth injuries?
Birth Injury

What is Birth Hypoxia (Asphyxia)?

February 20, 2020

When babies cry at birth, a sigh of relief goes up in the delivery room, as it usually signals a healthy baby. This first cry helps clear the lungs and indicates the baby is trying to take its first breath. If that cry doesn’t happen within the first minute of life there may be a […]

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What is Birth Hypoxia (Asphyxia)?
Birth Injury

Can a nuchal cord lead to a permanent birth injury?

December 27, 2019

An umbilical cord is a tube-like cord that connects a baby to its mother while in the womb. It’s responsible for carrying blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the fetus from the mother’s placenta. Problems with the umbilical cord can be hazardous to the baby’s health, and sometimes can lead to death. According to MedicalNewsToday, a […]

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Can a nuchal cord lead to a permanent birth injury?
Birth Injury

Improving function, independence and quality of life for those suffering from cerebral palsy

November 27, 2019

Roughly 1 in 4 children per 1,000 live births are born with cerebral palsy, which requires ongoing, lifelong rehabilitation and treatment. People with cerebral palsy, or CP, experience issues with coordination, stiff and/or weak muscles, and potential challenges with vision, hearing, swallowing, speaking, sensation, and bowel and bladder function. Due to challenges with feeding, some […]

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Improving function, independence and quality of life for those suffering from cerebral palsy
Birth Injury

How Myobloc Injections May Prevent Drooling in People with Cerebral Palsy

October 31, 2019

Chronic sialorrhea is a condition often associated with cerebral palsy (CP) and is attributed to poor facial and oral muscle control. As a result sialorrhea, people with CP experience an overflow of saliva production and often drool. If left untreated, sialorrhea can result in: Skin irritation around the mouth Issues with oral hygiene Difficulties with […]

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How Myobloc Injections May Prevent Drooling in People with Cerebral Palsy