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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Birth Injury

A new study links cerebral palsy and mental health disorders

July 30, 2019

While cerebral palsy primarily impacts muscle tone, balance, and coordination, it may have an impact on a person’s mental health. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, cerebral palsy poses the risk of developing a mental health disorder, especially to adults. The study finds that clinical awareness and available resources are […]

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A new study links cerebral palsy and mental health disorders
Birth Injury

FDA mulls use of Botox to treat Spastic Cerebral Palsy

July 23, 2019

Spasticity of the upper limbs is largely linked to cerebral palsy, particularly spastic cerebral palsy. This condition is the most common type of cerebral palsy and hinders the development of healthy motor functioning in children. Identifying spastic cerebral palsy Children who suffer from spastic cerebral palsy often have stiff or jerky movements. This is due […]

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FDA mulls use of Botox to treat Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Birth Injury

French study reveals infant brain compression during birth is understated

July 01, 2019

Scientists understand that an infant’s soft, flexible skull shifts during childbirth, but recently French researchers were surprised by exactly how much a newborn baby’s head and brain are compressed as the child passes through the birth canal during the delivery. “When we showed the fetal head changing shape, we discovered that we had underestimated a […]

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French study reveals infant brain compression during birth is understated
Birth Injury

Surgery Shown to Help Children with Cerebral Palsy Walk

June 05, 2019

Children with cerebral palsy often suffer a lifetime of limited movement and coordination, cognitive challenges, and abnormal development. This condition occurs during birth or soon after. Standard treatment often includes medication to help treat muscle stiffness and pain, as well as physiotherapy to help with walking. Recent analysis by the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ […]

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Surgery Shown to Help Children with Cerebral Palsy Walk
Birth Injury

Chicago Attorneys on New Developments in Cerebral Palsy Intervention

March 21, 2019

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of child motor dysfunction, often resulting in muscle weakness, abnormal muscle activity, and ataxia (a degenerative disease that impacts the nervous system). Some children who suffer from this condition are either unable to walk or must receive assistance when walking. Hope is on the horizon According to European […]

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Chicago Attorneys on New Developments in Cerebral Palsy Intervention
Personal Injury

Prominent Medical Malpractice Law Firm Announces Name Change

January 03, 2019

Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices, with offices in Chicago and Milwaukee, has announced that it will be changing the name of the firm to Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices. The change was made to include the name of partner Jeffrey Alan Schulkin and takes effect on January 1, 2019. Schulkin joined the firm as a […]

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Prominent Medical Malpractice Law Firm Announces Name Change
Birth Injury

Cerebral Palsy Can Sometimes Be Prevented, An Attorney Explains

December 17, 2018

Each year, approximately 10,000 to 12,000 newborn babies develop Cerebral Palsy. Approximately 10% of these cases occur as a result of complications and problems during labor and delivery, often as a result of mismanagement by physicians, nurses, and others involved in the labor and delivery process. These avoidable issues lead to life-long tragedies for the […]

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Cerebral Palsy Can Sometimes Be Prevented, An Attorney Explains
Birth Injury

Wisconsin Family Recovers $9 Million In Cerebral Palsy Settlement

December 03, 2018

A prominent local law firm has settled a medical malpractice case involving severe cerebral palsy for $9 million, just before trial. The defendant in the case, a family practitioner in Wisconsin, provided prenatal care for an expectant mother in early 2012. On May 15 that year, due to the mother’s hypertension, the doctor decided to […]

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Wisconsin Family Recovers $9 Million In Cerebral Palsy Settlement
Medical Malpractive

Delayed Treatment for Maternal Patients Suffering from High Blood Pressure

October 18, 2018

Last month, we discussed the alarming rate of maternal deaths across the United States. One of the leading causes of maternal deaths is dangerously high blood pressure, also known as preeclampsia, which can lead to a stroke if not quickly treated. When the Failure to Act Puts Maternal Patients at Risk An investigation by USA […]

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Delayed Treatment for Maternal Patients Suffering from High Blood Pressure
Birth Injury

Mental Health Issues In Children Linked To Brachial Plexus

October 17, 2018

Childbirth is a very stressful event for the baby, and it is not uncommon for minor injuries to occur in the process. While some of these injuries may pass quickly and leave no lasting impact, others continue to affect the life of the child for years, possibly forever. One recent study has found an unexpected […]

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Mental Health Issues In Children Linked To Brachial Plexus