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Toxoplasmosis Misdiagnosis During Pregnancy Can Lead to Birth Injuries

March 04, 2021

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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Toxoplasmosis Misdiagnosis During Pregnancy Can Lead to Birth Injuries
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What You Should Know About Newborn Screening Errors

February 25, 2021

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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What You Should Know About Newborn Screening Errors
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What Is Meconium Aspiration?

February 11, 2021

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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What Is Meconium Aspiration?
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Types of Infant Brain Damage [infographic]

January 25, 2021

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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Types of Infant Brain Damage [infographic]
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Cerebral Palsy

January 11, 2021

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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The 4 Main Types of Cerebral Palsy

December 30, 2020

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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The 4 Main Types of Cerebral Palsy
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Did Nurse Negligence Harm Your Baby?

December 28, 2020

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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Did Nurse Negligence Harm Your Baby?
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Targeting the Maternal Injury Epidemic

December 21, 2020

Every year, approximately 50,000 women suffer serious injuries and 700 women die from preventable childbirth complications in U.S. hospitals. Why Are Women Dying During Childbirth? Today’s advanced medical technology and expert medical care should make having a baby a normal, everyday occurrence that is safe for mother and child. However, while thousands of pregnant women […]

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Targeting the Maternal Injury Epidemic
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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
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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?