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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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Cerebral Palsy
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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?
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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
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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?
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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?
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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)?