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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
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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
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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
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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
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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