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How Could Cerebral Palsy Affect My Child?

If you read last week’s blog, then you know that cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that may be caused by a brain injury or malformation while the brain is still developing. You would also know that medical mistakes before, during and shortly after birth can lead to the development of this disorder. Cerebral palsy is a condition with considerable variation. The types of symptoms and severity of symptoms vary from person to person. However, all children with cerebral palsy have trouble controlling their muscles and posture. Cerebral palsy may also be accompanied by other health problems. In some cases, children with this disorder may have intellectual disabilities. Some children with cerebral palsy suffer from seizures. Problems with vision, hearing and speech are also possible. How your child could be affected depends on the severity of the disorder and other factors. A licensed medical professional may be…
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Why Are IVC Lawsuits Being Filed?

Inferior vena cava filters (IVC filters) are implantable medical devices that are used to prevent pulmonary embolisms. These are blood clots that can travel from the lower body to the arteries in the lungs. IVC filters are spider-like medical devices are placed in the inferior vena cava to break up blood clots before they can travel to any vital organs. The inferior vena cava is the largest vein in the body and is responsible for transporting blood from your lower body to your heart. Since 2005, there have been numerous adverse event reports involving retrievable IVC filters. Complaints involving these filters include: Device migration and organ punctures: There are reports of IVC filters migrating to other parts of the body. In addition, the FDA has received reports of these struts breaking into pieces and puncturing vital organs, such as the heart or intestines. Vena cava perforation: In addition to organ…
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Did Malfunctioning EpiPens Cause Seven Deaths and 35 Hospitalizations?

EpiPens are pocket-sized medical devices that can treat symptoms of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis can be triggered in individuals with allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications and materials. An individual experiencing anaphylaxis only has moments to use an EpiPen to inject epinephrine (adrenaline). In some cases, bystanders or family members may need to administer the injection. According to a new article published by Bloomberg, the FDA has received reports of seven deaths and 35 hospitalizations during 2017 that may have been caused by malfunctioning EpiPens. The FDA also received 228 reports of EpiPen malfunctions from January to September of this year. Reports of EpiPen failures have skyrocketed over the last five years. In 2012, there were four reports of EpiPen malfunctions. During 2013 and 2014, there were 12 and 64 reports respectively. Bloomberg compiled some of the data for its report through a Freedom of Information Act…
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