Category Archives: Birth Injury

For families involved in birth injury cases, the stakes could not be higher. Therefore, they need experienced medical malpractice attorneys with a history of success representing them.

What Could Cause Cerebral Palsy at Birth?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 323 children in the US suffer from cerebral palsy, a condition that may be caused by an injury to a developing brain. Cerebral palsy affects balance and posture. Certain types of medical mistakes before and during birth could cause your child to develop cerebral palsy. Possible medical mistakes may include: Delaying a necessary cesarean section (C-section) during fetal…
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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…
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Can Medical Malpractice Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that may be caused by a brain injury or malformation while the brain is still developing. Children with this disorder may have difficulty controlling movements. They may also have moderate to severe cognitive impairment. Depending on the severity, children with this disorder may require specialized care and social resources for the rest of their lives. However, there are instances where cerebral palsy is caused…
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How Can Parents Tell If a Hospital Is Properly Monitoring a Baby During Labor?

How could a hospital fail to properly monitor a baby during labor? Our law firm secured a $4.5 million settlement for the family of a newborn baby that suffered severe and permanent neurological injuries as the result of nurses failing to notice and react as soon as necessary to fetal heart rate abnormalities. We proved that the nursing staff decided to wait to notify the doctor about the abnormalities in the…
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