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Can Brain Injuries at Birth Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Damage to the motor cortex of the brain, the region responsible for muscle control and coordination, causes Cerebral Palsy. Each year, two to three of every 1,000 babies born are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. If the brain injury was avoidable or caused by medical negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the […]

Is My Baby’s Disability Due to a Birth Injury?

Of every 1,000 births in the United States, 6-8 newborn babies are born with a birth injury. This is a substantial number of injuries — many of which could have been prevented. If your baby is displaying signs of a disability, you may be wondering if it is the result of a birth injury. Our […]

What Do I Look for When Hiring a Birth Injury Lawyer?

What Do I Look for When Hiring a Birth Injury Lawyer? There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a birth injury lawyer. Birth trauma often results in serious medical conditions, which may be a temporary or lifelong disability for a child. We understand that compensation cannot make up for a […]

Confusing Naming Conventions Leads to Medical Errors in Newborns: Survey

When a baby is born in a hospital or birth center, the baby is often given a temporary identity immediately after birth. Newborn naming conventions vary from hospital to hospital, but usually consist of a generic first name, such as “Baby Boy,” plus the mother’s last name. This may result in babies with similar identifiers […]

Mother Creates Adapted Skateboard for Son with Cerebral Palsy

Mother Creates Adapted Skateboard for Son with Cerebral Palsy A young boy living with cerebral palsy had always wanted to skateboard, but could not do so independently due to mobility restrictions. So, the boy’s mother built and attached a secure frame to a skateboard, which enabled her son to visit a skate park for the […]

G&E’s Director of Birth Injury Named to Illinois Super Lawyers 2020

G&E’s Director of Birth Injury Named to Illinois Super Lawyers 2020 G&E Birth Injury Attorney and Director, Lisa Weinstein, has been selected for inclusion to Super Lawyers’ list of 2020 Top Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Chicago, IL. The list recognizes only 5% of attorneys in each state. Ms. Weinstein has been selected by Super […]

Study: Imagining Grasping May Improve Hand Function in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy

Study: Imagining Grasping May Improve Hand Function in Children with Unilateral Cerebral Palsy A new study suggests that children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (one side of the body affected by movement disorder) have the ability to imagine a motor action, such as grasping, without actually moving both hands. The mental simulation of a motor action without […]

September: Sepsis Awareness Month

September: Sepsis Awareness Month Throughout the month of September, individuals, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and organizations raise awareness for sepsis, a life-threatening condition that causes nearly 270,000 deaths per year in the United States. As part of the Get Ahead of Sepsis campaign, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  sponsored the creation of educational materials […]

Study: Mediterranean diet decreases risk of developing gestational diabetes by 35%

Study: Mediterranean diet decreases risk of developing gestational diabetes by 35% According to new research, pregnant women at high risk for developing gestational diabetes who adopt a Mediterranean diet decrease their risk of developing the condition by 35%. Furthermore, women following this diet also gained less weight. The study compared pregnant women following the Mediterranean […]

Study: Muscle Relaxant, Baclofen, Safe for Young Children with CP

Study: Muscle Relaxant, Baclofen, Safe for Young Children with CP According to a recent study in patients with spastic cerebral palsy, the muscle relaxant, baclofen, is equally safe for children under the age of six as it is for older children when administered directly into the spinal cord. Cerebral palsy is one of the most […]

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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