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What Is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)?

What Is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)? You may not be familiar with the medical term “hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy,” or HIE for short, because HIE is a somewhat rare condition, affecting approximately 1.5 children per 1,000 live births. Children affected by HIE have experienced brain damage,  due to an acute or subacute birth injury. Our Illinois birth injury […]

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 […]

Ethnicity, Age, and Income Play a Role in Maternal Morbidity Rates

Ethnicity, Age, and Income Play a Role in Maternal Morbidity Rates Authors of a recent statistical brief published by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project have found trends associated with age, race, and income contribute to severe maternal morbidity. In the analysis, “severe maternal morbidity” was defined by 21 indicators identified by the CDC. According to the […]

What Is Horner Syndrome?

What Is Horner Syndrome? Horner syndrome is a condition caused by damage to the nerve pathway between the brain, face, and eye on one side of the body. Symptoms include disproportionate pupil sizes, drooping of the upper eyelid or elevation of the lower eyelid, and decreased sweating on the affected side of the face. Horner syndrome causes […]

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month Wearing green in March isn’t limited to just St. Patrick’s Day celebrations—don the hue all month long in support of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month! Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by brain damage—often resulting from a lack of oxygen and blood flow to a baby’s brain during labor and […]

‘Tis the Season of Giving: Community Bands Together to Support of Injured Newborn

‘Tis the Season of Giving: Community Bands Together to Support of Injured Newborn Minutes after Rachel Allen gave birth to her daughter Eliana in October 2016, the new family quickly learned something was wrong. Eliana was diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, a type of brain injury characterized by a lack of oxygen or […]

Study: Nintendo Wii Game Improves Balance for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Study: Nintendo Wii Game Improves Balance for Children with Cerebral Palsy Nintendo Wii Balance Boards may be on the Christmas wish lists of many children this year. But for kids with spastic hemiplegia, a type of cerebral palsy, the game has shown to be an effective form of therapy according to researchers from Chile. Published […]

Early Intervention Key in Children with Birth Injuries

Early Intervention Key in Children with Birth Injuries The first few years of a child’s life are a particularly sensitive period in his or her brain development. For children who sustained brain injuries at birth, early therapy interventions may improve their developmental path and increase their functional abilities. In 1986, the federal government began the […]

Attorney Lisa Weinstein Discusses Birth Injuries

Attorney Lisa Weinstein Discusses Birth Injuries Parents often ask me, “What exactly is a birth injury?” A birth injury is an injury that occurs at or near the time of birth and has long-term consequences. There are also prenatal injuries that occur during the prenatal period and neonatal injuries that occur shortly after the baby is […]

To Repeat C-Section or Not to Repeat C-Section? That is the Question

To Repeat C-Section or Not to Repeat C-Section? That is the Question If you delivered your first born via C-section, are there risks in delivering your second child vaginally vs. repeat C-section. A study out of the University of Aberdeen in the UK suggests there could be. Once a baby is delivered by C-section, a second child […]

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