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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 […]

Spread the Word and Support Prematurity Awareness Throughout November

Spread the Word and Support Prematurity Awareness Throughout November November is Prematurity Awareness Month – a time dedicated to raising awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm infants and their families. According to the March of Dimes, each year in the United States, 1 of every 10 babies is born prematurely (fewer than […]

Customized Toothbrush May Help Improve Oral Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Customized Toothbrush May Help Improve Oral Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy Due to fine motor skill impairments, performing everyday tasks such as teeth brushing can be difficult for people with cerebral palsy.  However, according to a new study published in the journal Special Care in Dentistry, cerebral palsy patients may improve their oral health […]

Mom of 4 Daughters Dies Shortly After Emergency C-Section

Mom of 4 Daughters Dies Shortly After Emergency C-Section A California mother suddenly passed away just 30 minutes after undergoing an emergency C-section to deliver her fourth child. The 27-year old mother, who reportedly had a history of heart problems, was rushed into surgery to deliver her baby when doctors discovered she was bleeding internally. […]

Black Mothers in Illinois at Higher Risk of Death from Pregnancy-Related Conditions

Black Mothers in Illinois at Higher Risk of Death from Pregnancy-Related Conditions In October 2018, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams attended a news conference at the University of Illinois announcing findings of a detailed report on pregnancy-related maternal deaths. According to the report referencing data from 2015, per 100,000 live births in Illinois, there were […]

Study: Access to Hospital Medical Records Proves Difficult for Patients

Study: Access to Hospital Medical Records Proves Difficult for Patients A new undercover study by Yale researchers published in JAMA Network Open shows that many patients are encountering unnecessary difficulties in obtaining their medical records. Though the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guarantees patient access to their medical records within 30 days, lead […]

Grant & Eisenhofer Expands Birth Injury Litigation Practice with Veteran Chicago Attorney

Grant & Eisenhofer Expands Birth Injury Litigation Practice with Veteran Chicago Attorney Grant & Eisenhofer’s birth injury litigation group has recently expanded to include Charles Bletsas, a “veteran medical malpractice attorney” experienced in catastrophic injury cases. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Bletsas joins the now-6-attorney team of G&E lawyers representing families and infants seriously injured at birth, including cases […]

Can my Ultrasound Tech be Liable for my Baby’s Birth Injury?

Can my Ultrasound Tech be Liable for my Baby’s Birth Injury? Ultrasound is widely accepted as a revolutionary tool in prenatal care, allowing doctors to evaluate pregnancies and detect common gynecological anomalies.  Most expectant mothers will receive at least one ultrasound during their pregnancies, however variations in quality of equipment and training of the personnel […]

The Impact of Maternal Death on the Entire Family

The Impact of Maternal Death on the Entire Family Maternal mortality rates are on the rise in the U.S., according to an investigation undertaken by USA Today this past summer. With more women dying from childbirth complications than any other country in the developed world, more fathers are left to care for their grieving families […]

Blood Test in First Trimester May Help Determine Risk for Gestation Diabetes: Study

Blood Test in First Trimester May Help Determine Risk for Gestation Diabetes: Study A new study published in Scientific Reports indicates that a blood test taken at as early as 10 weeks of pregnancy may indicate a woman’s risk of developing gestational diabetes.  For the study, researchers looked to the A1C test (commonly used to […]

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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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