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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 […]

Delayed Pushing does not Affect Spontaneous Delivery: Study

Delayed Pushing does not Affect Spontaneous Delivery: Study A common practice for laboring mothers at many U.S. hospitals, delayed pushing during the second stage of labor—when the cervix is fully dilated—had been thought to reduce the risk of deliveries in which forceps were used to deliver the baby. Now, a new study published in the Journal […]

Success of Achilles Tendon Lengthening (ATL) Surgery May be Predicted by Gait Analysis, Study Finds

Success of Achilles Tendon Lengthening (ATL) Surgery May be Predicted by Gait Analysis, Study Finds Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) surgery is designed to stretch the Achilles tendon to allow an individual to walk with flat feet, correcting “tiptoe walking” commonly seen in individuals with cerebral palsy. In a retrospective study published in the European Journal of […]

Study: Walking Causes Lower Leg Fatigue in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Study: Walking Causes Lower Leg Fatigue in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy A recent study published in the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology has shown that when walking, children with moderate-to-severe spastic cerebral palsy experience increased lower leg muscle fatigue compared to children without the condition. Researchers analyzed 13 children with spastic cerebral palsy and 14 […]

New Test Measures Functional Strength in Children with Cerebral Palsy

New Test Measures Functional Strength in Children with Cerebral Palsy A recent study published in the journal Developmental Neurorehabilitation found that a new version of the functional strength measurement (FSM) test is a reliable way of measuring functional strength in children with cerebral palsy. The new FSM-CP test measures functional strength in the lower and upper […]

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 […]

Medical Malpractice Litigator Charles Bletsas Joins Grant & Eisenhofer’s Birth Injury Practice

Medical Malpractice Litigator Charles Bletsas Joins Grant & Eisenhofer’s Birth Injury Practice In September 2018, Charles Bletsas joined Grant & Eisenhofer’s birth injury litigation practice. Mr. Bletsas has two decades of experience litigating injury cases and other negligence claims. “I was drawn to Grant & Eisenhofer because of its excellent reputation representing plaintiffs,” Bletsas said. […]

PTSD from the NICU—One Mother Speaks Out to Raise Awareness

PTSD from the NICU—One Mother Speaks Out to Raise Awareness For babies born prematurely, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is often where they spend their first few weeks, or even months, of life. For parents, visiting their fragile babies in the hospital every day instead of bonding at home can be a difficult experience. […]

Death Rates Rising for Women of Reproductive Age

Death Rates Rising for Women of Reproductive Age In July 2018, a USA Today investigation found that more mothers in the United States die from childbirth-related complications than any other country in the developed world. Of the 700 maternal deaths and 50,000 serious maternal injuries from pregnancy or birth-related causes in the U.S., about 50% […]

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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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