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 […]Obstetric Simulation Training Used to Reduce Maternal Morbidity
Obstetric Simulation Training Used to Reduce Maternal Morbidity After the USA was dubbed “the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth,” obstetric organizations are now recommending simulation training. In fact, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has incorporated this type of training into its certifying exam and certification maintenance programs. Simulation […]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 […]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 […]New Device Aims to Assist Foot Control in People with Cerebral Palsy
New Device Aims to Assist Foot Control in People with Cerebral Palsy Coordinating movement and posture can be difficult for those diagnosed with cerebral palsy—but researchers out of the University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences are developing a device to improve walking ability in young adults with cerebral palsy. “The ability […]Research Confirms Exercise during Pregnancy is Beneficial for Mother and Baby
Research Confirms Exercise during Pregnancy is Beneficial for Mother and Baby In early September 2017, a study carried out by Spanish researchers confirmed the benefits of physical activity for pregnant women, as well as the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. The experts stress the importance of combining aerobic and strength training for 45 to 65 […]Kentucky Goalkeeper with Cerebral Palsy tries out for US Paralympic Soccer Team
Kentucky Goalkeeper with Cerebral Palsy tries out for US Paralympic Soccer Team Carter Alvey, 17, was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects his muscle tone and motor skills. By the age of seven, Carter had undergone two surgeries to strengthen his spine and increase flexibility in his feet. He sleeps in leg braces […]What is a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury?
What is a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury? Newborns can sustain brachial plexus injuries as a result of negligence during the labor and delivery process. A brachial plexus injury is caused by damage to the network of nerves near the neck that give rise to all the nerves of the arm. If an infant’s shoulders get […]FDA Approves Neonatal MRI System
FDA Approves Neonatal MRI System Last month, the US FDA approved a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for neonatal head and brain imaging. The Embrace Neonatal MRI System by Aspect Imaging has a temperature-controlled incubator that is placed directly into the MRI system. The fully enclosed unit does not require a radio frequency shielded room, […]Drugs May Reduce Need for Shunts to Treat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Suggests
Drugs May Reduce Need for Shunts to Treat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Suggests Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine may have found a new way to treat hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid on the brain) using drugs already on the market. The current treatment requires the surgical implantation of shunts into the skull to allow […]
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