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Can Adoptive Parents File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Can Adoptive Parents File a Birth Injury Lawsuit? Adopting a child can be just as exciting for the adoptive parents as giving birth to a newborn. By choosing to adopt, you may have questions for the adoption agency about the child’s medical history including information about the child’s birth and the prenatal care of the […]

Study: Trunk Exercises May Improve Walking Ability in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy

Study: Trunk Exercises May Improve Walking Ability in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy may find that their ability to keep an upright position or walk is difficult because their disability affects one side of their body. The body’s core muscles, surrounding the trunk and pelvis, are essential to supporting the […]

Illinois Lawmakers Work to Reduce Maternal Death Rates

Illinois Lawmakers Work to Reduce Maternal Death Rates In Illinois, more than 650 women have died of pregnancy related complications since 2008. Of the 73 maternal deaths in 2016, 42 women died between 43 days and one year after delivery, pointing to the importance of monitoring the health of mothers after they leave the hospital.  […]

Can Sleep Apnea Increase the Risk of Premature Birth?

Can Sleep Apnea Increase the Risk of Premature Birth? According to a press release from the University of Australia, new research shows an association between poor sleep and premature birth. “Mothers suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, short sleeps and poor quality sleep…could increase the likelihood of preterm birth, and perhaps even stillbirth,” said lead researcher […]

Attorney Lisa Weinstein Discusses “What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?”

Attorney Lisa Weinstein Discusses “What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?” People often ask me, “What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?” Spastic cerebral palsy results from damage to certain areas of the brain called the motor cortex (which controls voluntary movement) and the pyramidal tracts (which help send signals to muscles).  Damage to the brain can occur before […]

While the U.S. as a Whole is Dubbed the Deadliest Place to Give Birth in the Developed World, California Maternal Death Rates Have Fallen

While the U.S. as a Whole is Dubbed the Deadliest Place to Give Birth in the Developed World, California Maternal Death Rates Have Fallen According to the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, the Golden State has seen maternal mortality decline by 55 percent between 2006 to 2013. This stands in stark contrast to the national averages […]

Will Florida’s Medical Malpractice Damages Cap Affect My Birth Injury Claim?

Will Florida’s Medical Malpractice Damages Cap Affect My Birth Injury Claim? A judge in Miami, Florida has ruled damage caps in a medical malpractice lawsuit are unconstitutional and unfair to injured plaintiffs. In a July 2018 ruling, Judge Jose M. Rodriguez refused to implement the 30-year-old cap of $350,000 in damages, labeling it as outdated. […]

Early Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Early Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy What are the earliest symptoms of cerebral palsy? Early signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy include difficulty feeding, behavioral problems, reduced muscle tone, developmental delays, and failure to reach milestones such as rolling over, sitting, crawling and walking.  Involuntary movements, muscle spasms, or paralysis of one side of the body […]

U.S. Named “Most Dangerous” Country to Give Birth in the Developed World

U.S. Named “Most Dangerous” Country to Give Birth in the Developed World An investigation by USA Today found that the U.S. is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. In addition to the thousands of birth injuries that occur each year, over 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth, […]

Survey: Medical Teams Must Practice Good Communication to Manage Hip Displacement in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Survey: Medical Teams Must Practice Good Communication to Manage Hip Displacement in Children with Cerebral Palsy Undiagnosed hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy may lead to physical impairments including difficulties sitting, standing, and walking. According to a survey of 84 Australian pediatricians and physiotherapists, diagnosing and managing hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy should […]

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