Can Jaundice Lead to Cerebral Palsy?

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

Kernicterus is a severe form of cerebral palsy known to be associated with high bilirubin levels in a baby’s blood. Bilirubin is a pigment produced in the liver that can lead to jaundice, the yellowing of the eyes and skin, if it is not broken down quickly enough. In most cases, jaundice will resolve without… Read more »

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What Types of Birth Injuries Can Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Posted on December 19, 2016 by

When OB-GYNs or other doctors deliver newborns, they are legally to provide treatment within the standard of care. If doctors make mistakes during the delivery process, newborns may develop conditions like cerebral palsy. The following types of birth injuries can lead to the development of this condition. Newborns can develop cerebral palsy for the following… Read more »

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Did a C-Section Mistake Cause Your Child’s Birth Injury?

Posted on September 26, 2016 by

Centers for Disease Control statistics show that 1.2 million cesarean section (C-section) deliveries are performed in the United States every year. In some cases, doctors make mistakes while performing C-sections, causing injuries to mothers or their children. C-section mistakes can cause brain injuries in newborns and infections in mothers. A doctor can cause a C-section… Read more »

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What Are Common Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

Posted on August 17, 2016 by

Several weeks ago, we discussed a medical malpractice case involving a newborn who acquired cerebral palsy from a birth injury. The story is a reminder that in some cases, children develop cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice during or shortly after the delivery process. Blunt force trauma, oxygen deprivation and health conditions such… Read more »

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What Parents Should Know If Their Child Has Suffered a Birth Injury

Posted on August 10, 2016 by

Several weeks ago, we discussed a textbook case of medical malpractice involving a newborn. The birth injury lawsuit discussed on our blog can show the lifelong consequences children face when doctors make mistakes during childbirth. Cerebral palsy, paralysis and death are all consequences of birth injuries. Birth injury lawsuits hold hospitals accountable for inflicting these… Read more »

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Florida Doctor Misdiagnosed Patients for Profits

Posted on July 20, 2016 by

A Florida doctor guilty of misdiagnosing patients to defraud Medicare was sentenced to three years and ten months in prison. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the doctor is guilty of defrauding Medicare Advantage, a Medicare plan involving Humana HMOs (Humana is a health insurance company). The U.S. Attorney’s Office claims the doctor misdiagnosed patients… Read more »

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Can Birth Injuries Cause Cerebral Palsy in Infants?

Posted on March 30, 2016 by

Medical mistakes made during birth can have permanent negative consequences for children and their families. Some birth injuries may cause cerebral palsy in infants, a condition that causes impairments in movement, speech or cognition. Cerebral palsy can arise from brain injuries caused by oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) or blunt force trauma. Many children will have difficulty… Read more »

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Common Birth Complications Caused by Medical Malpractice

Posted on March 07, 2016 by

Ask any expecting mother what her worst nightmare is and she would likely rank birth complications at the very top of the list. Birth complications are sometimes caused by the institutions we depend on the most – hospitals and doctors. When birth complications are caused by medical malpractice, it is especially tragic, because children and… Read more »

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Horrifying Surgical Mistake: Surgery Performed On Wrong Newborn

Posted on February 24, 2016 by

We recently discussed how medical mistakes can permanently alter the lives of hospital patients. Wrong-patient surgeries are one of the worst types of medical mistakes. When children are the victims of these mistakes, it is especially tragic. In Tennessee, doctors operated on the wrong newborn, possibly causing permanent damage. According to the mother, doctors made… Read more »

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Are Unnecessary C-Sections Risking the Safety of Mothers and Newborns?

Posted on April 24, 2015 by

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the increase of caesarean sections (C-sections) worldwide, including the United States. According to WHO, many of the procedures are being done even when it is not medically necessary. Data released by WHO shows that one in three women are receiving the operation during labor in medium… Read more »

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