What Causes Birth Asphyxia?

Posted on November 15, 2022 by

Birth asphyxia is the cause of 23% of newborn fatalities worldwide. Every year, up to one million people die due to the illness, characterized by oxygen deprivation and blood flow to the brain during birth. Numerous health issues, many of which might cause misery for the child and hardship for their family, can result from… Read more »

Posted in Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice

5 Stages of ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity)

Posted on October 15, 2022 by

When babies are born prematurely, they are risked developing an eye disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This condition occurs when blood vessels in the retina grow abnormally. While ROP can be mild, it can lead to severe vision loss and even blindness if not properly treated. It can have severe consequences when doctors… Read more »

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What is Perinatal Asphyxia?

Posted on May 15, 2022 by

Birth asphyxia, also known as perinatal asphyxia could occur before, during, or immediately following birth causing harm to a newborn. If you feel that perinatal asphyxia happened because of medical malpractice, you can hire a Florida medical malpractice attorney at the Shapiro Law Group. What is Perinatal Asphyxia? Birth asphyxia is when a newborn has… Read more »

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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 »

Tags: Pregnancy
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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 »

Tags: Pediatrics
Posted in Birth Injury

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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