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RISING NUMBER OF PRE-TERM BIRTHS, GENE LINKED TO CEREBRAL PALSY

A new study, presented in February 2014 at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual Pregnancy Meeting, shows that a variant in SERPINE1, a gene that plays a significant role in blood clotting and inflammation, is likely associated with cerebral palsy and death in early preterm babies.

Understanding Erb's Palsy Birth Injuries

Erb's palsy, a type of brachial plexus palsy, is named after William Erb, one of the first physicians to describe the condition. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Erb's palsy affects the brachial plexus, a nerve network located close to the neck. The brachial plexus leads to the arm's nerves, providing feeling and movement for the arm, hand and fingers. Damage typically causes the following problems:

Verdict Reached In Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Case

In Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, a jury recently awarded $4 million to Erin McCarthy and her daughter Chloe, to compensate for medical negligence on the part of McCarthy's obstetrician that caused Chloe to suffer cerebral palsy and other neurological injuries.

Jaundice at birth may lead to serious health consequences for infants

Jaundice is a common condition among newborn babies, resulting from abnormally high levels of bilirubin - a substance created by the body when it replaces red blood cells - in the baby's blood. Neonatal jaundice is the most common condition requiring medical attention in newborns, presenting as yellow coloration in the skin and sclera (whites of the eyes).

Jaundice at birth may lead to serious health consequences for infants

Jaundice is a common condition among newborn babies, resulting from abnormally high levels of bilirubin - a substance created by the body when it replaces red blood cells - in the baby's blood. Neonatal jaundice is the most common condition requiring medical attention in newborns, presenting as yellow coloration in the skin and sclera (whites of the eyes).

When Does A Birth Injury Result From Medical Malpractice?

Many different factors contribute to birth injuries, including unexpected complications during labor. Often, however, severe birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice by a physician or other health care practitioner.

How Do I Know If My Infant's Injuries Were Caused By Medical Malpractice?

Childbirth is generally seen as one of the most natural processes on earth, but that does not mean it is risk-free. When an infant sustains injuries at birth, the fault may lie with nature, the mother or errors made by healthcare providers before or during the birth. Determining the true causes of injury involves detailed investigations conducted by attorneys who understand the medical malpractice laws in your state and who have a network of resources and a wealth of knowledge in the medical science and processes associated with birth injuries.

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