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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.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF BIRTH INJURIES?

While most child deliveries go relatively smoothly, complications can arise during the birthing process that result in injury to the child or mother. Birth injuries can occur in any number of ways, but many are a result of birth-related medical malpractice. Some of the most common types of birth injuries include the following:

What Is The Statute Of Limitations On Illinois Birth Injury Lawsuits?

When a child suffers serious birth injuries during labor or delivery, it can be devastating for parents and family members. Worse, many of these injuries appear to be preventable, and occur only as the result of a medical professional's negligence or malpractice.

Birth Injuries Affect Mothers, Too

While most types of birth injuries directly affect the child, an expectant mother is also putting her health at risk during delivery. Rarely, birth-related medical malpractice can result in severe medical consequences for the mother prior to or during the birthing process.

Do Inmates Have The Right To File Birth Injury Lawsuits?

All inmates have a constitutional right to receive necessary healthcare during their period of incarceration, but not all detention facilities have adhered to their legal obligations. In Texas, a female inmate recently filed a lawsuit claiming that prison officials forced her to give birth while she was locked in a solitary cell almost two years ago, and that those inadequate conditions led to her baby's death.

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).

New Guidelines Issued Regarding Newborn Brain Injuries

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an updated set of guidelines on neonatal encephalopathy, a term used to describe newborn brain injury or brain disorder.

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