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Chicago Attorneys on New Developments in Cerebral Palsy Intervention

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of child motor dysfunction, often resulting in muscle weakness, abnormal muscle activity, and ataxia (a degenerative disease that impacts the nervous system). Some children who suffer from this condition are either unable to walk or must receive assistance when walking. Hope is on the horizon According to European...

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Cerebral Palsy Can Sometimes Be Prevented, An Attorney Explains

Each year, approximately 10,000 to 12,000 newborn babies develop Cerebral Palsy. Approximately 10% of these cases occur as a result of complications and problems during labor and delivery, often as a result of mismanagement by physicians, nurses, and others involved in the labor and delivery process. These avoidable issues lead to life-long tragedies for the...

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Delayed Treatment for Maternal Patients Suffering from High Blood Pressure

Last month, we discussed the alarming rate of maternal deaths across the United States. One of the leading causes of maternal deaths is dangerously high blood pressure, also known as preeclampsia, which can lead to a stroke if not quickly treated. When the Failure to Act Puts Maternal Patients at Risk An investigation by USA...

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What Causes Cerebral Palsy and Birth Asphyxia?

The last thing parents want to experience is a birth injury to their child, especially one affecting the brain. However, when birth injuries happen, they can be extremely traumatic and potentially result in years of therapy, specialized treatment, and additional care that can be emotionally straining and costly. These types of injuries are rare, with...

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A missed diagnosis: U.S. maternal mortality rate is unacceptable

As an expectant mother, when you discover that you are pregnant, your focus is likely on the health of your child. You want your child to be healthy and hope for minimal childbirth complications. In the past decade, however, the focus on infant well-being has drawn attention away from maternal health. The story of neonatal intensive...

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The vital importance of informed consent

With few exceptions, patients are required to give informed consent before being treated by a physician. Informed consent helps to ensure that patients are educated about their options and their treatment before they are subjected to procedures, medical intervention, medication and other critical aspects of their care. When a physician fails to seek informed consent...

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When prescription drugs cause birth defects

Pregnancy is rarely an easy journey. The discomforts of pregnancy can range from mildly irritating to potentially fatal. As a result, many pregnant women require prescription medication from time to time. Sometimes, these medications are absolutely necessary and cannot be avoided or traded for safer drugs. But at other times, prescriptions should be avoided or...

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