Possible Signs of Medical Error During Labor and Delivery

Birth and Brain Injuries, In the News, Updates

Fortunately, most births in the United States are complication-free. But in my practice, I primarily deal with parents whose child was diagnosed months or even years after birth with cerebral palsy, and who suspect medical error may have played a part. I have investigated some 10,000 of these cases over the years. Read More

Uterine Rupture as a Cause for CP

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

Uterine rupture is one of the most feared obstetric complications that, if not dealt with immediately (usually by performing an emergency Cesarean section), can result in serious brain damage to the child or the death of either the mother or child. Read More

Birth Asphyxia and Cerebral Palsy

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

When most people hear the word asphyxia, their thoughts turn to suffocation or strangulation. Few people realize that asphyxiation can occur during the birthing process, often causing lifelong complications for the child. Read More

Understanding the Risks of Misdiagnosed Fetal Position

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

At the time of delivery, the position of an unborn child in a woman’s uterus is considered normal only if it presents itself head-first and face down (known as the occiput anterior position). If the baby presents itself in any other position such as feet first, buttocks first or sideways, it is termed a breech presentation or breech birth and considered abnormal. Read More

8 Things to Know After a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral Palsy Information, Updates

For some parents, hearing the words “your child has cerebral palsy” for the first time is a huge shock. For many others, it only confirms what they have suspected for a long time. Still, some parents are relieved to hear the news; they knew something was wrong, and now that they know what it is, they can begin to take action. Read More

When Pursuing a Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Persistence is Key

Cerebral Palsy Information, Updates

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common developmental disorders in children. However, it may take years before an official cerebral palsy diagnosis is made. As a parent, you know your child better than anyone else, including your child’s doctors. If you believe your child isn’t developing normally, insist that your doctor investigate your concerns. Read More

How to Determine if Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury

Birth Injury, Updates

Parents who come to me for advice about a birth injury lawsuit already suspect something went wrong during the delivery of their child. They are armed with a recent diagnosis of cerebral palsy or some other disorder, and desperately want to know the truth about what happened. Were they to blame? Was the doctor? The hospital? Read More

The Best Apps for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Assistive Technology, Updates

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best special needs apps out there – and written a quick synopsis of how each one works! Read on to learn about some of the best assistive communication and educational apps available. Read More

Hearing Loss in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Associated Conditions, In the News, Updates

Children with cerebral palsy are more prone to hearing loss than other children. In fact, research indicates that about 15-20% of children with cerebral palsy have a hearing impairment of some kind. Without proper treatment, hearing loss in children with cerebral palsy can lead to difficulties in language development and social interactions are they grow older. Read More

Visual Issues in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Associated Conditions, In the News, Updates

tudies have indicated that as many as 75% of children suffering from cerebral palsy have vision impairments of some kind. Sense of sight is an important part of a child’s development, and for children affected by cerebral palsy, detecting vision issues early is critical. Read More

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