Posts in 'Birth Injury'

What to Know About Legal Compensation and Claims for Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Legal Help

Many cerebral palsy cases have no known cause, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, some cases may stem from inadequate professional prenatal or neonatal care, or incidents during labor and delivery. If you feel medical negligence caused cerebral palsy in your child, you may have a case for compensation. Read on... Read More

What to Know About Anoxia and Its Role in Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Anoxia is largely a birthing complication that affects children either in the womb, during the birthing process, or immediately after delivery. Going through this distress can lead to a child developing cerebral palsy. Here is what you should know about anoxia and its role in cerebral palsy. What Is Anoxia? Anoxia is a very serious... Read More

Cooling Therapy May Help Infants Battle Brain Damage

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Head Cooling

The emotional distress that accompanies a birth injury is incomparable. When a child is injured during birth, what should have been the most exciting day of the parents’ life instead likely resulted in feelings of fear, frustration and sadness. It may seem like a dark future ahead, as parents struggle to readjust their plans and... Read More

Hydrocephalus as it Relates to Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Information

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Hydrocephalus is a Latin word meaning “water on the brain.” About 75% of children with hydrocephalus will have some form of motor disability. This can be in the form of cerebral palsy. The best analogy I can think of to describe the relation between cerebral palsy and... Read More

Earlier Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis Improves Quality of Life

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Five U.S. hospitals have now implemented international cerebral palsy diagnosis guidelines that have allowed them to reduce the average age at diagnosis from 19.5 months to 9.5 months. Most hospitals have an average age of about two years at diagnosis. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital, based in Columbus, Ohio, was the first hospital to implement the... Read More

10 Years After Lizzy’s Trial: Taking Care of Lizzy For Life—Thanks, Ken Suggs

Birth Injury, Updates

(Looking Back and Moving Forward – continued) By: Lisa Viele The doctor’s attorney asked questions about “studies” and past testing from others and how this case compares. They were hoping for some genetic connection for what happened to Lizzy. I wasn’t impressed and this expert was weak and seemed to hurt their case. The next... Read More

10 Years After Lizzy’s Trial: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Birth Injury, Stories, Updates

By: Lisa Viele Ten years ago we started our trial. I remember it clearly. Well, most of it. Lizzy was 5. We had moved from Sumter, SC to Myrtle Beach in 2003. My husband Damon was teaching and coaching. Same thing he did in Sumter. A brand new school opened and he was blessed to... 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

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