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baby in the NICU with a brain injury
Because the skull has not yet completely formed in a newborn baby, an infant’s head is much softer than an adult’s. Therefore, babies are more susceptible to brain injuries, especially during birth. Although not all infant brain injuries are preventable, many are caused by medical malpractice.  If your child has an unexplainable brain injury, it...
Baby diagnosed with cerebral palsy after a medical mistake in the hospital. Parents called a birth injury lawyer
Roughly 10,000 babies are born with cerebral palsy every year. In many cases, the causes of cerebral palsy are unknown and natural. However, in other cases, cerebral palsy results directly from the inattentive or inappropriate actions of doctors, nurses, or other medical personnel that falls within the scope of medical malpractice.  Understanding why your child...
girl with cerebral palsy from a birth injury
According to the CDC, the most common motor disability in children is cerebral palsy (CP). in the U.S. Further, most cerebral palsy cases are related to brain damage occurring before or during birth.  The cause of CP is unknown. However, many risk factors can increase the chances of cerebral palsy. Sometimes, cerebral palsy is a...
cerebral palsy
A child’s birth is an exciting and happy time and is usually one of the most significant milestones of a person’s life. In rare circumstances, however, the birth of a child can be a traumatic and disconcerting event where the child suffers from a catastrophic birth injury. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral...
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If your newborn has suffered a birth injury, it is very possible that you feel overburdened, stressed, devastated, and potentially helpless.  Taking care of a child with a birth injury can be devastating on both an emotional and a financial level. If your child has an injury or a condition caused by the doctor delaying...
Boy running in a park - Cost of Cerebral Palsy Graphic
Since its discovery more than 100 years ago, not much information has been provided about the financial impact of cerebral palsy on families or patients dealing with this tragic injury.  This lack of literature, however, does not diminish the fact that the average lifetime cost of treating a child with the condition can have a...
Mom holding baby's feet, how to recognize failure to diagnose during pregnancy graphic
Throughout pregnancy and childbirth, the mother and infant’s health depend on the knowledge and care provided by medical staff. Medical providers are supposed to have the experience, training, and knowledge necessary to properly care for the mother and the infant, yet some issues may go unnoticed, and mistakes can be made. Sometimes these are minor...
Here's when you should consider hiring a cerebral palsy attorney.
While the vast majority of medical injuries happen to adults, unfortunately, children can also sustain injuries at the hands of medical professionals, even during the birthing process. When those injuries are the result of negligence or a mistake by the physician or the healthcare facility, you can pursue a medical malpractice claim to recoup compensation...
What causes the most common type of birth injuries?
During the birthing process, in very unfortunate circumstances, a newborn baby may be physically injured. Some injuries are simply the result of the traumatic event of being born. However, it’s important to understand that some birth injuries are caused by medical negligence and certain cases may need to be evaluated by a Los Angeles birth...
Baby Birth Injury
The birth of a new baby is a joyous occasion. However, for those parents whose baby’s arrival is heralded by otherwise preventable birth injuries, this can also be a time of great anxiety and some sorrow. Birth injuries can be, but aren’t always, the result of identifiable medical malpractice. Serious injuries can result from malpractice...
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