Category: Pediatric Malpractice

What Is Minimally Conscious State?
05 apr
What Is Minimally Conscious State?

The Mayo Clinic defines a minimally conscious state as “a condition of severely altered consciousness but with some signs of self-awareness or awareness of one’s environment.” A minimally conscious state can be a transition state from a coma or a vegetative state. It is often a complication from trauma or injury to the brain, spinal

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How Does Opioid Abuse Cause Brain Injury?
05 apr
How Does Opioid Abuse Cause Brain Injury?

Opioids are often prescribed to treat pain, but they also come in illicit forms. These powerful painkillers, derived from the poppy plant, release chemicals that work through the nervous system to relieve even the most serious pain. However, they also activate the reward centers of the brain, producing feelings of euphoria. As such, opioids are

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What Are Some Common Issues In Birth Injury Lawsuits?
30 jan
What Are Some Common Issues In Birth Injury Lawsuits?

There are some common issues in birth injury lawsuits. They include: Poor prenatal care Poor monitoring Inadequate treatment or response to test results Failure to test based on risk Labor and delivery negligence If your child suffered a birth injury in any of the ways above, you could be eligible to recover damages in a

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Who Is Commonly Held Financially Liable For Causing Birth Injuries?
26 oct
Who Is Commonly Held Financially Liable For Causing Birth Injuries?

If your child suffered a birth injury, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The two most likely responsible parties commonly held financially liable for causing birth injuries are the attending physician during the delivery and the medical facility where the delivery took place. One or both of these parties may be held

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What Are The Top Causes Of Celebral Palsy?
21 aug
What Are The Top Causes Of Celebral Palsy?

Any discussion of the causes of cerebral palsy must first begin by conceding that the condition does not have single, simple cause but is instead multifactorial. In other words, cerebral palsy is not a single condition but rather a term that describes many similar and overlapping neurological conditions. Therefore the possible causes of cerebral palsy

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21 aug
Can You File A Malpractice Lawsuit For Celebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is not a single disorder but rather an umbrella term used to describe a broad range of neurological abnormalities, affecting movement and posture that first occur in the fetal or infant brain. Importantly, these movement disorders may be accompanied by disturbances in sensation, cognition, communication and behavior. While the phrase “cerebral palsy” is

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Can You File A Malpractice Lawsuit For Newborn Asphyxia?
18 aug
Can You File A Malpractice Lawsuit For Newborn Asphyxia?

Birth asphyxia is also known as intrauterine hypoxia, or IH. It occurs when an infant does not receive enough oxygen at some point before, during, or after delivery. Without oxygen, brain cells, and other tissues will be unable to function properly. This will cause waste build-up and severe damage from the excess acids. If it

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Can You File A Malpractice Lawsuit For Cephalohematoma?
18 aug
Can You File A Malpractice Lawsuit For Cephalohematoma?

What is a Cephalohematoma? A cephalohematoma is a common birth injury associated with labor in which forceps or vacuum extraction is necessary. This condition can also occur if the baby’s head happens to bang against the mother’s pelvic bone during labor. A cephalohematoma is a lesion on the newborn’s scalp due to an accumulation of

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