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Birth Injuries Rasansky Law Firm December 23, 2015
Birth Injury Statistics
Jeff Rasansky July 22, 2016

Birth injury statistics in the United States of America. Nationally, about 7 out of every 1,000 live births result in a birth injury. This is quite alarming, especially given the fact that a large potion of birth injuries are caused by medical malpractice. Statistically speaking, the highest percentage of birth injuries occur in mothers between 25-34 who were subjected…

Cost of Cerebral Palsy
Jeff Rasansky May 18, 2016

Economic costs associated with raising a child with CP. Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder which occurs when a child’s brain suffers an injury during pregnancy or shortly after birth. It’s said that a very large number of cerebral palsy cases occur due to negligence on the part of a healthcare professional. Unfortunately, most families are unaware of the role…

Cerebral Palsy During Pregnancy
Jeff Rasansky November 12, 2014

Cerebral palsy is often caused during pregnancy, so can this be detected before birth? Cerebral palsy (CP) is a developmental disorder affecting a child’s movement, speech and muscle tone. This condition is usually discovered in the months after birth and may take about a year to accurately diagnose. While there are no certain signs of cerebral…

Obstetrical Malpractice Lawyer in Dallas
Jeff Rasansky October 6, 2014

Obstetrician malpractice can cause serious injuries to both you, and your child. What happens when an obstetrician’s malpractice causes serious harm? For pregnant women this can mean serious injury or death occurring during the birthing process. For their babies, it could mean serious brain damage, cerebral palsy or even wrongful death. Brain damage during the delivery process could lead…

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Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

Vacuum extraction is a last-resort method that doctors sometimes have to use to deliver a child. When there are complications during birth that prevent the baby from being born vaginally and when a C-section is no longer an option, doctors will sometimes opt to use a vacuum device to deliver the child. There are very…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

According to Marketwire, a lawsuit in New York over birth injuries has resulted in a $1.5 million settlement for the family affected. The birth injury lawsuit alleged that the patient was injured because she was not properly monitored during her pregnancy, which doctors should have known would be dangerous, given her prior history. The woman…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

Determining whether or not a birth injury was the direct result of malpractice can be extremely complex. Most of the time, attorneys will need to bring in medical experts, take a look at the investigation into the reasons behind the injuries and do a lot of other work to make a determination of whether or…

Negligent Supervision Attorney
Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

Most of the time, when you hear about CP lawsuits, they’re over the injuries sustained by the child. The typical lawsuits seek compensation from whatever party was responsible for the child suffering a birth injury. The Southeast Texas Record reports that a lawsuit filed against Texas Medicaid is a bit different. The Claim In this…

Nurse Anesthesiologist Malpractice Attorney
Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

There are times when children are injured and the causes are unavoidable. There are too many, however, where these injuries could and should have, been avoided. Medical negligence may play a role in your child having suffered those injuries. Contacting a birth injury lawyer may reveal the truth of the matter, if dealing with the healthcare…

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Jeff Rasansky December 1, 2016

Birth asphyxia is a term that describes what happens when a baby’s brain and other organs do not get enough oxygen before, during, or immediately after birth. Birth asphyxia can occur for a variety of reasons, including: The baby has a premature or improperly formed airway The baby’s airway is blocked A long or difficult…

Daycare Abuse Statistics
Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

If your child has cerebral palsy, he or she may also suffer from seizures. Nearly half of all children diagnosed with cerebral palsy experience seizures; one-third have a seizure disorder such as epilepsy. Seizures are extremely scary for a parent, but knowing why they happen and what to do can help. Seizures occur when brain…

Erb's Palsy Lawsuits
Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

A lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County alleges that a physician was negligent in giving care to a mother, resulting in her child being born with Erb’s palsy. According to the lawsuit, the doctor did not perform a cesarean section in time and the newborn ended up suffering trauma to its shoulders and neck during…

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Jeff Rasansky June 23, 2016

When your child was diagnosed with a brain injury at birth, your first thoughts were about the health and well-being of your newborn. Whether you were told that your child will need lifelong care or that your child will need intensive therapy to live a normal life, you soon realized that the medical care and…

Frustrated? Call us for a 2nd opinion!
Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

Parenting a child with cerebral palsy may be one of the biggest challenges of your life. It’s normal to feel a range of emotions and to need support. Remember, it’s okay to: Feel anger and frustration. You spend so much time holding it together and being strong for your family and your child, but no…

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Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

This week on our website we have been talking about the parents, guardians, and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy – and the support and care that they need so that they can give the best support and care possible to their children. In this blog post, we’ll look at three different websites and organizations…

Anesthesia & Medical Malpractice
Jeff Rasansky May 20, 2016

This week, we are discussing common birth injury myths – from the misleading belief that nothing could have been done to protect your baby from harm, to the misconception that your child’s birth injuries were genetic or environmental. In this blog post, we will cover one last medical mistake myth: it’s impossible to pursue a birth…

Midwives and Medical Malpractice
Jeff Rasansky December 23, 2015

All parents know that you can’t control when a baby decides to come. Whether it’s in the middle of the night, in the middle of your weekend, or on a holiday, labor can start at any time and doesn’t wait for a convenient break. However, does the time of day or the day of the…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

Cerebral palsy is actually not just one condition. The term refers to the loss of muscle control that results from brain damage. Among the criteria for diagnosing cerebral palsy are: The brain damage is non-progressive The condition is permanent due to the brain damage There are several different varieties of cerebral palsy. Dyskinetic cerebral palsy…

Dallas Midwife Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Jeff Rasansky July 22, 2016

This month a Victoria mother filed a Texas birth injury lawsuit against the Victoria Women’s Clinic as well as her obstetrician. In the suit she claims that her doctor should have known that she and her baby were at high risk for a common and serious birth complication: shoulder dystocia. Shoulder dystocia occurs in an…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you may want to speak with an attorney for birth injury claims. Birth mistakes sometimes result in the brain injuries that cause cerebral palsy. When this is the case, parents have the option of speaking with an attorney and seeing if it’s possible to file a lawsuit…

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