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Birth Injury Rasansky Law Firm June 25, 2014
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Sadie Horner August 8, 2014

Has your child been diagnosed with hypotonic cerebral palsy? Birth injury malpractice may be to blame. Cerebral palsy is a developmental condition which affects about 1 in 100 babies at the time of their birth. The brain, which governs vital body functions such as movement, coordination and breathing, may become damaged due to rough handling by…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

While the severity of cerebral palsy varies significantly from one individual to the next, any baby with this injury will need extra medical care. This baby injury can result in very severe effects, though not all cases are completely debilitating. Most often, however, there will be significant issues with motor control. This can manifest in ways such…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

A cerebral palsy lawyer may be able to help you if your child has been injured during the birthing process. The process of having a child is complex and there are myriad things that can go wrong. Some of those potential hazards, however, can be prevented, provided that the medical staff attending the birthing is attentive and…

Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

If you are the parent or guardian of a child with cerebral palsy, you’ve probably read dozens of articles about how best to care for and support your child. However, you might not have read about how important it is to give yourself the care, support, and time you need to be the most effective…

Amanda Payton August 8, 2014

After a difficult birth, it is tempting to believe that everything is OK. Unfortunately, some of the most serious birth injuries are not always apparent immediately after birth. A child with cerebral palsy (CP) may show no signs of disability during early infancy. It is not until the child grows and the nervous system and…

Amanda Payton September 22, 2014

Birth injuries are not uncommon, and given time most heal without too many problems.  However, some birth injuries are so serious that they cause serious or long-term issues for the baby and can lead to a lifetime of complications and medical care. The challenge with birth injuries is that it can be difficult to predict…

Amanda Payton September 22, 2014

The facts, realities, and causes of birth injuries. The term birth injury is used in reference to an injury that occurs during the labor and delivery process.  It is perhaps one of the biggest fears a pregnant woman has and that apprehension definitely has some validity. While advancements in medicine have dramatically reduced the risk of…

Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

Women who have their first child are known as a prima gravida. However, women who have their first baby after 35 are known as an elderly prima gravida. Many health care professionals feel that these older, first-time mothers stand a greater risk of their child suffering from a birth injury. There are many places online…

Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

Oligohydramnio is the fancy word for having too little amniotic fluid in the womb. It occurs in approximately 8 percent of pregnancies and is most common during the third trimester. Also, for those still pregnant two weeks past their due date, the rate is approximately 12 percent. If undetected or unmonitored it can lead to pregnancy complications…

Sadie Horner August 8, 2014

Cerebral palsy is an irreversible condition that occurs when a child’s brain is injured during pregnancy, birth or while the child is still very young.  It is characterized by involuntary movements and lack of muscle control. Not all brain injuries will result in cerebral palsy, but there are many different causes to be aware of…

Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

When a person has cerebral palsy, often the speech ability of an individual is affected. As a result, people with cerebral palsy often undergo various speech methods or speech therapy. Speech therapy is extremely helpful to children with cerebral palsy as this type of treatment teaches cerebral palsy clients to take full advantage of their…

Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

Just how expensive and prevalent is birth injury in the U.S.? WrongDiagnosis.com states that there are an estimated seven birth injures per 1,000 children born. This converts to one percent, or slightly over 28,000 babies every year. E-Medicine defines a birth injury as injuries sustained due to “mechanical forces”, such as experienced through compression and traction. The report…

Sadie Horner August 8, 2014

Parenting a child with cerebral palsy can be extremely challenging, but it does not have to be a daunting task. Here are some helpful tips that can make parenting a child with this condition that much easier. Educate Yourself about Cerebral Palsy You can obtain quality reliable information through your healthcare providers. Other reliable sources…

Amanda Payton August 8, 2014

Among cases of the chronic condition cerebral palsy, the ataxic form is the least common, according to theOntario Federation for Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy results from injury to the brain or spinal cord during pregnancy, birth or in very early childhood and can be a result of birth malpractice. When the cerebellum portion of the…

Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

The chronic condition cerebral palsy can be a challenge for those affected, but among the different types of CP is spastic quadriplegia, most commonly known as the most severe form of the condition. According toCerebralPalsy.org, spastic quadriplegia affects the arms, legs and body and is more likely to come with some mental impairment as well….

Sadie Horner September 22, 2014

Damages and expenses associated with cerebral palsy, and what you’re allowed to sue for. According to 4MyChild.com, about 10,000 babies a year will develop cerebral palsy in the U.S. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes adds that the average lifetime “cost” of cerebral palsy will total almost one million dollars, and that’s not even counting…

Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

Having a baby is normally a joyous time. Parents are usually expecting the labor and delivery to be relatively smooth, the medical staff to properly monitor the baby and mother and take care of any potential issues as they arise.  However medical mistakes do happen and it is up to every expecting parent to be…

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Jeff Rasansky August 8, 2014

Paralysis refers to the total loss of muscle function for one or more muscle groups. This condition causes the loss of feeling or of mobility in a specific area of the body. The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary states that there are a few reasons why newborn babies may suffer from temporary paralysis or permanent paralysis upon…

Sadie Horner August 8, 2014

Parents await the arrival of a new baby with eager anticipation, but things don’t always go as planned.  According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, there are more than 157,700 injuries every year to mothers and newborns that occurred during childbirth and could have been avoided.  Complications can arise during the labor and delivery…

Sadie Horner August 8, 2014

The Women’s Health Channel helps us to understand some basic facts about midwife care. A midwife is a trained medical professional who attends a woman’s childbirth and provides support during labor. This woman will be in charge of supervising the general care of women and children during the birth and after delivery. Since the doctor is responsible…

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