Cerebral Palsy Statute of Limitations

Cerebral Palsy Statute of Limitations

Learning that your child has cerebral palsy can be devastating. This condition is incurable and lifelong, and can be caused by medical errors made by doctors and nurses during the labor and delivery process or shortly thereafter. Depending on its severity, a child who has cerebral palsy might require therapy, medical care, special education, and […]

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Prognosis for Infants with Brain Damage

Prognosis for Infants with Brain Damage

In some cases, child brain damage is preventable. When children suffer brain damage in utero or during or after labor and delivery, the damage might be due to medical negligence. The prognosis for children with brain damage depends on multiple factors, including the severity and location of the damage, when it is diagnosed, the treatment […]

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What is Erb's Palsy?

What is Erb’s Palsy?

Erb’s palsy is a birth injury that affects the way a baby’s arm functions. The arm may be weak or paralyzed and may lack sensation. Erb’s palsy is the result of a brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves in the shoulder, connecting the neck to the arms and enabling movement, flexibility, and […]

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What is Cervical Dystonia?

What is Cervical Dystonia? (Infant Torticollis)

Cervical dystonia, also called spasmodic torticollis, is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions in the neck, leading to abnormal neck movements and positions. (“Cervical” here refers to the neck, not the cervix.) It usually first appears in people during middle age, and it affects women twice as often as men. Cervical dystonia is […]

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Do Fertility Treatments Increase Risk of Birth Injuries?

Do Fertility Treatments Increase Risk of Birth Injuries?

Fertility Treatment Birth Injury Lawyer Babies conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and certain other fertility treatments may have a significantly higher risk of cerebral palsy and other birth defects, especially those defects that affect the baby’s heart, eyes, urinary system, and reproductive organs. In vitro fertilization raises the risk of having a baby with […]

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