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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What Causes Vasa Previa and Who is at Risk?

What Causes Vasa Previa and Who is at Risk?

Vasa Previa Lawyer Vasa previa is a rare and devastating complication of pregnancy that occurs in approximately one out of every 2,500 pregnancies. If the condition is diagnosed during pregnancy, the fetus has a 97% chance of surviving. However, if the condition is not correctly diagnosed in time, then there is a 56% chance the […]

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What Is An Umbilical Cord Prolapse?

What Is An Umbilical Cord Prolapse?

During a normal birth, a baby comes out before the umbilical cord. An umbilical cord prolapse is when that order is reversed, and the umbilical cord comes out before or alongside the baby. This happens in about one in 620 births. An umbilical cord prolapse is a serious medical emergency with a mortality rate of […]

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