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  • Can Cerebral Palsy Be Cured?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Aug-2018

    Every year, over 10,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which is a blanket term that encompasses several disorders that impact normal and healthy movements, resulting in issues with posture, gait, muscle tone, and coordination. While there is more than one cause for cerebral palsy, birth injuries are often the most common. For example, if a baby is pulled out too forcefully, is ...
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  • What Is Erb's Palsy And What Causes It?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-Aug-2018

    Erb’s palsy is a form of obstetric brachial plexus disorder, which is an injury that occurs when the nerves in a baby’s upper arm are damaged. This damage is often the result of a birth injury that is caused by a negligent medical professional during labor, such as excessive pulling on the shoulders or the improper use of birth-assistance tools. Depending on the severity of the injury, ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Birth Injuries

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 28-Jun-2018

    Parents often cannot wait to bring their new baby into the world and, when that moment comes, they generally do not expect their baby to sustain injuries upon delivery due to the negligent actions of a medical professional. The last thing on any parent’s mind is whether or not it is safe to trust the overseeing physician or any other medical staff members partaking in delivering your newborn ...
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  • Can Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries Lead to an Increased Risk of Mental Illness?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 29-May-2018

    Brachial plexus injuries are some of the most common types sustained during delivery and, as such, a lot of research has been done to find out what the long-term effect of them could be, particularly the impact they may have on one’s mental health. If your child sustained a brachial plexus injury due to a medical professional’s negligent actions, you need to contact a medical ...
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  • Injuries Caused by Birth-Assistance Tools

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-May-2018

    Welcoming a newborn child into the world is one of the most rewarding experiences parents will ever know. It is a moment that is meant to be full of joy and wonder, but is sometimes marred by the negligence of healthcare professionals whose actions ultimately compromise the health, safety, and well-being of a child. While birth assistance tools can be necessary to help facilitate the delivery ...
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  • Who is Liable for Erb's Palsy in a Newborn?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 25-Apr-2018

    There are several different kinds of birth injuries a newborn can sustain, some of which can lead to a future that requires lifelong care. Even injuries that might seem minor, such as a bruise or small laceration could potentially result in severe health complications. Erb’s palsy is one such condition that is caused by a physical injury during delivery, the effects of which can range from ...
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  • Identifying Brain Injuries Caused at Birth

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Mar-2018

    Thousands of newborn babies across the country sustain brain injuries at birth every year. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Brain Injury Association of America (BIA), brain injuries are among one of the leading causes of permanent disabilities or death in infants. What makes this even more unfortunate is that these injuries are often the result of ...
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  • Did Your Doctor Fail to Perform a C-Section?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 27-Sep-2017

    Childbirth is a difficult process in which lots of different things have to go right in order to go smoothly. Something going wrong isn’t out of the ordinary, and for this reason doctors need to be well-trained and prepared to react to anything that could happen. This includes being capable of administering a Cesarean section operation in order to remove the baby should the health of it or ...
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  • At What Age Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 9-Aug-2017

    Cerebral Palsy is a condition that often results from an injury shortly before or during delivery. This condition can take time to diagnose, as there is no single test for Cerebral Palsy. As a parent of an injured child, you need a diagnosis to get help for you child, and it can be frustrating to wait to find out what may be wrong. In severe cases of Cerebral Palsy, it is possible that the ...
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