Birth Injury Blog

While the physical signs and symptoms associated with cerebral palsy (CP) may be easy to identify, it can be more difficult to identify the developmental impacts of the disorder.  Developmental disorders often involve symptoms that may be confused with physical …

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A Pennsylvania woman has been awarded $4 million in compensatory damages in a pertussis-related medical malpractice lawsuit.  The lawsuit stems from the 2010 death of her infant daughter, who was just 32 days old at the time of her death.  …

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How did c-sections begin, and why are they so common? This is a question on the minds of many, including healthcare professionals, lawmakers, and individuals like you.  A recent article published in Slate online examines the origins of c-sections in …

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More often than ever, women are choosing to have children later in life, with many choosing to give birth after age 40.  Researchers now suggest that women over 40 are at a greater risk of preterm birth.  They urge healthcare …

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Summer is almost upon us, and that has many people gearing up for school to be out, traveling, and more outdoor adventures.  If you know someone who has cerebral palsy, you may also be wondering if summer weather impacts cerebral …

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Studies and legislation in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom have reinforced the dangers of epilepsy drug valproate – a drug already listed as dangerous here in the United States.  Here is what women around the world need to know …

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Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are miraculous processes that highlight the power of a woman’s body.  However, these processes can also be difficult, painful, and complicated, which is why in light of recent research, we are asking – “What is CranioSacral …

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Brachial plexus injuries are one of the most common birth injuries sustained during labor and delivery.  Now, researchers are exploring the longer term impact of brachial plexus injuries and are seeking to address the question – “Can Brachial Plexus Birth …

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When you have a baby, you will notice that his or her head circumference is measured routinely – generally until they reach toddler age.  Head circumference has always been an important part of documenting your child’s overall health, but new …

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toddler girl in a high chair holding a toy camera

A recent Graco high chair recall is highlighting the importance of safety and proper use of high chairs.  If you have an infant or toddler, a high chair is likely an important part of your household.  Learn more about the …

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