Birth Injury Blog

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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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Most people don’t know that newborns are at the same risk of suffering a stroke as elderly individuals.  With the side effects of stroke commonly known, one must ask – “how does neonatal stroke affect babies long term?” For parents, …

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In what is being called the largest personal injury verdict in Delaware County, a judge has awarded over $40 million to a birth injury victim and her family.  The birth injury victim, now six years old, suffered a spinal injury …

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A Texas family has won the fight with their local school district over an assistive device their disabled son needs to use while on campus.  The teenager, a student at Veterans Memorial High School, suffered a birth injury that damaged …

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One of the key elements of development is the idea that what we are exposed to as children will affect us as we age.  In this post titled “Can Inflammation from Infection Cause Adult-Onset Heart Problems”, we will discuss new …

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A new study published in eNeuro, a journal for the Society of Neuroscience, shows that prematurity is linked to language and speech delays in babies.  Premature birth is often linked to an increased risk of physical and cognitive delays or …

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A New York Appeals Court ruling is a victory for two couples who filed a wrongful birth claim after their children were born with “Fragile X” – a rare chromosomal abnormality that can cause significant injuries and intellectual disabilities.  Wrongful …

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For children with cerebral palsy, oral health may seem secondary to more serious medical conditions.  The fact is, however, that children with cerebral palsy are at risk for oral health issues that could complicate their overall health and wellbeing.  For …

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A worldwide formula recall has been initiated after a Salmonella outbreak in France left twenty-six children severely ill.  The recall includes more than 7,000 tons of powdered milk products manufactured by Lactalis Group – one of the world’s largest dairy …

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A new study published in eLife shows prematurity and brain injuries at birth may cause lasting chemical changes, most notably reduced levels of dopamine.  Low levels of dopamine can cause a range of mental health and other issues, which may …

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