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Birth Injuries

New York Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Coping with Birth Injuries:  Cerebral Palsy

At present, about 500,000 American children and adults are coping with cerebral palsy. Children often remain undiagnosed until they turn two or three years old. Out of every 1,000 infants and young kids, two or three of them have cerebral palsy. While there is no cure once parents discover that their child has this condition, there are a number of therapies and drugs that can address some of the most troubling – and limiting – symptoms. How is Cerebral Palsy Often Defined? Cerebral Palsy actually refers to a number of medical conditions that can affect a person’s muscle tone, movement or posture....

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New York City Birth Injury Lawyers Discuss $1.3 Million Jury Award

A jury in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, awarded $1.3 million to the estate of an infant who died following complex heart surgery at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children explains one of the New York City birth injury lawyers at the F&A personal injury law firm. After an 11-1 vote, the jury returned the verdict in Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. The jury concluded that the infant's death resulted from an excess amount of calcium administered by the anesthesiologist during the procedure. Higher Mortality Rate A previous Philadelphia Inquirer investigation revealed a higher mortality rate at this hospital compared to hospitals nationwide....

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Birth Trauma Or Birth Injury Lawyers Discuss Jury Award For Brain Injury At Birth

On February 5, 2016, the family of a girl who suffered permanent neurological injury at birth was awarded $29.89 million by a Massachusetts jury, according to MassLive.com. The jury concluded that a physician was negligent in his treatment and care of the girl. The civil suit was originally filed against six physicians involved in the girl's birth. One of the six doctors was later removed as a defendant, and four others were found not negligent. The suit alleged that from September 5 to September 6, 2004, the remaining defendant failed to do seven things, including a timely emergency caesarean section. This caused...

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Questions to Ask Prospective Birth Trauma or Birth Injury Lawyers

When a baby is born, it's usually a joyful time. But when something goes wrong at a birth, it can make the day very sad for a family. When there are problems at birth, a lot of parents will look for potential birth trauma or birth injury lawyers. Here are three questions for parents to ask when they are looking for lawyers for a birth injury. How long have you been in practice? The first thing that you want to is ask your lawyer how long they have been in practice. You want to find someone who has been practicing law for a...

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Do You Need A Brachial Plexus Injury Lawyer

When a newborns network of nerves from the spine, collarbone and into their shoulder, hand or arm is injured by being stretched or torn, it is considered a brachial plexus birth injury.  This usually happens in cases where their head is pushed away from their shoulders in upwards direction while the shoulder is pressed down forcefully during birth. A birth injury lawyer can help make sure that your medical bills are covered if your newborn is injured during birth. Brachial plexus birth injury causes and complications During a difficult birth such as breech presentation or an extended labor or even when the...

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Can A Birth Trauma Or Birth Injury Lawyers Help Your Infant

The birth of your child is supposed to be one of the most important and exciting points of your life, however that time can become a mix of surprise and worry if something goes wrong in the delivery room and your baby suffers brain damage or a birth injury. There are a variety of situations that can cause brain damage or a birth injury to a newborn during delivery, these include: Delayed C-sections Failure to properly monitor and recognize fetal distress Uterine rupture issues Eclampsia or preeclampsia Improper use of forceps or vacuums A compressed or wrapped umbilical cord There are...

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What Birth Trauma or Birth Injury Lawyers Want You to Know About Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries

One of the most common reasons that new parents find themselves calling birth trauma or birth injury lawyers is a brachial plexus injury. Understanding brachial plexus injuries and what can cause them will help you determine if a lawyer is necessary. Here are a few things that every expectant parent should know. What Causes Brachial Plexus Injuries? Brachial plexus injuries are normally the result of strain that forces the baby's head away from the shoulder while pushing the shoulder down away from the neck. Sometimes, these injuries happen as a result of a difficult labor and delivery or a breech birth. Sometimes,...

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Beyond Birth Defects: When You Need Birth Trauma or Birth Injury Lawyers

Giving birth to a baby who has a significant physical impairment is a shock for any mother. This is especially true when the pregnancy went well and ultrasounds showed no signs of fetal distress. For most new moms, the shock soon gives way to protectiveness. They only want what is best for their new son or daughter. However, that doesn't mean they don't have questions about how the birth injury happened. It's Not Always a Birth Defect When a baby is born with cerebral palsy or another serious complication, the tendency is to assume it is due to a birth defect that...

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Can A Birth Trauma/Injury Lawyers Help Your Infant

The birth of your child is supposed to be one of the most important and exciting points of your life, however that time can become a mix of surprise and worry if something goes wrong in the delivery room and your baby suffers brain damage or a birth injury. There are a variety of situations that can cause brain damage or a birth injury to a newborn during delivery, these include: Delayed C-sections Failure to properly monitor and recognize fetal distress Uterine rupture issues Eclampsia or preeclampsia Improper use of forceps or vacuums A compressed or wrapped umbilical cord There are...

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Do You Need A Brachial Plexus Injury Lawyer in NY

New York Personal Injury Lawyers, Frekhtman & Associates represent victims of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Brachial Plexus Injury within New York State. When a newborns network of nerves from the spine, collarbone and into their shoulder, hand or arm is injured by being stretched or torn, it is considered a brachial plexus birth injury. This usually happens in cases where their head is pushed away from their shoulders in upwards direction while the shoulder is pressed down forcefully during birth. A birth injury lawyer can help make sure that your medical bills are covered if your newborn is injured during...

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