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What is ERB’s Palsy?

What is Erb’s Palsy? Unlike Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy is not related to a brain injury or other nervous system conditions. It is caused by an injury to a group of nerves surrounding the...

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Traumatic Brain Injury In Newborn Infants

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of permanent disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. Children between the ages of...

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The Complexities of Birth Injury Malpractice Suits in Utah

The Complexities of Birth Injury Malpractice Suits in Utah The Utah legislature, in general, has enacted several restrictive rules governing the filing of medical malpractice suits. In passing the Utah Health Care Malpractice Act,...

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Nuchal Umbilical Cord

Nuchal Umbilical Cord A nuchal umbilical cord occurs when it becomes wrapped around an infant’s neck, which can cause birth asphyxia or deprivation of oxygen to the brain. Birth asphyxia can lead to more...

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Liable Parties in a Birth Injury Suit

Liable Parties in a Birth Injury Suit In bringing a birth injury suit, the first question that plaintiffs ask is who they can hold liable for injuries suffered by infants during childbirth. A claim...

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Klumpke Paralysis from Birth Injury

Klumpke Paralysis from Birth Injury If an infant experiences trauma during delivery, the trauma may present itself through a host of different symptoms. One of these is called Klumpke paralysis, named after a French...

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Fractured Collarbone During Delivery

Fractured Collarbone During Delivery A fractured collarbone or clavicle is one of the most common birth injuries sustained by infants during delivery, according to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It is often the result of...

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Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at Birth

Infant Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at Birth When an infant’s brain fails to receive sufficient blood and oxygen, it can result in a dangerous condition called Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy or HIE, which requires immediate...

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Children with Cerebral Palsy and Social Security Benefits

Children with Cerebral Palsy and Social Security Benefits Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are federal programs administered by the Social Security Administration that are intended to provide monetary assistance...

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Comprehensive Review of Research Reveals Link Between Birth Injuries and Autism

Comprehensive Review of Research Reveals Link Between Birth Injuries and Autism A team led by Hannah Gardner of the Harvard School of Public Health completed the first comprehensive, scientific review of all research on...

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