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What are the causes of congenital cerebral palsy among newborns?

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that can unfortunately have life-long detrimental effects. There are various measures that can be taken to prevent cerebral palsy; however, incidents are still fairly common. The situation is even worse if the cerebral palsy is due to the negligence of a medical practitioner at the time of childbirth.

Mother files birth injury lawsuit against doctor


At times, Connecticut residents would probably agree that childbirth can be a very risky experience for both the child and the mother. Medical advances have significantly reduced birth injuries in the United States, thanks to the professionalism of doctors and nurses. However, there are instances when a trained medical professional fails to do the job properly, and the result is that the child experiences long-term damages.

Who can be sued in birth injury liability cases?


Connecticut residents would agree that the occurrence of a birth injury is one of the saddest moments of any parent's life. A birth injury is normally caused by labor complications which make a parent's worst fears come true.

Hospital fights $18 million award in birth injury suit


For most of human history, childbirth has been a very dangerous experience for mother and child. Advances in medicine over the past 100 years or so have significantly reduced the hazards associated with childbirth, at least for births in the developed world, but these advances depend upon medical personnel doing their jobs carefully and professionally. Luckily, doctors and other delivery room staff are well trained and do their jobs well in most cases. However, there are unfortunately cases when they don't. When medical care falls below professional standards, a birth injury can lead to severe, lifelong health problems for the child.

New Haven birth injury lawyers can help aggrieved parents


The birth of a child is one of the most miraculous events of one's life. However in many cases, doctors or medical practitioners may hinder the joy of childbirth with their negligence. Birth injuries may render a child with prolonged chronic illness. The attorneys at Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C. have helped many families win birth injury lawsuits.

Some important information about cerebral palsy


Any injury that an infant suffers during birth may be referred to as a birth injury. An infant may suffer or acquire such injuries at any stage of the birthing process including during delivery by medical practitioners. If a child suffers injury during birth, medical negligence could be the cause.

Who can be held responsible for a birth injury?


Injury at birth can plague a child forever. Therefore, immense care needs to be taken to ensure that a child is not injured either before or during the birthing process. Unfortunately, every now and then an infant is injured and that injury may have long-term consequences for that child and his or her parents. Connecticut laws permit an infant's parents to seek legal recourse if their child is injured at the time of birth due to someone's negligence.

ACOG and AAP guidelines to prevent neonatal encephalopathy


Connecticut residents understand that an injury at the time of birth can have serious consequences for the rest of the child and parents' life. A number of measures are in place to prevent such injuries but in spite of that, birth injuries continue to occur and can harm the brain of a child even before birth. In order to address this concern, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a set of guidelines in 2014 that urge doctors to investigate every possible factor that may contribute to an infant's brain injury at the time of birth.

How does Erb's palsy occurs in children?


The delivery of a child is by no means an easy process, as residents of New Haven, Connecticut surely know. It can be a stressful time for the mother as well as the rest of the family and the experience of the doctor is of paramount importance. Further, any birth injury can have significant consequences on the child's growth and development, which also necessitates that a highly skilled specialist conducts the birth.

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