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Category: Birth Injury

Can a G6PD Deficiency, High Bilirubin Level or Kernicterus Cause Cerebral Palsy?
01/19/12

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) is the most common enzyme deficiency worldwide and is when the body doesn’t have enough of the enzyme G6PD to help red blood cells (RBCs) function normally. This deficiency can cause an elevated b ...

Gestational Diabetes Can Lead to Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy
01/18/12

Gestational Diabetes is a complication during pregnancy where the blood sugar levels in the mother are too high. It is one of the most common pregnancy complications, affecting 2-5% of all pregnant women. Usually, it is diagnosed between the 24th&nbs ...

Is Your Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Prepared to Treat a Home Birth Complication?
11/16/11

Not too long ago, The Los Angeles Times ran a story related to the safety of at-home births since there has been a 20 percent increase in women giving birth at home since 2004. In the article, it included a study conducted by the journal&nb ...

Philadelphia Beasley Birth Injury Law Firm Receives a Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Child Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Seizures
08/21/11

Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyer Jim Beasley Jr., MD, JD used his medical and legal knowledge to successfully evaluate a birth injury case that left a child with Cerebral Palsy, spastic diplasia, seizures and developmental delays. It was di ...

Breast Milk is Very Good for Premature Infant; As Long as it is not Given Intravenously
08/03/11

Premature infants or babies born with esophageal, stomach or intestinal problems may not be able to nurse to receive a mother’s nutritional breast milk. However, that does not mean that they cannot have the breast milk, it just means that it has to ...

Infant Brain Damage Malpractice Lawsuits For Childbirth Injuries Are Often The Only Way To Ensure Care For Young Medical Negligence Victims
07/27/11

A medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way a parent of a newborn who has suffered from a childbirth injury or hypoxic brain injury can afford the lifelong medical care and physical therapies needed after their infant suffered brain d ...

Can a Cephalohematoma Birth Injury Cause Cerebral Palsy?
07/25/11

Our experienced birth injury attorneys in Philadelphia know what can cause infant cerebral palsy (CP). Usually, it is not the cephalohematoma, but the difficult labor that caused the cephalohematoma and cerebral palsy. A cephalohematoma is ...

Prolonged or Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM), Amniotic Sac, or Water Bag Can Cause Your Baby to Suffer Serious Infection
07/21/11

Is it the pregnant woman’s responsibility to know if her water broke and if her unborn child could be at risk for an infection? NO. Any pregnant woman who is in her third trimester of a pregnancy, whether it be her first pregnancy or her fifth preg ...

FDA Clears First Test Used to Determine Recent Toxoplasmosis Infection
06/15/11

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first test in determining if a person with swollen lymph glands or a pregnant woman, positive for toxoplasmosis, contracted the infection in the last four months. The test, VIDAS TOXO IgG Avidit ...

Toxoplasmosis When Pregnant Can Seriously Hurt Your Baby
06/13/11

Were You Told How To Avoid Being Infected with Toxoplasmosis During Pregnancy? For the majority of us, becoming infected with toxoplasmosis will not cause any life altering problems. In fact, toxoplasmosis is one of the most common infections in the ...

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