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Study: Gender-Specific Therapy For Brain Injuries Looks Promising

The medical community has long been aware that oxygen deprivationneurons-thumb-170x166-31987.jpg before and during birth causes worse brain damage in boys than girls, but the reasons why have proved elusive. A recent study provides exciting insight into the differences between female and male brain neurons after oxygen deprivation, or hypoxia.

Family Recovers $6.5M In Military-Hospital Birth Injury Lawsuit

Sept. 12, 2008 was supposed to be a joyous day for the Rivera family.pregnant-thumb-155x147-24272.jpg Kasie was a patient at Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas, expecting the healthy birth of her son, Haiden. Tragically, things went wrong and Haiden suffered serious birth injuries.

Inadequate Fetal Monitoring Is Common Factor In Birth Asphyxia

Birth asphyxiababyfeet-thumb-175x116-29275.jpg is a potentially deadly complication that happens when an infant isn't receiving a sufficient amount of oxygen before, during or immediately after birth. Because birth asphyxia may cause severe neurological injuries such as cerebral palsy, it's important for hospital staff to carefully monitor an infant's oxygen levels and act swiftly when a problem arises.

Birth Injury Suit Results In $103M Award For Cerebral Palsy Teen

A New York teen recently won a long legal battle against the hospital responsible for her cerebral palsy condition. The 17-year-old not only convinced the jury that she was the victim of hospital negligence as an infant, but she painted a clear picture of how cerebral palsy has impacted her life. You see the victim, Stephanie, has a twin sister who was born healthy, without disability.

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