Posts tagged "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.

Study Aims To Help Speech Of Children With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy often impacts a child's speech, making words slur or lack enunciation.cerebral palsy child-thumb-165x170-24412-thumb-165x170-24429.jpg A speech problem can be just as troubling as a child's movement difficulties, so scientists at a Scotland university are about to begin a three-year study that will closely examine the speech patterns of children with cerebral palsy.

Study: Antidepressants Greatly Increase Risk To Pregnant Mothers

Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the leading causes of fatal birth trauma in the United States. pregnant-thumb-160x152-24272.jpg For that reason, scientists have made efforts to decrease it and save lives. A new study from the British Medical Journal provides valuable insight into one of the common causes of postpartum hemorrhage: Antidepressant use during pregnancy.

Brian McKeen Honored With Dan Cullan Memorial Award

Brian J. McKeen, managing partner and founder of McKeen & Associates, P.C., was recently selected for the Dan Cullan Memorial Award.  The prestigious honor was bestowed upon McKeen for his lifetime dedication to advocacy, especially in the area of birth trauma and brain injury. Please read more about this tremendous honor here.  

NIH Study Risked Lives Of 1,316 Babies Between 2005 and 2009

An unconscionable study risked the lives and health of more than 1,300 babies without their parents' knowledge.malpractice gavel-thumb-140x209-19047.jpg The trial, known as the SUPPORT study, provided varying levels of oxygen to prematurely born infants and measured the effects. The government-funded study spanned five years and involved 23 hospitals across the nation, including Wayne State University.

Study: Single Concussion May Cause Long-Term Brain Injury

Thebraininjury-thumb-140x125-17944.jpg medical community knows that concussions aren't good for the brain, but there has been disagreement about whether an isolated concussion can cause long-lasting brain damage. The answer is yes, according to researchers from the New York University Longone School of Medicine. The medical study found that patients' brains still displayed significant damage one year after enduring a single concussion.

Contest Produces Three Ideas To Help Those With Cerebral Palsy

An international coalition of disability advocacy organizations came together to host the "Change My World in 1 minute" contest to benefit those with cerebral palsy (CP). The contest called for people to submit ideas for new products that could benefit CP patients. Nearly 500 ideas were received and thousands of people voted for their favorite.

Family: Airline Discriminated Against Child With Down Syndrome

A California family insists American Airlines discriminated against it when the airline wouldn't allow a disabled boy to board its plane. The family was trying to fly from New Jersey to California and decided to upgrade two of its three tickets to first class. However, at the gate they were prevented from boarding.

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.

Cord Blood Study Provides Hope For Children With Cerebral Palsy

Duke University Medical Center is researching the use of cord blood cells to lessen the symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy in children.

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