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Preventing Medical Errors in the NICU

According to the Journal of Patient Safety, preventable medical errors cause at least 210,000 deaths per year. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, mistakes made in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) represent a significant part of those numbers. The Archives of Disease in…

Non-Profit Extends Grant to Kids with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Small Steps in Speech Extends Grant to Kids with Childhood Apraxia of Speech Small Steps in Speech, a Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, gives grants to children with a range of speech and language disorders. These grants help children go on to afford treatments, therapies, communication software and devices, and other services necessary to improve…

Michigan Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyers Discusses Medical Malpractice Case

Macrosomia and HIE in the News A child now has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), intellectual (cognitive) disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental delays and Erb’s palsy because the obstetrician failed to perform an emergency C-section when the baby was experiencing birth asphyxia and shoulder dystocia. A new mother who had diabetes and pregnancy-induced hypertension was admitted to the…

Cytotec & Delayed C-Section Can Cause Birth Asphyxia, HIE, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities & Developmental Delays

Cytotec & Delayed C-Section Cause Birth Asphyxia, HIE, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disabilities & Developmental Delays A baby who was experiencing birth asphyxia and fetal distress was not delivered for several hours after the distress began. This caused her to have hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), seizures, brain damage, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and intellectual (cognitive) disabilities….

Long-Term Effects of Birth Asphyxia and Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

Birth asphyxia occurs when a baby’s brain is deprived of oxygen shortly before, during, or after birth. This may be due to an interruption in the transportation of oxygenated blood from a mother to her unborn baby, an issue with blood circulation within the baby’s body, or (if it happens after birth) an airway blockage….