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Pregnancy Spotlight, Vol. V: Epilepsy During Pregnancy

Every day, our nurses and attorneys receive calls from expectant mothers with concerns about symptoms they’re experiencing during their pregnancy. They’re curious if their symptoms are normal, and they wonder what their next steps should be. Patients should always visit a medical professional with concerns like these and receive appropriate care for maternal-fetal conditions and…

Reiter & Walsh Attorney Emily Thomas Is a Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award Finalist!

The staff at Reiter & Walsh P.C. would like to congratulate our attorney Emily Thomas for being a finalist for the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section’s Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award! Who receives the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award? The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section renamed the ‘Outstanding Young…

Lessening the Impact of Severe Electrographic Seizures for Infants with HIE – Part 2

In our previous article, we discussed a recent study that found a connection between severity of seizures and neonatal severity of injury. At Reiter & Walsh, P.C., we have won many successful cases where severe birth injuries caused brain injuries that resulted in severe seizures and seizure disorders. As the study reiterated, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy…

Lessening the Impact of Severe Electrographic Seizures for Infants with HIE

A 2015 clinical trial found that treatment for severe and moderate neonatal seizures can reduce the impact of cumulative electrographic seizure burden in infants born with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).  This American Academy of Pediatrics trial used EEG video (video to monitor brain activity) and standard medication for neonatal seizures to reduce the impact. The…

Cesarean Section at 39 Weeks Reduces the Risk for Neonatal Encephalopathy, Shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Trauma and Intrauterine Fetal Demise

According to a 2006 study by obstetricians and gynecologists Gary D. Hankins, MD, Shannon M. Clark, MD and Mary B. Munn, MD, planned elective cesarean sections can significantly reduce the risk of birth injuries. The doctors studied over 2,100 articles from the national library of medicine. They searched for the following terms: fetal trauma, shoulder dystocia,…