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Pregnancy Spotlight: Group B Strep

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…

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month | Maternal Infection and Birth Injury

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month | Promoting Awareness of Maternal Infection and Birth Injury Every February, Group B Strep International (GBSI) sponsors and organizes International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. The awareness observance, which is recognized by and listed in the National Health Observance Calendar, is dedicated to promoting international awareness and prevention of infections that can be…

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…

World Cerebral Palsy Day Infographic | Detroit, Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

World Cerebral Palsy Day Today, Wednesday, October 7th, 50 countries and tens of thousands of individuals worldwide will celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day 2015. World CP Day, an annual event held on the first Wednesday of October, brings together people with cerebral palsy, their families, and their supporting organizations. The day’s movements and events are…

$32.8 Million Verdict in the News: Fetal Oxygen Deprivation, Cerebral Palsy & Infant Brain Damage

Labor & Delivery Nurse Fails to Detect Fetal Oxygen Deprivation, Resulting in HIE According to Injury Lawyer News, a Pennsylvania appellate court upheld a $32.8 million verdict for a toddler with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy (CP) who suffered fetal oxygen deprivation and permanent brain damage during delivery. The verdict, which was upheld on July 8th of…

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

Neonatal asphyxia occurs when an unborn baby doesn’t get enough oxygen. This can be due to many factors, including umbilical cord compression or prolapse, excessive contractions, or issues related to medical malpractice (like a physician’s failure to appropriately handle fetal distress). Neonatal asphyxia can cause a severe lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain, which…

Delayed Post-Term Delivery Results in HIE and Cerebral Palsy

Delayed Post-Term Delivery Results in Birth Asphyxia with Infant Brain Damage, Seizures, HIE and Cerebral Palsy A new mother was 15 days past her due date when her obstetrician finally decided to induce labor. During labor, the baby’s heart rate dropped dangerously low, but nobody on the medical team recognized the non-reassuring heart tracing, which was…