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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

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….

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…