Large Head Circumference At Birth Increases Risk of White Matter Damage and Cerebral Palsy

One of the major risk factors for cerebral palsy (CP) is damage to the brain’s white matter. In preterm infants, white matter damage often stems from asphyxia (oxygen deprivation), but in term infants the cause of damage may occasionally be difficult to determine. However, new research by Arne Jensen and Bert Holmer, published in Obstetrics…

Dental Care for Children with Disabilities

For many parents of children with disabilities, pediatric dental care may be low on their list of concerns. However, children with disabilities are almost twice as likely to develop oral health problems. This is not simply a result of parental distraction – a variety of physical, behavioral, and emotional conditions can play a role (1)….

Early Intervention for Developmental Delays

The Importance of Catching Developmental Delays Early Children with developmental delays of any kind (especially those due to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and other preventable birth injuries) require significant support in early childhood and throughout life. As soon as parents suspect developmental delays, they should consult with a pediatrician or specialist to determine the best plan…

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

Those who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability may face a unique set of challenges. These challenges often involve the dual pitfalls of public discourse and public policy surrounding developmental disabilities. Because of these challenges, it is important to ensure that this population has a voice regarding the specific social, educational, financial and health-related…

Michigan Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Lawyer Discuss a Medical Malpractice Case

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….