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UM Seizure Study Aims to Reduce Brain Damage and Prolong Life

A new University of Michigan Health System study, Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT), will compare three drugs that treat seizures in patients. The study aims to reduce brain damage and increase the likelihood of patient survival during prolonged and dangerous seizures. For years, doctors have tried different methods to stop severe seizures in adults…

Monitoring and Treating Patients Before Birth Injuries Occur

Negligent acts and medical errors related to obstetrical care can turn a joyful birth into a parent’s nightmare. A couple in New Jersey now knows what can happen when doctors misuse Pitocin and other labor induction drugs. Due to medical errors in labor, their baby died of acute respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy…

Understanding Birth Injuries

A baby’s brain is a vulnerable organ. Brain damage is a common injury, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or a lack of oxygen to the brain, can often be the cause. However, there are a few other birth injuries that are lesser known. These include umbilical cord complications, trauma from instruments such as forceps and…

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…

Michigan Lawyer Handling HIE Cases

Michigan Lawyer Handling HIE Cases | Our Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Cases As you’ll learn in this section, HIE (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy) is pervasive in the birth injury cases our attorneys handle. A wide number of medical mistakes and obstetrical complications can cause HIE, and HIE commonly causes cerebral palsy, permanent infant brain damage, epilepsy and seizures,…

Group Of Problem Solvers Helps Child With Cerebral Palsy

May We Help is a Cincinnati-based organization made up of volunteers who “design and create unique, custom solutions for individuals with special needs to engage in and pursue their passions.” Their latest endeavor, coming from their Columbus, Ohio group, was building a flotation device for Caleb Hall, a child with cerebral palsy. The device allows…

Michigan HIE Attorney Uses Infographic to Show the Use of Hypothermia Treatment

Award-Winning Michigan Birth Trauma and HIE Attorney Explains the Use of Hypothermia Treatment HIE, also known as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, birth asphyxia, or neonatal encephalopathy, is a dangerous brain injury that can occur when a traumatic birth restricts the flow of oxygen to a baby’s brain. Currently, the only known treatment for HIE is called hypothermia treatment….