According to the Journal of Patient Safety, preventable medical errors cause at least 210,000 deaths per year. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, mistakes made in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) represent a significant part of those numbers. The Archives of Disease in…
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and basal ganglia brain injury are often caused by the baby receiving insufficient oxygen during or near the time of birth. HIE and basal ganglia brain damage can cause a baby to have long-term conditions such as cerebral palsy, seizures and developmental delays.
A little boy with cerebral palsy is defying his doctors and overcoming the challenges of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and cerebral palsy (CP) with alternative treatments and therapies.
Community pays for a groundbreaking surgery to help a little boy with cerebral palsy be able to walk. The surgery is called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), and children with cerebral palsy from around the world travel to the U.S. for this operation.
Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
A little boy that stopped breathing at birth and had to be resuscitated suffered cerebral palsy and PVL and was unable to walk until age 6, when he underwent a groundbreaking surgery called SDR.
A baby suffers hypoxic brain injury and dies due to mismanagement of the baby’s breathing tube and breathing machine.
Physicians ignored fetal distress and administered excessive Oxytocin, which caused hyperstimulation of the uterus and oxygen deprivation in the baby. The physicians also improperly used vacuum extractors and failed to quickly deliver the baby, resulting in further oxygen deprivation. The baby suffered permanent brain damage and was later diagnosed with PVL and cerebral palsy.