Birth Injury Blog Posts

Common Examples of Birth Trauma

The birthing process goes smoothly for a majority of infants in the U.S. However, sometimes there are problems that result in birth trauma or injuries. While some birth injuries are relatively minor and tend to heal quickly, others can result in long-term or life-long health problems. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were caused by medical negligence and could have... Read More

Types of Cerebral Palsy Diagnoses and Their Effects

There are many ways to classify your child’s cerebral palsy (CP) diagnosis. One of the most common is by the way this condition affects your son or daughter’s motor functions. Below, the trusted cerebral palsy attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC review the different types of motor function classifications of CP along with common symptoms. If... Read More

What Are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy, or CP, is the most common disability affecting the motor function of young children. This condition may be caused by brain damage the child suffered during pregnancy, labor or delivery. If the brain damage was caused by medical malpractice, the child’s parents may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover... Read More

What is Cerebral Palsy and What Causes Babies to be Born with It?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the leading congenital disorder in the nation, affecting approximately 500,000 children and adults, according to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. CP is a permanent disability encompassing various disorders that affect an individual’s movement, coordination, balance, posture and reflexes. Some people with cerebral palsy also have visual, speech, hearing and intellectual impairments. CP... Read More

Four Types of Birth Injuries That Are Often Caused by Medical Malpractice

While many babies are born perfectly healthy, others have severe birth injuries that occurred in the womb or during labor or delivery. Birth injuries can also occur during the first month after birth, particularly if the newborn already has health problems. Birth injuries can cause a variety of lifelong health problems and disabilities. These injuries have... Read More

January Is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Nearly 120,000 children in the U.S. are born with a birth defect each year. Birth defects can range from mild to debilitating, affecting a child’s lifespan and quality of life. January was established as National Birth Defects Prevention Month in an effort to help raise awareness of the severity of birth defects and to provide... Read More

Jaundice That Leads to Cerebral Palsy is Medical Negligence

Jaundice that progresses to kernicterus (a type of brain damage) and cerebral palsy should not be happening in the U.S. today. But it still is, as evidenced by malpractice lawsuits over the condition known as kernicterus. Why? According to researchers, most kernicterus is the result of hospital systems breakdowns; for example, doctors and nurses fail... Read More

Electronic Fetal Monitoring May Prevent CP

Originally published in Cerebral Palsy Magazine Knowledge is power. As the parent of a child who suffers from the effects of cerebral palsy (CP), you are well aware of this old adage. That’s why you spend countless hours reading, searching the Web and poring over new sources of information about CP, its symptoms and advances in... Read More

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 10 Years after Lizzy’s Trial

10 years ago we started our trial. I remember it clearly. Well, most of it. Lizzy was 5. We had moved from Sumter, SC to Myrtle Beach in 2003. My husband Damon was teaching and coaching. Same thing he did in Sumter. A brand new school opened and he was blessed to get right in... Read More

Justice for Jordan: A Mother’s Story

Nicole Carter gave birth to Jordan in a Tennessee hospital in 2005. As the result of a medical error, he developed cerebral palsy. I’m a single mom with three kids. Jordan is my youngest. Since I have diabetes, I was going to a specialty clinic for high-risk mothers and having the non-stress test done twice a... Read More

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