Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on August 23, 2017 in Birth InjuryThe 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on July 17, 2017 in Birth InjuryThere 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, Jenner & Suggs review the different types of motor function classifications of CP along with common symptoms. If your... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on June 12, 2017 in Birth InjuryCerebral 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on April 27, 2017 in Birth InjuryCerebral 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on April 18, 2017 in Birth InjuryWhile 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on January 9, 2017 in Birth InjuryNearly 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on October 16, 2015 in Birth InjuryJaundice 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on September 1, 2015 in Birth InjuryOriginally 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on May 21, 2015 in Birth Injury10 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
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on March 30, 2015 in Birth InjuryNicole 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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