Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on Apr 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… Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on Apr 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… Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Jenner & Suggs on Jan 09, 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… Read More
Posted by Jason Penn on Oct 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,… Read More
Posted By Howard A. Janet on Sep 01, 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… Read More
Posted by American Association for Justice 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… Read More
Posted by Nicole Carter on Mar 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… Read More
Posted by Gerald Jowers on Jan 16, 2014 in Birth InjuryIn many ways, the most important day in our lives is the day we are born. Labor and delivery nurses play a vital role in ensuring that mother and baby get through safely. They are the first line of defense in avoiding preventable birth injuries, including… Read More
Posted by Howard Janet on Sep 03, 2013 in Birth InjuryAccording to a major new research study, if a baby is delivered early or late, it increases the odds that the infant will develop cerebral palsy (CP). Although premature birth has long been known as a factor in cerebral palsy, this is the first study… Read More
Posted by Howard Janet on Aug 13, 2013 in Birth InjuryMedical negligence is well documented as a cause of serious birth injury. Much of this negligence is in the form of avoidable delays in delivering babies who aren’t getting enough oxygen during the labor and delivery process. While we don’t know how… Read More
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