Birth Injury Blog Posts
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on January 16, 2014 in Birth Injury Blog PostsIn 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 cerebral palsy caused by insufficient oxygen during labor. A Nurse’s... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on September 3, 2013 in Birth Injury Blog PostsAccording 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 that links past-term delivery to higher CP risk. As published... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on August 13, 2013 in Birth Injury Blog PostsMedical 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 much of cerebral palsy is caused by medical negligence, studies have shown that... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on March 21, 2013 in Birth Injury Blog PostsIn acknowledgment of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day on March 25, our dedicated cerebral palsy lawyers share some common CP myths: children with cerebral palsy are mentally disabled, will never walk or talk, can never live independent lives, and developed cerebral palsy from an unknowable and unpreventable neonatal condition. The thing about myths is that they originate... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on February 5, 2013 in Birth Injury Blog PostsBirth injury and cerebral palsy clients come to us in various ways. Many are referrals from other attorneys, who know we are experts in the area, professional in our dealings, and have a track record of obtaining substantial settlements and verdicts. Others come to us directly after hearing or reading about our successes. Still others... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on October 24, 2012 in Birth Injury Blog PostsParents whose children have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and who suspect medical error played a part usually have some basis for their suspicion. What was supposed to be a routine delivery turned into a nightmare. Their child spent time in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), or experienced seizures. Doctors and nurses were vague... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on March 29, 2012 in Birth Injury Blog PostsFortunately, most births in the United States are complication-free. But in my practice, I primarily deal with parents whose child was diagnosed months or even years after birth with cerebral palsy, and who suspect medical error may have played a part. I have investigated some 15,000 of these cases over the years. As a result, I... Read More
Posted on behalf of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC on June 18, 2011 in Birth Injury Blog PostsWhen a brain-injured infant is born and preventable medical error is suspected, the medical malpractice debate has been quick to focus on the usefulness of Electric Fetal Monitors. Even though the tracings may have clearly showed an infant in distress – warnings that were misread or worse, ignored, by doctors and nurses at the bedside... Read More
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