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nerve damage injury

Nerves play a very important role in sending function signals to different parts of our bodies. When a nerve damage injury occurs, it can affect the person’s ability to move or feel sensation in various parts of their body. If…

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birth injuries

The effects of birth injuries can vary widely in type and severity. Some birth injuries are physical while others affect the brain and create cognitive developmental disabilities. One of the challenges in making a connection between cognitive developmental disabilities and…

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erb's palsy

Erb’s palsy birth injury affects one or two out of every 1,000 infants born. The condition is caused by a physical injury during delivery and its symptoms range from mild to serious based on the gravity of the injury. If…

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erb's palsy

There are a range of birth injuries that can cause short or long-term harm to a baby. Some birth injuries are brain injuries that cause conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while other birth injuries cause physical impairments like…

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spinal cord injury

Children and infants represent five percent of all spinal cord injuries in the United States. In some of these cases, the damage was the result of a birth injury. The effects of infant spinal cord injuries can be devastating so…

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cerebral palsy

Of all the problems caused birth injuries, cerebral palsy is one of the most serious. When cerebral palsy is connected to a birth injury, the condition is usually caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain during labor or childbirth. The…

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cerebral palsy

About 10 percent of children born with cerebral palsy incurred the brain injury as a direct result of medical malpractice. That means that one in every ten children with cerebral palsy would not be suffering from the injury had the…

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cerebral palsy lawsuit

A cerebral palsy lawsuit is aimed at recovering damages for the expenses and pain and suffering of the birth injury. In addition, it is a way to hold the negligent party responsible for their action or inaction. Caring for a…

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Failure to order tests

In many cases, early diagnosis and medical treatment are key factors in saving a life or maintaining quality of life. Physicians often need results from medical tests to diagnose and treat health conditions, which is why a failure to order…

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diagnostic errors

According to a survey* of U.S. primary care and specialist physicians released in 2010, failure to order tests, report results and follow-up with abnormal test findings/order further testing is a leading cause of diagnostic errors in patient care. When a…

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