Author: Birth Injury Justice Center

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Recent Story of Infant Infection Raises Concerns Over Screening Expectant Mothers

When a young boy caught Group B Streptococcus from his mother during labor, it quickly turned into infant meningitis—a type of neonatal infection. This child’s situation could have been prevented with a simple screening test before delivery to see if his mother was a carrier. When the boy, named Grayson, was born in December 2015…

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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Undergoes Stem Cell Therapy to Help Improve Condition

New research is looking into stem cell therapy to see if this regenerative treatment can help children with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused when an infant’s brain is damaged during pregnancy, delivery, or right after birth. While there are different types of cerebral palsy, all forms share the symptom of poor muscle control. It is…

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Understanding the Causes of Medical Negligence and Birth Injuries

Pregnancy and becoming a new mother is often portrayed as an idyllic time. However, many things can go wrong without proper care. Complications can occur before, during, and after birth that can lead to birth injuries if not correctly managed by medical professionals. While some complications are unavoidable, others could have been prevented or properly…

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People With Cerebral Palsy at Increased Risk of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

A new study finds people with cerebral palsy are more likely to develop osteoporosis or osteoarthritis than those without it. Though these findings reveal yet more potential health challenges for those living with cerebral palsy, this research allows doctors and therapists to tailor treatment plans and therapies to suit the needs of their patients. Cerebral…

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