Recent Posts in Brain Injuries Category

What Causes Cerebral Palsy in Infants?

In infants, cerebral palsy is the result of a brain injury or brain malformation that occurs before, during, or right after birth, when an infant’s brain is most vulnerable. The impact it may have on ...
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Types of Encephalopathy

Commonly used as a general term for a brain disorder or disease, encephalopathy is a serious condition that impacts the function of the brain. The severity of the abnormality varies, and can be ...
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10 Facts About Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy occurs when the fetal brain does receive enough oxygen. Often referred to as “HIE,” Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can lead to permanent brain damage, cerebral palsy , ...
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What is Hypoxic Brain Injury?

The brain requires approximately 20% of the body’s oxygen intake to function properly. Hypoxia occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen. The low levels of oxygen limits brain activity, ...
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4 "Never Events" That Could Give Rise to Medical Malpractice Claims

When you walk into a hospital, you expect the physicians and doctors to be well trained and know the proper procedures. You place your trust in them, expecting them to know how to best care for your ...
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Resolve to Seek the Compensation You Deserve

In the blink of an eye, the New Year is here. This is usually a time for reflection and anticipation. As we say goodbye to another year, we eagerly welcome a new one. Most people usually take this ...
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Brain performance institute to open in Dallas

According to a brain specialist working out of Houston, our ideas about the brain are extremely outdated. Dr. Chapman has been working with patients suffering from cognitive injuries due to traumatic ...
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Establishing the cause of a baby's brain injury

Since my practice focuses upon birth injury cases, most of my clients come to me with questions about what happened to their baby, and whether it could, or should, have been prevented. The first step ...
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Who can be sued when a newborn suffers brain injury?

Following a child's birth, friends and family will often ask if the baby was born healthy. Most of the time, Houston-area parents can confidently answer yes to this question. In some cases, though, ...
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Brain injury compensation can help heal the whole family

It's well-known that brain injury is among the most serious types of injury a person can suffer. There is an immense amount of physical damage that can occur, but mental, psychological and emotional ...
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Can birth asphyxia brain injury be treated?

Any type of physician error or nursing negligence can have harrowing effects on a Houston hospital patient. During labor and delivery, however, a doctor error can affect a baby's life even before the ...
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Assisted delivery may pose threat of brain injuries

With the benefit of medical practices that have evolved over time, today's hospitals are usually well-equipped to handle unexpected birth complications, including brain injury and other severe issues. ...
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Mother shares child's brain injury journey, progress

Many Houston residents have likely donated to the March of Dimes organization in the past, hoping to make it easier for babies to grow up healthy and happy. Sometimes, a donation may be a spur of the ...
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The role of blood sugar in fetal or newborn brain damage

While brain injuries have received increased attention in recent years, there are still many misconceptions about damage to this important organ. One such misconception is that brain injuries are only ...
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Diversity of brain injuries adds complexity to cases

Injury to a person's brain is almost always serious - whether it's a concussion or a traumatic brain injury, trauma to the brain can cause long-lasting and complicated health issues. When Houston ...
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How can a baby's brain be injured during birth?

When parents are expecting, both mothers and fathers will sometimes delve into the literature regarding pregnancy, birth and child development. It's natural to want to understand the processes that ...
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Woman sues doctors, hospital over son's hypoxic brain injury

Many expecting mothers in Texas are on some sort of prescription medication. The Centers for Disease Control note that about two-thirds of pregnant women take a prescription medication during their ...
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White House tackles brain injuries via recent summit

In a sports-centric state like Texas, many individuals participate in some form of athletics, especially during their younger years. From football to cheerleading and everything in between, though, ...
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ER visits for brain injuries rise rapidly

Serious head injuries could be caused by many different factors, from car accidents to sports injuries. In Texas, where sports are a huge part of many residents' everyday lives, medical matters ...
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Study sheds light on one factor in brain injury recuperation

The value of an education holds different meanings for different people, but most people in the Houston area would likely agree that education is positive, enriching and beneficial. Interestingly, the ...
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