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Can I Get Compensation for a Hospital-Acquired Infection?

A hospital is where people get healthy…but it’s also a place where people get sick. Unfortunately, with so many sick people in a hospital, germs have their way of making the rounds, especially if hospital staff don’t follow protocol to keep them from spreading. Have you or a loved one contracted a serious hospital-acquired infection…

What is Spastic Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy?

“Spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy” might sound like a mouthful. But it’s actually not too complicated once you break it down. Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects how your body moves. It usually occurs because something goes awry in the brain while it’s still developing before a baby is born.  “Spastic hemiplegia” is a type…

What are the Risks of a Marginal Umbilical Cord?

One end of the umbilical cord attaches to a baby’s belly button. The other end attaches to the placenta. But did you know that it can’t just attach to any place on the placenta? It should be stuck straight in the middle, a “bullseye” if you will. When it attaches to one side, it’s called…

Cerebral Palsy Life Expectancy

Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are dealt a difficult hand from the very beginning. But could a long life still be in the cards for them? Cerebral palsy life expectancy depends on many different variables, so that question doesn’t have an easy answer.  Below, we’ll tell you what current research says about how long people…

Baby Stuck in Birth Canal? What Happens Next is Important

Labor’s progressing. The baby’s descending. But all of a sudden, the process comes to a halt— the baby’s stuck in the birth canal! What could cause this, and what should doctors do about it? Stay with us to learn about the complexities, risks, and possible conditions associated with a baby getting stuck in the birth…

Cerebral Palsy Malpractice and Claims

Chances are, you’ve been told your child’s cerebral palsy has “no known cause” and there was no way to prevent it… That could be true. But many cases of CP are preventable. The cause could be a doctor’s negligent action or inaction—in other words, a case of cerebral palsy malpractice.  What is Cerebral Palsy Malpractice?…