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Birth Injuries

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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, interrupting neurotransmitters and electrochemical impulses. This can seriously affect the rest of the body. Brain cells can die within five minutes. If not…

What You Need to Know About Cerebral Palsy

Approximately 10,000 babies born in the United States will develop cerebral palsy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. That means that 1 in every 323 children will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It is a rare childhood disorder that effects the part of the brain that directly controls motor movement, muscle tone and/or…
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Predictions of Large Babies May Be Inaccurate

When expectant mothers go into the doctor’s office, they expect to receive accurate information, or at least information as close to the truth as possible. While doctors try to impart what they believe is true, it may be causing women to opt for unnecessary procedures.
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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 moment to make New Year’s resolutions to get them through the year. Unfortunately, for those who have…

March of Dimes Observes Houston’s High Rate of Premature Birth

  Houston residents have a lot to be proud of, but there are some statistics that show the city may be lacking in certain key areas. The rate of premature birth, for example, is actually relatively high in Houston, a fact which may surprise some locals, as the metro area is generally perceived as being…

Misdiagnoses and their potential for serious injury

  Receiving the proper diagnosis is key to understanding, managing and treating any sort of medical condition. This is especially true when a female patient is pregnant, as certain conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure can change how a pregnancy needs to be handled. In some instances, a misdiagnosis could even contribute to…