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CP can affect cognitive, motor, visual, sensory, speech, coordination, and autonomic functions. Below are the some of the most commonly associated deficits associated with cerebral palsy.
Living life with cerebral palsy means living life with constant medical and therapy appointments. In order to gain the most mobility and the best quality of life it’s important for children diagnosed with the muscular disorder to start therapy early and go often. One family living in Britain is speaking out against Great Britain’s plan to cut legal aid. They claim their son’s life would have been unbearable without the therapies afforded them through their legal case.
Cerebral palsy can’t be cured, but treatment will often improve a child’s capabilities. Many children go on to enjoy near-normal adult lives if their disabilities are properly managed. In general, the earlier treatment begins, the better chance children have of overcoming developmental disabilities or learning new ways to accomplish the tasks that challenge them.
Cerebral palsy symptoms are varied depending on the severity of the case and what parts of the brain have been affected. Some cases are very mild, while others are extremely severe. Symptoms will most likely present themselves before a child is 2 years old, and can become apparent as early as 3 months. As each developmental stage passes which include sitting, rolling, crawling, and walking, symptoms will become more pronounced.
Of course, no parent ever wants to consider the concept of losing a child. However, when it comes to planning for the future of a child with special needs — with a birth injury or cerebral palsy– the life expectancy of the child is an important consideration to keep in mind when securing your families’ future.
Just as there are particular types of brain damage that cause cerebral palsy, there are also certain medical conditions or events that can happen during pregnancy and delivery that will increase a baby’s risk of being born with cerebral palsy. Research scientists have examined thousands of expectant mothers, followed them through childbirth, and monitored their children’s early neurological development to establish these risk factors.
In 0.5% of all labors, mothers experience antepartum hemorrhage, otherwise known as excessive vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. There are two main causes of the complication: placental previa which accounts for 31% of obstetric hemorrhages and placenta abruption which accounts for 22%.
Early signs of cerebral palsy may be present from birth. Most children with cerebral palsy are diagnosed during the first 2 years of life. But if a child’s symptoms are mild, it can be difficult for a doctor to make a reliable diagnosis before the age of 4 or 5. Nevertheless, if a doctor suspects cerebral palsy, he or she will most likely schedule an appointment to observe the child and talk to the parents about their child’s physical and behavioral development.
Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a condition where a newborn breathes meconium (newborn’s first stools – thick, sticky, greenish-black color) and amniotic fluid into the lungs before, during, or after delivery. When a baby is under stress or not receiving enough oxygen or blood, the baby can pass feces while still in the uterus. Once this happens, the baby can breathe the meconium and amniotic fluid into its lungs.
Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial palsy, brachial plexus birth injury, Erb-Duchenne Palsy, Dejerine-Kumpke Palsy) is the paralysis of the upper brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a large network of nerves that send signals from the spine to the shoulder/arm/hand (diagram). If these nerves are damaged, it can cause the arm to be paralyzed, lack of sensation, lack of muscle control in the arm/hand/wrist.
Contact a Worker’s Compensation Attorney in Las Vegas — File Your Lawsuit Immediately Following an Injury
Getting in touch with a Las Vegas worker’s compensation attorney is a decision you must make immediately after being injured on the job. Many employees often wonder how soon after an injury should they pursue a Las Vegas worker’s comp claim. Because every state law is different, it’s important that the injured party understands when to file and which channels to pursue.
Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Las Vegas Help Get Justice if You’ve Been a Victim of Malpractice?
A recent study led by Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan concluded that hospitals were no safer to patients today than they were years ago. In 1999, a landmark report uncovered 98,000 deaths due to medical mistakes. Landrigan and his team wanted to determine if hospitals were any safer today than they were more than 10 years ago.
According to reports, a lawsuit filed in Dallas, Texas against one of the nation’s biggest hospice companies highlights how Medicare’s payment methods can offer unintended financial incentives to wrongfully move patients from HMOs into hospice programs and then into hospitals.
Once in a while you hear a statistic that is so jaw-dropping you question whether or not somebody made a mistake in passing it along. In the elder law community there is one of these that has been circulating for the past several months that is really attention-getting.
Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock you are aware of the fact that the powers that be in Washington are consumed with the matter of the federal deficit. A while back a deal was struck to raise the debt ceiling so that the government could remain operable. This agreement included the appointment of a congressional committee that must come up with a plan to reduce the federal debt by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years.
When you're making plans for your retirement it is important to have a cogent and realistic understanding of the limitations of Social Security. You can't get into the head of every person who is unprepared for retirement, but it would be logical to assume that a high percentage of individuals have unreasonable expectations regarding how far Social Security will get them.
Atlanta elder law attorneys can help you get prepared for all the eventualities of aging, and it is truly best to have a comprehensive plan in place. When people get interested in estate planning they invariably recognize that they may well experience a period of incapacity before passing away, and this is something to recognize and address through the execution of the proper documents.
If you are like most people when you're planning for your retirement, Social Security is going to be a factor. The majority of Americans polled say that their Social Security benefit is going to be their primary source of income when their working years are behind them.
Atlanta elder law attorneys must keep their fingers on the pulse of all of the trends that are relevant to planning for aging. One of the matters that has gotten the attention of the elder law community is that of the high and rising costs associated with long-term care.
Manufacturers of dangerous drugs and supplements should be held accountable for deaths and serious injuries due to their drugs or the side effects of their product. Drug companies have a duty to the public to make safe products. They must design, test, manufacture, and package a product to the best of their ability for the safety of their customers. Proving drug manufacturer responsibility for a defective product is a passion the the Clore Law Group.
When a person shows symptoms of a medical condition, such as a terminal illness or injury, they expect a doctor to be capable of providing them with the correct answers. If a doctor fails to correctly diagnose the obvious symptoms or gives an incorrect diagnosis, the patient may be a victim of medical malpractice.
In 2004, California voters enacted Proposition 71, approving $3 billion worth of funding for stem cell research to be allocated over a 10-year period to different research facilities. Now, in 2011, the money is scheduled to run out in around five years and voters are debating whether to approve a proposition authorizing additional funding. The proposition of providing more public funding for stem cell research has proven controversial among California voters, explains a lawyer.
The massive availability of the Internet has helped a lot of Americans, even those people who are benefiting from Social Security disability benefits. However, despite the advantages of the online technology, there are also some adverse effects it can provide. One of the most daunting disadvantages of the Internet is fraud.
A team of researchers in Canada has presented a potentially path-breaking new technology for the disinfection of hospital rooms, possibly helping reduce the number of deaths that result from hospital-acquired infections every year.
A recent survey reported by the newspaper USA Today had some surprising findings for the growing group of Baby Boomers that are anticipating caring for their aging parents - only half could name any medications their parents take.
If you want to be prepared for the future you need to engage in careful and intelligent advance planning.
After almost half a year of ‘corruption lawlessness’, on 7 April 2011, the Law of Ukraine On principles of prevention and countering of corruption in Ukraine, N 3206-VI and the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine concerning responsibility for corruption, N 3207-VI (hereinafter referred to as the “Anti-Corruption Laws”) were finally adopted. Both legislative acts entered into force on 1 July 2011.
12/20/2011 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law “On the Amendments to Certain Healthcare Legislation” (regarding strengthening control over the turnover of medicinal products, food products for special dietary consumption, functional food products and dietary additives), more commonly known under the number 7007.
Living on a fixed income can be difficult, and this is one of the reasons why it is so very important to engage in retirement planning.
You may need to contact a Cleveland medication error lawyer if you believe that a prescription mistake led to injuries. You could be entitled to compensation through an Ohio medical malpractice claim.
If you’ve been injured and have an Ohio medical malpractice claim, contact a Cleveland medical malpractice law firm that has handled hundreds of successful claims like yours.
A diagnosis of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy could lead to a birth injury claim.
An Ohio birth injury claim may be filed if your child was the victim of medical negligence and suffered injuries. To learn what your rights are and if you have a valid claim worth pursuing, you should immediately contact a Cleveland birth injury attorney.
A summary of the 5 main reasons why one could expect to face a medical error in an emergency room.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is continually examining ways to improve the safety of our nation’s highways.
Have you been injured by a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation for pain and suffering, and to replace income you may have lost as a result of your recovery. In that case, you need to hire an Arizona defective products lawyer to represent you in court, so that you get fair compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.
Detroit personal injury attorneys discuss postoperative bedsore case. In June 2006, plaintiff Dominick Carelli, early 50s, underwent bariatric surgery. The procedure was performed at Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla.
On behalf of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish posted in Chicago News, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Reform.
On behalf of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish posted in Chicago News, Illinois Laws, Illinois Legislation, Illinois News, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury.
If you have a pending Social Security Disability claim the most important aspect of your case involves your relationship with your treating physicians.
Orthopedic surgery doctors manage patients with musculoskeletal system disorders. When malpractice occurs, a person could end up with fractures, tumors, and deformity in the wrists, joints, extremity, and spine.
According to American Medical News, state licensing boards, medical groups, and hospitals are requiring doctors to take continuing medical education (CME) courses to prevent misconduct.
The medical treatment of infectious disease falls into infectiology and in some situations the study of epidemiology (how infections spread).
Law Firm Glimstedt presents the overview of tobacco industry in Belarus. The article covers the following matters: current business trends and opportunities, restrictions and advertisement, prices and taxations, production and import requirements.
If your SSDI claim has been denied, you’ll need an aggressive team of Las Vegas social security disability lawyers on your side. If you are disabled and unable to retain a regular paying job for at least 12 months, you have a right to seek social security disability.
One of the most common questions Social Security disability lawyers hear is, "Do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?" Unfortunately, this is one of the hardest questions to answer. Social Security regulations are complex and confuse many applicants.
A new study shows that adverse drug reactions in older Americans come from only a few categories of Drugs. One of the categories includes Actos, a diabetes drug linked to bladder cancer.
People on Social Security will be receiving a cost-of-living adjustment for the first time since 2009 when 2012 rolls around.
Your health care agents make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to provide informed consent at the time and have not already done so.
One of the reasons why retirement planning attorneys always emphasize how important it is to make preparations for the future is because they understand the fallout that results from a lack of long-term planning.
Most people are well aware of the fact that the subject that is consuming the lawmakers in Washington is the federal debt.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state, need-based program that is often needed by senior citizens to pay for the catastrophic costs of nursing home expenses.
A special needs trust is an estate planning tool used to allow assets to be held in trust for the benefit of a physically or mentally challenged individual, or a person with a chronic or acquired illness. We outline four reasons to consider creating a special needs trust.
Las Vegas personal injury lawyers warn consumers about checking with physicians about the possibility of having an allergic reaction to certain medications. Although many physicians inquire about medical allergies before administering medical attention, sometimes these instructions may fall by the wayside and can have devastating consequences.
The new Patients’ Right to Know Act, which became law earlier this year, restored consumers’ right to access this information. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently launched a website which contains profiles of physicians currently licensed in Illinois.
Defective drugs can have many complications, some of which can be severe to deadly.
As Shia Muslims, Mr. Rasouli’s family believed that as long as a person was alive everything should be done to prevent death. Accordingly, they opposed the doctors’ plan to withdraw the mechanical ventilation. This case was first heard by Madam Justice Himel of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. It was appealed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Now leave is being sought to have the matter heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. Thus far, the courts have sided with Mr. Rasouli’s family.
Americans who are relying on Social Security too heavily can find it difficult to get by, especially given the ever-increasing costs that they face. The law does allow for regular cost-of-living adjustments that are tied to the rate of inflation on a yearly basis.
Unfortunately too many people don't take retirement planning seriously enough, and as a result a significant percentage of Americans are not prepared.
This article explains the general trend of malpractice cases in Turkey. This study had been review in the light of recent amendments in legislation related to Turkish Law.
In many cases, family members help their loved ones with their long term care needs. This may be a better option than bringing in a stranger.
Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a comprehensive medical care reform bill that imposed a cap in medical malpractice cases.
In this article, I give you a quick overview of the major regulatory compliance areas for physicians and medical practices, namely: Referral Laws -- Anti-Kickback and Stark Self-Referrals; Billing Medicare and Other Payers; HIPAA; and Supervision of Staff.
Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued the New Standard of Social Security Payment in Shanghai (the “New Standard”) on March 31, 2011. The New Standard has come into effect on April 1, 2011 and will expire on March 31, 2012.
The manufacturer of Actos is seeking approval for a new drug that combines Actos with another diabetes medication. The manufacturer is still facing lawsuits alleging that Actos caused bladder cancer.
The Supreme Court is currently grappling with issues raised by a temporary injunction granted to hospitals and patients after California cut Medicaid patient fees in 2008 and 2009. The result of the Supreme Court’s decision could have a significant impact on patients who depend upon Medicaid to cover some portion of their personal injury-related expenses after an accident, explains an attorney.
Twenty-one-year old California resident Jessica Bleaman's problems weren't over after she had to undergo a second surgery due to personally injurious complications from a gastric band procedure she underwent with a clinic found through a 1-800-GET-THIN ad. Bleaman also found herself facing collections activities and solicitation from a potentially unethical and dishonest lawyer. This article explores which bar association rules that attorney may have violated.
Twice in October 2007, plaintiff Ronald Campbell, 55, an insulin-dependent type II diabetic, experienced a hypoglycemic (lower than normal level of blood glucose) episode, became nonresponsive, and was taken to Temple University Hospital's emergency room, where his blood sugar was stabilized. One of the instances, on October 11th, was very severe and the attending physician was Michael DeAngelis.
CareAlliance Health Services is one of the largest employers in the Charleston area. It has more than 4,500 employees, including those at Roper, Roper North, & Bon Secours St Francis Hospitals, who are entitled to workers' compensation benefits if they suffer an injury at work.
It’s important to take some precautionary measures before “going under the knife.” Surgery is complicated enough, and as a patient there are steps you can take to help it go smoothly and help you heal more quickly. It’s also hard not to feel helpless when going into surgery, so following these steps can give you some sense of control.
Fifteen million people undergo surgery in American hospitals each year. Most of these are not emergency surgeries and are therefore considered elective; this means that, since the surgery, is on a non emergency basis, that may be time to consider the necessity and implications of your surgery, as well as the processes involved in the procedure and the recovery.
Diabetics have had ongoing issues with different drugs to treat their condition. Most recently, the drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer and lawsuits are now being filed.
The article presents an overview of the statutory requirements and guidelines for importing drugs and medical equipments into Ghana. It is intended to serve as a quick reference for companies planning on importing drugs or medical devices into Ghana.
Social Security Disability benefits are paid to medically disabled individuals who have worked in recent years. More than 60% of disability applications are denied; an attorney is necessary.
Birth defects are a concern for every pregnant woman. Some women may have been told to take certain antidepressant medications during their pregnancy, which subsequently caused birth defects in their unborn children.
It is extremely important for people to keep up with their regular dental cleanings and checkups so they can properly maintain good oral health. When a dentist or oral surgeon fails to provide a standard level of care, and as a result seriously injures or kills their patient, then the victim or the surviving family members may qualify for a personal injury claim against the liable party.
By Rogan Law
Going under the knife is associated with a number of risks. Unfortunately surgeons and medical staff can make grave errors in the surgical process that can lead to debilitating if not, life-threatening injuries.
California law limits the role of Dental Auxiliaries. When "busy" dentists allow their dental assistants to do more than the law permits, patients can sustain serious injuries. In this article, the author explains the role of dental assistants as outlined in the California Dental Practice Act.
Long-term use of non aspirin anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with an increased risk of renal cell cancer, according to a new study.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer. Actos acts as a foreign agent that can lead to mutated cells and cause cancerous tumors.
While planning for long term care should ideally occur years before entering a nursing home, this is not always possible or even considered until it is too late. The following article, however, outlines several strategies that are available for individuals with "a foot in the door" of a nursing home with respect to their available assets.
If you or someone in your family has recently been injured in an accident, your short- and long-term healing plans likely include both traditional and CAM treatment. You are most likely already familiar with traditional treatment and therapies like prescription drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. But this may be for your first introduction to CAM.
Every year, millions of patients suffer serious side effects from medication errors. In certain situations, the victim can pursue damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer. These are frequently asked questions regarding the actos-bladder cancer link.
Nearly 17 percent of nurses who work in outpatient chemotherapy infusion centers reported being exposed on their skin or eyes to the toxic drugs they deliver, according to a new study.
Patients who suffer pulmonary embolism or deep-vein thrombosis (PE/DVT) within 30 days of an outpatient surgery, and an emergency department visit within 21 days, are most likely to suffer other adverse events, according to a new study.
Siblings of those who have been hospitalized with potentially lethal blood clots in the legs or pelvis are more likely to also suffer the disorder than those with healthy siblings, according to new research.
A power of attorney for health care is an extremely important estate planning document. With this tool, you’re able to have a plan in place so that you’re prepared for medical emergencies.
You need a health care power of attorney. So does your mom, dad, spouse, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, and child (age 18 or older.)
Over the last several years the pharmaceutical markets of some countries of the former Soviet Union have witnessed strengthening positions of domestic production of medicines, as well as the general tendency of the imported medicines substitution by the domestically produced pharmaceutical products (so-called “import substitution”).
The diabetes drug Actos has recently been linked to Bladder Cancer. Some in the Native American community were prescribed Actos, as they have a higher risk of developing diabetes.
The author discusses how a gynecologist’s errors prolong cancer’s effect in medical malpractice suit.
An article reviewing a case of medical malpractice against Scranton Hospital.
Davenport's medical malpractice attorneys argued that McCluskey prematurely and without adequate information diagnosed Davenport with ALS, when the MRIs taken in 2003 demonstrated evidence of damage to the plaintiff's thoracic spine, which McCluskey either ignored or did not consider.
There are folks who go through life with the vague belief that they will be retiring when they reach their middle 60s without recognizing the fact that this is not a given. The word “retirement” can sometimes sound like a entitlement and it would certainly be nice to be able to relax and enjoy the latter portion of your life without having to work. But in the end, the word simply defines the decision to step away from your career.
Retirement planning lawyers frequently emphasize how vital it is to devise a plan and stick to it if you want to enjoy your retirement years to the fullest.
Actos is a prescription diabetes drug but it has recently been linked to bladder cancer.
Ever since the California Legislature passed the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA), plaintiff’s attorneys have been working hard to repeal or amend the law. It is patently unfair to cap a malpractice victim’s non-economic damages, and it gives doctors and healthcare facilities incentive to do a cost benefit analysis on human lives.
FDA has issued a warning that there is an increased risk of bladder cancer in certain patients taking Actos. The risk seems to be considerably higher for those that take the drug at higher cumulative doses and for longer periods of time. Although Actos continues to remain on the shelves of drug stores in the United States, the drug is under a long-term observational study by the FDA. France and Germany have suspended the drug, due to the mounting concerns for its citizens.