Birth injury articles explain how in some cases, medical malpractice is the cause of hypoxia and cerebral palsy.

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Can I Sue My Healthcare Provider If My Baby Dies During Birth?

A woman, who was being held on drug charges in a county jail in Texas, has filed a lawsuit after she delivered a baby that died while she was in solitary confinement. According to the Wichita Times Record News, Nicole Guerrero is suing Wichita…
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Three Families Suing Same Oregon Hospital Over Birth Injuries

Three families in Oregon are filing separate multi-million dollar lawsuits against the same hospital after their children were born with brain damage and cerebral palsy. The hospital involved in the lawsuit, Silverton Hospital, is located in…
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Lawsuit Claims Disney Parks Violate ADA, Children With Disabilities Suffer

Disney is facing allegations of discrimination in a lawsuit that says that the company does not accommodate people with disabilities at its theme parks and violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to DisabilityScoop.com¸ a lawsuit…
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Is Fluorescein Angiography Better that RetCam Imaging for ROP?

The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) met this month in California for its annual conference. At the conference, many doctors presented their findings on bettering the treatment  and measures taken to prevent…
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What Does a Retinopathy of Prematurity Coordinator (ROPC) Do?

In an effort to address the number of prematurely born babies who suffer preventable blindness due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), some hospitals are utilizing a relatively new job role created just for monitoring newborns at risk for ROP.…
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Retinopathy of Prematurity Requires Follow-up Care

Learning that your newborn child has a devastating medical condition is every parent’s worst nightmare. However, premature babies diagnosed with the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) may be able to overcome this condition if medical…
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Why is Using a RetCam Important for Detecting Retinopathy of Prematurity?

It is essential for premature babies born before 30 weeks of gestation and weighing 3 pounds or less to receive a screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This potentially devastating retinal disease can cause vision problems and baby…
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Is Laser Therapy Safer than Avastin for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Treatment?

According to Opthalmology Times, using bevacizumab to treat retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) may be a more cost-effective solution than traditional laser therapy. Bevacizumab, produced by the drug company Genentech under the name Avastin, was…
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Parents in Maryland are Advocating for Krabbe Disease Screening for Newborns

A couple in Maryland is pushing to change state law to include Krabbe disease in screening for newborns, according to WJLA ABC 7. If implemented, Maryland would join four other states that currently test for Krabbe, and six diseases total would…