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

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Shocking Effects of a Birth Injury, How to Tell, and What to Do

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A birth injury is a very real problem, and sometimes the effects of the injuries don’t show up for years. What is even more tragic is that negligence and poor judgment is the cause for preventable injuries of 6 to 8 out of 1,000 babies every year, according to Birth Injury Guide. When this happens, […]

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

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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 County, Sheriff David Duke, Correctional Healthcare Management, Inc. and nurse Ladonna […]

Three Families Suing Same Oregon Hospital Over Birth Injuries

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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 Marion County. Two of the families claim that their children were born with permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy […]

Lawsuit Claims Disney Parks Violate ADA, Children With Disabilities Suffer

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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 was filed recently by the mothers of 16 children and young adults with disabilities that accuses Disney of dissuading […]

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Is Fluorescein Angiography Better that RetCam Imaging for ROP?

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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 blindness in premature babies affected by retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). One study, presented by pediatric ophthalmologist Luxme Hariharan, focused on […]

What Does a Retinopathy of Prematurity Coordinator (ROPC) Do?

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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. The Retinopathy of Prematurity Coordinator, or ROPC, is typically a registered nurse who has a wealth […]

Retinopathy of Prematurity Requires Follow-up Care

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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 professionals act appropriately to screen, monitor the regression or progression and provide treatment when necessary for ROP. The following […]

Why is Using a RetCam Important for Detecting Retinopathy of Prematurity?

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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 blindness when not detected, monitored and treated in a timely manner. A useful and, some would argue, […]

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Is Laser Therapy Safer than Avastin for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Treatment?

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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 originally used to treat cancer. Much of how the drug works to reverse the progression of ROP is completely unknown, along […]

Parents in Maryland are Advocating for Krabbe Disease Screening for Newborns

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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 be screened if the law is changed, at an additional $4 or $6 per […]