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April 2017

What is HIE?

By | April 13th, 2017|Birth Injury|

As a birth injury lawyer, I am often asked what is HIE or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy?  HIE occurs when a newborn’s brain is deprived of oxygen for a sufficient period of time during the delivery process to cause death of brain tissue.  Unlike other body tissues, brain cells do not regenerate.  Once they are damaged, they [...]

May 2016

Birth Injury and Preeclampsia

By | May 12th, 2016|Birth Injury|

Birth injury related to mismanagement of preeclampsia has been well-studied and reported on.  Preeclampsia is a common condition affecting many pregnant women both during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. It affects 5-8% of all pregnancies in the U.S. While it can be asymptomatic in some women, symptoms may include high blood pressure, headaches, nausea, [...]

November 2012

Children with Special Needs

By | November 19th, 2012|Injury to Child|

Children with special needs caused by birth related injuries, vaccinations, congenital or development disorders need ongoing assistance. At Mishkind Kulwicki Law we represent parents that have experienced the tragedy of having their newborn child suffer permanent injury to their brain due to a lack of oxygen, trauma or other neurological events. It is important that [...]

August 2012

Cerebral Palsy information

By | August 17th, 2012|Birth Injury|

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is often caused by preventable birth injuries. There are various forms and causes of CP. As attorneys that represent newborn infants and their families when brain damage occurs during the birthing process, we are constantly learning about the various types of CP and the causes and manifestations of the condition. The most tragic [...]

May 2012

New Cerebral Palsy Drug Shows Promise

By | May 1st, 2012|Birth Injury|

Most births in this country are uncomplicated. However, approximately 100,000 babies born each year in the United States will be diagnosed with cerebral palsy before the age of three. Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term used to describe a multitude of symptoms that affects the cerebral area of the brain, the side of the brain [...]

April 2012

Arm Injury at the Time of a Baby’s Delivery

By | April 17th, 2012|Birth Injury|

An arm injury occurring at the time of a baby's delivery is grounds for a common type of medical negligence claim in Ohio.  "Shoulder dystocia" is the term used to describe when a baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pubic bone at the time of delivery.  If the obstetrician, family practice physician or midwife applies [...]

Pessary Shows Promise in Prevention of Birth Injuries

By | April 3rd, 2012|Birth Injury|

Incompetent cervix is a common cause of premature birth and birth injuries, like cerebral palsy, that are associated with prematurity.  Birth injuries are a common source of medical malpractice claims in Ohio.  A recent study shows that a pessary, a therapeutic device that supports the structures of the birth canal, can effectively prevent many premature births.  The use [...]

March 2012

Effects of Brain Injury in Children

By | March 23rd, 2012|Brain Injury|

How often have you been told that kids bounce back from injury?  A recent study on the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children reports otherwise.  At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we have extensive experience in handling cases in Ohio where clients suffer brain injury, whether from trauma, like automobile accidents, or medical negligence, like birth injuries [...]

Cause of Birth Injuries

By | March 4th, 2012|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries can result in life-long disabilities to your newborn child. We understand how difficult it can be to get honest answers and even more difficult to make sure that your child is properly taken care of when a tragedy of this magnitude happens. If your baby experienced complications at the time of delivery, you should consult [...]

February 2012

Cerebral Palsy Caused by Oxygen Deprivation

By | February 21st, 2012|Birth Injury|

A decrease in oxygen to an infant during labor and delivery can lead to catastrophic as well as fatal results. Oxygen deprivation (often described by the medical terms "anoxia" and "hypoxia") is caused when the supply of oxygen to an infant's brain is reduced. It can happen in all stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery. [...]

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