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April 2017

What is HIE?

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:10+00:00April 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 [...]

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May 2016

Birth Injury with Home Delivery

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:09+00:00May 18th, 2016|Birth Injury|

Two recent studies underscore the risk of birth injuries with a home delivery.  The first study compared the mortality rate of home delivery with in-hospital delivery.  Historically, the switch from home birth to hospital birth resulted in a 90% decrease in neonatal mortality and a 99% decrease in the deaths of mothers in childbirth.  Home [...]

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February 2013

Birth Injuries: What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:02+00:00February 11th, 2013|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries are oft-litigated medical malpractice cases.  There is much at stake when a newborn is injured because the costs of caring for a severely injured infant over the course his/her life can exceed $5-10 Million, depending on the severity of the injury and specific needs of the child. In addition, the personal costs of this [...]

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January 2013

Can CP Be Caused By Birth Injuries?

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:02+00:00January 16th, 2013|Birth Injury|

Birth injuries include any injury to a newborn that occurs at the time of labor and delivery.  These injuries include brachial plexus injuries (also called Erb's palsy) and cerebral palsy.  Currently, deficits falling within the autism spectrum have not been related to injuries occurring at birth.  Parents who have a child with cerebral palsy or a brachial [...]

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August 2012

Cerebral Palsy information

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:00+00:00August 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 [...]

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May 2012

New Cerebral Palsy Drug Shows Promise

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T17:59:59+00:00May 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 [...]

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April 2012

Pessary Shows Promise in Prevention of Birth Injuries

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T17:59:59+00:00April 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 [...]

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February 2012

Cerebral Palsy Caused by Oxygen Deprivation

By David Kulwicki|2019-11-25T02:45:52+00:00February 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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June 2011

Doctors Accountable for Their Mistakes?

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T17:59:58+00:00June 4th, 2011|Patient Safety|

Doctors should be held accountable for the consequences of their mistakes like everyone else in society. If you make a mistake and it causes harm to a patient that has placed his or her trust in your hands and it results in the inability to enjoy day-to-day life as you knew it before, should you [...]

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December 2010

Record Birth Injury Verdict Lawsuit for Ohio’s Trumbull County

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T17:59:58+00:00December 22nd, 2010|Medical Malpractice|

A jury awarded almost $14 million to an Ohio family earlier this year, finding the doctor liable for medical malpractice during the birth of their now 10-year-old daughter Haley. Debra and Okey Cobb alleged that the doctor's decision to not perform a cesarean section deprived the fetus of oxygen, causing brain injury which developed into [...]

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