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South Carolina Family Files Erb’s Palsy Lawsuit

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

The parents of a South Carolina child who was diagnosed with Erb’s palsy have filed a birth injury lawsuit against the medical center where the child’s delivery was held. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Florence Division against Conway Medical Center, Inc., Olukayode Akinjala, M.D., and Health Partners of South Carolina, Inc. Reports indicate that the family involved in the lawsuit experienced issues during the 2011 birth of their son. At one point, the mother was allegedly at 36 weeks of gestation and a sonogram indicated the presence of polyhydramnios, which occurs when there is an accumulation of fluid around the baby. It should be noted that polyhydramnios has been linked to premature birth, excessive fetal growth, premature rupture of membranes, and placental abruption. About a week after this was found, the mother claims that she was admitted into the healthcare…
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In Which Situations Would a Doctor Order a Cesarean Section?

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

The loss of a child is not something any amount of money can help a family recover from. Unfortunately, the death of a child during a delivery can be devastating emotionally for all parties involved. A family preparing itself mentally to have a child, and then having that life taken away, is unfathomable. This is why healthcare providers must be held liable whenever negligence contributes to the death of a baby. Recently, a woman in New Jersey filed a lawsuit against a hospital and its attending staff after her son was pronounced dead after its birth. The woman claimed in her filing that she should have been offered a cesarean birth following labor difficulties. The child, which was delivered in 2010, reportedly weighed 10 pounds, making him too large to be delivered via vaginal delivery. The baby reportedly suffered bradycardia and was pronounced dead 25 minutes after the delivery. How…
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Do Pets Help Children with Autism?

Posted on December 31, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Do your fraternal twins suffer from autism? Our law firm is currently looking for parents of autistic fraternal twins, because we believe that there may be a link between the disorder and the drug terbutaline, also known as Brethine, Bricanyl and Brethaire. We are studying fraternal twins because they share 50 percent of their DNA with their siblings, but face the same exposures during gestation, meaning they share exposure to all substances with their mother including to potentially harmful drugs. With this in mind, whenever we hear about stories involving therapy for autism victims, we like to spread the news. Recently, CBS News reported that pets, especially dogs, have a unique impact on children with autism. According to the news outlet, researchers have discovered that autistic children who have pets at home usually have much more advanced social skills, and are more assertive and communicative than children who do not…
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