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It is World Autism Awareness Day

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Today marks World Autism Awareness Day 2015. To raise awareness, many people around the world are participating in the “Light It Up Blue” campaign, by wearing blue. In addition, many buildings are expected to be lit up in blue as visual to remind people about the challenges that people with autism face. Sadly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Some experts say that the increase is due to a better awareness by doctors and parents about the condition. Keep in mind, autism can have a great impact on a person’s social, communication and behavioral functioning. The United Nations first designated world Autism Awareness Day in 2007. Why Should I Speak to an Attorney If My Twins Suffer From Autism? Do your fraternal twins suffer from autism? Our law firm is currently looking for…
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Family Awarded $1 Million in Shoulder Dystocia Case

Posted on March 22, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

An Oregon family was recently awarded $1 million after a girl’s shoulder nerves were ripped out during her birth. According to the Mail Tribune, the family of a girl who was diagnosed with shoulder dystocia won its malpractice case against a Medford obstetrician. The family alleged that the doctor involved in the case, Dr. Miguel Carbonell, an obstetrician, was negligent in his handling of the girl’s delivery in 2008. The trial lasted for three weeks and juries found the doctor guilty, but did not find the operator of Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center guilty of negligence. The girl’s shoulder was pinned against her mother’s pubic bone. Her parents claim that the doctor did not employ any techniques to minimize injury risks during her delivery. She now has limited use of her left hand. Should I Speak to an Attorney If My Child Suffers Shoulder Dystocia? For more information about shoulder…
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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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