Category Archives: Birth Defects

Why Should I Contact the Birth Injury Attorneys at Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP?

It has been estimated that seven out of every 1,000 deliveries in the U.S. results in birth injuries. This should not happen—if your son or daughter suffers trauma during his or her delivery, you need to contact our attorneys immediately. Unfortunately, many birth injuries, including cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy and brain damage, are the result of doctor error. Many of these injuries result in intellectual limitations, hearing deficits, vision impairment, behavioral problems, seizures, speaking difficulties and learning disabilities. These injuries can occur when a medical provider fails to act quickly to protect the child from ensuing complications. Additionally, issues like a delay in ordering a caesarian (C-) section or a physician erroneously using forceps or a vacuum extractor can result in a child suffering injuries that can haunt him or her for life. When a child is born with a birth injury, he or she will often face a lifetime…
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Michigan Teen to Carry Brother On Back for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Walk

A Michigan teenager attempting to raise awareness and money in the fight against cerebral palsy will carry his seven-year-old brother 40 miles on his back in a fundraiser walk. According to Today.com, Hunter Gandee, 14, has been carrying Braden, who has the disorder, on his back for as long as he can remember, to beaches, up and down mountains, and often just through their local grocery store. Hunter said he sees Braden as an inspiration. “Every day of his life so far has been harder than any single day of mine,” Hunter told TODAY.com. “He fights through it. He’s a trooper.” Braden reportedly supports his older brother by attending all of his wrestling matches. “He’s very special to me,” Braden said of Hunter, according to Today.com. “He always helps me out. He’s always there for me.” Due to his diagnosis, Braden struggles to walk and sometimes, to speak, the first…
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Illinois Woman Files Lawsuit After Child Born With Shoulder and Arm Problems

According to the Madison-St. Clair Record, a woman in Illinois has filed a lawsuit against a hospital claiming that its doctors were reckless and caused irreparable damages to her newborn child. The news outlet reported that Sarah Waller filed a lawsuit against Anderson Hospital after her child Clayton became stuck during his August 2011 delivery. According to the lawsuit, Waller said that doctors at the hospital failed to estimate Clayton’s weight prior to his birth, resulting in a delayed delivery. Waller also claims that she was not offered a C-section delivery and that the excess pressure applied to Clayton during his birth resulted in permanent nerve damage in his shoulder and extreme pain. The child reportedly has limited use and movement of his shoulder, arm and hand. Named in the lawsuit, which was filed in Madison County Circuit Court, were Dr. Thomas Hulsen, Dr. James J. Dalla Riva and Southwestern…
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