Category Archives: Premature Birth

Preterm Boys at Higher Risk for Death and Disabilities

According to ScienceDaily, a global study on preterm birth and disability carried out by almost 50 researchers and 35 institutions found that baby boys are at a higher risk of death and disability due to preterm birth than girls are. The news service reported that a report in Pediatric Research indicated that boys are 14 percent more likely to be born preterm than girls are. “Baby boys have a higher likelihood of infections, jaundice, birth complications, and congenital conditions, but the biggest risk for baby boys is due to preterm birth. For two babies born at the same degree of prematurity, a boy will have a higher risk of death and disability compared to a girl. Even in the womb, girls mature more rapidly than boys, which provides an advantage, because the lungs and other organs are more developed,” Professor Joy Lawn, M.D., PhD, a neonatologist and epidemiologist at the…
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Our Birth Injury Attorneys Offer Representation in Austin

[map id=”map1″ w=”375″ h=”375″ address=”Austin, TX” marker=”no” z=”14″]   Austin is the capital of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas, it is the fourth largest city in the state with a population of 842,592. Austin has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. Transit and Higher Education Major roadways in Austin include Interstate 35, Mopac Expressway, U.S. Highway 183, State Highway 71 and U.S. Highway 290. Austin’s airport is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, located 5 miles southeast of the city. Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Metro provides public transportation to the city, primarily by bus. Austin is home to the University of Texas at Austin, the flagship institution of the University of Texas System with over 38,000 undergraduate students and 12,000 graduate students. Attractions and Parks As Austin’s official slogan is “The Live Music Capital of the World”, the city has…
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Texas Mother Files Lawsuit Stating Doctor’s Negligence is to Blame for Son’s Birth Defects

In May, a Southeast Texas woman filed a lawsuit against her pre-natal doctor stating that his negligence caused her son’s severe brain injuries by not delivering him in a timely manner. In the lawsuit, the mother states that she visited the Medical Center of Southeast Texas with complaints of painful contractions. During her stay at the hospital, she stated that her pre-natal doctor did not visit or check up on her; instead, he spoke only with nursing staff and ordered them to release her that same day. After her release from the hospital the contractions returned, and the mother visited the hospital yet again. The woman’s doctor ordered her to take a medication that is used to stop contractions; however, the medication did not work and the woman continued to experience contractions. During this time, her son’s heart rate dropped from 70 to 90 beats per minute. When the physician…
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