October 8, 2006 JAMA article pinpoints risk factors for cerebral palsy

Researchers have identified several prenatal and delivery risk factors for cerebral palsy. Their study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looks at findings from MRI scans of children with the disease. Doctors say the new data may help in treating the symptoms of cerebral palsy. Read more...

July 23, 2006 First-trimester use of ACEIs linked to birth injuries

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine states that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (also known as ACE inhibitors or ACEIs) used for the treatment of high blood pressure can cause birth injuries such as cerebral palsy when taken in the first trimester of pregnancy. Read more...

April 3, 2006 $4 million awarded in PA cerebral palsy case

The family of a Pennsylvania boy has won a medical malpractice lawsuit against his doctors and the hospital in which he was born. The jurors, who awarded $4 million, determined that Drs. Roy Pazmino and Peter Matgouranis, and Tyrone Hospital were responsible for birth injuries during the delivery of Jacob Mayhue in 1995. Due to his birth injuries, Jacob has cerebral palsy. Read more...

January 21, 2006 “Global epidemic” of birth defects

Every year, almost 8 million babies are born with some kind of birth defect, leading experts to call it an epidemic of global proportions. More than 3 million of these babies die, and many of those who survive have such serious mental and physical disabilities that poverty and suffering are their destinies. Read more...

December 18, 2005 Woman in Chicago wins $17M birth injury lawsuit

A jury in Chicago has ordered St. Anthony Hospital to pay $17 million after finding it liable for injuries to a baby who was born there in 1998. The pregnant woman, Selene Araujo, pointed to Dr. Jacques Hercule’s 20- to 25-minute delay in performing an emergency Caesarean section after she went into seizures while delivering her daughter, Evelyn. Read more...

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