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Brachial Plexus Injury: What you Need to Know

In approximately one to three out of a thousand births, a baby suffers a brachial plexus injury. These injuries can result in monetary loss and lifelong difficulties for both children and their caregivers. As a caregiver, it can be terrifying to think something has harmed your child. Know how to recognize the signs of brachial plexus injury. Know how it can be caused. Know how and when to seek legal recourse. What is a brachial plexus injury? A brachial plexus injury impacts the radian, medial, and ulnar nerves. These nerves, which originate in the neck, govern sensation and movement for
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Cerebral Palsy Due To Birth Injury

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a permanent disability arising from abnormal development of the brain, or damage to the developing brain before, during, or following birth. The word cerebral refers to “of the brain,” and palsy means paralysis.  It is one of the most debilitating congenital disabilities, offering no cure and a significant impact on the lives of those affected. CP related to brain damage that occurred before or during birth makes up a majority of CP cases (85%–90%).  In many cases, the specific cause is unknown and unavoidable, but a few of the risk factors for congenital CP are capable
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Medical Malpractice Claims in Massachusetts – Statue of Limitations

Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional causes injury or death to a patient. Each state has a statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you want to file such a lawsuit in Massachusetts, then there are four important time limitations you must know. 1. Three-Year Deadline Massachusetts General Law Chapter 260, Section 4 states a victim of medical malpractice must file a lawsuit within three-years of the incident. In most cases, failing to file within the deadline means you lose the right to sue the healthcare professional. However, there are some exceptions to this rule and
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Shoulder Dystocia Injuries: Know Your Rights and Options

Shoulder Dystocia is a complication that can present itself in the delivery room. If shoulder dystocia occurs during delivery, there are a number of maneuvers that can and should be used in order to deliver the baby without injury. In the absence of a proper response by the obstetrician or nurse midwife to relieve the shoulder dystocia, it is well known that injury to the newborn can result. These injuries include injury to the baby’s brachial plexus or the bundle of nerves leading from the spinal cord through the shoulders down the arm all the way to the hand. The
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