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2603, 2019

What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

Nothing is as scary and heart wrenching as learning that your newborn baby is sick or injured. Newborns suffer from two kinds of medical issues, both of which may be caused by a doctor, hospital staff, or a third party. To learn more about your options to pursue financial compensation for another’s negligence, which negatively impacted your child, call the Preszler Law Firm to speak with a birth defect and [...]

2603, 2019

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition that is caused while the baby is developing inside the womb. It is characterized by problems with posture and muscle coordination. Many parents will not recognize the symptoms in their children until they begin interacting with their environment in more obvious ways. For that reason, the majority of children are diagnosed as toddlers. Cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage in the motor cortex. [...]

2603, 2019

What Causes Infant Paralysis?

Cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have increased so dramatically over the past year or so in the United States that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a task force to combat the problem. Unfortunately, it is not only a problem for those across the border. Here in Canada, the number of AFM cases also increased significantly in 2018. AFM is one of many types of [...]

2603, 2019

What are Teratogens and How do They Cause Birth Defects?

Teratology is the study of growth abnormalities during gestation. In other words, when babies develop incorrectly and the cause can be traced to some chemical, drug, or other environmental factor, that substance is called a teratogen. Teratogen does not refer to any substance in particular; instead, it is a classification of substances that harm developing babies. It can include prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, recreational drugs, substances found in cigarettes, and [...]

2603, 2019

Common Questions About C-Sections and Birth Injuries

In 2018, nearly 150,000 babies were born in Ontario. That is approximately 400 babies born every single day through a natural birth or Cesarean section, often referred to as a C-section. These procedures are routine and generally quite safe for the mother and her child. However, sometimes things go wrong and when they do, parents have a lot of questions. Below are the most common questions about C-sections and birth [...]

2603, 2019

Birth Injury Statistics in Canada

Birth trauma affects thousands of babies born in Canada each year. Some injuries are minor, while others can be life-threatening or cause permanent scarring, paralysis, disability, or other damages that last a lifetime. Physicians are often to blame, and should be held accountable when they have displayed careless or reckless behavior. A lawyer with the Preszler Law Firm can assist you in filing a medical malpractice claim to pursue the [...]

2603, 2019

Common Types of Birth Trauma and Delivery Injuries

Birth injuries can affect your child for the rest of his or her life. Not only will your child suffer unnecessarily, but you may be required to foot the bill for lifelong medical treatment. If birth injuries to your child were caused by medical negligence, you can sue on the grounds of medical malpractice. Many parents are not sure what constitutes a birth injury nor whether or not their doctor [...]

2603, 2019

Common Errors That Occur in the Delivery Room

While birth injuries are less frequent in Canada than they are in many other countries, they do still happen. In some cases, there is very little that the doctor could have done to avoid them. In other cases, the doctor’s own carelessness may have contributed to the baby’s injuries, or a doctor may not have diagnosed a condition in time to treat it and the baby’s symptoms worsened. When your [...]

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