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Depakote and Birth Defects

Sometimes a medication is known to cause birth defects or harm to infants, but a doctor will still prescribe it to a pregnant or nursing mother. That is often the case with Depakote, also known as valproic acid or valproic semisodium. Reliable studie… Read More
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Is it Safe to Induce Labor With Misoprostol?

Doctors induce labor for a variety of reasons, from a baby that is overdue to their own scheduling concerns. Induction of labor is generally safe and uneventful. As with any treatment administered in a hospital, you will need to consent to having lab… Read More
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What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injury?

When you are about to give birth, chances are that you are imagining the birth of a healthy child, and not anticipating birth injuries. Indeed, most births do go relatively smoothly, or at least end with a healthy, uninjured baby. Birth injuries in t… Read More
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What is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

If you are reading this page, you may have come here because you were told your child has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and you are looking for information and guidance. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is hard to say, and even harder to hear… Read More
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Is Misdiagnosis of a Sexually-Transmitted Infection Medical Malpractice?

If you have spent any time reading through the posts on this blog, you know that many medical malpractice cases involve a doctor who failed to diagnose a serious disease they should have caught, or diagnosed one illness when, in fact, the patient had… Read More
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How Do You Prove a Doctor Caused Your Injury?

If you are reading this blog post, it might be because you are thinking about filing a claim for medical malpractice. If you do file a claim, how do you prove a doctor caused your injury? If you have done any reading about medical malpractice, you pr… Read More
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Can Sexual Abuse Victims Sue in Civil Court?

The news has been filled with stories of rampant child sexual abuse within respected organizations, including the Catholic church. Whether there is one perpetrator who was well shielded by the organization despite multiple offenses, or many perpetrat… Read More
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Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy affects up to 4 out of 1000 children worldwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It is the most common cause of childhood motor disabilities. When we talk about cerebral palsy, we tend to do so as if all CP is t… Read More
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Cerebral Palsy 101

One of the topics we are most often asked about is cerebral palsy, so we’re presenting “Cerebral Palsy 101” as an overview of the disorder. This neurological condition is the most common motor disability in childhood, according to the Centers f… Read More
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Sexually Abusive Doctors in Oregon: How Well Are Patients Protected?

The state of California recently became the first in the nation to enact a law requiring doctors on probation for causing harm to patients to disclose that fact to patients before an appointment. Doctors on probation for causing harm by sexual miscon… Read More
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