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New Trucking Bill Could Make Roads More Dangerous

The food industry’s support of a new trucking bill might make daily driving more dangerous. Despite inexperience being known as one of the most common causes of truck-related crashes, leaders in the food industry this week – which relies heavily on truckers – called on congressional leaders to pass legislation allowing younger drivers to get behind […]

Placental Birth Injury Chicago Attorney Guide

A placental birth injury can be devastating. During pregnancy, the placenta, which begins to form as soon as an embryo is fertilized, quickly becomes the most important organ for the baby. The placenta, which supports pregnancy-related hormones, controls uterine temperature and transfers both blood and oxygen to the baby via the umbilical cord, is attached […]

Subdural Hematoma and Cerebral Palsy

What should you do when your baby suffers Subdural Hematoma and Cerebral Palsy? A subdural hematoma is the result of a head injur, and causes damage to the blood vessels between the surface of the brain and the outer covering known as the dura to leak. Blood then collects, leading to swelling that can cause […]

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn – Chicago, IL

Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) occurs when the circulatory transition that shifts oxygen circulation from the placenta to the lungs after delivery fails, leading to a variety of health problems including oxygen loss that can lead to brain damage. Prior to birth, babies receive oxygen through the umbilical cord and placenta, and the […]

Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) Injury Guide for Chicago, IL

Periventricular leukomalacia is a brain injury that impacts the white matter of the brain before or during birth. Also known as PVL, periventricular leukomalacia occurs when the brain tissue surrounding the fluid-filled ventricles is damaged, causing decay or death of cells that results in holes in the brain that also fill with fluid. The white […]

Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy Injury – Chicago, IL

There are so many different forms of cerebral palsy, each with different symptoms – some types manifest themselves with tight, spastic muscles, while other forms are marked by limp, floppy muscles – that it can be difficult to determine exactly what type of cerebral palsy your child might have based on symptoms alone. Though there […]

Maternal Infections – Injury Attorney Guide Chicago

Maternal infections that go undetected or worse yet, untreated, during pregnancy can result in catastrophic injuries to an unborn child. Infections can be transmitted in a variety of ways – through the placenta, through the bloodstream or through the birth canal during delivery – and can result in lifelong disability. Dangerous Maternal Infections While not […]

Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Birth Injury Guide

In 2014, a mother lost her infant baby girl in an Illinois intensive care when the baby was 15 days old due to meconium aspiration syndrome, which caused fatal stress to the baby’s lungs and heart. Meconium aspiration syndrome occurs when a baby releases his or her meconium (an infant’s first stool, which is usually […]

Neonatal Stroke – Birth Injury Guide for Chicago, IL

The first month of a baby’s life can be the most joyous for parents who are getting to know their little one, but the tragedy of a stroke can completely change how those first few weeks are approached. While most people think of strokes as something that happens to older people, strokes can happen at […]

Kernicterus Injury Attorney – Chicago, IL

If a baby is born with jaundice – and approximately 60 percent of all babies born in the United States are, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – (Ref. 1), the biggest risk factor is kernicterus, a preventable brain damage that is caused when the high levels of bilirubin associated with jaundice […]