Cerebral Palsy News

Family settles cerebral palsy lawsuit for $23M

July 6th, 2007

The family of a Pennsylvania boy has reached a $23 million settlement in their cerebral palsy lawsuit against the hospital where he was born. The lawsuit alleged that Pittsburgh’s West Penn Hospital committed negligence during the delivery of Grady Jordan, causing him to develop cerebral palsy symptoms. Several cerebral palsy lawyers say that the settlement is the largest they had ever seen.

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British women unaware of infection risk to babies

October 9th, 2006

A survey published in the British magazine Pregnancy & Birth has found that more than nine in 10 women are unaware of a serious bacterial infection that can lead to cerebral palsy or death in newborns.

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Study analyzes cerebral palsy risk factors

October 8th, 2006

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has identified several prenatal and delivery risk factors for cerebral palsy. The study also detailed findings from MRI scans of children with the disease that doctors say may help in treating cerebral palsy symptoms.

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Ohio jury awards $1.1M in birth injury lawsuit

September 15th, 2006

An 8-year-old girl who suffered serious birth injuries has been awarded $1.1 million by a jury in Wood County, Ohio. After Madelyn Instone’s right arm was permanently paralyzed, her parents filed suit against the late Dr. Raymond Hoag, his obstetrics practice and his estate.

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AECIs in first trimester can lead to cerebral palsy, birth defects

July 24th, 2006

According to a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme
inhibitors; ACEIs) used for treating high blood pressure can cause cerebral palsy or other serious birth defects when taken in the first trimester of pregnancy. Researchers determined that women who took ACE inhibitors during their first trimester of pregnancy doubled their likelihood of delivering child with a major birth defect, especially those in the central nervous system and cardiovascular system.

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Pennsylvania boy awarded $4M cerebral palsy verdict

April 3rd, 2006

A Pennsylvania boy and his family have been awarded a $4 million medical malpractice lawsuit against his doctor and the hospital where
he was born. Jurors ruled that Drs. Roy Pazmino and Peter Matgouranis,
and Tyrone Hospital were liable for birth injuries that occurred during
the delivery of Jacob Mayhue in 1995. Because of his injuries, Jacob
has developed cerebral palsy.

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Chicago woman prevails in birth injury lawsuit

December 18th, 2005

St. Anthony Hospital in Chicago has been ordered to pay $17 million after jurors found it liable for injuries to a baby born there in 1998. Selene Araujo alleged that Dr. Jacques Hercule waited 20 to 25 minutes to perform an emergency Caesarean section operation after she went into seizures during the birth of her daughter, Evelyn.

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Washington state jury awards $17.1M in birth injury case

April 19th, 2005

Jurors in Everett, Washington have awarded  $17.1 million to a New Jersey woman whose son was born with cerebral palsy. The birth injury lawyer for Tami Lafferty says that doctors failed to administer tests that would have detected a problem in her pregnancy and prevented injury to her son, Benjamin.

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