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  • Who Can I Hold Accountable After a Birth Injury?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond Associates || 18-Nov-2015

    Birth injury lawsuits, much like other medical malpractice claims, involve negligence on the part of doctors, medical professionals and/or providers. When it comes to many birth injury cases, liability isn’t always straightforward. In fact, determining who or what is responsible for your child’s damages is the first—and often most difficult—step toward justice. You Can Hold ...
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  • What are Your Legal Options After a C-Section Error?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 28-Sep-2015

    Births by Cesarean section (commonly referred to as C-sections) make up approximately 20 percent of births in the United States, and this number is climbing. While most doctors are competent in performing this type of procedure, mistakes can happen when doctors are negligent or unskilled. What is a C-Section? Why is it Necessary? When a mother is unable to give birth to her baby naturally, a ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Newborns: How it Happens and What to Do

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 25-Sep-2015

    A spinal cord injury during birth can affect the rest of a child’s life, leaving them with a number of lasting medical issues. According to Boston Children’s Hospital, roughly 60 to 75 percent of spinal cord injuries in newborns affect the neck area, 20 percent occur in the chest or upper back area, and 5 to 20 percent affect the spinal cord area of the lower back. Typically, the ...
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  • Causes of Brachial Plexus Injuries

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 19-Aug-2015

    An injury to the brachial plexus can be a devastating, life-changing injury to a child that occurs during birth. To identify these types of injuries, it's first important to examine what the cause of the birth injury is. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that travels from the spinal column, through the neck, and out through the shoulder and into the arms. It essentially functions as a ...
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  • Oversight, Education and Therapy: Not "Optional" for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 13-Aug-2015

    There isn't any argument about two fundamental ideas regarding the care and treatment of those with cerebral palsy : first, the best care in both therapies and education can help assist those with CP to reach their full potential, just as it does with anyone. Secondly, the therapies, assistance, special education support, and sometimes, 24-hour care required for those with more severe cases of ...
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