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  • Red Nose Day Dedicated to Supporting the National Resources Defense Counsel

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 24-May-2017

    This year for Red Nose Day, Beam & Raymond is making a donation to the National Resources Defense Counsel. Of course, since the 1970’s the NRDC has been a strong legal advocate for our environment and Mother Earth, but what, someone might ask, does that have to do with child safety and health? Everything and now more than ever! In 2016 a minority of Americans managed - with Russian ...
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  • What Should You Know Before Your C-Section?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 20-May-2017

    A Cesarean section, or C-section, is a relatively common operation to limiting risks during problematic or higher risk pregnancies and deliveries, accounting for roughly a third of all deliveries in the U.S. Although they are used fairly often and as a means to mitigate risks, C-sections are not risk-free nor are they procedures to take lightly. At Beam & Raymond, our Chicago birth injury ...
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  • The Cost of Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 16-May-2017

    Cerebral palsy is a life-long condition, and one that can create a number of limitations and difficulties for both victims and their families. While the condition has physical and emotional consequences for families, it also has financial repercussions associated with the costs of care and accommodations a child will require for the rest of their lives. At Beam & Raymond, we know that families ...
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  • Jack Beam Invited to Attend Lectures at the Chatham House in London

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 15-May-2017

    On a recent trip to London Jack was invited to attend lectures at Chatham House regarding "Brexit"-- Britain's exit from the European Union. Chatham House, a/k/a The Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent "Think Tank" that analyzes issues of international importance.” The expression “Chatham House Rule” emanates from this institution. ...
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  • What Causes Cerebral Palsy in Infants?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 10-May-2017

    Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive condition caused by a type of brain damage that happened before, during, or after birth. Cerebral palsy can lead to impairment that affects a child’s ability to control and move their muscles. When it comes to cerebral palsy, parents are rightfully concerned as to how it happened to their child. This question is not always easy to answer. In some cases, ...
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  • How Can You Establish the Cause Of Your Child's Brain Injury?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 6-May-2017

    Brain injuries are among the most concerning physical injuries babies can suffer during birth, and they often have devastating consequences. While some infant brain injuries might result from unpreventable causes, such as infections in the mother or undetectable issues, others result from preventable medical negligence. This negligence can take many forms, including failures to properly monitor a ...
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  • What Types of Birth Injuries Can Be Caused By Forceps & Vacuums?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 1-May-2017

    When labor and delivery become difficult, medical professionals often use medical instruments to facilitate the birthing process. Commonly, these include forceps and vacuum extractors. While they can be effective in assisting with a vaginal birth, they are not without their risks especially if a cesarean section should have been used to deliver. In fact, when used improperly or when used in an ...
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