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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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  • 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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  • Birth Injury: Did Your Doctor Fail to Perform a C-Section?

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

    A Caesarian section, or C-section, is a medical approach to delivering a child when a mother is unable to do so naturally, or when there are medical concerns that necessitate timely delivery. Over the years, C-sections have become a common medical procedure, involving an incision in the abdomen and uterus. While many people know of C-sections, few may realize that it can be an incredibly important ...
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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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