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  • Can Fetal Distress Have Long-term Side Effects?

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 11-Dec-2017

    Fetal distress is a term used to describe complications during labor and delivery. Generally, it refers to an unborn baby who is not receiving enough oxygen. Because oxygen deprivation, or birth asphyxia, can result in devastating consequences, including cerebral palsy, medical professionals have a duty to identify signs of distress and respond appropriately. Failing to identify fetal distress, ...
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  • A Guide to Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Birth Injuries

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

    At Beam & Raymond, our Chicago-based birth injury lawyers have fought for numerous families across the country in lawsuits involving preventable birth injuries and medical malpractice. These include many cases involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a serious condition in which an infant’s brain suffers from a loss of oxygen, or birth asphyxia. Although some minimal reduction of ...
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  • Family Fest at Misericordia to Benefit Disabled Children & Adults

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 18-Oct-2017

    Misericordia is a non-profit organization that provides living arrangements, employment opportunities, and educational care to children and adults struggling with mild to profound disabilities. Since 1921, Misericordia has helped hundreds of residents achieve greater independence. It currently serves more than 600 children and adults from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic ...
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  • Preventing Infant Cerebral Ischemia: What You Should Know

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 9-Oct-2017

    Infant cerebral ischemia, or brain ischemia, is a condition in which there is not enough blood flow to a baby’s brain. Because blood carries oxygen and nutrients, a brain deprived of blood is also deprived of oxygen. When this occurs during labor or delivery, reduced blood and oxygen flow can cause cells in the brain to die, which can result is serious and permanent brain damage – even ...
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  • Understanding "Fetal Stroke" and How Negligence during Labor and Delivery can Cause Strokes

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 27-Sep-2017

    What is a stroke? It is a term used to mean that part of the brain has been damaged or destroyed because of a lack of blood flow and oxygen. Many people may not know that babies face the risk of getting a stroke during labor if there is not enough oxygen. “Fetal stroke” is a term sometimes used to describe a brain infarct, which is damage to the brain tissue itself, that can occur ...
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