December 2019

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My doctor says my child’s cerebral palsy was not caused by a mistake at birth. Should I trust my doctor?

Your doctor may be correct. However, your doctor may knowingly or unknowingly be misleading you to avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit. That is why you must gather more information before you simply trust your doctor’s opinion. Seek a Legal Opinion Now You trust your doctor…

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Play Therapy May Help Your Child With Cerebral Palsy

All children benefit from playing. Through play, children learn how the world works, how to interact with others, how to solve problems, and how to communicate. Play therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses play to help children overcome a variety of obstacles, including trauma,…

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Free and Appropriate Public Education for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy have the right to free and appropriate public education. Two laws, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), establish this right for all children with disabilities in the United States. As a parent…

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I have diabetes and I developed sepsis in a nursing home. Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit?

If you developed sepsis due to nursing home negligence, you can file a nursing home negligence lawsuit. Your diabetes diagnosis does not take this right away from you or absolve the nursing home of liability. Diabetes and the Risk of Sepsis People with diabetes are…

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Looking Ahead to the Teen Years for Children With Cerebral Palsy

Many parents learn of their children’s cerebral palsy when they are infants or toddlers, and many articles are written about what to do after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This is a critical time for families, and there is a lot to learn…

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Nursing Home Residents With Cancer at Risk for Deadly Sepsis When Neglected

Cancer patients are at an increased risk of developing sepsis. Both the disease and some cancer treatments—such as chemotherapy—make it harder to fight off infection, increasing the likelihood of developing sepsis. Despite this increased risk, nursing homes owe all residents, including residents with cancer, the…

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