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Blanket Reduce Disability Death in Oxygen-Deprived Newborns

When a baby is deprived oxygen, it can lead to serious injuries, including permanent brain damage. However, a cooling blanket may be able to help prevent disability and death.  A research team found that when a newborn has experienced a brain injury, lowering their body…

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Jury Awards $74M to Couple in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

May 8, 2012 – According to a news story on SanLuisObispo, a jury has awarded a San Luis Obispo, California family over $74 million in damages, deeming the doctor was negligent during the birth of their child, which resulted in cerebral palsy. Andrew and Jennifer…

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Not all Fetomaternal Hemorrhage Diagnoses Are Equal

A recent article from Medwire News shows that a study conducted by The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University may reveal telling patterns about how socioeconomics and race play into detection and diagnosis of fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) and birth injury. The findings…

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Settlement for Baby Brain Damaged by Army Medical Hospital

Baby daughter of former Navy family suffered severe permanent brain damage injuries during child birth at Tripler Army Medical Center as a result of young and inexperienced doctors who put the newborn through a series of medical malpractice and negligent medical errors. The family received…

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Kentucky Newborn Baby Screening Law

It is wonderful to report to you that Kentucky expanded its newborn screening to include all 29 disorders that the March of Dimes recommends for screening. Generally, Kentucky law requires all babies to undergo newborn screening before leaving the hospital after birth. Babies not born…

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