August 26, 2008

Cerebral Palsy Attorney / Lawyer Secures $ 4 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

by Robert D'Iorio

Earlier this week the Sierra View District Hospital in Porterville, CA settled a medical malpractice case involving cerebral palsy for $ 4 million; however, the exact terms of the settlement remain confidential.

According to the medical malpractice attorney / lawyer for the family the obstetrician and nursing staff "failed to recognize obvious signs of fetal distress for several hours prior to delivery."

In many cases involving failure to recognize fetal distress the delay deprives the child of oxygen (oxygen deprivation / lack of oxygen) which results in cerebral palsy.

August 24, 2008

Erb’s Palsy / Brachial Plexus Injury - Sports

by Robert D'Iorio

Cornerback Ryan Perry was recently awarded a scholarship to the University of Hawaii. Perry, a fifth year senior has a cumulative GPA of 3.7. At the age of seven Ryan, then a soccer player underwent surgery to correct an injury he sustained at birth ( Erb’s Palsy ) and soon after took up football. Great work and best of luck on the season!!!

August 22, 2008

Lack of Prenatal Care and The Infant Mortality Rate are Examined on “Babyland” on ABC’s 20/20 tonight at 10:00 EST

by Robert D'Iorio

Lack of prenatal care can lead to devastating results to a child such as cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, spina bifida or even death. Often these conditions can be avoided with proper prenatal care. Tonights 20/20 will focus on a grassroots campaign to save these children. Although, the doctors treating these children are doing a great service one has to think; wouldn’t it have been so much easier (for everyone) to treat the mothers (that they are able to treat) properly to begin with and avoid this devastating situation?

August 19, 2008

Placental Abruption (Abruptio Placenta) and Cerebral Palsy

by Robert D'Iorio

Placental abruption (abruptio placenta) is a serious complication during pregnancy. A placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the uterine wall. A placental abruption puts both the mother and child in danger and requires immediate medical attention as it can deprive the child of oxygen and cause severe bleeding in the mother. Oxygen depravation can lead to Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders in the child.

If you have suffered a placental abruption and you or you child has been injured as a result it is likely that your doctor or hospital was negligent and the injury could have been prevented.

For more information See Symptoms of a Placental Abruption, Causes of a Placental Abruption and Risk Factors of a Placental Abruption in our blog section.

August 18, 2008

Symptoms of a Placental Abruption and Cerebral Palsy

by Robert D'Iorio

Symptoms of a placental abruption can range in severity and do not correlate to the amount the placenta has separated from the wall of the uterus. Syptoms require immediate medical attention and include but are not limited to:

§ Vaginal bleeding (Please note:20% of cases will have no bleeding)

§ Back pain

§ Abdominal pain

§ Uterine tenderness

§ Rapid uterine contractions

§ Fetal heart rate abnormalities

If you have experienced these symptoms and/or suffered a placental abruption and you or your child have been injured as a result it is likely that your doctor or hospital was negligent and the injury could have been prevented.

For more information on placental abruptions See or Blog section.


August 16, 2008

Causes and Risk Factors of a Placental Abruption and Cerebral Palsy

by Robert D'Iorio

Several risk factors and causes of a placental abruption are listed below. If you experienced any of theses risk factors your doctor should have monitored your pregnancy closely and a c-section should have been performed in a timely manor to avoid oxygen deprivation to your child.

§ Previous pregnancies

§ Previous placental abruption.

§ High blood pressure before or during pregnancy

§ Preeclamsia

§ Blood-clotting disorders.

§ Multiple pregnancy. Carrying twins, triplets etc.

§ Excess amniotic fluid.

§ Age. Placental abruption is more common in women age 35 and older.

§ Abdominal trauma. Car accident, fall etc.

§ Substance abuse. smoking, drinking alcohol, cocaine or methamphetamine during pregnancy.

August 15, 2008

Stem Cells and Cerebral Palsy

by Robert D'Iorio

Children's Neurobiological Solutions Foundation CNS Foundation is a national non-profit organization that fosters innovations in brain repair and regeneration for children with cerebral palsy.

August 13, 2008

Sensory Integration Therapy and Cerebral Palsy

by Robert D'Iorio

In this video occupational therapist, Jean Davison, discusses Sensory Integration Therapy and explains what it is and the benefits for children with cerebral palsy.

August 11, 2008

Intensive Suit Therapy (TheraSuit) and Cerebral Palsy

by Robert D'Iorio

Below please find a video pertaining to TheraSuit therapy and a list of TheraSuit therapy centers.

We are in the beginning stages of compiling a list of specialists that treat children with cerebral palsy. The Following is a list of Intensive Suit Therapy (TheraSuit) Centers.

Therasuit LLC Treatment Center (Pediatric Fitness Center)
2111 Cass Lake Rd. Suite 102
Keego Harbor, MI 48320
248 -706 -1308

Therapies 4 Kids, Inc.

Florida Office - HQ - (888) 490-6611
4001 N. Ocean Drive, Suite 305
Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308

New York Office - (800) 617-5474
55 Bryant Ave Suite 6A
Roslyn, NY 11021

New Jersey Office - (800) 617-5474
2200 Route 10 West Suit 160
Parsippany,NJ 07054

Bahrain Office -
Steps Rehab Center
Vila 96 Abu Ghazal
Manama 330 - Bahrain
Kingdom Of Bahrain

www.therapies4kids.com
www.speechtherapies4kids.com
www.therapies4adults.com
www.brightstepsforward.org
954-907-6783 cell
954-241-6726 efax
954-491-6699 office fax
admissions@therapies4kids.com

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