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Birth Injury News & Articles

The following is the latest news and articles related to birth injury issues. To find local news and articles, please visit our state birth injury resources.

Nebraska Man Who Left 9 Children at Hospital Expecting Twins

July 6, 2009

In 2007, Gary Stanton left his nine children- aged 1 to 17- at a hospital in Omaha. His...

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Family Awarded $14 Million in Birth Trauma Case

A family in Chicago was recently awarded a $14 million settlement from a birth injury that occurred back when their now 7 year old son...

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Bill would establish a national stillbirth registry and promote prevention

U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Jun 19, 2008 U.S. Senator Barack Obama today introduced the Preventing Stillbirth and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Act of 2008, which will enhance public health activities

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Children with Cerebral Palsy Have a Greater Risk of Surgical Complications and Poor Outcomes

AHRQ, Feb 08, 2008 cerebral palsy (CP), who undergo numerous surgeries, tend to suffer more surgical complications and poorer outcomes than children without

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Teen Birth Rate Rises for First Time in 15 Years

CDC, Jan 17, 2008 The teen birth rate in the United States rose in 2006 for the first time since 1991, and unmarried childbearing also rose

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DSHS Helps Reunite Adult Adoptees with Birth Parents, Siblings

Department of State Health Services, Jan 11, 2008 In Texas, adoption records are confidential and court records sealed. People usually have little or no information about their birth

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Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Reducing Brain Hemorrhage in Premature Babies

NINDS, Jan 10, 2008 A drug that is commonly used to reduce the pain of arthritis may eventually be used in pregnant women with

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An Act to Amend Title 24 and Title 29 of the Delaware Code Relating to Midwives.

State of Delaware, Jan 04, 2008 An Act to Amend Title 24 and Title 29 of the Delaware Code Relating to

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Depression Risk Higher in Girls with Low Birth Weight

NIMH, Dec 20, 2007 Girls? risk for developing depression after puberty increased significantly if they had low birth weight, in a study funded in part by

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Many U.S. Women Unaware of Birth Defect Risks

Medline Plus, Dec 13, 2007 American women of childbearing age commonly take prescription drugs that can cause birth defects, but only about half are receiving

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FDA Approves Contraceptive for Continuous Use

FDA, Dec 06, 2007 The new contraceptive, Lybrel, comes in a 28 day-pill pack with low-dose combination tablets that contain 90 micrograms of a progestin,

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Birth Defect Cost U.S Billions

Department of Health & Human Services, Nov 29, 2007 The initial economic cost of having a baby born with a birth defect is

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Information women receive in pregnancy affects their childbirth preferences after prior cesarean delivery

U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Nov 01, 2007 Cesarean delivery rates account for 29 percent of births in the United States. However, vaginal birth after

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Maternal Obesity Heightens Risk of Birth Defects

U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Oct 25, 2007 Women who were obese before they became pregnant had a higher risk of having babies with certain birth

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Congresswoman and Senator to Announce Funding for New Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Zablocki

House.Gov, Oct 18, 2007 Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Senator Herb Kohl today announced that Milwaukee's Zablocki VA Medical

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Second-Born Twin Has Higher Post-Delivery Death Risk

U.S Department of Health & Human Services, Oct 11, 2007 Second-born twins are twice as likely as the firstborn to die at birth or shortly after due to complications during

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Low Maternal Cholesterol Tied to Premature Birth

National Institutes of Health, Oct 04, 2007 Pregnant women who have very low cholesterol may face a greater risk of delivering their babies prematurely than women

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Progesterone Treatment Does Not Prevent Preterm Birth in Twin Pregnancy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Sep 24, 2007 Progesterone therapy does not reduce the chances of preterm birth in women pregnant with

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U.S. Life Expectancy Hits New High of Nearly 78 Years

The Center for Disease Control, Sep 14, 2007 This report highlights the continued reduction in deaths from the three leading killers in the United

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Nation's Childhood Immunization Rates Remain at or above record levels

Center for Disease Control, Sep 07, 2007 The nation's childhood immunization rates remain at or near record levels for routinely recommended

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Vitamin C and Birth Complications

National Institutes of Health, Aug 16, 2007 In humans, intracerebral hemorrhage, lung complications and respiratory failure are frequent causes of serious morbidity and death in premature infants. Maturation of

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Overall Infant Mortality Rate in U.S. Largely Unchanged

CDC, Jul 23, 2007 The mortality rate has not declined much since 2000 when it was

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New Study Finds Few Risks of Birth Defects from Antidepressant Use during Pregnancy

CDC, Jul 03, 2007 selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors most commonly known as SSRIs, during pregnancy does not significantly increase the risk for most birth

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Oxygen Deprivation During Birth

National Institutes of Health, Jun 01, 2007 Chemical reactions, including those needed to sustain life, occur progressively faster as temperature increases. Miller hypothesized that reducing the speed of those

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Experimental Vaccine Meant To Reduce StillBirths

nih.gov, May 25, 2007 Mark Schleiss, M.D., American Legion Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, led a team of researchers at his

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Senator Dodd Works to Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

dodd.senate.gov, May 23, 2007 Legislation would establish health campaign to prevent form of child

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Sleep Related Injuries In Hawaii

State of Hawaii, Apr 23, 2007 Currently sleep related injuries are by far the leading cause of injury related deaths among infants in

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Infant Birth Health in Texas

CDC, Apr 10, 2007 Number of births to unmarried women in Texas was underreported during the

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Infant Mortality In Louisiana

State of Louisiana, Apr 10, 2007 Difference in infant mortality rates has existed for many years at both the state and national

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Shaken Baby Syndrome In Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin, Apr 10, 2007 Severe form of brain injury that occurs when an infant or young child is shaken forcibly enough to cause the brain to rebound against his or her

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Decline of Infant Mortality in Vermont

CDC, Apr 05, 2007 Infant mortality has declined in the United States because of advances in public

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Preventing Infant Death In New Hampshire

State of New Hampshire, Mar 30, 2007 New Hampshire to reduce the number of preventable child deaths

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Occurence Of Birth Defect In Tennessee

State of Tennessee, Mar 30, 2007 It is important for all women of childbearing age to

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Study Of Infant Deaths in Missouri

State of Missouri, Mar 30, 2007 Many of the infant deaths at the beginning of the twentieth century were associated

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Arizona Traumatic Brain Injury Program

State of Arizona, Mar 29, 2007 Received a grant to develop a coordinated system of care for children who have Traumatic Brain

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Drinking Water Contamination And Birth Defects In Iowa

CDC, Mar 29, 2007 Special project focused on ecologic studies of public drinking water contamination and birth

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Indiana Birth Asphyxia Study

Clinical Trials Government, Mar 29, 2007 Perinatal cerebral hypoxia-ischemia injury is an important cause of death and neurodevelopmental

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Chicago Shoulder Dystocias Study

National Institute Health, Mar 29, 2007 There were 15 shoulder dystocias but only one permanent brachial plexus

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California Birth Delivery Injury Study

National Institute Health, Mar 29, 2007 Vacuum extraction and obstetric forceps are operative procedures used during complicated vaginal

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Diabetes and Birth Defects

cdc.gov, Feb 23, 2007 An interaction term between maternal diabetes and race was included in the models to determine whether the relation between maternal diabetes and adverse events

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Experimental Prenatal Test Helps Spot Birth Defects

US Department of Health and Human Services, Feb 12, 2007 A new, noninvasive method of prenatal testing may one day help to detect birth defects in unborn

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Nitroglycerin Could Help Prevent Preterm Births

US Department of Health and Human Services, Feb 05, 2007 Giving nitroglycerin to women in preterm labor helps prolong their pregnancy and improves the health of their

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Facial Nerve Palsy Due to Birth Trauma

National Institutes of Health, Jan 24, 2007 This condition describes facial paralysis caused by pressure on the facial nerves while an infant is inside the uterus or being

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One-Quarter of Vaginal Births Cause Tiny Brain Hemorrhages

US Department of Health and Human Services, Feb 01, 2007 Researchers are reporting that as many as 26 percent of all babies born vaginally may experience bleeding in the brain caused by the birthing

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Information About Erb Duchenne and Dejerine Klumpke Palsies

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Jan 16, 2007 Many brachial plexus injuries happen when a babys shoulders become impacted during delivery and the brachial plexus nerves stretch or

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Story of Discovery: Research to Prevent Brain Damage in Newborns

National Institutes of Health, Jan 08, 2007 The journey of hope to improve the lives of infants born with oxygen deprivation has taken 65

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Scientists Discover How Maternal Smoking Can Cause Cleft Lip and Palate

National Institutes of Health, Jan 03, 2007 Women who smoke during pregnancy and carry a fetus whose DNA lacks both copies of a gene involved in detoxifying cigarette smoke substantially

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FDA Approves Novel Device That Prevents or Reduces Brain Damage in Infants

fda.gov, Dec 29, 2006 The Olympic Cool-Cap system is designed to prevent or reduce damage to the brains of these patients by keeping the head

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Researchers Gain Insight Into Why Brain Areas Fail To Work Together In Autism

nih.gov, Dec 20, 2006 Researchers have found in two studies that autism may involve a lack of connections and coordination in separate areas of the

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Study Finds Increased Risk Of Birth Defects Related To Use Of ACE Inhibitors

ahrq.gov, Dec 15, 2006 The warning states that use of ACE inhibitors should be discontinued as soon as possible when pregnancy is

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Childhood Trauma Ups Risk Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

4women.gov, Dec 07, 2006 Childhood trauma, along with stress or emotional instability at any point in one's life, might be risk factors for chronic fatigue

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Ob/Gyn Group Urges Pregnant Women To Shun Paxil

healthfinder.gov, Dec 01, 2006 Avoid the antidepressant Paxil if they are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, due to a potential heightened risk for birth

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Study Yields Clues To Cerebral Palsy

healthfinder.gov, Nov 22, 2006 Very premature birth, maternal infections during pregnancy, and certain findings on MRI scans are among several factors associated with cerebral

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Nitric Oxide Therapy Helps Some Premature Infants

healthfinder.gov, Nov 17, 2006 Two new studies suggest that adding nitric oxide to that ventilator therapy may reduce the risk of serious breathing

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Low Birth Weight Has Effects Into Adolescence

4woman.gov, Nov 09, 2006 Even if they're not disabled, low birth-weight infants still face increased risks of physical and mental problems as teens, U.S. researchers

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Infections During Pregnancy Linked To Cerebral Palsy

healthfinder.gov, Nov 03, 2006 Based on their findings, the team of researchers led by Dr. Martin Bax of Imperial College, London, advised that all children with CP should have an MRI

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Cesarean Section Indicators And Guidelines

National Institute Health, Oct 20, 2006 On the likelihood of birth trauma in newborns whose expected payer for delivery was Medicaid managed

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Determining The Cause Of A Perinatal Death

National Institute Health, Oct 09, 2006 It is important to correlate the postmortem findings with the clinical histories of both mother and

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Study On Prevention Of Injuries Resulting From Birth Trauma

National Institute Health, Sep 25, 2006 Child and adult were also considered because the effects of birth trauma can be

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Seventh Cranial Nerve Palsy Due To Birth Trauma

National Institute Health, Oct 05, 2006 The most common form involves only the lower branch of the facial

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Study On Insulin In The Treatment Of Gestational Diabetes

Clinical Trials Government, Sep 22, 2006 At risk for a variety of adverse perinatal outcomes including macrosomia with subsequent birth

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Ace Inhibitor Side Effects On Birth

Agency of Health Care Research, Sep 05, 2006 To find an adverse impact of ACE inhibitors on a fetus when taken only during the first trimester of

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Primary Causes Of Neonatal Mortality

U.S. AID, Aug 30, 2006 Nearly one-third of deaths to newborns in the first four weeks of life are caused by

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Early Treatment Prevents Premature Baby Problem With Breathing

National Institute Health, Aug 21, 2006 If used within 48 hours after birth, might also prevent brain injury in these tiny

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Monteggia Fracture Dislocation In A Neonate Resulting From Birth Trauma

National Institute Health, Aug 16, 2006 Birth-related injuries in an uncommon location may be missed initially and may result in significant

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Birth Injury Report

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, Aug 07, 2006 Estimates suggest that birth trauma occurs in 2% to 7% of all deliveries and is associated with an increase in both mortality and

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Other Factors to Consider About Brain Damage In Birth Injury

National Institute Health, Aug 03, 2006 It is irrational to ascribe a child's so called 'brain damage' to labour or delivery without considering other

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Facts About Cerebral Palsy

NIH Federal Government, Jul 25, 2006 Cerebral palsy is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders impairing control of

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Ohio Supreme Court Rules On Genetic-Screening Failure

healthfinder.gov, Jun 16, 2006 However, their son was born with the disorder and can't speak or

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Ebs Palsy Injury And Treatment

ninds.nih.gov, Jun 05, 2006 The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and

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Facial Nerve Palsy Due To Birth Trauma

nlm.nih.gov, Apr 27, 2006 Just before or at the time of delivery may cause paralysis to the same side of the face stimulated by the damaged

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Monteggia Fracture Dislocation In A Neonate Resulting From Birth Trauma

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, Apr 14, 2006 Birth-related injuries in an uncommon location may be missed initially and may result in significant

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Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund

scc.virginia.gov, Mar 24, 2006 The increase in the estimated deficit is based to a large extent on projected increases in liability for future

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Article On Cerebral Palsy

ahcpr.gov, Mar 07, 2006 Cerebral palsy results from injury to the

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Medicaid Reimbursement Rates And Insufficient Reimbursement For Trauma Services Also Influence Physician Practice Decisions

gao.gov, Mar 01, 2006 Reimbursement For Trauma Services Also Influence Physician Practice

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Pregnancy and Trauma Care Access Protection Act of 2004

shelby.senate.gov, Feb 15, 2006 In short, the provisions of S. 2061 are best left to debate in state legislatures, not in the United States

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