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10 symptoms of cerebral palsy

Parents naturally worry about their children. As you read the following symptoms of cerebral palsy, keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. It is just 10 of the most common symptoms. Moreover, seeing some of these symptoms does not guarantee that your child has the disorder. Only a medical professional can decide that.

What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?

Birth injuries are a real risk that every woman has to worry about when she goes into labor. No matter how experienced the doctor and nursing staff are, mistakes can still happen. These mistakes can lead to medical malpractice claims if birth injuries occur to the child. One common birth injury involves cerebral palsy. Let's take a look at the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

What are some common birth injuries in Illinois?

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times in life. The pregnancy might go smoothly until you get to the birth. There are so many things that can go wrong during the birth of a child that it can be downright scary for both first-time parents and repeat parents. Today, we will discuss some of the most common birth injuries that can occur at hospitals across Illinois.

Which parties can be sued in a birth injury lawsuit?

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most magical times in life. It can also be incredibly stressful. From preparing your house, decorating a room, buying baby clothes and products, getting enough diapers and having a plan in place for getting to the hospital; you can experience quite a bit of stress. Not every birth will go smoothly and this can lead to birth injuries.

Doctors use brain waves to measure extent of birth injuries

The impending arrival of a baby may be one of the most anticipated events in life. However, in a moment, birth injuries can shatter the hopes and dreams of parents. In Illinois and elsewhere, many parents face daily challenges in caring for a disable child.

Parents claim negligence caused baby's serious birth injuries

The birth of a child is eagerly anticipated. However, while these are joyous events for most; unfortunately, there are circumstances when things do not go as planned and a cherished child suffers serious birth injuries. Illinois families who have lived through this terrible ordeal may have recourse to seek justice and compensation.

Premature deliveries and birth injuries

Childbirth is often a miraculous occasion for mothers in Alton. But when there are issues that result in premature delivery, many new mothers find themselves upset and frustrated about their babies' conditions. Babies who are born sooner than 37 weeks are premature because they have less time to develop. The earlier babies are born, the more health complications and serious injuries they may have. Mothers should take some time to learn how premature delivery and birth injuries can occur.

What could happen if a doctor delays your C-section?

C-sections are necessary in many pregnancies for reasons that include a breech infant, multiple babies, preeclampsia and uterine ruptures. Often, the procedures go well, with the mother and baby (or babies) in good health afterward. Sometimes, though, a doctor does not make the C-section decision as early as he or she should, and problems can occur. Here is a look at some of the potential issues that might arise with the baby.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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