Medical Malpractice: Preventable Blindness in Premature Babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition that primarily affects premature infants with low birth weight. In the 1940’s and 1950’s it was the leading cause of blindness in children in the U.S., and it is still one of the most common causes of childhood vision loss. But, ROP vision loss is preventable. ROP can […]

Kids Cause Distracted Driving Accidents

We hear a lot of distracted driving these days. Most of what we hear is about drivers texting or posting to social media while they drive. So it might surprise you to hear that one of the worst distractions, today, is also one of the oldest. Having children in the car is 12 times more […]

Judge Approves Settlement in Class Action Suit Against Remington

US District Judge Ortrie D. Smith finally approved a class action case involving 7.5 million defective triggers in Remington Guns. Though the company accepted the terms of the settlement, it continues to deny the allegations that guns were going off without the trigger being pulled. Under the terms of the settlement, Remington Arms Co. will […]

Oklahoma Drill: High School Football, Concussions, and PTSD

A former Pennsylvania high school football player is suing his old school district for injuries he says were caused while performing the Oklahoma Drill in 2009. During the head-to-head maneuver, Shane Skillpa was slammed so hard that his helmet shattered. Even though he was showing signs of concussion, he was returned to practice. Now he […]

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 13-Year-Old Girl and Her Service Dog – Why it Matters

On February 22, 2017, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in favor of 13-year-old Ehlena Fry and her service, Wonder. While it comes far too late to give Ehlena the elementary school experience she should have had, the decision will help other children facing disability discrimination in school pursue their rights under the […]

The Difference Between Birth Injury and Birth Defects

Every future parent, upon learning that he or she will have a baby, hopes that his or her child will be born healthy and whole. Unfortunately, sometimes, babies are born with a birth injury or a birth defect. While many people may use these terms interchangeably, there is actually a significant difference between the causes […]

Induced Labor and Birth Injury

Under ideal conditions a woman’s body will follow normal physiological processes when giving birth. Though every woman’s labor is different, both in duration and intensity, medical professionals have established certain phases that a woman’s labor should follow in order to be considered normal. When this does not happen, in some cases labor must be induced. […]

Umbilical Cord Problems and Birth Injury

A baby’s umbilical cord is the primary connection between the child and his or her mother. This link serves as a conduit for oxygen, nutrients, and other vital fluids to pass between the two. When there is a complication involving the umbilical cord before or during birth, the child’s health and life may be put […]

Children with Cerebral Palsy Benefit from Physical Activity

It is estimated that approximately 2-2.5 children are born with cerebral palsy (CP) out of every 1,000 births in the Western world. Cerebral palsy is a physical impairment which usually onsets between a child’s development in the womb and three years of age. Muscle stiffness, muscle weakness, coordination problems, and uncontrolled body movements are all […]