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New Technology Enables Early Detection Of Newborn Brain Trauma

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

For any Florida parent, it is probably the worst news you can receive: Your newborn is showing signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which may have occurred at some point during gestation, during labor, or shortly after delivery. This type of harm can lead to serious, often permanent brain damage and other disorders, including… Read More »

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Preeclampsia And Stroke: Relationship And Risk Factors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Two important events coincide in May 2021 as they do every year: National Stroke Awareness Month and Preeclampsia Awareness Month. It may not seem like these initiatives are related, but the National Institutes of Health reports that preeclampsia is associated with a 4-fold increased risk of stroke. Ramifications for both mother and child can… Read More »

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Preeclampsia Awareness Month May 2021; Act Early And Screen Early To Reduce the Risk

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are numerous dedications, national food days, and other events going on throughout the month of May, but women who are pregnant or plan to be might want to note one in particular: Preeclampsia Awareness Month. As the name suggests, the objective is to draw attention to the fact that preeclampsia affects around 5-8… Read More »

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4 Things South Florida Parents Need to Know About C-Section Errors

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

There are numerous reasons pregnant women and their OB-GYNs discuss C-section as the due date approaches, and just as many situations where a physician orders the procedure after labor is already underway. Experts at the Mayo Clinic report that a surgical method is often considered the safest in the presence of certain risk factors,… Read More »

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What are My Rights if Birth Injuries Caused My Child’s Klumpke’s Palsy?

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

As a generic term, palsy refers to various types of paralysis accompanied by weakness, lack of control, and loss of sensation at the affected area of the body. You may be familiar with Erb’s palsy and cerebral palsy as some of the top medical conditions that result from birth injuries, and these are certainly… Read More »

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The Link Between Race Disparity and Birth Injury Malpractice in the State of Florida

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

We at Freidin Brown, P.A. hope to bring to light a disappointing pattern of disparity in the healthcare treatment received by Florida’s expecting mothers as well as the medical implications that in turn affect the health of those babies. This pattern of healthcare inequity is something that Freidin Brown’s attorneys hope to disrupt by… Read More »

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Birth Defects v. Birth Injury: The Distinction Matters Under Florida Med Mal Laws

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Couples spend the duration of pregnancy eagerly anticipating the birth of their child, so they look forward to the delivery process and the joyous occasion when a new life emerges. As a result, there can be an extreme amount of stress and uncertainty if the birth did not go as planned. Health care providers… Read More »

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CDC Releases Report on Maternal Birth Injuries and Pregnancy-Related Fatalities

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The discussion and disturbing statistics on birth injuries often center on the harm to the fetus or newborn infant, but pregnancy and childbirth can be just as risky for the mother. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on Pregnancy-Related Deaths, covering the period from 2003-2017. The findings… Read More »

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Life Care Plans for Children with Birth Injury-Related Cerebral Palsy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy can have a tremendous emotional impact on the family – especially when the condition was caused by a Florida health care provider’s medical mistake. The financial implications regarding the costs of medical care after a devastating birth injury are also difficult for families to deal with. Statistics from the… Read More »

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Pain and Suffering Damages for Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

If your child suffered a birth injury that led to cerebral palsy, you can expect that there will be physical pain that lasts a lifetime. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions such complications as muscle stiffness, spasms, and difficulties controlled movement. However, your child may sustain additional losses while getting older…. Read More »

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