As part of a class action settlement involving the release of a chemical used by DuPont into Wood County, West Virginia, a panel of scientists was appointed to study the health effects the chemical could have on people exposed to it. The chemical is called C8, or perfluorooctanoic acid or
This blog recently discussed how a scientific panel concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to a chemical used by DuPont in manufacturing in West Virginia and the development of pregnancy-induced hypertension or preeclampsia in pregnant women. The previous post began to discuss what exactly the condition of
A jury recently found in favor of the parents of a little girl whose arm was permanently disabled due to complications during her delivery. The jury found against the OB-GYN who had delivered the baby, deciding the mistakes made by the doctor during delivery led to the permanent damage in the
At the beginning of September, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) took down a public database where doctors who had medical malpractice actions taken against them were listed anonymously. The HRSA cut off the public’s access to the site because journalists sometimes identified doctors on the site with a
As discussed in the previous post, the Health Resources and Services Administration in September took down a database where doctors who had medical malpractice claims brought against them and settled were listed. The doctors were listed anonymously, but journalists sometimes identified doctors partly through the list, but also through other
A recent medical malpractice settlement involved a little girl who was born healthy, but as a toddler was a victim of medical errors and an extreme ER delay that have left her disabled for life. The little girl came down with a staph infection, but her parents did not know what
A recent column in The Holland Sentinel discussed brachial plexus injuries and how they can be preventable. The author of the column has a boy who was born with Erb’s palsy because he had a difficult delivery and the nerves in his shoulder were damaged while he was being born.
This blog will discuss several different birth injuries in five posts in order to explain what is involved in these conditions. In the previous post, excessive newborn jaundice was discussed. The second and third post in the series will discuss brachial palsy, Erb’s Palsy, brachial plexus injuries and shoulder dystocia.
As discussed in the previous post, a recent column in The Holland Sentinel discussed brachial plexus injuries and Erb’s palsy and how they can be preventable injuries. The mother who wrote the column said that she wanted other mothers who are expecting a child or planning to have one to
The previous post began to discuss brachial plexus birth injuries, Erb’s palsy and other nerve injuries as part of a five-part series on birth injuries on this blog. The first post in the series discussed excessive jaundice and kernicterus in newborns. Brachial palsy can result from shoulder dystocia, which occurs