Fronzuto Law Group Represents Victim of Hypoxic Brain Birth Injury in New Jersey

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Fronzuto Law Group recently filed a birth injury lawsuit on behalf of an infant who suffered hypoxic ischemic brain injury and associated complications due to doctors’ failure to perform a timely cesarean section. Unfortunately, hypoxic ischemic injuries are all too common at birth, affecting thousands of children in the United States and around the world each year. The effects of these injuries are vast and complex, with potential consequences ranging from Cerebral Palsy to paralysis and […]

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Affidavit of Merit for a New Jersey Medical Malpractice Claim

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There are many steps involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New Jersey. One of the first and most important steps in the process of filing a medical malpractice claim is called the Affidavit of Merit. An Affidavit of Merit, also known as a Certification of Merit, is intended to demonstrate to the court that a claim has enough validity to warrant litigation. The purpose of the Affidavit of Merit (AOM) is to save the State […]

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Brain Injuries at Birth Linked with Lower Dopamine Levels in Adulthood

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Recent research has identified a correlation between brain injuries at birth and lower levels of dopamine in the brain long-term. The study sought to examine chemical changes in the brain for individuals who were born prematurely, as well as those who experienced brain injury during labor and delivery or soon after birth. The results showed a specific interplay between premature birth, brain injury, and lasting decreases in one of the brain’s essential chemicals. The study, […]

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The Dangers of Undiagnosed Group B Streptococcus (GBS) during Pregnancy

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During pregnancy, your doctor must diligently monitor your health and test for a variety of medical conditions that may pose a danger to you and your baby. Among the essential preventative screenings for pregnant women is a test for Group B Streptococcus, a type of infection that may be passed to your baby during childbirth. If an obstetrician fails to test for GBS and an undiagnosed mother gives birth, her child may contract the infection and […]

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Aspirin Shown to Reduce Preterm Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnant Women

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A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown low doses of aspirin may reduce the risk of preterm preeclampsia in pregnant women. These findings may assist doctors in preventing preterm preeclampsia among high-risk patients. However, doctors must first identify risk factors and run necessary screening tests throughout the stages of prenatal care in order to mitigate these risks. The new research, entitled Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk for […]

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Notable Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements Range from Birth Injuries to Brain Damage

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The National Law Review recently examined some of the highest medical malpractice settlements in the last few years, analyzing where these cases occurred and what types of medical injuries resulted from the negligence of doctors and hospitals across the country. The medical malpractice claims involved a variable list of medical conditions and resulting complications, including birth injuries, surgical injuries, and brain damage. The medical specialities of the doctors involved is similarly diverse, as are the […]

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Hospital Settles with Brain Damage Victim for $15 Million after Birth Injury

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A hospital recently settled a birth injury case for $15 million with a victim who suffered brain damage after the hospital and its staff failed to respond to respiratory distress during delivery. The victim in this case, now 6-year-old Nyelle Brown, and her family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital, Franciscan Health in Chicago Heights, in 2013. She was born in January 2011 with severe brain damage and Cerebral Palsy. According to the lawsuit, the hospital did […]

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New Jersey Appellate Court Rules, Gynecologist Not Covered by Hospital Insurance

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In a recent medical malpractice case brought before a New Jersey Appellate Court, the three-judge panel ruled that a hospital’s insurance coverage did not extend to a gynecologist and his practice, as they did not qualify as hospital employees. This case began when the plaintiff, Keyko Gil, underwent an emergency C-section at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, New Jersey in 2004. Gil alleged that the Cesarean, performed by Dr. Huseyin Copur, caused birth defects in her son Kenneth. She […]

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When Failure to Perform a C-Section Results in Brain Damage and Birth Injuries

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The birth of a child is a highly complex, delicate process during which both the mother and baby are vulnerable to injuries. As such, the obstetricians and other medical professionals who are tasked with facilitating delivery, must diligently monitor a variety of indicators, making sure to act swiftly if either the mother or child are in danger. Among the most threatening complications that can cause permanent brain damage to the infant is lack of oxygen. […]

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The Potential Consequences of Failure to Treat Newborn Jaundice

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There are a host symptoms and conditions that may affect a baby soon after he or she is born. Among them is newborn jaundice, a medical condition caused by high levels of bilirubin, a yellow substance that the body creates when it replaces red bloods cells, which should be broken down and flushed from the body in the stool. When bilirubin builds up in the blood, this causes jaundice, marked by yellowing of the skin and whites […]

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