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Category Archives: Catastrophic Injury

New Study Links Mesothelioma to Asbestos-Tainted Talcum Powder

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A new 33-patient case study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides some of the strongest evidence yet that exposure to talcum powder contaminated with asbestos may cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare and lethal cancer that affects the tissue that lines internal organs. According to a report in Time.com, this is not […]

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City Failed to Protect Children in NYCHA Public Housing from Lead Poisoning

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A New York Post investigation shows that even though city inspectors uncovered conclusive evidence of lead paint in 34 public housing apartments owned and operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (the Projects) where lead- poisoned children were living, they failed to force repairs or move the children out of these dangerous conditions. […]

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Questions Parents have regarding Brachial Plexus Injuries or Erb’s Palsy

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Brachial plexus injury or Erb’s palsy, which occurs during labor and delivery, may leave children with lifelong disabilities. These injuries not only take an emotional toll on the child’s family, but they also pose a number of financial challenges. Families are left shouldering additional expenses such as cost of surgery, physical therapy, ongoing treatments, cost […]

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Five Common Questions about Erb’s Palsy

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It’s hard for many of us to even think about having limited or no use of our arms. However, for many individuals who have suffered brachial plexus injuries, not having use of one’s arms is just a reality. Brachial plexus injuries or Erb’s palsy may occur due to a number of reasons. They most commonly […]

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Four Things You Should Know About Birth Asphyxia

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Birth asphyxia occurs when a child does not get sufficient oxygen during labor and delivery. This may happen due to a number of factors such as complications during birth involving a prolonged labor and negligence (carelessness) on the part of the obstetrician or medical staff who fail to properly handle fetal distress or monitor the […]

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Study Finds Malnutrition and Epilepsy Are Common in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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A recent study found malnutrition and epilepsy are frequently present in kids who have cerebral palsy and states that the children should be carefully evaluated and the condition managed by their doctors and families. The study titled “High rates of malnutrition and epilepsy: two common comorbidities in children with cerebral palsy,” was published in the […]

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Comedian Michael Che Shows Support for NYCHA Residents (The Projects)

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Michael Che, the co-host of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” is tapping the comedy community for a show to benefit the Fund for Public Housing, a city-run nonprofit that raises private dollars for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the city’s housing authority, which […]

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Cerebral Palsy Increases Risk of Anxiety and Depression

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Adults who have cerebral palsy face a heightened risk of suffering from depression and anxiety, according to a recent study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology. Researchers at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England, over six years followed individuals who had cerebral palsy without intellectual disability and […]

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Can Assisted Delivery Result in Birth Injuries?

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A number of complications may potentially arise in a pregnancy, especially during labor. In many instances, such issues and problems tend to occur when doctors and medical staff fail to properly monitor the mother and child or identify risks in a timely manner that may lead to a difficult labor. When a mother’s labor is […]

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Cesarean Sections or C-Sections: Frequently Asked Questions

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A Cesarean section, which is commonly known as a C-section, is an increasingly accepted way of delivering a baby when dealing with a complication or emergency with the mother or child to prevent any complications that might arise during a vaginal delivery. This procedure is followed especially when certain risk factors are present. C-sections themselves […]

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