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Category Archives: Catastrophic Injury

Federal Judge Refuses to Throw Out NYCHA Lead Poisoning Lawsuit

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A federal judge in Manhattan has refused to throw out a lawsuit that seeks to hold the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) accountable for lead paint in homes, which has poisoned hundreds of children living in The Projects. According to a report in the New York Post, Judge William Pauley ruled that the city […]

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What Are Some of the Long Term Complications of Erb’s Palsy?

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Erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injury is a birth injury that typically occurs in cases where the mother and baby have endured a long and difficult labor. These types of injuries are often the result of trauma to the nerves of the upper brachial plexus – the shoulder or upper arm – especially after a […]

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Five Ways in Which Cerebral Palsy Can Affect Your Child Developmentally

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The physical signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy in a developed state are often easy to spot. However, this is not the case when it comes to identifying the condition in its early stages as well as the subtle developmental impacts of cerebral palsy. Parents of children with cerebral palsy often confuse developmental issues with […]

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Health Department Entangled in Inquiry Over NYCHA (The Projects) Lead Poisoning Scandal

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New York City’s failure to comply with federal regulations on lead paint standards, which has plunged the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) into scandal, has now placed the city’s Health Department under scrutiny as well. According to a report in The New York Times, the Department of Investigation is pursuing an inquiry into how […]

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How Do You Know If Your Baby Has Suffered Brain Damage At Birth

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Children typically have a number of developmental markers from the time they are born including sitting up, walking, talking, etc. During that time, you and your pediatrician will track your child’s progress to make sure those milestones are being met at the right time. It is natural for children to show signs of development at […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Launches Effort to Test 130,000 Public Housing Units for Lead

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this month that the city would test for lead in every one of the approximately 130,000 New York City Housing Authority (The Projects) (NYCHA) apartments where lead paint may have been used. According to a report in the New York Times, this amounts to a vast expansion […]

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Five Factors That May Lead to Birth Injuries

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Birth injuries are injuries that occur before, during or after a child’s birth. A number of birth injuries are preventable and are often caused by carelessness, negligence and/or incompetence of the medical professionals involved. Some birth injuries may be obvious and identified right away. Examples of these injuries include those caused by birth-assistive tools such […]

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Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable? What You Need to Know

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Having a child who has been afflicted by cerebral palsy is one of the worst situations for parents. It is important to understand that the circumstances and actions (sometimes, lack of action) that lead to cerebral palsy are preventable. Often times, tragically, birth injuries such as cerebral palsy are caused by the incompetence of someone […]

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Study Shows Infant Injuries from Vacuum and Forceps Deliveries Are Increasing

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Using forceps or a vacuum medical device to facilitate in the vaginal delivery of babies is leading to an increased number of birth injuries among infants, a new Canadian study shows. According to a CTV.com news report, the study, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal looked at nearly two million single-child hospital […]

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820 Children Under the Age of 6 in New York City Public Housing Tested High for Blood Lead Levels

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We now know the number of children who were residing in New York City Housing Authority’s (NYCHA) buildings who tested positive for lead poisoning or high levels of lead in their systems: 820. According to The New York Times, this number was disclosed by the city’s department of health. Overall, 820 children under the age […]

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