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Category Archives: Catastrophic Injury

Four Common Questions About Erb’s Palsy

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There are a number of different types of birth injuries that occur during a difficult labor and delivery. Erb’s palsy is a birth injury that leaves children with potentially lifelong disabilities, affecting the use of their arm. It is important to know that Erb’s palsy can be prevented with proper prenatal care, fetal monitoring and/or […]

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Mayor Says NYCHA is Making Progress Repairing Lead Tainted Apartments

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Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke in defense of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) saying the city agency is making progress repairing deteriorating apartments in public housing developments. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York stated in a court […]

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Can Amniotic Fluid Leaks Cause Birth Injuries?

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In the womb, the fetus is located within the amniotic sac, which is a bag formed of two membranes. During the stages of pregnancy, the fetus grows and develops inside this amniotic sac that is also surrounded by amniotic fluid. This fluid initially consists of water produced by the mother. Amniotic fluid contains vital nutrients, […]

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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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