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Intraperitoneal bleeds bring high mortality rate in infants

Victor Lewin
Thursday, July 16, 2015

For most mothers, the day they give birth is one of the most treasured memories of their lives. However, for some, the day is marred by trauma surrounding the birth process, due to complications during or immediately following the birth.
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Different Types of Cerebral Palsy

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 27, 2015

Nova Scotia individuals who suffer a brain injury within the first two years of their life may develop a disorder generally known as cerebral palsy. However, this term envelopes a range of movement disorders that result in movement and muscle tone abnormalities. There are three types of cerebral palsy: spastic, athetoid and ataxic cerebral palsy.
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Recent Study: Cooling Babies May Help Prevent Brain Damage

Victor Lewin
Monday, February 02, 2015

Cerebral palsy can have a severe impact on a mom, dad and baby. It usually results when babies are deprived of oxygen at birth. Medical malpractice occurs when this oxygen deprivation is reasonably preventable but where doctors and nurses fail to act in time. Oxygen deprivation at birth leads to an increased chance of severe brain damage, and a potentially permanent decrease in potential IQ as the child grows older. Fortunately, medical experts around the world continue to look for ways to treat or protect against the severe consequences of oxygen deprivation at birth.
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Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Victor Lewin
Friday, November 21, 2014

Once a child suffers a birth injury that results in cerebral palsy, he or she will often require various types of treatment for the rest of his or her life. There are several different types of treatments that are used, depending on the severity of the child's cerebral palsy. ..

Birth Injury Lawyers Representing the Maritime Provinces

Victor Lewin
Monday, October 13, 2014

Hospitals in Nova Scotia and other Canadian maritime provinces have high standards of care for newborns. If your baby was not given the proper care before and during birth, serious health issues, such as cerebral palsy, may result. When your newborn suffers serious injury, the experience is distressing. You may end up wondering how your child will receive proper care throughout his or her life.
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Birth Doctors Must Consider High Risk Pregnancies in Setting Up Pregnancy and Delivery Plan

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Many couples look forward to the most wonderful experiences of bringing a child into the world. No parent wants to encounter a birth injury with their newborn baby. Although most pregnancies carry a low risk of a birth injury or birth defect, some pregnancies are at a greater risk. It is important to realize that just because a pregnant woman is at a higher risk category, this does not excuse a doctor who is negligent with the care of the expected mother and unborn child. A doctor should be aware of the risk and adopt a pregnancy and delivery plan that reduces the risks. If a birth injury occurs because a doctor was negligent in the detection and treatment of a high risk pregnancy, the family and the child may have a medical malpractice claim and should contact a medical malpractice lawyer.
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