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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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Cerebral Palsy Patient has $3.2 Million Damage Award Restored by Canada's Highest Court

Victor Lewin
Friday, June 21, 2013

The medical malpractice lawyers at Wagners have represented, and continue to represent, many cerebral palsy patients (and their families) in medical malpractice law suits against the birthing doctor and nurses. Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada released an important decision in a medical malpractice case relevant to the assessment of negligence and causation in such cases.
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Assistance Available for Cerebral Palsy Patients

Victor Lewin
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Personal injury lawyers experienced in medical malpractice cases can help families realize and understand what devices and care are available to allow a cerebral palsy patient to live his or her life to the fullest.
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Cerebral Palsy as a Result of Medical Malpractice

Victor Lewin
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

A doctor and hospital's nurses are responsible for providing a mother and her baby with safe, comprehensive medical care during the infant's delivery. However, if the delivery room physician makes a mistake, such as failing to account for a potentially serious health issue or wrongfully using an instrument during birth, he or she may cause permanent damage to the child. Likewise, if a nurse makes a mistake, like failing to identify signs of fetal distress and promptly notifying a doctor, serious injuries can happen. Unfortunately, some of these medical errorscan lead to lifelong brain damage in the form of cerebral palsy.
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