Jaundice in Babies: Was it the Doctor’s Fault?

Jaundice in Babies Medical Malpractice Birth Injury

Jaundice, while incredibly common, can be a scary sight — and potentially serious medical diagnosis — on a new baby. If you’ve never heard of jaundice, it’s the yellow discoloration in a newborn child’s eyes and skin. It occurs when an infant’s blood contains an excess of bilirubin, a normal pigment that’s made when red blood […]

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy (also known as athetoid/athetosis or extrapyramidal CP) is characterized by abnormal, involuntary movements of the arms, legs, face and trunk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the U.S., approximately 11,500 people are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), and of those, 7–15% have the subtype dyskinetic CP. […]

Dad Matters: How a Father’s Genes Affect Baby

Dad's Genes Effect on Baby

Time and again, women are told all the things they can’t do while pregnant. They can’t smoke or drink alcohol. They should be careful about the medications they take and the food they eat. They should work out, but not too hard. It is widely recognized that a mother’s health and genetics impact the risk of pregnancy complications, […]