Posts Tagged 'Traumatic brain injury'

Man with traumatic brain injury awarded settlement

According to British newspaper the Mansfield and Ashfield Chad, a 26-year-old man left disabled from birth because of a traumatic brain injury has successfully sued for damages.

Although the amount is undisclosed, the story says the equivalent of millions of dollars have been awarded in similar cases.

The man’s mother filed the lawsuit on his behalf. According to the story, he was deprived of oxygen during his birth at King’s Mill Hospital in ...

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Parents awarded $13 million in brain injury case

A story in the London Evening Standard out of the U.K. says the parents of a seven-year-old boy who suffered traumatic brain injury at birth were awarded the equivalent of about $13 million.

According to the story, officials at Princess Royal hospital admitted full responsibility and apologized for the accident that left the boy with cerebral palsy.

During his mother’s labor, the boy’s brain was starved of oxygen. ...

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Girl awarded $3.2 million for brain injury

A story in the Vancouver Sun describes a lawsuit brought by the family of a girl who suffered traumatic brain injury at birth, leaving her mostly immobile and with a life expectancy of 38 years.

The story says the Supreme Court of Canada upheld an earlier ruling awarding the girl $3.2 million.

Cassidy, now 15, was born on Jan. 23, 1998. Her mother’s obstetrician and gynecologist tried to deliver her by forceps. After ...

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GE recalls equipment used at childbirths

According to a Fox Business report, General Electric Co. has issued a recall for kits meant to upgrade hospital equipment for resuscitating newborn babies.

Hospitals use Giraffe and Panda infant warmers to weigh and warm newborn babies. The devices includes equipment to provide oxygen if needed. Insufficient oxygen at birth can cause traumatic brain injury in infants.

According to the company, the problem is with system-upgrade kits for ...

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Certain ages at greatest risk of brain injury

According to the Mayo Clinic, the very young and the very old are at greatest risk of traumatic brain injury.

The Clinic lists the people most at risk as:

  • Children, especially newborns to 4-year-olds
  • Young adults, especially those between ages 15 and 24
  • Adults who are 75 and older

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, check with Lopez McHugh for a free consultation to see what your legal options are.

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Brain-injured boy to participate in clinical trial

A story in the Macomb Daily out of Michigan concerns a local boy who is participating in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration clinical trial on the use of umbilical cord blood-stem cells for lessening the effects of cerebral palsy.

The report says 11-year-old Andrew Kijek’s parents are hopeful that the research could eventually lead to treatments that may improve their son’s quality of life.

Andrew was deprived of oxygen during what the ...

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