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  • Study Claims Most Birth Asphyxia Cases PreventableDecember 4th, 2013

    Birth asphyxia, also known as birth hypoxia, or intrauterine hypoxia, occurs when a newborn is deprived of oxygen. This complication can lead to permanent brain damage and even death of the infant. In cases of brain damage, we typically see children diagnosed with cerebral palsy …

  • Bernstein Upholds $78.4 Mil. Verdict in Phila. Med Mal CaseMay 14th, 2013

    In an apparent case of first impression, a Philadelphia judge, in upholding a $78.4 million medical malpractice verdict, has ruled that attorney fees must be based on the present value of the jury’s future damages award, not the cost of an annuity, to satisfy the …

  • $78.5 Million Jury Verdict In Philadelphia Birth Injury CaseMay 4th, 2012

      Philadelphia attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock and G. Scott Vezina of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock Dodig LLP obtained a $78.5 million verdict on behalf of a child who suffered severe brain damage as a result of medical negligence. The child, now 3 years old, has …

  • Kernicterus Medical Malpractice Lawyers Say Know The Risks of JaundiceMarch 14th, 2012

    Kernicterus is a rare but serious disease that affects babies soon after they are born. It is especially tragic because it is so easily prevented. The first indication of the disease is the yellowing of a baby’s skin, called jaundice, which is caused by an excess …

  • How Failure to Prescribe Folic Acid Can Lead to Spina Bifida and Other Neural Tube DisordersMarch 7th, 2012

    Spina bifida is a very serious developmental disorder in which a child’s neural tube (the spinal cord and its surrounding tissue) does not close completely. For this reason, it is often known as an NTD, or neural tube disorder. Other disorders that fall under this …