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Preeclampsia: Critical Medical Information Beyoncé Didn’t Tell You in Her September Vogue Story

August 13th, 2018

As the September issue of Vogue hits newsstands, the world is learning that Beyoncé had toxemia when she was pregnant with her twins, that she was on bed rest for more than one month, and that she required an emergency C-section. Below are answers to the …

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Pregnant with Twins: Will My Babies Survive Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome?

July 31st, 2018

If you are pregnant with twins and have been diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, or if one or both of your babies have been seriously injured or died from this rare medical condition, you are likely searching for answers as to how and why it …

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$17.5 Million Settlement During Trial of Illinois Cerebral Palsy Case

July 18th, 2018

In the Spring of 2018, Feldman Shepherd attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock, G. Scott Vezina, and Carolyn M. Chopko secured a 17.5 million settlement in favor of a mom-to-be whose obstetric providers failed to treat her with injectable progesterone throughout her high-risk pregnancy in order to …

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What Is Birth Asphyxia? – Top 9 Questions Parents Ask About Birth Asphyxia

June 18th, 2018

If your newborn baby has been diagnosed with a brain injury caused by birth asphyxia, the news is devastating and you are likely searching for answers as to how and why the injury occurred, whether it could have been prevented, and what the future holds …

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Feldman Shepherd Wins $30.5M in Ga. Brain-Damaged Baby Case

November 14th, 2016

A $30.5 million verdict awarded by a Gwinnett County, Georgia, jury to a mother and her brain-damaged child came as a shock to one defense attorney, who said it was likely one of the highest awards Gwinnett has seen. Re’Ayah Louis, now age 4, was left …

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Study Claims Most Birth Asphyxia Cases Preventable

December 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 …

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Bernstein Upholds $78.4 Mil. Verdict in Phila. Med Mal Case

May 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 …

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$78.5 Million Jury Verdict In Philadelphia Birth Injury Case

May 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 …

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Kernicterus Medical Malpractice Lawyers Say Know The Risks of Jaundice

March 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 …

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How Failure to Prescribe Folic Acid Can Lead to Spina Bifida and Other Neural Tube Disorders

March 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 …

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