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Articles Tagged with cerebral palsy

The nature of our law practice deals with a significant number of serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases that usually involve complex issues.  Recognizing that there’s far more to most of these cases than what we address on our individualized practice area pages, we have now added a new ‘Articles‘ section to our firm’s website.  Our new section for articles will address newsworthy topics and common legal issues that many of our clients are coping with.

Be sure to regularly check back with us as this new feature is sure to become a valuable legal resource for both individuals and families seeking relevant materials on issues that continually arise in different types of personal injury, cerebral palsy, nursing home injury and wrongful death matters.   Here is a sampling of our recent legal articles:

Abbott Laboratories issued some serious warnings for one of its popular drugs Humira (also known as adalimumab).  Humira acts by blocking TNF (tumor necrosis factor – involved in inflammatory and immune responses) which can cause inflammation and lead to immune-system disease.  

For more information about Humira Lawsuits visit our practice page.

Little more than 11 years after their son’s death, a New York State couple have raised half a million dollars in his honor. “When a birth injury happens, it just happens and you’re not prepared,” said Ilana Meyers, co-chair of the Slater Jett Meyers Foundation, based in West Nyack, NY. “The results are so severe. They require so much care, and the outlook for them is pretty grim.”

For more information visit our practice page on Brain Damaged Babies

A hospital in Armidale, Australia says it might have a way to stop Stage 1- and 2 bed sores from ever happening.  Bed sores, or pressure ulcers, often occur within hours of a hospitalization. Elderly patients are especially susceptible to developing pressure sores, due to their thin skin.  But the Armidale Rural Referral Hospital says it’s found a way to halt bed sores – at least for elderly patients with hip fractures.

Visit our Bed Sore Injury page for further information on bed sores in medical facilities.

Hepatosplenic T-Cell Lymphoma (HSTCL) is a rare type of T-cell (a type of white blood cell or lymphocyte) lymphoma.  It is aggressive, fast-growing cancer affecting the liver, spleen, and sometimes the bone marrow.  In most cases, HSTCL is usually fatal. One of the most common signs of HSTCL is an enlarged liver or spleen, with symptoms including abdominal pain or fullness.  The disease progresses quickly spreading to the spleen, liver, and usually the bone marrow.  Symptoms include fever, fatigue, jaundice, and infections.  Tests often reveal abnormal liver function and reduced peripheral blood cells.

For further information regarding this significant development visit our practice page devoted to HSTCL and Humira

Scientists at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University say they’ve made a breakthrough in treating cerebral palsy – on a microscopic level, at least. Researchers claim they’ve found a way to replicate so-called “myelinating cells” – cells with the essential protein myelin – in a way that benefits humans.

 For further information concerning Cerebral Palsy Research visit our firms’ practice page.

 

Scientists at Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University say they’ve made a breakthrough in treating cerebral palsy – on a microscopic level, at least.

Researchers claim they’ve found a way to replicate so-called “myelinating cells” – cells with the essential protein myelin – in a way that benefits humans.

“The ability to produce functional cells that restore myelin in mice…provides a solid framework to produce analogous human cells,” said Robert Miller, vice-dean for research at the Case Western Reserve Medical School.

“Myelin” is a layer of protein that coats nerve cells called “neurons.” Myelin helps facilitate communication between cells, and is largely absent in the neurons of those with cerebral palsy. A lack of myelin – or “nerve damage” – often results in loss of coordination and cognitive function.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve manipulated diseased mouse cells using hormones and growth factors. In just 10 days, the cells had begun to produce myelin.

Based on their findings, scientists believe that future human stem cell transplants might help CP sufferers. The transplants, they believe, would induce cells to begin making more myelin.

An article about the study was published in the September online issue of Nature Methods.

As medical malpractice lawyers involved in the litigation of cerebral palsy cases, we frequently encounter parents looking for information about their child’s condition and prognosis.  Inspired by devoted parents, our team has created Cerebral Palsy FAQ, a new web-resource to assist in proving reliable information for this complex medical condition.

Utilizing a format similar to our popular Bed Sore FAQ  site, we have compiled many of the questions and resources that have been suggested by our client’s who have children diagnosed with birth injuries such as cerebral palsy (CP).

The thrust of Cerebral Palsy FAQ obviously concentrates on discussion of important topics in the areas of:

  • Diagnosing Cerebral Palsy
  • Types of Cerebral Palsy
  • Causes of Cerebral Palsy
  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Cerebral Palsy

Additionally, we have assembled a series of articles in the category of Cerebral Palsy News & Legal Developments that addresses the most current information on the topic. Lastly, Cerebral Palsy FAQ has one of the most extensive compilations of Cerebral Palsy Resources anywhere.  Our Cerebral Palsy Resource Center parents to the cutting edge information on cerebral palsy treatment and therapy and has links to valuable CP websites, Medical Libraries and Support Groups.

Be sure to bookmark this important Cerebral Palsy web-resource as we will be incorporating new information on a regular basis.