Birth Injury

Is Your Child’s Neurological Dysfunction Due to Prematurity or Negligence? Part 2

by NPHM | September 21st, 2020

Prematurity is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is considered to be a risk factor for cerebral palsy, and cognitive dysfunction. Prematurity can contribute to many of the abnormalities seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. Some of the patterns associated with prematurity include: Periventricular Leukomalacia (PVL) Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension […]

Is your Child’s Neurological Injury due to Congenital Heart Defect or Negligence?

by NPHM | September 4th, 2020

What Are Congenital Heart Defects? Congenital heart defects (CHD), which are the most common form of birth defects, are issues related to one or multiple areas of the cardiac and respiratory system. The causes of congenital heart defects vary to some degree, but all involve issues with fetal development. While some CHDs are relatively benign […]

How to Deal with the Costs of Caring for a Baby with Birth Injuries

by NPHM | February 17th, 2020

For parents who have just been through the incredible stress of learning that their child suffered a possibly preventable injury during pregnancy, delivery, or immediately after birth, dealing with likely extensive medical expenses is often more than anyone should have to bear. Research suggests that 40 percent of families who have a child with special […]

What is a Birth Injury?

by NPHM | February 10th, 2020

The time shortly before, during, and immediately after birth is when infants are most vulnerable. If doctors, nurses, midwives, and other healthcare providers don’t provide proper care in these moments, they can cause irreparable harm. Any injury that occurs during this period is known as a birth injury. Sometimes, no one is to blame for […]

We’re Here for You After a Birth Injury

by NPHM | April 10th, 2019

The birth of your child should be one of the most memorable and joyful days of your life. But if doctors, nurses, or other healthcare providers assisting with the delivery are negligent, the effects can be devastating. Between six and eight infants out of every 1,000 newborns suffer birth injuries—or around one in every 9,714 […]

NPHM Attorney Recognized for Top Verdicts in Illinois and Ohio

by NPHM | November 19th, 2018

Court watcher TopVerdict.com monitors trial outcomes in the U.S. and recognizes the lawyers with the largest verdicts. TopVerdict.com honored NPHM partner Pamela Pantages for achieving one of Illinois’ top verdicts in 2017. Pamela’s case resulted in a Cook County (Chicago) jury verdict for a 7-year old girl who sustained a permanent brachial plexus injury because […]

Young Boy Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy Gets Settlement That Changes His Life

by Jonathan Mester | January 17th, 2017

Over the past several years, I took on a case for an impoverished young boy living in rural Georgia who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The mother of the child was 33 weeks pregnant when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She was a passenger in a small automobile which was impacted on […]

Securing Justice for Ohio Birth Injury Victims

by Cary Graham | August 26th, 2016

Nothing compares to the anticipation of expecting a child. Along with the preparation, your mind reels with the possibilities and potential your child will have, all the great things they will accomplish, and the amount of love they will find throughout their lives. When the time comes for him or her to enter the world, all those […]

What is a Brachial Plexus Injury?

by Jonathan Mester | July 17th, 2015

Attorney Jonathan Mester discusses shoulder dystocia and the damage it can cause to an infant’s brachial plexus nerves if the shoulder dystocia isn’t properly handled during delivery.

What is Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy?

by Jonathan Mester | July 9th, 2015

Attorney Jonathan Mester discusses hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a form of brain disorder that occurs as a result of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) and/or ischemia (inadequate blood supply).