Cerebral palsy is a devastating condition that affects around 1 in every 1,000 babies born in the United States each year. And, approximately 800,000 to 1 million people, mostly children, are currently living with CP on a day-to-day basis.
A Pennsylvania court recently awarded $14.5 million to the Ohio parents of a young boy afflicted with the severe birth injury cerebral palsy, after evidence linked his condition to a hospital staff’s improper use of a popular drug used to speed up delivery times.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week released its latest Potential Signals of Serious Risks & New Safety Information report, and in the process identified a number of new health concerns with many popular prescription drugs.
The use of horses to treat those with physical and mental disabilities (link to birth injury page), also known as equine-assisted therapy (EAT), or hippotherapy, is a practice that has been around for centuries.
A new study out last month shows that beginning the day with a big breakfast and reducing meal size throughout the day can be even more important than what you eat.
Children afflicted with the most severe forms of cerebral palsy face a higher likelihood of developing the spine condition scoliosis. Although this can be treated with surgery, there are risks for complications within the first year.
A federal jury has ordered medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard to pay $3.6 million to a Georgia woman who was injured by a faulty Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter.
A Chicago jury this week ordered Illinois drug maker AbbVie to pay more than $3 million in damages to a man who suffered a heart attack after years of using its testosterone replacement therapy drug AndroGel.