All posts by Matthew Willens

What Are the Long Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury?

What Are the Long Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Doctors are finally beginning to understand what traumatic brain injuries could mean for children as they get older.

/ February 14, 2017
Are Birth Complications Linked to Autism Risk?

Are Birth Complications Linked to Autism Risk?

Children exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism… According to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Perinatology. For this retrospective study, researchers examined the...

/ February 13, 2017
Diagnosis Errors - Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer

Errors in Diagnosis can Lead to Birth Injuries

Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful experiences that can get ruined if the doctors-in-charge make diagnosis errors. While new parents look for the best care, medical errors in diagnosis can lead to debilitating birth injuries that can cause lifelong damage, physical...

/ December 31, 2016
Gestational Diabetes

Birth Injuries Related to Gestational Diabetes

Each year, thousands of American women are affected by gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes increases the risk of health complications for both the baby and the mother. There are a variety of ways available for treating this type of diabetes, however,...

/ December 22, 2016
Birth injuries Chicago

Birth Injuries: Vaginal Birth Vs. Repeat C-Section

Childbirth, whether a vaginal birth or a C-section, can present some risks for both mother and baby. Every method presents its own risks and challenges, therefore it is essential for all doctors to analyze, diagnose and advise their patients on...

/ December 12, 2016
Chicago Birth Injuries

Birth Injury: Understanding Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) is a condition in newborns where the normal circulatory system malfunctions. Birth injuries can manifest in a number of ways. They can be extremely dangerous and can cause irreparable or long term damage...

/ November 30, 2016