Monthly Archives: July 2012

When is a Birth Injury Considered Medical Negligence in Ottawa?

An estimated seven out of every one thousand Ottawa births result in injuries each year. Unfortunately, a number of these birth injuries were avoidable. The attending physician during or before the birthing may have failed to order a necessary caesarean section, a nurse may have neglected to correctly monitor the fetus’ vital signs,...
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What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that includes a number of neurological disorders that affect muscle coordination and body movement. Caused as a result of injury to fetal brain development or injury during infancy, cerebral palsy is most often the result of a brain injury sustained during the birthing process. In Ottawa alone,...
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