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Birth Injury

Clifford Law Offices Obtains $27 Million Birth Injury Settlement

A $27 million settlement was obtained for a girl (Twin A), now age 8, who suffered serious, permanent injuries during delivery at a Chicago area hospital. Her mother underwent a Pitocin induction of labor to deliver her twins due to an ultrasound finding of poor growth in Twin B. During the induction, Twin A’s fetal heart monitor strips were normal. On November 6, 2013, an...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains Record Verdict for Miscarriage

Clifford Law Offices’ partner Bradley M. Cosgrove obtained a $5.2 million dollar verdict on July 5, 2022, on behalf of a family for the loss of a fetus of 16 weeks gestation. The nine-man-three-woman jury deliberated two hours before reaching the record verdict in a miscarriage case. The previous record was $5 million obtained in 2005 for a one-month fetus. The trial, which took place...
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What is Facial Nerve Palsy?

Facial Nerve Palsy (Bell's Palsy) can occur when the seventh cranial nerve is damaged. This nerve controls facial movements in a newborn baby. In the most severe cases, the entire side of a baby's face is affected, preventing them from opening or closing their eyelid or sharing any facial expressions. However, in most cases, this condition only affects the mouth and surrounding muscles. In many...
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What Is Postpartum Hemorrhage?

One uncommon but known condition that can occur after a baby is born is postpartum hemorrhage. When it happens, a woman has more bleeding than normal — usually about half a quart (500 ml) during vaginal birth or one quart (1,000 ml) after a cesarean birth. Stanford Children’s Health estimates that about 1 to 5 in 100 women experience postpartum hemorrhage, and that it is...
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Gestational Diabetes: The Importance of Timely Diagnosis and Proper Treatment

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which elevated blood sugar (glucose) levels develop during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes usually resolves after pregnancy. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), nearly 10 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are affected by gestational diabetes each year. If timely diagnosed and properly managed, a pregnancy complicated by gestational diabetes, should have a good outcome for both the mother and...
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