November 13, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Birth Injuries

Rate of Home Births Escalates in the U.S.

Until 1989, statistics weren’t available regarding the number of American women who chose midwives instead of obstetricians. That year, just three percent of births in the U.S. were overseen by a midwife. Since 1989, the popularity of midwives and home births has grown considerably, though—at nine percent—this trend still represents a small percentage compared to…

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November 10, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Birth Injuries

The Lifetime Cost of Cerebral Palsy

Because cerebral palsy is permanent and care often requires constant attention and assistance, the costs of the condition are very high. The CDC notes that the lifetime cost of cerebral palsy is close to $1 million, at an estimated $921,000. The medical costs for care and treatment of children with the condition are 10 times…

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April 22, 2015

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Report Says U.S. Childbirth Safety Outcomes Dismal

A safe and uneventful delivery is the goal for all birthing teams, but in some cases, what should be a joyous day turns to tragedy when unforeseen complications arise for both mother and child. During the past few decades, obstetric services in the United States and abroad have vastly improved, thus reducing incidents of preventable…

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January 11, 2015

Ellis Law Corporation

News

High Schooler with Cerebral Palsy Makes Impressive Strides

Anyone who has ever known or loved someone dealing with the challenges of cerebral palsy would surely have rejoiced at seeing what 17-year-old Octavio Nieto of Orange County recently accomplished. In early December, the senior at Tesoro High School walked for first time in his entire life, prompting cheers of encouragement and support from his…

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February 10, 2014

Ellis Law Corporation

News

Tragic Forceps Delivery Injury Kills Texas Infant

Baby Olivia Marie Coats survived for only five days after her parents argue that a forceps delivery injury crushed her skull, leading to the little girl’s untimely death. Her parents, both from Texas, plan to sue the attending obstetrician, George T. Backardjiev, who performed a delayed C-section after a grueling 18-hour labor and botched forceps…

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