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February 2016 Archives

What are the medical treatments for cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a condition that arises from a brain injury acquired at an early age, sometimes when a baby suffers a lack of oxygen to the brain known as hypoxia. In some cases, hypoxia happens because of medical negligence during the birthing process, and may result in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Does workers' compensation cover alternative treatments?

If you're injured on the job and your workers' compensation claim is accepted, this means your employer's insurance will pay for medical treatments that have been approved by a physician. This likely will include standard Western medical diagnostic tests, and treatments including prescription medications. But what if you're someone who prefers alternative medical therapies? If you're allowed to choose your own doctor, what happens if that doctor is a naturopath? Does workers' compensation also provide compensation for treatments like acupuncture or biofeedback? 

Oregon parents sue over water birth injury

A Portland-area couple sued Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center in 2015 for $36 million, stating that the medical center failed to warn them of the dangers of water birthing. The couple claimed that the medical center had failed to deliver the child properly, and had failed to provide an emergency C-section when needed. The lawsuit also accused the medical center of failing to properly resuscitate the child, for failing to monitor fetal heart rate, and for not having trained midwives and nurses on hand, as well as an available obstetrician. According to the lawsuit, the couple's child suffered brain damage as a result of not getting enough oxygen during the water birth. The case was settled out of court; details of the settlement are unknown. 

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