A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology could help doctors understand why some injuries to the brain are so much worse than others.
Most people are familiar with cerebral palsy only in the abstract -- they don't realize that it is the result of a birth injury rather than something genetic.
Having a baby is expensive. Even when there are no complications and medical insurance is in effect, there are still usually thousands of dollars to be paid. What happens, though, when pregnancy complications and birth injuries ring up a hospital bill of $173,000?
In medical malpractice cases, doctors' testimonies typically carry significant weight in court. After all, they are the ones with years of study and experience in the medical field. But can you really trust their words?
Many of the signs of birth complications aren't really unusual for a pregnant woman to have. In fact, many of these signs can be easily overlooked because they can appear at any time during the pregnancy.