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Yearly Archives: 2017

Lawsuits Filed Over Maryland Man Who Posed as Gynecologist at Prince George’s Hospital Center

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Last month, a class action lawsuit filed in federal court alleged that at least ten women were treated by a man who falsified documentation in order to practice medicine, treat patients, and deliver babies at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland. According to the lawsuit, Oluwafemi Charles Igberase – who went by Dr. Charles… Read More »

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Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC Recognized Among Best Law Firms in 2018 by U.S. News

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC is pleased to announce that our firm has been named to the 2018 Edition of U.S. News ­– Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings! This distinction, considered one of the most objective and prestigious achievements in the legal industry, establishes our law firm among the most qualified… Read More »

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Forceps & Vacuum Injuries

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Sometimes, during birth, an infant may need a little help getting through the birth canal. Difficult labor conditions could be caused by an unusual birth position, high birth weight, the shape and size of the mother’s pelvis and birth canal, and other maternal and fetal health conditions. Prolonged labor can also exhaust both mother… Read More »

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What Causes Cerebral Palsy in Infants?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a type of neurological condition that develops when a child’s brain has been damaged during development or develops abnormally. CP could occur before, during, or after birth. There are several possible causes of abnormal growth or damage. Many used to think CP was caused by lack of oxygen during the… Read More »

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How Can You Establish the Cause of Your Child’s Brain Injury?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Babies are often injured during the birthing process, as it is an extremely physically traumatic event. However, many of these injuries are expected and will heal within a few days to a few weeks. More complicated damage, such as brain injuries, are some of the more concerning physical injuries an infant can suffer before,… Read More »

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What Is the Life Expectancy for Those with Cerebral Palsy?

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

When parents have a child, they often want their kid to have the best of everything. Having a child is usually a symbol of hope the parents will succeed in raising a healthy, happy individual who will have a long life. However, things don’t always go according to plan. When children acquire cerebral palsy… Read More »

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What You Should Know Before Your C-Section

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

A Cesarean section, also known as a C-section, is a conventional operation doctors use to reduce the risk of complications during problematic or higher risk pregnancies and deliveries. C-sections account for about a third of all births in the United States. Although they are used to mitigate risks, they are not risk-free procedures. In… Read More »

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The Cost of Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is still developing. CP can be caused before birth, during birth, or immediately after birth. The condition affects body movement, muscle control, coordination, muscle tone, posture, balance, and reflexes. It can also affect… Read More »

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When to Hire a Birth Injury Attorney

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

Birth injuries are quite common, but many of them heal a few days, weeks, or even months after the damage occurred. However, others are so severe that children never recover from them. Brain damage, for example, is something that can occur during birth because of a lack of sufficient oxygen. The extent of the… Read More »

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Birth Injuries Caused by Failed or Erroneous C-Sections

By Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC |

The natural process of childbirth is extremely stressful and painful. Some mothers may not be in the right health to attempt a natural childbirth. The Cesarean section – or C-section – is a surgical procedure that was developed to circumvent complications of delivery by extracting the child through an incision made in the mother’s… Read More »

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