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Jacky Gale

Jacky is a staff writer for Medstak and a proponent of patient rights. She hopes her writing will raise awareness so that patients can become better self-advocates.

$32.8 Million Verdict Upheld in Cerebral Palsy Case

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld a $32.8 million jury verdict against Phoenixville Hospital. The cerebral palsy lawsuit had claimed that attending healthcare providers were negligent in failing to respond appropriately to signs of fetal distress, which resulted in the infant’s brain damage at birth... Read More

Study Finds Genetic Link to Cerebral Palsy

A recent study from researchers at the University of Adelaide links many cases of cerebral palsy to genetic abnormalities. The study, which was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, has prompted some researchers to call for stricter regulations regarding cerebral palsy lawsuits... Read More

WHO: Reduce Unnecessary C-Sections

Earlier in April 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a cautionary statement that warns of an epidemic of unnecessary caesarean sections, which are particularly prevalent in middle-and high-income countries. Parents of children who have been diagnosed with birth injuries are quite often all too... Read More