Posts by BILA Team


HIE: The First Year

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of birth injury that happens when a newborn’s brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen due to decreased blood flow. The consequences of HIE depends on the severity of the diagnosis. Mild HIE cases can result in little or no long term impact. A diagnosis of moderate HIE can mean […]

DD v Wong Estate, 2019 ABQB 171

DD v Wong Estate, 2019 ABQB 171

On March 11, 2019 the Honourable Mr. Justice W.N. Renke released his decision in DD v Wong Estate, 2019 ABQB 171. Weir Bowen lawyers Joseph Miller Q.C., Shelagh McGregor, and Ian Miller represented the Plaintiff LL, a growth-restricted infant who was born with a catastrophic brain injury. Damages were agreed upon prior to trial and the […]

Information About Birth Injury Childcare

Information about Birth Injury Childcare

Children who endure birth injuries will often have an array of disabilities that will last over the course of their lifetime.  These disabilities may include cerebral palsy,  in which a child has physical and cognitive disabilities therapy, treatment and lifelong care. Some birth injuries will only affect one specific area, for instance a mental impairment or […]

social development with cerebral palsy

How Does Cerebral Palsy Affect Social Development?

The creation and building social relationships is one of many milestones that children affected by cerebral palsy may have difficulty in achieving. But how exactly does cerebral palsy affect social development, especially as children are learning how to walk, talk and interact with others? Whether it is due to mobility, difficulties in communicating needs or […]