The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email

866-918-5886

Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

Cerebral Palsy And Long-Term Care: Another Nurse Convicted

In another development in the tragic case of Ohio cerebral palsy caretakers, a third nurse has pleaded guilty to charges that she neglected her patient. The patient died of severe consequences of medical and nutritional neglect - she essentially starved to death at the age of 14.

This case underscores the enormous importance of finding a long-term source of income to finance adequate care for some people with cerebral palsy. While advances in our understanding of cerebral palsy are allowing patients to live longer and longer, high quality care can be expensive. In many cases, it is possible to hold a doctor or other medical staff accountable for the errors that can cause cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that can occur for a variety of reasons. Oxygen starvation and premature birth are two common causes but there is much we have yet to learn about these disorders.

Parents face many obstacles when a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. One of the most difficult challenges may be figuring out how to pay for high quality continuing care. If negligent doctors are responsible for the disorder, it is only fair to require them to help shoulder the burden of the consequences of their actions. Medical malpractice claims allow families to seek justice in the form of damages awards.

Source: Washington Post, "Ohio nurse gets maximum 10 years in malnutrition death of 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy," Nov. 6, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

MAIN OFFICE

The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+