Our last post introduced a type of in-utero injury known as amniotic band syndrome. This condition occurs when fibrous strands break away from the amniotic sac and entwine around a fetus’s limbs or fingers. The strands can constrict blood flow enough to amputate or severely damage the limb or digits.
Millions of TV viewers in Ohio and around the nation tuned into an unusual twist on the current season of the hit show “The Bachelor.” Sarah Herron, one of the women competing to win the affections of Sean Lowe stands apart from the other contestants in an interesting way: she
Medical mistakes can happen to anyone – even the families of doctors. One young doctor observed numerous errors while her mother struggled with terminal cancer. Those experiences shaped her perspectives on patient safety, perspectives that she decided to share in the hopes of improving how hospitals respond to similar mistakes.
In most birth injury cases, lawsuits end with a settlement or jury verdict in favor of the victim and his or her family. A recent case has made it all the way to the United States Supreme Court. This case could help thousands of injury victims in Ohio and around
Spoiler alert: If you are one of the millions of American Downton Abbey fans and have yet to watch the most recent episode, this post will contain spoilers about a surprising twist. Now in its third season, Downton Abbey scarcely requires introduction. The incredibly popular PBS show, an import from
The parents of a Midwestern woman recently received a $100 million verdict in their wrongful death case against one midwife, the woman’s husband, and others involved in her botched home birth. This case is a sad example of how important it is to choose a careful and experienced midwife to
Our last post introduced the story of one British mother who recently won a 12-year battle on behalf of her son. She recovered a Â£7.1 million verdict from a large hospital after its midwives failed to spot a common complication that left her newborn son with cerebral palsy. This case
A British mother’s recent multi-million pound victory against a large hospital is an inspirational example of how justice can come out of a hard-fought fight. This mother spent more than 12 years litigating this case on her son’s behalf – her Â£7.1 million verdict will help provide for a lifetime
According to a disturbing new study, hospitals and doctors almost never tell patients about medication mistakes. Dosage errors can have big consequences for patients – without information about what happened, many people may be at more risk of suffering serious harms. Like many cases of medical malpractice, this is just
If anything could make a cavity drilling even less pleasant and more nerve-wracking, it might be the realization that the dentist is dangerously drunk. One dentist is facing criminal charges after his staff called police to report his on-the-job intoxication. This surprising story from New York will resonate with any