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

December 2011 Archives

Medical malpractice evidence lost without routine autopsies: Part 2

As discussed in the previous post, a recent series by ProPublica and NPR takes a hard look at the death investigation system in America and its flaws. One recent issue taken up by ProPublica is the downward trend in hospitals performing routine autopsies. Fifty years ago these autopsies were common, particularly if a person's death was unexpected or sudden.

Medical malpractice evidence lost without routine autopsies: Part 1

The news organizations ProPublica and NPR have been working on an ongoing journalistic investigation of the death investigation system in America and its flaws. One of the most recent installments looks into the increasing lack of routine autopsies by hospitals when someone dies unexpectedly or without a known cause.

Dangers of distracted doctoring: Part 2

As discussed in the previous post, more and more hospitals are integrating the latest technological gadgets into their practice of medicine with the goal of improving patient care. While technology has the ability to improve patient care, it can also hurt patients if the doctors end up more focused on their gadgets than providing the best care to the person in front of them.

Dangers of distracted doctoring: Part 1

As more technological devices are used in hospitals, the level of patient care may go up in some cases, but in others may go markedly down. This is because more and more doctors are becoming distracted by the very devices that are supposed to be improving the practice of medicine and the distraction is leading to preventable medical errors.

Jury finds for family in shoulder dystocia birth injury case

A jury recently found in favor of the parents of a little girl whose arm was permanently disabled due to complications during her delivery. The jury found against the OB-GYN who had delivered the baby, deciding the mistakes made by the doctor during delivery led to the permanent damage in the baby's nerves in her arm. The baby suffered shoulder dystocia during birth, which means that the baby's shoulder gets caught behind the mother's pelvic bone during birth.

What is preeclampsia?: Part 2

This blog recently discussed how a scientific panel concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to a chemical used by DuPont in manufacturing in West Virginia and the development of pregnancy-induced hypertension or preeclampsia in pregnant women.

What is preeclampsia?: Part 1

The previous two birth injury blog posts discussed how a scientific panel studying the effects of a chemical used in manufacturing Teflon and other non-stick products by DuPont recently concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to the chemical and preeclampsia.

What is cerebral palsy?

This blog has discussed several different birth injuries in the previous four posts as part of a five-part series on birth injuries. The previous posts discussed excessive jaundice in newborns, brachial plexus injuries, brachial palsy, shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy and gestational diabetes. The final post in this series will discuss cerebral palsy and cerebral hypoxia.

Panel finds link between C8 exposure and pre-eclampsia: Part 2

As discussed in the previous post, a scientific panel that was assembled as part of a 2005 class-action lawsuit settlement recently released some of its findings. The panel was assembled to study the possible health effects of exposure to a chemical present at and released by a DuPont plant in West Virginia. The chemical is called C8, and also referred to as Perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA.

Panel finds link between chemical exposure and preeclampsia: Part 1

As part of a class action settlement involving the release of a chemical used by DuPont into Wood County, West Virginia, a panel of scientists was appointed to study the health effects the chemical could have on people exposed to it. The chemical is called C8, or perfluorooctanoic  acid or PFOA. The panel concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to C8 and preeclampsia.

Pregnant imprisoned women may suffer mistreatment, medical malpractice: Part 2

As discussed in the previous post, women who are incarcerated may experience mistreatment or a lack of medical attention during their pregnancies, which can lead to miscarriages, birth injuries or stillbirths.

Pregnant imprisoned women may suffer mistreatment, medical malpractice: Part 1

In the U.S, 49 states do not report the pregnancies and outcomes of those pregnancies of all imprisoned women, according to a 2010 study compiled by The Rebecca Project for Human Rights and the National Women's Law Center. Imprisoned women who are pregnant may not receive the care they need, which can lead to miscarriages, stillbirths and birth injuries.

What is gestational diabetes?

This blog will discuss several birth injuries in five posts in order to shed some light on these conditions. The first post discussed excessive jaundice and kernicterus in newborns. The second and third post discussed brachial plexus injuries, brachial palsy, Erb's palsy and shoulder dystocia. This post will discuss gestational diabetes and the birth injuries that can result if the condition is misdiagnosed or mismanaged.

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+