In what will likely be a welcome move for countless Ohio families, the health officials in the Obama administration are

When we think of medical malpractice, our first thoughts often race to the most shocking kinds of mistakes. For example,

One of our posts from last week dealt with new data that show the persistent dangers associated with drowsy driving.

Last week, we discussed recent evidence that medical malpractice litigation has a consistently positive impact on American healthcare. This post

A recent editorial in the New York Times spotlights the benefits to patients and consumers that result from medical malpractice

When legislators, politicians and lobbyists talk about “medical malpractice reform,” they usually have in mind strict limits on the amount

Despite the growing awareness of the challenges that face children and families who struggle with the effects of cerebral palsy,

Drivers know that you stop when you see a school bus with its lights flashing. Yet, truck driver Johnny Allen

In some motor vehicle accidents, the important questions are easy to answer. For example, when witnesses or videotapes show one

Our last post introduced a developing trend at American hospitals. More facilities are responding to a growing consensus that elective

As many of are readers already know, obstetricians in Ohio and around the nation often allow or even encourage elective

Federal authorities are warning of a danger that most people have probably experienced at some point in their life: driving

On Sunday, 16 students and three adults were riding in a bus when it crashed in Columbus. The bus was

One of our recent posts looked at the high rate of unnecessary intervention procedures that American doctors often use in

On Tuesday, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) held its annual meeting. The AANS event featured a group of

Last week, two studies released the results of an analysis of the impact of a 16-hour limit on residency shifts.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that patients in rural hospitals have higher

The sport of football in America is close to the hearts of many people. Whether they grew up playing the

Motor vehicle accidents are often cited as the top unnatural cause of death in the United States. In Ohio, drug

A horrific accident recently took the lives of three people and an unborn child in Bedford, Ohio. A pregnant woman

In 2008, Pauline Miller was driving to work at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown when a commercial truck swerved

A 27-year-old man was killed Monday in a construction zone accident involving a tractor trailer. The victim, an Ohio Department

As baby boomers transition into a so-called “silver tsunami,” the importance of senior safety measures will be vital to the

In 2007, an Ohio mother suffered from severe birthing complications that eventually led to an emergency hysterectomy. While pregnancy complications

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is the medical term for oxygen deprivation. It only affects two infants out of 1,000 births, but

An estimated 100,000 hospital patients die each year from hospital-acquired infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A robotic mechanism known as the da Vinci Surgical System is perhaps the hottest innovation in U.S. operating rooms. The

A Fayette County deputy clung to life for more than a week after his crash on April 8, but he

One of the most problematic types of medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or nurse accidentally leaves an instrument or

A Columbus man recently put dozens of peoples’ lives at risk when he attempted to flee the police. The chaos

According to a class-action lawsuit recently filed in federal court, more than 1,300 premature babies were enrolled in a study

Exciting medical research is being conducted in Ohio, and people with cerebral palsy could greatly benefit. Scientists at Case Western

A New York jury recently delivered one of the largest medical malpractice damage awards ever in the Empire State. After

Every medical treatment was unconventional at some point in time, so nontraditional treatment methods shouldn’t necessarily be avoided. One mother

One of the notorious challenges of medical school is the demanding residency requirement. Young doctors-in-training face rigorous schedules and extremely

According to a study of more than 1 million pregnant women, expecting mothers who experience severe morning sickness are statistically

When it comes to prenatal health of mothers and infants, it is crucially important for doctors and nurses to recognize

Late last week, the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution to declare Monday, March 25, 2013 as “National Cerebral

A single-car crash has killed two people and injured two others in Circleville. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m.

Ohio State University officials have decided to make the Oval a “walk only” zone. The decision comes after a wave

Our last post introduced a dynamic new research project that hopes to apply advanced motion analysis technology to a difficult

Researchers are recommending that doctors use multiple tests to determine whether newborns are affected by birth infections. The study looked

Our last post covered the ongoing introspection in the medical profession regarding the persistently high rate of “never events.” These

A “never event” is a surgical mistake that is so severe and unnecessary that it should “never” occur. Some common

The Cesarean section is an enormously important tool for delivery room physicians. Under certain circumstances, it becomes crucial to deliver

In a concerning development, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ended a clinical trial of a common calcium receptor drug

A recent study concluded that fetal monitoring may lead doctors to perform a C-section procedure before it is medically necessary

On March 10, a horrific accident rocked the community of Warren, Ohio. The crash left six teens dead and two

A cerebral palsy diagnosis can be devastating for Ohio families. Cerebral palsy often means a lifetime of difficulty and frustration

March 2013 is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Brain Injury Association of America is promoting this opportunity to recognize the

One of the most serious delivery complications is known as shoulder dystocia. While shoulder dystocia should not lead to permanent

Electronic health records or “EHRs” have taken over American hospitals in the last ten years. Proponents hoped that using electronic

It might come as a surprise to many Ohio parents to learn that pediatric stroke is one of the ten

A team of researchers from the University of Delaware is adapting a suite of motion analysis technology systems to help

A devastating birth injury like cerebral palsy can affect a child’s development in countless ways. One big consequence of a

Many Americans associate medical malpractice with surgical mistakes like wrong-site procedures. However, malpractice-related harms can come from a number of

It will come as no surprise to our readers that hospital negligence can injure patients in unexpected but serious ways.

Based on an analysis of more than 3 million births from around the world, researchers announced that more exposure to

A doctor’s work is not finished when a new baby arrives. As a tragic new lawsuit demonstrates, safe care requires

When it comes to childbirth, the wrong procedure at the wrong time can have a dangerous and long-lasting impact on

For most families, the arrival of a child should be a joyful occasion. However, in some situations, an unexpected newborn

One of the most comprehensive studies to date backed up previous conclusions that smoke-free laws help reduce the rate of

Our last post introduced a type of in-utero injury known as amniotic band syndrome. This condition occurs when fibrous strands

Millions of TV viewers in Ohio and around the nation tuned into an unusual twist on the current season of

Medical mistakes can happen to anyone – even the families of doctors. One young doctor observed numerous errors while her

In most birth injury cases, lawsuits end with a settlement or jury verdict in favor of the victim and his

Spoiler alert: If you are one of the millions of American Downton Abbey fans and have yet to watch the

The parents of a Midwestern woman recently received a $100 million verdict in their wrongful death case against one midwife,

Our last post introduced the story of one British mother who recently won a 12-year battle on behalf of her

A British mother’s recent multi-million pound victory against a large hospital is an inspirational example of how justice can come

According to a disturbing new study, hospitals and doctors almost never tell patients about medication mistakes. Dosage errors can have

If anything could make a cavity drilling even less pleasant and more nerve-wracking, it might be the realization that the

The medical profession started using disposable syringes several decades ago, recognizing that the risks of contamination with reusable syringes are

Like any other job, heavy workloads make it much easier for doctors to make serious mistakes. A recent survey asked

Sports Illustrated Kids, the popular children’s version of the famous athletics magazine, bestows an annual award to the “SportsKids of

Our society often equates age with competence – when it comes to surgery and medical malpractice, that may be a

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia issued a statement last week to address new research

Sepsis has evaded hospital attention for far too long. Although it kills more people than breast cancer, strokes and lung

The first results of a two-year perinatal safety initiative shows that better hospital practices can sharply reduce many preventable birth

Premature births can cause a number of dangerous conditions. One of these risks is a condition known as retinopathy of

One of the big findings from the Centers for Disease Control’s new research on the sharp rise in delivery complications

Our last post introduced the story of a young man with cerebral palsy. After years of struggling with the everyday

As many Ohio parents know, life with cerebral palsy is often filled with difficult obstacles. Physical impairments can turn even

Our last post introduced alarming new research from the Centers for Disease Control. This data showed sharp increases in the

Ohio mothers may enjoy relatively good healthcare compared to many parts of the world. A new study from the federal

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued an opinion with a surprisingly simple way to help raise the chances

Hospitals use the term “never event” to refer to unacceptable surgical mistakes. “Never events” include mistakenly forgetting a surgical instrument

The evidence keeps piling up against sport-related brain injuries. While professional athletes have attracted much-needed attention to this issue by

Many Americans have heard terrifying rumors of antibiotic-resistant “super bugs” – bacterial infections that can survive our strongest medicines. As

The United States may be one of the better places in the world in which to have a baby –

Our last post introduced a two-part series on recent research that pointed to five ways to reduce the rate of

New research is suggesting that doctors need to start explaining the risks of taking antidepressants during a pregnancy. In a

Although serious childbirth complications are relatively uncommon in the United States, new research says that they increased by 75 percent

To help raise awareness on World Prematurity Day on November 17, the March of Dimes released its 2012 Report Card.

Generally, hospital patients are probably safer now than they were 100 years ago. As technological improvements found their way into

Authorities are linking the same steroids responsible for the fungal meningitis outbreak to a new outbreak of conditions. These conditions

Several months after hospital nurses inflicted severe third-degree burns on a 2-month-old baby girl’s hand, the girl’s parents are suing

In another development in the tragic case of Ohio cerebral palsy caretakers, a third nurse has pleaded guilty to charges

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 5.5 percent of births are breech deliveries. In a breech


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