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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

A cerebral palsy diagnosis brings enormous and unexpected obstacles into the lives of parents and their children. When the diagnosis

“Where is the kidney?” According to new information from the University of Toledo Medical Center, this is what the operating

C-sections have become increasingly common for American mothers. While c-sections accounted for only 5.5 percent of all births in 1970,

A study from the University of Michigan concluded that women who begin snoring during a pregnancy may be at higher

In a case that will resonate with concerned Ohio parents, an Irish surgeon delegated a procedure and simultaneously made an

Despite the serious consequences of medical mistakes, they continue to occur with alarming frequency. Yet another news story points to

Hypertension is a leading contributing factor for many pregnancy complications and birthing injuries, including preeclampsia. A new study points to

In an indication of improving awareness of cerebral palsy disorders, Colombia University Medical Center unveiled a new facility to help

For one family, a worst case scenario became a tragic reality in 2010. After giving birth to a healthy baby

The fungal meningitis outbreak continued this week as the number of reported cases rose to more than 300, including some

New research suggests that a common drug used to delay preterm births might not offer any real benefits for newborns.

Last week we discussed how medical staff sometimes rely on a drug to delay contractions-despite concerns regarding unknown side effects

Last week we discussed how medical staff sometimes rely on a drug to delay contractions-despite concerns regarding unknown side effects

Emergency room negligence resulted in two unnecessary amputations after hospital staff failed to properly diagnose a patient’s condition. The patient

About 6 to 8 percent of women experience high blood pressure during pregnancy, or gestational hypertension. Doctors must closely monitor

Potential complications are a big source of worry for expectant mothers. A new study concludes that some mothers are born

Johns Hopkins University released a new study that shows a surprisingly high rate of diagnosis errors in ICU deaths. The

In news that will fail to surprise many Ohio parents, a soccer player recently filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit after

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes people to stop breathing for intermittent periods while sleeping. Although sleep apnea

Although some Ohio mothers choose to give birth at home or in specialized birth centers, families should be aware that

Last month, an Ohio medical facility botched an organ transplant when a nurse threw the donated kidney away with medical

Australian researchers announced the results of a new study this week, concluding that exposure to traffic pollution can raise pre-eclampsia

Johnson & Johnson reached a settlement deal with 36 states, ending a case alleging that it improperly marketed Risperdal and

A controversial brain injury lawsuit recently ended with a settlement agreement. The suit involved devastating injuries sustained by a boy

Premature births can give rise to numerous complications for families here in Ohio and around the world. Like many premature

The Donahey Law Firm’s Gordon Douglas Evans II was recently named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the

A 17-year-old girl recently won more than $100 million in damages against the hospital where she was born. Because the hospital has

An Ohio hospital must pay $8.5 million after a jury concluded that hospital staff caused severe brain injuries to a

Heart surgery is not a procedure to be taken lightly. Although it’s a relatively common operation, it is major surgery

Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, attacks 500,000 Americans every year, killing an estimated 30,000 hospital patients. Because of the deadly

Numerous medical studies have concluded that minority patients receive substandard medical treatment compared to Caucasians. Sadly, a new study shows

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently issued a Class I recall of surgical bone putty due to a fire risk. The

Medical malpractice reform is always a hot topic, especially in an election year like 2012. Irrespective of your political preference,

The parents of a 2-year-old baby are trying to hold a pediatrician and clinic accountable for the permanent brain damage

In 2007, a 20-year-old mother arrived at the University Of Iowa Hospital ready to give birth to a baby boy.

July is a time of change at hospitals throughout the nation. It’s when new interns – just out of med

Unbelievably, a hospital turned an urban myth into reality when it transplanted a kidney into the incorrect patient. Perhaps wisely,

Teleflex manufactures surgical clips that are commonly used by surgeons to close up arteries during operations. The Hem-o-lok clips are

The Ohio House of Representatives recently voted in favor of a bill aimed at preventing Ohio youths from the devastating

The medical field has made many inroads in understanding the long-term effects of brain injuries. Unfortunately, these advancements haven’t done

People often overlook the impressive perseverance displayed by those living with cerebral palsy. Yet rightfully, the gutsy performance of a

A new medical study is examining the impact of cord blood upon young children with cerebral palsy. The clinical trial

One usually only hears about a birthing injury if it involves someone close to you or if the victim’s family

An 11-year-old girl has finally secured compensation for the birth injuries she suffered in March, 2001. The award signified the

Infants suffer birth injuries far too often, even in places like Ohio – where mothers and babies enjoy an overall standard of

New research shows that a drug approved for the treatment of diabetes may be valuable to victims of traumatic brain

Debbie Mills, 23, was told she would never be able to get pregnant after being diagnosed with complex regional pain

A team of Australian scientists recently made an important discovery regarding the pregnancy-related disease pre-eclampsia. The doctors conducted a medical

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