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

As of this week, the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has spread to 15 states, including Ohio. It has already infected

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

A nurse is facing criminal charges after stealing intravenous (IV) painkillers from patients and causing harmful bacterial contamination in the

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

Not all hospitals administer antibiotics before performing a c-section, but a recent medical study suggests they should be. A doctor

John Hopkins University School of Medicine recently studied the rate of deadly diagnosis errors in intensive care units (ICUs) and

Tight budgets have prompted many Ohio hospitals to either slash their nursing staffs or to cease new hires, even as

A new psychiatric study believes that premature birth may be associated with mental disorders later in life. The research, published

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

The brain damage resulting from a stroke can have a devastating impact on the victim. Historically, there has been little

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.

A Norwegian medical study has showed a convincing connection between high kynurenic acid levels and preeclampsia in pregnant mothers. The

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

A new Harvard Medical School study discovered that doctors who used electronic records were named in far fewer medical malpractice

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

At least 24 medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed after a hospital technician allegedly infected them with the viral disease

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

Children with cerebral palsy face serious obstacles, but several medical devices are providing some of these children with improved mobility.

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

As a youngster, Demetrio McNeil was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. McNeil uses a walker and wheelchair to move around, but

Brian Heyburn got a rough start to life. A doctor improperly administered an epidural during his C-section birth. The serious

Johnny Agar always wanted to be an athlete. As the son of a former Detroit Tigers prospect, Agar has always

In August 2008, a woman visited the hospital because of pregnancy complications. An obstetrician performed an ultrasound and – much

In 2010, Gabriella Cedillo was excited to be part of the blockbuster film, “Transformers 3.” Although she was extra, she

This morning, football fans awoke to the shocking news that former National Football League star Junior Seau had died in

Dr. John E. Crews III should be mindful that he received a compassionate prison sentence for his heartless actions. The

Most concussion-related discussions seem to center on the National Football League (NFL). Somehow, most people overlook the grim reality that

After hearing a medical malpractice victim’s sad story, a jury decided to award the woman $3.9 million in damages. While

A recent study revealed that emergency room errors are twice as likely to occur when the patient doesn’t speak English.

In 2010, an infant boy was born about four months premature. Much to the joy of the baby’s parents, the

Veronica Olguin just wished she would awake from her nightmare, but, sadly, she wasn’t dreaming. The mother watched in horror

Blake Hutchins suffers daily from developmental problems. The 3-year-old’s speech and cognitive function lag behind that of normal children, but

In June 2008, a young couple arrived at a birthing center ready for the delivery of their baby. Birthing complications

A $22 million jury award has grabbed headlines for its eye-popping sum, but a closer look at the medical malpractice

A thirteen-year-old girl recently settled a medical malpractice claim against the hospital where she was born. In 1999, she suffered

Scientists may have discovered a drug that can effectively treat infants for cerebral palsy after birth. The exciting news stems

As discussed in the previous post, Ohio doctors and expecting mothers must weigh the pros and cons of treating depression

Reports suggest that at least six percent of pregnant women are taking antidepressants, and antidepressants have been shown to be

A recent study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine that Ohio residents may be interested in examined how doctors

Cincinnati and Hamilton counties have infant mortality rates nearly double the national average. The shocking numbers were recently disclosed by

If good intentions carried much worth in the delivery of babies, there wouldn’t be many birth injuries occurring. Doctors’ hearts

As discussed in the previous post, Ohio residents may be interested in a study published in the February issue of

It is very commonplace these days in Ohio and around the country for women in labor to receive an epidural shot to

We hear the disclaimers all the time. A drug that seems to be a cure-all for a specific problem shouldn’t

A recent article in the Dayton Daily News reveals the disturbing news that nurses who are facing professional misconduct charges in the

The previous two posts discussed the alarming news that many nurses in Ohio who are facing charges of abuse and

As discussed in the previous post, complaints against nurses in Ohio have skyrocketed in recent years, which has led to

You may not know it, but the nurse taking care of you or your family member right now in Ohio

As discussed in the previous post, a genetics laboratory is facing a wrongful birth lawsuit from a set of parents

Sometimes a failure to diagnose a devastating illness can result in what is known as a wrongful birth. A married

Currently, hospital-acquired infections are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. One preventable cause of these infections is

As discussed in the previous post, a recent report by federal investigators found that too many errors and accidents that

Children call them boo-boos, uh-ohs or oopsies. Many people simply know them as mistakes. Hospitals, whether they are in Ohio

As discussed in the previous post, a recent investigative series by ProPublica reveals that there has been a downward trend

For decades now, there has been a downward trend in the number of routine autopsies that are performed by hospitals.

As discussed in the previous post, far too many preventable medical errors continue to occur every day in hospitals across

As discussed in the previous post, a recent article in Kaiser Health News noted that medical errors in hospitals are one

More than ten years ago the Institute of Medicine estimated that 100,000 people die in hospitals due to preventable errors

As discussed in the previous post, a recent study found that babies born to mothers who had received an epidural


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