Medical research continues to search for the underlying cause or causes of autism. While prior examination had focused largely on

Earlier this week in this space we shared a story of a mother who died as a result of an

During the birthing process, a lack of oxygen to the baby can cause serious brain injuries or fatalities. It is

The family of an eleven-year-old boy has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and doctors involved in his

The family of a 31-year-old woman who died shortly after giving birth asserts that a negligent doctor caused the injuries

Many potential birth defects and serious genetic disorders can now be diagnosed relatively soon after conception. In the case of

Fortunately, most births proceed without serious complications. But because of the wide variety of potential birthing complications and medical circumstances

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine are examining the reasons behind the increasing frequency with which pregnant woman are

For most families that are expecting a new baby there is a great deal of joy and anticipation. That time

A news report yesterday told the story of a family that had gone through the terrifying experience of giving birth

A new study indicates that pregnant women who sleep on their left side have a significantly lower rate of stillbirth.

Last week we talked about some issues parents of premature infants can face when others assume that once the baby

According to a recently filed medical malpractice lawsuit, a pregnant woman very nearly lost her life because the doctors overseeing

When an infant suffers a birth injury as a result of medical malpractice it is natural to look for that

Yesterday a jury delivered a $3 million dollar verdict in a birth injury case after it determined that the midwife

A recent study has revealed that close contact between mothers and their premature babies in the first few hours of

As you may know, infant that are born premature are at an increased risk for a number of heart and

A new study published in the Journal of Perinatology shows that women who have planned c-section are generally satisfied with

A new report indicates that there still more than two million stillbirth each year worldwide. The numbers are not precise

A woman whose infant son died after a premature birth filed a lawsuit against the hospital after it took pictures

A recent study showed very promising results in reducing the number of premature births among women in high risk groups.

When a family goes into the hospital to deliver a baby they generally expect it to be one of the

At week 20, one family was faced with startling information about the twins that the mother was carrying. The twins

Cerebral palsy can result from a number of factors including premature birth, lack of oxygen during delivery and infections. Whatever

In 2009 a hospital in Wadsworth Ohio joined the growing ranks of rural hospitals that no longer offer maternity services.

One of the strongest indicators for a premature birth is having already had a spontaneous pre-term birth in the past.

A new study examines the relationship between the frequency with which hospitals use obstetric interventions and the medical outcomes for

One challenge for medical professionals is identifying pregnant women who may be at higher risk for preterm birth. If women

Medical professionals may have a new tool for identifying mothers who are at risk for delivering preterm. Early delivery is

It is important for many reasons that pregnant women and their doctors keep careful tabs on their health during pregnancy.

Ohio’s Department of Insurance releases a report annually which details the “closed claims” paid out by insurance companies on behalf

In 2009, a number of people reported mysterious ring-pattern hair loss on their heads. Although these cases baffled doctors at

Almost a month ago in this space we shared a story about a new drug which had been approved by

A jury recently awarded a family more than $21 million after finding that the nursing staff was 100 percent liable

In many scenarios Cesarean section deliveries are life saving procedures for the infant and sometimes for the mother. But a

A new study indicates that women who are given control of the amount of medication administered by an epidural use

If you look at the label on almost any medication, you will see instructions for pregnant to consult with their

Infants who are born prior to 37 weeks of gestation are considered premature. More than one-half million infants are born

For years doctors have prescribed a type of progesterone to pregnant women who were considered to be at high risk

Many medical malpractice cases come down to whether or not the doctor or hospital deviated from the standard of care

While doctors in delivery rooms have to rely upon their instincts, overconfidence can sometimes blind them to potential risks inherent

In September 2009 when an expectant mother went into labor, neither she nor her husband knew very much about vacuum

Last week in this space we talked about the serious risk posed to newborn infants, particularly those babies that are

X-rays and other advanced radiological techniques can provide doctors with vital information to treat their patients. But, as you likely

A new study to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics concludes that a decrease in the percentage of infants diagnosed with

A new study has found that women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy have an increased instance of strokes

Approximately 50,000 people worldwide are blind because they were born prematurely before their eyes had fully developed. This condition known

In a move that is, at least partially motivated by the fear that photos and videos would end up in

A recent study indicates that prenatal surgery to address a form of spina bifida results in better outcomes for the

Just a few weeks ago, on the 11th of February, a pregnant woman who already had a three-year-old son checked

An Ohio woman has filed a lawsuit against a Cleveland hospital and two doctors alleging medical malpractice related to a

Terbutaline is a popular treatment used by doctors in an attempt to help pregnant women carry a pregnancy to full

A recent study finds that having a person present with the mother to provide continuous support resulted in shorter labors,

At the Donahey Law Firm, our lawyers have been trusted by personal injury victims across Ohio for more than 40

A recent study examines the potential dosing errors that can occur when medical facilities attempt to administer very small but

A recent study from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center suggests that nitric oxide treatment may not reduce premature infant mortality

More than four years ago, a young mother held her newborn triplets in her arms for the last time. The

A recent Study reports that the overall rate of U.S. women who die as a result of anesthesia during childbirth

A report released by the Centers for Disease Control showed a reduction in the premature birth rate and a large

Evan Williams is a nine-year-old who loves to play football, soccer, golf and basketball. Although he has cerebral palsy and

Medical malpractice lawsuits are responsible for less than 2.5 percent of the total cost of U.S. health care, according to

Two recent studies point to the importance of communication between patients, doctors, nurses and pharmacists. While it seems like a

A new study indicates that a drug combination therapy may help patients with traumatic brain injuries. Bloomberg Business Week reports

In 2007, actor Dennis Quaid’s newborn twins were nearly killed by a preventable medical error at a hospital. The boy

That knock on the head you received as a child could be the cause of many current ailments, from alcoholism

Each year, more than 50,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with a non-invasive breast cancer that may never evolve

A seven-month-old baby boy was at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center for an open heart surgery to correct a heart

Many in the medical community are advocating for increased transparency and full disclosure of information as a way for doctors

More Ohio doctors’ clipboards will soon be replaced with electronic tablets, thanks to $53 million in federal stimulus funds. A

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