Potential complications are a big source of worry for expectant mothers. A new study concludes that some mothers are born at significantly higher risk than others. Women who were born premature face a much higher rate of pregnancy complications than mothers who were themselves carried to full term. Ohio birth
The Donahey Law Firm’s Gordon Douglas Evans II was recently named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the area of medical malpractice. The firm would like to recognize and congratulate attorney Evans for this remarkable achievement.
Last month, an Ohio medical facility botched an organ transplant when a nurse threw the donated kidney away with medical waste. The surgical error wasted the valuable donated organ and delayed the intended recipient’s transplant. News sources are now reporting on a history of problems at the facility, including a
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that causes people to stop breathing for intermittent periods while sleeping. Although sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed, a study concluded that it raises big risks for some expectant mothers here in Ohio and around the country. These risks include preeclampsia and post-birth intensive care
Johnson & Johnson reached a settlement deal with 36 states, ending a case alleging that it improperly marketed Risperdal and Invega for unapproved uses. The $181 million settlement is the largest agreement to come from a multistate consumer protection pharmaceutical case. Settlements like this demonstrate a lack of tolerance for
About 6 to 8 percent of women experience high blood pressure during pregnancy, or gestational hypertension. Doctors must closely monitor pregnant women with high blood pressure because it is associated with a variety of serious health conditions manifesting in both the infant and mother, such as preeclampsia and premature birth.
In news that will fail to surprise many Ohio parents, a soccer player recently filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit after sustaining serious brain injuries. Soccer can be a very dangerous sport, in large part because of the fast pace and lack of protective headgear. When players collide, devastating traumatic brain
Premature births can give rise to numerous complications for families here in Ohio and around the world. Like many premature infants, one newborn required a breathing tube after being born nearly three months early. That baby died after a severe oxygen starvation-related brain injury earlier this year and an investigation
An Ohio hospital must pay $8.5 million after a jury concluded that hospital staff caused severe brain injuries to a newborn baby girl. The hospital failed to properly ensure that the infant was breathing. The lack of oxygen in her brain resulted in permanent brain injuries. The girl’s injuries left
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently issued a Class I recall of surgical bone putty due to a fire risk. The Hemostatic Bone Putty presents a serious safety risk when used in surgeries involving an electrosurgical cautery system. The putty can ignite, causing severe and permanent injuries to the patient. The