Medical Malpractice

Why Confirming Placement Of A Nasogastric Tube Is So Important

by Jonathan Mester | May 6th, 2015

One of the most uncomfortable experiences for a patient in the hospital is the insertion of a nasogastric (NG) tube. This hollow, flexible tube is inserted through the patient’s nose, past the throat, and into the stomach. The tube inevitably passes over the nerves and muscles that control the gag reflex and may even cause […]

Birth Defect or Birth Injury?

by Jonathan Mester | April 2nd, 2015

Understanding the difference between a birth defect and a birth injury can be difficult. Because the two can have similar symptoms, how do you know if your child is showing signs of a condition that was present before birth or if he or she is suffering from the results of a traumatic delivery? Birth defects, […]

How To Prove Negligence in Birth Injury Cases

by | April 1st, 2015

A doctor or medical professional’s negligence is one of the leading causes of birth injury in the United States today. In fact, data from the National Institute of Health shows thousands of infants are harmed as the result of such errors each year. One of the more common errors that occurs is a failure by […]

Determining the Timing of a Brain Injury in the Newborn: What We Can Learn from Brain Imaging – Part Two

by William Jacobson | March 23rd, 2015

A brain imaging study, such as an ultrasound, CAT scan, or MRI, can help answer questions about the timing of a birth injury. One of the issues commonly argued in medical-legal cases involving an infant asphyxiated at birth is whether a brain injury occurred before or during labor and delivery. In an infant hypoxic-ischemic event […]

Legislators Consider Updates to Ohio Medical Malpractice Laws

by | March 13th, 2015

When a doctor, surgeon, or other medical professional commits an error that causes their patient harm, an honest apology may help the victim begin the healing process. But should an “I’m sorry” protect a medical professional from being held liable for damages through an Ohio medical malpractice lawsuit? Under a bill being considered by the […]

Determining the Cause of Brain Injury in the Newborn: What We Can Learn from Brain Imaging – Part One

by William Jacobson | March 11th, 2015

Physicians can be vague when asked, “What is the cause of my baby’s brain injury?” A common response is, “We will never really know.” But with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, there may be an answer. The pattern of brain imaging on an MRI can often be helpful in determining when a brain […]

The Risks Of A Tonsillectomy

by William Jacobson | March 3rd, 2015

Tonsillectomies are surgical procedures that have been routinely performed in the United States for many years. The procedure involves the removal or partial removal of the tonsils from the throat. Common reasons why a tonsillectomy might be necessary include: Repeated tonsillitis Frequent middle ear infections Abscess in the area of the tonsil Obstructive sleep apnea […]

Common Causes of Birth Injury in the U.S.

by | February 19th, 2015

Childbirth is one of the most common reasons for hospitalization in the United States today. Despite the frequency of infant deliveries in the American medical industry, mistakes are often made that can cause patients serious harm. In fact, studies have shown that in 2006 alone, approximately 157,700 mothers and infants were afflicted with a birth […]

What Is the Statute of Limitations on an Ohio Medical Malpractice Claim

by | February 13th, 2015

Doctors and medical professionals in the state of Ohio are legally and ethically bound to protect the health and safety of their patients. Any failure to do so can result in an Ohio medical malpractice claim being filed against the parties who are allegedly liable; however, many citizens find themselves asking, “How long do I […]

Breast Cancer – It Is A Young Woman’s Disease To Fight

by Staff | December 5th, 2014

The statistics can tell any story you want them to say. However, as I continue to talk to and represent women diagnosed with breast cancer it seems that the statistics in this area are telling the true story. As I have practiced medical negligence law over the past 20-25 years I have observed that the […]