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Feb2018
Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Injuries in Ohio At The Eisen Law Firm, our Ohio birth injury attorneys represent children who were injured at birth due to the negligence of medical professionals. We also represent the parents of such injured children. We hope that you never need our assistance, as ... Read More
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10

Feb2018
Why Can’t We Stop Life-threatening Childbirth Complications? When new parents expect children, they prepare for every situation imaginable – from babyproofing the house to planning the best route to the hospital. But, how can they prepare for the unimaginable? Not only are many childbirth complications more dangerous and life-threatening than ... Read More
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Jan2018
Maternal Weight and the Risk of Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy is a type of neurological disorder that results from a brain injury. Cerebral palsy often results from birth injuries, stemming from harm that occurs while the baby is developing or during labor and delivery. Cerebral palsy largely affects muscle ... Read More
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Dec2017

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December 8, 2017 / Birth Injuries
Premature Babies Find Comfort in the Arms of Crocheted Octopus Toys Babies born prematurely are at risk for a number of health complications, such as delays in development or cerebral palsy. Additionally, premature birth is the number one killer of newborns. Therefore, any step that can be taken to improve the ... Read More
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Nov2017
November is Prematurity Awareness Month Chances are, you know of someone who was either born prematurely or had a child that was born prematurely. Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely around the world. Tragically, 1 million of these babies are unable to thrive and pass away from ... Read More
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Jul2017
When Do You Need a Birth Injury Attorney? Although birth is a natural process, there are dozens of things that can go wrong from early in a mother’s pregnancy to after the baby is born. Typically, with proper medical care, the mother and baby will be fine throughout pregnancy and childbirth. ... Read More
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Apr2017
A Promising Future for Premature Babies Premature babies are at risk of developing a number of scary complications. When a baby is born too early, its organs are not fully developed and the baby is not ready for life outside of the safety of the womb. Therefore, it may be difficult ... Read More
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Jan2017

Forced Arbitration

 
January 31, 2017 / Birth Injuries
Forcing Parties to Arbitrate Claims May Weaken Legitimate Claims Over the last several months, many companies in the San Francisco area received a letter seeking to get them to waive their rights to sue Sutter Health, a network of doctors and hospitals that dominates the market in Northern California. Jennifer Chaloemtiarana, general ... Read More
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17

Jan2017
January is Birth Defects Month—and Here’s Why Birth defects are the leading cause of newborn death in the United States   One in 33 babies born in the United States has a birth defect. Birth defects are responsible for one in five infant deaths in the U.S. As we kick off a new ... Read More
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Jan2017
Why Your Baby’s First Test is So Important: The Apgar Test The Apgar test was first introduced by Dr. Virginia Apgar in 1952. Since that time, it has been used in hospitals throughout the United States to assess a newborn baby’s physical condition at one minute and five minutes after birth. ... Read More
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01

Nov2016
Leading Cleveland Medical Malpractice Law Firm Inspires a New Generation of Patient Safety Advocates The Eisen Law Firm is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who creates the most exceptional patient safety advocacy video CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Eisen Law Firm, a prominent medical malpractice law firm, will reward a ... Read More
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18

Oct2016
Steps Towards Delivering a Healthy Baby Pregnancy is an exciting, but often nerve-wracking, time for women, especially if they are first time mothers. The instant a woman announces her pregnancy, friends, family members, and even complete strangers begin bombarding her with advice on what to eat, what to avoid, how much ... Read More
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Aug2016
Can I Get the Zika Virus in Ohio?  Transmission in Ohio doubtful but care still required Cleveland recently came in number 18 in the Orkin pest control company's latest rankings of the 50 worst U.S. cities for mosquitoes, ranking higher than many cities in Florida, North ... Read More
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22

Jun2016
Is Your C-Section Medically Necessary? The popular procedure is not always medically necessary, which may lead to unnecessary complications Roughly one-third of all babies born in the United States every year are delivered via a Cesarean section, or C-section. Approximately 1.3 million babies are brought into the world annually by this procedure ... Read More
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21

Mar2016
Fighting so families obtain the financial support needed to care for children with birth injuries Welcoming a baby into your home is a life altering event. No matter how much you prepare during the nine months preceding the birth, taking care of a healthy newborn can be overwhelming. Parents of a ... Read More
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14

Jan2016
What to Consider When Choosing a Hospital to Give Birth Start your selection process early to ensure the best chances of a safe delivery There were more than 3.9 million births in the U.S. in 2013 alone. That means there’s a baby born about every seven seconds! More than 98 percent of ... Read More

03

Nov2014
Detecting Fetal Distress is a Controversial and Imperfect Practice For expecting parents, the health of their unborn child is an omnipresent concern. Many thoughts, prayers, and fears of a family focus on the possibility that something terrible will happen before their new addition arrives. Only parents can fathom the feeling you ... Read More

09

Sep2014
The financial ramifications of raising a child with a birth injury can be very difficult to understand. There’s no question that the medical bills are going to be exorbitant. But what about the other costs of living with a birth injury? These costs may not become apparent right away, ... Read More

10

Apr2014
The final stages of pregnancy - i.e., labor and delivery - are a dangerous time for the mother and baby. When things go wrong, it may cause severe injuries to the baby or mom (or both). For instance, failure to recognize and ... Read More

07

Mar2014
Although rare, a fatal birth condition called anencephaly has drawn the attention of researchers. The reason: 23 cases of the condition were diagnosed in the same geographic region within a three-year period. That translates into an incidence rate that is four times ... Read More

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Feb2014
"Bullying" has been a hot topic over the past few years; and though you may associate bullying with playgrounds and schoolyards, the truth is that bullying happens in all walks of life and in all kinds of cultures and industries around the ... Read More

24

Jan2014
A medical malpractice attorney knows that establishing a doctor's professional duty of care can be tricky when it comes to preventative tests. In the case of pregnancy, for example, a majority of obstetricians routinely screen ... Read More

20

Dec2013
Readers of this medical malpractice blog who are parents may remember their anxious feelings during childbirth. Even for pregnancies that are progressing without incident, the possibly of a birth injury remains a valid fear. For many parents, words cannot describe their feelings ... Read More

24

Jul2013
Since 1996, Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center has settled a total of 11 medical malpractice cases for $1 million or more, according to data provided by the university. Recently, the second-largest ever malpractice lawsuit was settled for $5.25 million after a ... Read More

30

May2013
Parents who recently lost a son due to complications resulting from birth injuries are hoping that their tragic story can help prevent the same thing from happening to other families. Many expectant parents throughout the country are choosing home births as an ... Read More

15

May2013
When it comes to planned home deliveries, the American Academy of Pediatrics has decided that mothers and infants should receive the same standard of care as hospital births. The AAP announced its new policy this month, which it said is "intended to ... Read More

17

Apr2013
Birth injuries in Ohio and the rest of the United States are far more common than we would like to believe. Of the 4 million deliveries that occur each year at hospitals throughout the country, roughly 9 percent involve some type of ... Read More

10

Jan2013
Far too often, parents throughout Ohio and the rest of the nation are left heartbroken when they find out that a mistake during childbirth resulted in serious or permanent injury to their newborn baby. Sometimes ... Read More

08

Aug2012
In late March, we wrote about a state Supreme Court case that we thought Ohio readers may be interested in. The case dealt with a Missouri state law that placed a cap on the amount of money victims can receive for non-monetary ... Read More

25

Jul2012
When a mother was told that her son would someday be able to express himself by smiling, she said her initial reaction was: "That's it?" Two years later, the mother understands how precious that smile really is considering the traumatic ... Read More

03

Jul2012
All too often, a medical mistake made before, during or after birth leaves devastating effects on a infant or the infant's mother. Sometimes, a hospital or staff member is liable for the birth injury... Read More

16

May2012
Ohio residents might be interested in a story from across the pond that discusses one family's struggles after their daughter suffered injuries while being delivered in 2001. After being admitted into the hospital in labor, the hospital's staff began to monitor the ... Read More

29

Mar2012
The Supreme Court of Missouri will soon decide whether a state law that places a cap on the amount of money victims can receive for damages from medical malpractice violates the constitution.  Similar laws have been enacted in other states - including ... Read More