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Preventing CLASBIs in Ohio hospitals

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jan 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

When health care professionals and facilities in Ohio slack on safety protocols, it is often the patients who suffer. As a result of lax standards, patients may contract illnesses aside from the ones they originally sought treatment for, including central line-associated bloodstream infections.  ...

Limitations of the Apgar Score

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jan 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thanks to advancements in technology, the majority of Ohio babies are born without severe complications. However, when an issue does arise, it is imperative that the delivery room team understands how to handle the situation. If your child has health issues as a result of negligence at or near th...

Recovering from a high-speed accident

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jan 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Motor vehicle collisions occur for countless reasons in Ohio, and many victims' lives are never the same afterward. Losing the ability to walk, struggling with severe pain, sustaining brain damage and facing extreme financial hardships are just some of the serious challenges that accident victims...

How seizures can be prevented in newborns

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Dec 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A baby born in Ohio should be a time worth celebrating. There is nothing more terrifying than discovering that your little one is ill or injured. To see a newborn have a seizure can be devastating. While some conditions are unavoidable, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital explains that neonatal hypo...

Can Ohio birth injuries cause cerebral palsy?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Dec 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whether your first or your fifteenth, the birth of a child is an exciting time for parents and families in Ohio and elsewhere. This excitement may soon turn to concern, however, if your child displays signs of serious medical conditions such as cerebral palsy. In some cases, the development of th...

How do I get compensation after a truck accident?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Nov 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Truck accidents in Ohio would probably require a slightly different approach when you attempt to seek maximum compensation for your injuries. There are quite a few reasons for this — this article will explain some examples below. For now, suffice it to say that you probably would not want to atte...

Risks caused by a herniated disk after a car accident

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Oct 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Being involved in a car accident can bring about injuries that are obvious, but sometimes the damage may not be immediately noticeable. Injuries that you may not feel right away can develop into detrimental health problems later, resulting in medical bills that an insurance company may cover if t...

Winter driving tips for better defensive driving

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Oct 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Even when drivers in Ohio do everything they can to keep themselves safe, there are still others on the road who may not take the same precautions. This leaves even the safest of drivers at risk of serious injury or even death because of the negligence and lack of care of another driver. To impro...

The most common medical malpractice claims

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Oct 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

When doctors make mistakes, it can do more harm than almost any other profession. Some Ohio doctors may find themselves facing claims of negligent behavior when a patient suffers. Proving negligence is the foundational element required in medical malpractice cases. You may believe that the most c...

Ohio’s tactics to crack down on distracted driving

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Oct 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ohio police do not take distracted driving lightly. It has become an epidemic plaguing roadways throughout the country, and police want to save as many lives as possible. Recently, the police started taking to the sky to help crackdown on drivers driving while distracted. The staff at Piscitelli ...

When should you seek a second opinion?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Aug 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you live in Ohio and you have been diagnosed with an illness by a doctor, there are several valid reasons to seek a second opinion. Doctors are not exempt from making mistakes and there are even times where you simply get along better with another physician. Recommendations and findings can va...

The risks of asphyxia neonatorum

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

At Piscitelli Law Firm in Ohio, we understand that birth injuries can be some of the most distressing events families may experience, particularly when the outcome affects the child's health for the rest of his or her life. Your doctor has a duty of care to identify risk factors that could harm y...

Why do some seniors keep silent about pain?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, which means if you have a loved one in an Ohio nursing home, you should pay special attention to any sign that your relative is suffering. Unfortunately, some seniors are not always forthcoming about physical pains and aches, whic...

When uninsured drivers cause accidents in Ohio

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jul 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Although every car accident causes stress and uncertainty, auto insurance takes some doubt away from these situations. When an at-fault driver has insurance, the victim has a straightforward path to receiving compensation for property damage and injuries. This is why Ohio law requires every motor...

Injuries and death after recent car accident

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jul 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are laws against driving while impaired or under the influence in Ohio, but the reality is that those laws are not always obeyed. There are times when one person makes a wrong choice and someone else pays the price. In some cases, the price can even be the life of a passenger of the car. Th...

What are the risk factors for premature birth?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jun 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If a mother in Ohio gives birth prior to week 37 of her pregnancy, her baby is premature. Premature birth puts a baby at risk of long-term complications, like cerebral palsy and retinopathy of prematurity. The earlier the birth occurs, the greater the chance of complications. Therefore, you may w...

What is meconium aspiration syndrome?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jun 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

About 5% to 10% of babies born in Ohio can experience meconium aspiration syndrome, a serious birth complication that can impact your newborn's health immediately. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is key to prevent respiratory issues and possible infant death. Late in pregnancy, an unborn baby's in...

How are rumble strips used to prevent accidents?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

When driving on Ohio roadways, you may have notices raised stripes along the road. They may be in different locations on the road. If you drive over them, they cause a noise that grabs your attention. These stripes are called rumble strips, and the main purpose of their design according to the Fe...

How much alcohol is too much to drive?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jun 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

For many people, there is not a second thought to go to a family gathering or a get together with friends and drink a couple of beers and then drive home. Most people would not feel the effects of the beer and feel perfectly fine to drive home. The reality, though, is that Ohio's legal limit for ...

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