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Birth defect or birth injury: What is the difference?

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

As an Ohio mom-to-be, you have every reason to believe that you will deliver a healthy baby when the time comes for him or her to be born. The vast majority of Ohio pregnancies do indeed go well, and the vast majority of babies born in Ohio come into the world healthy. Unfortunately, a very few s...

Why are more women dying during childbirth?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Apr 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

America has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation (CDC), over 700 women die each year in the United States from pregnancy-related complications. Additionally, 65,000 more pregnant women almos...

What causes cerebral palsy in young children?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Mar 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

All parents worry about their children at some point or another. However, it can be scary and heartbreaking for parents to consider that a child may be affected by a disorder like cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor cortex of the brain. This damage can affect a child's...

Birth delays may lead to serious medical concerns

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

Many expectant parents focus on everything they need to do prior to welcoming their child into the world. There is a nursery to prepare. There are purchases to make. There are daycare arrangements to make and car seats to install, not to mention the birth plan that must be established. However, m...

What are the signs of nursing home neglect?

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

For families with loved ones in an Ohio nursing home, worries about the quality of the care being offered are common. While you expect a facility to go above and beyond when caring for residents, the truth is that many homes leave a lot to be desired. To ensure your relative is well cared for, Ne...

VA hospital accused of negligence in lawsuit

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jan 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many Ohioans believe that veterans deserve the best possible medical care due to the sacrifices that they often must make in the interest of keeping the country safe. However, a class-action lawsuit alleges that thirteen plaintiffs not only received substandard care from a podiatrist with a Veter...

How is retinopathy of prematurity treated?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Jan 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

If your baby's birth in Ohio occurred before the 31-week mark, there is a chance that he or she could develop retinopathy of prematurity. According to WebMD, ROP is a condition of the eye affecting premature infants that can lead to vision loss. In addition to prematurity, your baby's birthweight...

Donated organ takes unexpected journey

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Dec 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

People in Ohio might assume that the system via which human organs are donated is well regulated with strong oversight to ensure patient safety. While that is a logical assumption given the extremely delicate and important nature of organ donation, a recent incident in the Pacific Northwest indic...

Recognizing retinopathy of prematurity malpractice

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Dec 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is an eye disease that occurs in premature babies. Generally, it is most common in babies who are born prior to 31 weeks and weigh under three pounds. The disease causes blood vessels to develop abnormally on an infant's retina, which is a tissue in the back of th...

TAKATA AIR BAG RECALLS – FACTS

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Dec 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

Know The Facts-They Could Save Your Life FACT: Nearly 70 million Takata air bag inflators are or will be under recall by 2019 – the largest and most complex auto safety recall in U.S. history. What's a Recall? A recall happens when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, piece of equip...

Grieving After a Wrongful Death

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Dec 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

The experience of grief is typically not very comfortable. We might experience a range of unpredictable emotions, we may feel very sensitive or disconnected, and the people around us may interact with us differently. However uncomfortable, grief is an important part of coping with change. It all...

5 Ways to Cope When a Loved One Dies

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Dec 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Grief happens to us all. Time is a good healer, but it can help to acknowledge grief and take steps to heal. Here are 5 ideas that might help you cope when someone you love has died: Join in rituals. Memorial services, funerals, and other traditions help people get through the first few...

Funeral Expenses in a Wrongful Death Claim

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Nov 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral (viewing and burial) in the U.S. in 2014 was $7,181 (not including vault burial). The median cost of a U.S. funeral with cremation was slightly cheaper at $6,078 in 2014. Paying funeral costs is difficult enoug...

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