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Dec 28, 2016

“Switched At Birth” Can Have Dire Consequences For Infants

By |Dec 28, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

An unusual story from four years ago in Minnesota is making headlines again. On Dec. 3, 2012, Tammy Van Dyke gave birth to her son, Cody, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. There, nurses in the maternity ward allegedly failed to follow protocol. Cody was taken from the nursery and given to a different new mother, despite [...]

Dec 20, 2016

First Decrease in American Life Expectancy in Two Decades

By |Dec 20, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

It’s not a good year for trends. About a month ago, we wrote a blog about a spike in traffic fatalities that upset a fifty-year record. The information came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; the agency blames the fatalities on distracted driving caused by the increasing prevalence and use of smartphones and apps. [...]

Dec 14, 2016

Ohio’s Infant Mortality Rate Among Worst in the Nation

By |Dec 14, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Infant mortality is one of the last things that anyone wants to think about, and among the most horrifying experiences for any parent. However, the only way to reduce rates and prevent deaths is to share stories and discuss the problem; that’s why we wanted to tell the story of a young Ohio mother, who [...]

Dec 6, 2016

Can You Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Medical Debt?

By |Dec 6, 2016|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

While it’s unlikely that you’ll be left with a parent’s nursing home bill after their death, it’s not entirely impossible. Ohio is one of 29 states (and one territory) that didn’t repeal a set of “filial” laws after Medicaid took a larger role in providing for the elderly. However, the rising costs of medical care [...]