• New Study Opens Road to Better Treatment Options for the Clients of Cleveland Brain Injury Lawyers

    Posted on July 28th, 2015 admin No comments

    Those who suffer a brain injury must relearn their very lives from top to bottom. In addition to suffering challenges with memory, concentration and thinking, they often struggle with depression and anxiety as well. Fortunately, a recent study published online in the journal Radiology may help lead to the improvement and treatment of those who suffer such afflictions. The MRI study found distinct injury patters in the brains of people with concussion related depression and anxiety.

    Better treatment options are always good news for the clients of Linton Law Firm’s brain injury lawyers in Cleveland.

    “The regions injured in concussion patients with depression were very similar to those of people with non-traumatic major depression disorder,” lead author Lea M. Alhilali, M.D., assistant professor of radiology at UPMC, told Science Daily. “This suggests there may be similar mechanisms to non-trauma and trauma-dependent depression that may help guide treatment.

    “There are two major implications for this study,” Dr. Alhilali added. “First, it gives us insight into how abnormalities in the brain occur after trauma, and second, it shows that treatments for non-trauma patients with neuropsychological symptoms may be applicable to some concussion patients.”

    More enhanced treatment will certainly ease the stress of brain injury patients, as will financial security to help with the lifelong care rehabilitation requires. If you or someone you love has been the victim of brain injury, contact a Linton Law Firm brain injury lawyer in Cleveland for a free consultation.

  • From the Desk of a Nursing Home Injury Attorney in Cleveland: A Recent Case of Nursing Home Abuse in Queens, NY

    Posted on July 20th, 2015 admin No comments

    Like in any form of advertising, there’s always a difference between projected image and reality. The website of Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 200-bed facility in Queens, NY, claims to have “world-class care” that is “redefining the rehabilitation experience.”

    A security camera showed a very different reality: a nursing home worker dragging a disabled resident across the floor and leaving him to bleed from a head wound for more than 20 minutes, according to the New York Daily News. The 51 year old patient suffered from physical and mental disabilities. He lay bleeding on the ground, writhing on the floor, while caregivers continued to work just a few feet away. The man was then reportedly grabbed by nursing aide Emmanuael Ufot and dragged back to his room. The resident suffered injuries to his head and neck that required emergency room hospital treatment.

    It’s a tragic scene that a nursing home injury attorney in Cleveland sees all too often. Fortunately, this time the perpetuators were brought to the light of justice. Nurses Funmilol Taiwo, Eshe Agbonkpolor and aide Ufot face felony charges of endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person and willful violation of health laws. All three were fired or resigned from their positions. Each has pleaded not guilty.

    “My office will not tolerate nurses who callously fail to treat or endanger injured patients under their care,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office investigated the incident, said in a statement. “Caregivers must know that we will vigorously prosecute behavior that endangers our most vulnerable citizen.”

    Justice must be delivered to hold nursing homes accountable. If you believe your loved one has been the victim of abuse, contact a Linton Law Firm nursing home injury attorney in Cleveland for a free consultation. We’ll fight to protect the rights and safety of your family.

  • From the Desk of a Birth Injury Attorney in Cleveland: New Report Reveals Trauma Incidents Can Be Dramatically Lowered with Surprisingly Simple Methods

    Posted on July 6th, 2015 admin No comments

    A birth injury is tragic. First, there is the incalculable cost of having a child die or become permanently injured during a birth, especially when it is the result of negligence or incompetence. Secondly, the very risk of birth injury drives up the liability insurance rates of obstetricians in a way that is very measurable, sometimes driving very good doctors out of business.

    Yet the solutions exist to dramatically reduce the number of these tragedies, and as any birth injury attorney in Cleveland will tell you, they are surprisingly simple. A recent report from the independent watchdog organization Public Citizen measured the effects of childbirth safety initiatives undertaken by four organizations across four years. The results were rather remarkable.

    The Huffington Post reports:

    “Ascension Health reduced its neonatal fatality rate by nearly 50 percent across its 43 hospitals despite having a rate 62 percent below the national average at the outset of its initiative; New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center reduced incidence of a brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation to 2 percent of the national average; Premier Inc., a health care alliance, reduced birth trauma among full-term newborns by 74 percent in the 16 hospitals participating in its safety initiative; and Hospital Corporation of America reduced maternal fatalities due to pulmonary embolism by 86 percent.”

    The reduction in mortality and injury was achieved through surprisingly simple means: better communication training, emergency situation simulations, and exercising more precautions when deciding when to go forth with cesarean section deliveries, a risky process that has become all too prevalent over the past several decades.

    Birth injury is avoidable, and doctors need to be held accountable. If you think your child has been a victim of medical malpractice during birth, contact a Linton Law Firm birth injury attorney in Cleveland. We offer free consultations to help you explore your options.