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Christopher Michael Mellino

Christopher Mellino’s Legal Guides

210 total


  • Fetal distress: signs, causes and treatment

    There can be indications of fetal distress at any point before or during labor, and it results from oxygen deprivation. Recognizing signs of this and then taking the appropriate measures to prevent birth injury is critical because lack of oxygen can cause brain damage. Signs of F...

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  • Shock During Pregnancy May Reveal Negligent Healthcare Workers

    Shock during pregnancy occurs when the body cannot deliver an adequate supply of blood to vital organ systems. Shock may result from injury, illness or excessive bleeding, and can lead to a loss of consciousness, dizziness, weakness and loss of cognitive abilities. In a pregnant...

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  • Permanent Vegetative State Guide for Loved Ones

    An injury or illness can be severe enough to cause a permanent vegetative state, or coma. A coma is a state of unconsciousness caused by damage to the cortex in the brain. The person is alive and aware of his or her surroundings, but unable to move, talk, think, feel pain or perf...

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  • Exposure to Toxins During Pregnancy & What it May Mean for Your Child's Health

    Unfortunately, exposure to toxins during pregnancy may still affect some women despite their best efforts to avoid them. This exposure may, in some cases, have negative effects on a developing fetus and exposure to chemicals during pregnancy could even cause certain developmental...

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  • Erb’s Palsy: What Causes It, How It's Treated & Financial Recovery in a Malpractice Claim

    Erb's palsy is a type of brachial plexus injury a child may suffer during a difficult labor and delivery. The condition is noted by loss of movement in the upper arm and trouble rotating the lower arm. Its estimated that one or two babies out of every 1,000 births will suffer an ...

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  • Glasgow Coma Scale to Assess Consciousness & Coma after Severe Brain Injury

    The Glasgow Coma Scale is a scoring system used to determine a patients level of consciousness. It is designed for use with patients who have suffered traumatic head or severe brain injuries, and is widely used by medical technicians, hospital staff to monitor patients in intensi...

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  • Learning about Anoxic Brain Injury in a Cleveland Birth Injury

    Birth brain injuries can occur just before birth, during labor and delivery or immediately following. Some are more likely to cause disabling or life-threatening harm, such as those involving the brain. One type is anoxic brain injury, which is caused by a reduction or loss of ox...

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  • Basics on Hypoxic Brain Injury: Ischemia Encephalopathy (HIE)

    Hypoxic brain injuries stemming from oxygen deprivation can impact not only the brain, but also other vital organs in the body. Hypoxic Ischemia Encephalopathy (HIE) is one such type of birth brain injury, and it is one type of injury that Ohio medical malpractice lawyers handle....

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  • Wrong Medical Diagnosis: Suing for Emotional Stress

    Injured after receiving a wrong medical diagnosis? Suing for emotional stress may be an option for you. You could be entitled to damages that address financial, physical and emotional losses. For help understanding the available legal options, contact a medical malpractice lawyer...

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  • Birth Trauma: Failure to Assess Risk to Baby for Pregnant or Nursing Mothers

    Birth trauma can sometimes be the result of obstetrician malpractice, whether it's failing to assess the risk to a baby in the mothers womb or while being nursed. When serious injuries occur, compensation could be available for obstetrician malpractice. To learn more, contact a C...

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