Mininno Law Office Merges with Messa & Associates

Messa & Associates, P.C. Mininno Law Office Merges with Messa & Associates PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2012): Center City based law firm Messa & Associates, P.C. has merged with Mininno Law Office effective immediately, the two firms have announced. The firm will continue under the name Messa & Associates, P.C. with John Mininno, Esq. joining as Counsel to the firm. Joseph L. Messa, Jr., founding partner of Messa & Associates, said: “We are pleased to welcome John and join our resources in order to provide our personal injury clients with an even better experience as they cope with devastating, life-changing injuries … [Read more...]

Birth Defects: How Do Cleft Lips and Cleft Palates Form?

Many birth defects and injuries can be attributed to medical negligence. Doctors may fail to act quickly or properly in dire situations, and a child will remain affected for the rest of his or her life. Other birth defects, however, occur in the womb, and are in no way attributed to medical malpractice or negligence. These defects normally have internal and external factors that play into their development. Cleft lips and cleft palates are one of these birth defects. They do not occur because of negligent medical providers, but because of varying internal and external players, some of which, we do have control over. Causes of Cleft Lip … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Verdict of $22.6 Million for Cincinnati Family

A Cincinnati family was recently awarded $22.6 million for medical malpractice that resulted in birth injuries and permanent defects. Negligent Delivery Room Practices Caused Irreversible Defects Heather Grow was about to give birth to her first child. During her pregnancy, she was told that she had a narrow pelvic arch, which meant there was a likelihood that a vaginal birth would not be possible. On the day of her daughter Cassie's birth, Dr. Lisa Yang and her colleagues administered drugs and forced the kind of birth deemed nearly impossible early on in Heather's pregnancy. The drugs administered were supposed to assist the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $3 Million Verdict in New York

A New york Jury has recently awarded a $3 million verdict to 18 year old Marlayna Kineke, a young woman who suffered a serious brain injury due to medical malpractice during her childbirth 18 years ago. Negligent Doctor Causes Permanent Injury Dr. Stephen Serlin was summoned at 5am on February 24th, 1993 to perform an emergency C-section for Marlayna's mother, Dawn Kineke. He did not arrive at the hospital until 7am, and the procedure didn't begin until 8:14am. In that time, Marlayna suffered fetal asphyxia from umbilical cord compression within the womb, which caused cerebral palsy and a host of additional developmental … [Read more...]

Birth Injuries Caused by Shoulder Dystocia

Birth defects or injuries are devastating to parents and families, especially when these injuries are caused by operating room negligence or poor judgement on a doctor's part. Birth injury lawyers are sometimes needed to gain the compensation necessary to pay for the treatment a child will have to receive for life after a birth injury. Birth Injury Lawyers Warn About Shoulder Dystocia Shoulder Dystocia causes very a traumatic birthing process for both mother and child. Shoulder Dystocia occurs when the anterior shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bone after the baby’s head enters the birth canal. There are risks for … [Read more...]

Expectant Mothers Beware– New Studies Show Premature Births Linked to Increased Childhood Death Rates and Barrenness

The Journal of the American Medical Association released a study which found that premature children have higher death rates during childhood, and these risks continue to increase with age. In addition, the study showed that these preemies were more likely to be childless in adulthood. The study followed 1.2 million Norwegian's births over many decades. More than 60,000 of these Norwegian children were born premature. These findings emphasize the importance in preventing premature birth. Dr. Alan Fleishman of the March of Dimes states that "in the United States, there is an epidemic of pre-term birth, and prevention is absolutely critical. … [Read more...]