Bed Sore Attorneys: When Untreated, Pressure Ulcers are Deadly

An elderly South australian woman, Barbara Piro, died at age 91 after she was left alone while her daughter took a vacation. The woman shared a home with her daughter, Susan Piro, in Adelaide, Australia prior to her death in 2008. The daughter is a practicing nurse who had provided and cared for her mother for nearly twenty years before she elected to travel to the United States. Susan Piro left food and water next to her mother's bed when she departed for America on October 16. Bed sore lawyers say that only one week later, Barbara Piro was dead due to infected bed sores and a broken ankle. Elderly Woman Could Have Been … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys: Answering Questions about Surgical Scars

Our professionals would like to give you some information regarding the healing process that follows your child’s cleft lip or palate surgery. There are many questions a parent may have following a child’s scar, which is likely to happen from surgery. Our birth defects attorneys believe that being informed is that best thing you can do for your child and his or her health, so please enjoy the following post. Common Scar Concerns Many parents are alarmed after their child's surgery when new scars are red. During the healing process, the body re-routes blood vessles to the scar to bring an extra supply of blood, creating that red color. … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys Discuss Cleft Palate Development

Birth defects attorneys are often asked by their clients, “what caused my child’s cleft palate?” Unfortunately, there is little known about the actual cause of cleft lips and palates, but some information is known about certain contributing factors. A cleft (lip, palate, or both), which occurs in about 1 out of 700 babies born,is present where the palate does not fuse completely, meaning full development did not occur. Professionals know that there are a wide range of factors that can hinder development, like environmental factors, alcohol use, drug use, and genetics. Additionally, certain prescription medicines have been linked to an … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys Talk About The Cost of a Topamax Lawsuit

Whenever you hear someone talk about “their lawyer,” it is natural to wonder what the services of an attorney would cost. In many cases, lawyers’ fees are expensive, and in some instances, cost-prohibitive. When you are dealing with your child’s cleft lip or cleft palate birth defect, additional concerns, like the cost of a lawsuit, really have no place in your life. You are stressed enough as is, and providing care for your child is your number one priority. With this in mind, the caring and experienced birth defects attorneys of the Mininno Law Office want to draw your attention to the true costs of trying your Topamax lawsuit. Topamax … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Discuss Bed Sores – Stage IV

This is the fourth and final post in a series detailing the differences in the stages of bed sores. Our professionals represents clients all over the New Jersey and Philadelphia region with bed sore related injuries and is writing this series to inform the patients and their families about the different stages of bed sores, and their legal rights. This post is about Stage IV bed sores, the most serious and deadly stage. Are Stage IV bed sores preventable? Stage IV bed sores are horrifying wounds that cause incredible damage to the health of a person. If you or your loved one has a Stage IV bed sore that is currently not being treated, … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage III

Our professionals handles bed sore cases of varying degrees throughout the New Jersey and Philadelphia region. In the previous two blog posts within this series, we have discussed stage I and stage II bed sores. Unfortunately, most cases that we are involved in typically involve Stage III and Stage IV bed sores, the most serious and dangerous types. Again, it is unfortunate to see our clients and families ailing from such an easily preventable, yet painful, and deadly condition. What is a Stage III Bed Sore? Stage III bed sores are incredibly serious and need immediate attention, as healing bed sores that progress past Stage II is … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Inform of the Dangers of Damage Caps

There has been a push in some legal and political circles to cap damages for medical malpractice cases. Usually when this is discussed, some anecdotal story is brought up about some minor injury and a multi-million dollar award. However, these misleading anecdotes do not tell the whole story. The judgments that medical malpractice lawyers get work to serve the community in several ways that, when caps are utilized, are greatly diminished in value. Attorneys help victims regain some semblance of their life, and usually a modest sum to compensate the victims. Damage caps are destructive to our legal system. What Damage Caps Do Those … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys Inform about Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are some of the most common birth defects that are seen today, occurring in about one or two children in every 1,000 births in this country. Although cleft lip and cleft palate are quite prevalent in the United States, birth defects attorneys say that these craniofacial malformations occur even more often in children of Latino and Asian descent. These happen when there is an incomplete development of the lip or roof of the mouth during fetal formation, which leaves an opening. Although these birth defects are quite common, women who take Topamax, the popular migraine and epilepsy drug, during pregnancy may be at an … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage II

The Mininno Law Office serves patients and families affected by bed sores in the New Jersey and Philadelphia region. Typically, these bed sores and pressure ulcers are caused by nursing home neglect and abuse. This is the second post in a series of four that will describe the stages of bed sores. It is important to know the bed sore stages as laid out by the Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. This post covers the second evolution of bed sores, Stage II. What Happens if Stage I Bed Sores Are Not Treated Promptly? Typically, once a Stage I bed sore develops, medical professionals are attentive and realize the danger that the patient is in. The … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage 1

Bed sores and pressure ulcers, 99% of the time, are indicative of nursing home abuse. Usually, bed sores are classified as a Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IV, but many of our clients do not know what the difference is between these. This blog post, and the following three in this series, are aimed at informing nursing home abuse victims, and their families, about their injuries and what they can do about it. Bed Sore Stage Classifications – Stage I Stage I bed sores represent the first stage of bed sores, and should serve as a warning sign to medical professionals and family members. Patients with Stage I bed sores typically … [Read more...]