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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2014 – As an innovation, operating room black boxes could help victims find out how adverse hospital errors, also called never events, happened. Moreover, the data the boxes gather could inform training to prevent never events from recurring. “Most Americans are familiar with what a black box does. These devices record the final events prior to an incident of some kind. Big rigs use them, as do airplanes and trains. A black box in the operating room could spot and take action on surgical mistakes. The theory is being tested right now […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) October 29, 2013 – The outcome of medical malpractice lawsuits may be affected by which hospital is being sued. “This well known reported case involved an operating room nurse that threw out a kidney about to be donated to a recipient. The transplant organ was thrown in the garbage as medical waste and the woman about to receive the organ from her brother, woke up without her new kidney. She did receive a transplant three months later in another state,” recounted Christopher Mellino, a medical malpractice lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio with Mellino Robenalt LLC. The […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2011 – There are a number of things that can go wrong during surgery. Many of those mishaps may involve the anesthesiologist. “It’s not unusual for patients facing surgery to be frightened. They have every reason to be, as they are putting their lives in the hands of someone they don’t know and have, in most cases, never met. On top of that, they’re getting knocked out to go through their operation. They need to know that the person putting them under will do right by them,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2011 – Making medical mistakes with adults is one thing. Making medical mistakes with children is horrendous. “While most doctors do an able job of taking care of kids, it is a well known fact that diagnosing children is not an easy task. Often the kids can’t really explain what is wrong, other than something hurts. While the physician is doing their level best to care for your little one, they can make the kinds of horrific mistakes that may result in medical malpractice,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 – The impact of losing a limb – whether that is an arm, ear, foot, leg or finger – is mentally, emotionally and physically devastating. A person’s recovery from the loss may vary, depending on the severity of the amputation, but the personal injury claim for compensation may also vary, depending on how the limb was lost. “If the person lost a leg due to wrong body part surgery, the compensation for this may be higher than a person who lost a finger in a car accident,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is […]


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A busy hospital operating room presents the potential for surgical errors. Patients trust they will leave the hospital completely intact and unharmed. Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 16, 2010 – “It’s a fact of life that most hospitals perform many thousands of various surgeries to correct a variety of different problems for their patients. Those who go under the knife have a great deal of trust in the team that will be working on them and their hope, in their heart of hearts, is that things will go well; that they are not furthered harmed by the surgery. Sometimes, […]


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