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January 2015 Archives

How long can the brain go without oxygen?

Few in North Adams may truly have a full appreciation for how remarkable the human brain is. Its capacity to process information and generate rapid sensory response causes researchers to marvel even today. Yet for as extraordinary as the brain is, it’s also extremely delicate. Brain injuries that deprive it of precious oxygen can leave one with debilitating damage. This begs the question of exactly how long one can go without oxygen before permanent brain damage occurs.

The risks of uterine rupture following a C-section

Every year, countless people in Berkshire County and throughout the rest of the U.S. welcome new babies into their families. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 32 percent of those newborn babies are delivered via cesarean section. Following a C-section, the resulting scar left along a woman’s uterine wall can be at risk of ripping open during subsequent pregnancies, leading to what’s known as a uterine rupture.

The options available for those who have a spinal cord injury

The human spine is made up of 33 vertebrae that work together to allow you to bend, twist, walk and generally make any movement. At Donovan & O’Connor LLP, we know how damaging an injury to the spinal cord can be. Fortunately, there are some options for those who have suffered life-changing damage and the skyrocketing costs associated with it.

2015 SEES THE MERGER OF DeROSA DOHONEY AND DONOVAN & O'CONNOR, LLP

With the new year, two prominent local Berkshire County law firms, Donovan & O'Connor, LLP and DeRosa Dohoney, have merged. The combined entity will retain the Donovan & O'Connor name. This merger represents the unification of two leaders of the Berkshire County legal community.

What damages does a medical malpractice lawsuit cover?

If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, you already know how physically and mentally straining the experience can be. According to the Journal of Patient Safety, medical malpractice is responsible for as many as 400,000 premature deaths every year, and studies show that many more injuries occur. No matter if someone has devolved into a worsened condition or dies as a result of the error, there are financial implications involved.

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