Birth trauma attorney always right?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Todd Gastaldo, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Attorney Pamela Pantages tells UBPN listers that her legal
    work is "always right"...

    "If there is money on the table when your case goes to
    trial, then that money is yours to lose. A trial is a
    gamble, pure and simple. And being a parent myself, I am
    not inclined to take risks where my children are
    concerned...I work regularly with the doctors at TCH, and
    at other bpi centers in the country, with other trial
    lawyers who represent injured children and their families,
    and with many of you. All of us want the best for these
    children, and I continue to believe that while the work we
    do is sometimes difficult, it is always right." --Attorney
    Pamela Pantages http://www.ubpn.org/messageboard/thread.js-
    p?forum=17&thread=8664

    OPEN LETTER (instantly archived for global access at: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2367)

    Attorney Pamela Pantages 17 South Main Street at Maiden Lane
    Suite 201 Akron, Ohio 44308 Telephone: 330-376-6766 Fax: 330-376-
    7344 [email protected]

    Pamela,

    I think it is always WRONG when attorneys (as is usually the
    case) fail to mention to parents and juries that
    obstetricians are knowingly closing birth canals by placing
    women semisitting or dorsal at delivery.

    Obstetricians indirectly ADMIT (on video!) that they are
    closing birth canals!

    See ACOG birth crime video evidence http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2300

    Here's the same indirect admission in The Merck Manual:

    "When shoulder dystocia occurs...the mother's thighs are
    hyperflexed to increase the diameter of the pelvic
    outlet..." http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section1-
    8/chapter253/253g.jsp

    WHY WAIT TILL THE BABY'S SHOULDERS GET STUCK?!

    Note: Merely hyperflexing the mother's thighs is BAD
    McRoberts and does NOT increase the diameter of the
    pelvic outlet!

    See again: ACOG birth crime video evidence http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2300

    Here are the simple grisly biomechanics of semisitting (and
    dorsal) delivery clearly stated more recently by Jason
    Gardosi, MD, director of the British National Health
    Service/NHS West Midlands Perinatal Institute/WMPI...

    "...the weight of the mother is in part taken on the sacrum
    which is therefore pushed upwards, thus decreasing the antero-
    posterior diameter of the pelvic outlet..."
    http://www.wmpi.net/reviews/oe/oe_shoulder_dystocia.htm

    Jason Gardosi, MD also notes - same site - an alternative
    method of GOOD McRoberts. Cool!

    The strange thing is - Jason Gardosi, MD et al. also
    recommend semisitting delivery (closing birth canal)!!!

    Visitors to the just cited WMPI website read in WMPI's
    Pregnancy Notes

    "The second stage...You might want to remain in bed with
    your back propped up with pillows...As you push, try to let
    yourself 'open up' below..."
    http://www.preg.info/book/chapter11.htm

    Sorry to get E-motional but... ARRGGGGHHHH! WMPI (Jason
    Gardosi, MD director) recommends both opening and closing
    the birth canal at delivery!

    Attorney Anthony Mancini indicates he won't (can't?) mention
    to juries that obstetricians are knowingly closing birth
    canals - unless a "credible" OB/GYN is there to say it!

    See Attorney looking for 'credible' OB/GYNs... http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2360

    I replied to Anthony that he needs a BRAVE "credible"
    OB/GYN - one who is not afraid to render his entire
    profession susceptible to criminal prosecution and massive
    civil damages.

    I suggested to Anthony that OB/GYNs MUST close birth canals
    because stopping would be tantamount to admitting a horrible
    massive crime that sometimes kills and paralyzes babies.

    Pamela, you say you are not inclined to take risks where
    your children are concerned.

    If you continue to fail to mention to parents and juries
    that obstetricians are knowingly closing birth canals...

    You are taking risks where OTHER parents' children are
    concerned.

    The fact that obstetricians are KEEPING birth canals closed
    when shoulders get stuck (BAD McRoberts; see above) should
    also be mentioned to parents and juries.

    Of course, since (as you say) you work regularly with the
    doctors at TCH and at other bpi centers in the country - and
    with other trial lawyers - you should make sure THEY are
    aware that obstetricians are knowingly closing birth canals
    by placing women semisitting or dorsal at delivery.

    If I am wrong - if you HAVE been telling juries and
    parents - BRAVO!

    I am not ALWAYS right in my work - but I think I am right
    about attorneys (including you) mysteriously not telling
    juries and parents that OBs are knowingly closing birth
    canals by placing women semisitting or dorsal at delivery.

    If you did not KNOW that OBs are knowingly closing birth
    canals, etc. - well now you know!

    Start telling parents and juries!

    Thanks for reading.

    Sincerely,

    Todd

    Dr. Gastaldo [email protected]

    Copied to: Attorney Michael M. Djordjevic at
    [email protected]

    PS I will post this reply on UBPN's message board by
    clicking "reply" in your message...

    UBPN moderators/censors are not letting my posts
    through - yet.

    UBPN claims to be interested in PREVENTION but is silent
    about obstetricians closing birth canals up to 30% and
    keeping birth canals closed when shoulders get stuck!

    For details...

    See Why my baby? Attorneys trolling bad births - GOOD...UBPN
    silence - BAD... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2366

    I will bcc this post too to UBPN Pres. Nancy Birk and her
    fellow board members: Cathy Kanter, Peggy Ferguson, Kim
    West, Sabrina Randolph, Jennifer Engelhardt, Krista
    Heikkinen, Richard Looby, Kathleen M. Mallozzi, Karen
    McClune and Tami Schenck

    This Open Letter to Attorney Pamela Pantages will be
    instantly archived for global access at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chiro-
    list/message/2367

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