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 Within 24 hours it will appear in the Google groups archive. Search http://groups.google.com for "Birth trauma attorney always right?"