Hospital Chain’s Revenue Strategy Puts Patients at Risk
Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 30, 2014
Health Management Associates has been named in eight lawsuits alleging the for-profit hospital has been increasing revenue by admitting more patients—whether they needed inpatient care or not—resulting in unnecessary tests and other procedures. This bizarre quota system, with a goal of admitting at least half of all patients over 65 who visited the emergency...
You Are What You Eat
Posted in Health & Wellness on January 28, 2014
FDA proposes new guidelines for nutrition labels Making healthy choices at the grocery store may soon get a bit easier. The FDA announced that it will focus on updating nutrition labels this year. The details have not been made public yet, but nutrition experts are hopeful that the new labels will be more straightforward....
Limits on Your Personal Injury Compensation
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 24, 2014
Attorney Gary Cowan explains caps on pain and suffering in Ohio lawsuits. After being injured in a personal injury accident, you have only one chance to become made whole again and this is to bring a lawsuit against the person who caused you harm. The amount you may be awarded, either by a...
Nursing Home Fire leaves 3 Dead, Dozens Missing
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 23, 2014
[caption id="attachment_2736" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo: Francois Drouin, infodimanche.com[/caption] A deadly fire broke out overnight in a Canadian nursing home and The Toronto Star reports Quebec police are in “mass casualty management mode.” The facility located in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec was home to more than 50 elderly residents, many of them unable to walk on their...
Mass Torts and Class Action Suits
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on January 22, 2014
Most of the things we purchase are safe. Unfortunately, however, sometimes a defective product, drug, or medical device causes consumers to suffer an injury. In the U.S., when many people are harmed by the same defendant (or group of defendants), depending on the circumstances, individual lawsuits may be grouped together. Learn the Lingo ...
Fuel Shortage May Bring More Drowsy Drivers to Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 20, 2014
Truckers hauling flammable cargo declared exempt from federal safety rules. With yet another cold snap looming, Ohio Governor John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in response to the state’s heating fuel shortage. The proclamation, issued on January 18, allows commercial truckers transporting propane or heating oil to drive more hours and more...
The Trouble with Low T Treatments
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on January 17, 2014
Have you noticed the ever-increasing collection of commercials targeting men with low testosterone, or “Low T?” Much like the advertising for Viagra and other ED medications, these ubiquitous sales pitches prey on the insecurities of mature men with promises of increased vitality, improved muscle mass, alleviating depression, and improved sexual performance. But for some...
First Spine Surgeon Patient Awarded $1M, More Cases Pending
Posted in Medical Malpractice on January 15, 2014
A Hamilton County jury has awarded $1.04 million to Crystal Pierce, the patient of Dr. Atiq Durrani in the well-publicized medical malpractice trial of the Cincinnati spine surgeon. Hundreds of Durrani’s patients have also filed similar malpractice claims. The jury awarded the plaintiff $500,000 for pain and suffering, $40,000 for lost wages, and $500,000...