medical malpractice

Common Anesthesia Errors that Lead to Medical Malpractice

For most patients, a procedure requiring anesthesia goes according to plan.  Unfortunately, when emergency rooms, operating tables, or surgical centers get busy, mistakes can happen. Learn more about the common types of anesthesia errors and the injuries caused by them: Common Types of Anesthesia Errors Anesthesia errors often happen because anesthesiologists and other medical...

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Medical Misdiagnosis: False Positives in Prostate Cancer Biopsies

Facts about prostate cancer Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. It is a serious health concern, especially for older men. In fact, prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality for males in the United States. About one in nine men will...

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Elk & Elk Recognized in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2021 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® announced the Eleventh Edition of the annual "Best Law Firms" rankings. Elk & Elk was named a Tier 1 firm in Cleveland for Medical Malpractice Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2021. Organizations with a tiered ranking demonstrate a unique combination of quality law...

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University Hospitals’ egg and embryo tragedy: The story

The Story In early March 2018, catastrophic events at a University Hospitals' (UH) fertility center permanently changed the lives of approximately 950 patients and their families. A malfunction caused temperatures to rise in a freezer tank containing eggs and embryos. Nobody was present in the lab at the time of the incident. A remote...

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Medical Malpractice?

Medical errors affect hundreds of thousands of people every year. An estimated 250,000 people die as a result of these errors every year, according to data analysis from experts on patient safety from Johns Hopkins. However, even if a patient survives a medical mistake or misdiagnosis, they can still suffer considerable damages that affect...

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Why July is the most dangerous month for surgeries

Did you know July is the most dangerous month to undergo surgery? At teaching hospitals across the country, July 1 generally marks the first day on the job for medical school graduates beginning their residencies. While teaching hospitals do their best to create a safe and seamless transition, studies have raised concerns about the...

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Ohio bill threatens to give hospitals power to designate medical records

Whether you’re switching to a new doctor or concerned about the care you or a loved one received, complete and accurate medical records play a crucial role in the health care process. A new definition of these files, proposed by House Bill 172, threatens to give hospitals the power to decide what is, or...

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Avoid having surgery during the summer: What Ohio hospitals aren’t telling you

by R. Craig McLaughlin It’s the championship football game and your favorite team is driving down the field to score a touchdown. Your star quarterback and seasoned offensive linemen are working together like a well-oiled machine. Everyone is in perfect sync and the entire team is seemingly moving as one. Your team can’t be...

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Is your hospital safe?

Not all hospitals are the same. In fact, one recent study showed patients who undergo common surgeries are safer at busy hospitals that perform the procedures regularly. Hospital surgical volume matters An article published in U.S. News and World report has shed the light on a little-known surgical risk: inexperience. Extrapolating data from Medicare...

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Medical Apps for Injury Victims

Forgetting or choosing not to take your medicine is never a good idea, but for injured clients, it’s imperative to follow their medical provider’s care plan. In both personal injury and medical malpractice claims, the validity of an injury may come into doubt if you don’t follow up with your doctor and adhere to...

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