Brain Damaged Baby Result of Poor Staff Decisions
Posted in Medical Malpractice on April 22, 2014
http://youtu.be/1-gGp1-At1k Ohio medical malpractice lawyer Jay Kelley recalls the tragedy of one family whose infant suffered brain damage due to a birth injury. The birth of a child should be one of the most exciting and happy times in a family’s life. Unfortunately, sometimes happiness turns to tragedy when a baby is harmed in...
How Do I Pay For My Personal Injury Case?
Posted in Accident & Injury on March 25, 2014
http://youtu.be/s6yI8uFLDyI Ohio attorney Art Elk explains what a contingency fee is and how it affects you in your personal injury accident or medical malpractice case. After an accident, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the decisions you are required to make. You may need to seek medical help, talk to insurance companies, get...
Surgical Tools Left Inside Patients
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 13, 2014
http://youtu.be/ITlIjj_X1B8 Ohio medical malpractice attorney Craig McLaughlin explains how he helped a client that was injured when a surgical team left a towel inside his body after he had an operation. Any time you go in for a medical treatment or surgery, you expect the doctor and hospital staff to be professional and fully...
Did Your Doctor Lie in Your Medical Malpractice Case?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on March 3, 2014
http://youtu.be/UiJGDk1AhRE Ohio attorney David Elk recalls a case in which a woman developed breast cancer and the doctors failed to diagnose her in a timely fashion. And unfortunately, that’s not the worst part. We expect doctors and other healthcare professionals to have our best interest at heart and to be completely honest. Unfortunately, there...
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...
Hidden Truth Behind Hospital Death
Posted in Medical Malpractice on November 12, 2013
When we enter a hospital due to injury or illness, we look to the doctors and hospital staff to provide a certain level of care to help us feel better and get healthy again. Unfortunately, sometimes patients do not receive the care they deserve and when a hospital stay leads to further injury at...
Ohio Bill Gives Doctors More Immunities
Posted in Health & Wellness, Medical Malpractice on October 17, 2013
Tort reform is alive and well in Ohio. Amid the rancor surrounding the federal government shutdown, a reprehensible bill has been proposed in the Ohio House of Representatives. If passed, House Bill 276 would grant even more immunities to health care providers. Among other provisions, the bill states that if a physician admits he...
Medical Errors Third-Leading Cause of Death
Posted in Medical Malpractice on October 2, 2013
A recent study indicates that hospital patients die of avoidable medical errors far more frequently than was previously thought – as many as 400,000 deaths a year. The problem of medical errors in the United States has escalated in recent years, up dramatically from 98,000 deaths in 1999. The new study, published in the...
Children’s Medical Devices May Pose Safety Issues
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice on July 29, 2013
When it comes to medical devices, one size does not fit all. Parents and other caregivers who experience problems with pediatric medical devices are being encouraged to report any issues with the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA wants this information to help them assess any safety issues and conduct any needed follow-up investigations....
Doctors routinely prescribing risky meds to older patients
Posted in Accident & Injury, Drug & Medical Devices on April 30, 2013
Senior citizens, are you taking of the 110 drugs doctors say you should avoid? A new report shows that doctors in the U.S. are too frequently prescribing potentially harmful drugs to older patients. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found that one out of every five senior citizens receiving Medicare...