What Are the Long-Term Effects of Medical Malpractice?
Posted in Medical Malpractice on September 26, 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
Medical Mistake Leads to Infant Death
Posted in Medical Malpractice on October 24, 2013
The birth of a baby should be a joyous occasion. However, sometimes things do not go as planned. Each pregnancy has its own challenges, such as health risks and the possibility of complications. Ideally, doctors and nurses should provide competent care, addressing issues as they arise and bringing the baby...
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...