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February 2016

Ohio Motor Vehicle Accidents and Excessive Speed

By |February 5th, 2016|

Motor vehicle accidents and traffic fatalities are increasing in Ohio, despite efforts to crack down on drunk driving and texting. The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting today on another factor that increases the risk of a serious car accident: excessive speeding. On average, there are approximately 1,000 tickets written each year in Ohio for speeds [...]

January 2016

Vaccine Injury Claims

By |January 26th, 2016|

Vaccine injury claims are unlike other medical claims and require a special understanding of the unique rules to follow if you or a family member believes that you have suffered an injury caused by a vaccination. In 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was established to compensate patients if they experienced certain injuries within [...]

Electrical Injuries in Ohio

By |January 25th, 2016|

Electrical injuries pose unique challenges for Ohio accident lawyers. When I first started handling these cases about twenty years ago, the term “electrocution” was reserved for instances when an individual died as a result of being exposed to electrical current. However, the term was frequently misused to refer to any electrical injury. In fact, the [...]

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis and is it Treatable?

By |January 25th, 2016|

As a medical negligence attorney, I am often consulted about various medical conditions and recently the topic of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) came up. What is RA and how does it differ from other forms of arthritis? What type of doctor do I need to see if I suspect that I have RA or have a [...]

Antibiotics and Medical Negligence

By |January 20th, 2016|

Medical negligence often occurs as a result of omissions, such as failure to order appropriate tests leading to a misdiagnosis. Other claims arise as a result of affirmative acts of negligence, such as ordering the wrong treatment after the correct diagnosis is made. One of the most frightening examples of the latter is when a [...]

Cervical Cancer Screening and Medical Negligence

By |January 14th, 2016|

Medical negligence claims often arise from a delay in diagnosis of cancer. These types of claims involve a number of scenarios, including the following: (1) failure of a physician to properly screen a patient for certain cancers based on screening guidelines; (2) ignoring signs or symptoms of cancer; (3) misinterpretation of test results; (4) miscommunication [...]

Emergency Medicine (ER) and Medical Malpractice

By |January 14th, 2016|

We frequently review emergency medicine medical malpractice claims for merit. ER cases are unique in that they involve a brief but critical encounter between patients and doctors, who have no previous relationship, in a setting where life and death decisions are rapidly made. There are two types of ER encounters: (1) those involving trauma; and [...]

The Most Common Misdiagnoses

By |January 11th, 2016|

The Internet Journal on Family Practice recently published a study titled The 5 Most Common Misdiagnoses: A Meta-Analysis of Autopsy and Medical Malpractice Data. The study reports that the most common misdiagnosis is infection. Pulmonary embolism and heart attack were the next most prevalent conditions that were likely to be misdiagnosed. The study also found [...]

November 2015

Patient Safety and Interventional Spine Procedures

By |November 5th, 2015|

Patient safety is the paramount consideration in any medical treatment.  The universal standard of care is that no physician or other caregiver should ever put a patient at unnecessary risk of harm.  The corollary to this rule is that if a treatment carries certain necessary risks, the caregiver has a duty to disclose those to [...]

Causation in Delayed Diagnosis of Stroke Cases

By |November 4th, 2015|

Strokes (also known as brain attacks, ischemic attacks, cerebral vascular accidents or CVAs) are a major source of death and disability in the U.S.  The American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association have taken great strides to educate Americans about the signs of an ischemic attack, so that patients can promptly avail themselves of time-sensitive [...]

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