Mishkind Kulwicki Law Co., L.P.A. Blog


May 2016

Naturopathy and Patient Safety

By |May 27th, 2016|

Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a holistic method for treating medical conditions, often involving natural remedies and herbal medicines.   Naturopaths, bearing either the credential Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) or Naturopathic Medical Doctor (N.M.D.), have sought greater recognition among other practitioners of the medical arts.  In particular, they seek status under Medicare regulations to obtain reimbursements under [...]

Serious Injury Involving Paralysis

By |May 26th, 2016|

Serious injury cases involving paralysis, including quadriplegia, paraplegia or hemiplegia, present unique challenges to the personal injury attorney.  Paralysis results from injury to the brain or spinal cord caused by direct trauma, stroke, impingement of the spinal cord, or obstruction of blood flow to the spinal cord.  If the brain or spinal cord is compromised, [...]

Birth Injury with Home Delivery

By |May 18th, 2016|

Two recent studies underscore the risk of birth injuries with a home delivery.  The first study compared the mortality rate of home delivery with in-hospital delivery.  Historically, the switch from home birth to hospital birth resulted in a 90% decrease in neonatal mortality and a 99% decrease in the deaths of mothers in childbirth.  Home [...]

Misdiagnosis of Stroke in Younger Adults

By |May 16th, 2016|

Misdiagnosis of stroke in younger adults is likely to be a growing problem as the rate of ischemic stroke in this population continues to increase.  A study published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that, while overall stroke rates have declined, strokes among individuals aged 25-44 increased by 44% during [...]

Birth Injury and Preeclampsia

By |May 12th, 2016|

Birth injury related to mismanagement of preeclampsia has been well-studied and reported on.  Preeclampsia is a common condition affecting many pregnant women both during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. It affects 5-8% of all pregnancies in the U.S. While it can be asymptomatic in some women, symptoms may include high blood pressure, headaches, nausea, [...]

April 2016

Fatal Medication Error Avoidable

By |April 12th, 2016|

A number of systems are in place to prevent a medication error in the hospital.  Still, medication errors remain the most common source of hospital errors.  One system developed to reduce prescription error is the "computerized physician order entry," or CPOE, which is used by 97% of hospital nationwide as part of their electronic medical [...]

Employer’s Liability for IC’s Truck Accident

By |April 6th, 2016|

When a truck accident is caused by an employee of the trucking company or company engaged in hauling, the company is liable for personal injury or wrongful death caused by the employee.  Ohio law has long held that an employer is vicariously liable for the acts of its employee.  However, an employer is typically liable [...]

March 2016

Medical Malpractice Due to Unnecessary Heart Stenting

By |March 29th, 2016|

Medical malpractice due to unnecessary heart stenting may warrant punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.  Generally, “medical malpractice” means the same thing as “medical negligence,” though some people mistakenly believe that malpractice sounds worse.  A finding of malpractice or negligence hinges on proving that a doctor or hospital fell below accepted standards of medicine.  [...]

Medication Error Related to Drug Interaction

By |March 23rd, 2016|

A medication error can lead to serious injury or wrongful death.  A recent study shows that medication errors related to drug and supplement interactions are on the rise, especially among the elderly.  As medical lawyers, we have seen numerous cases involving a misfilled prescription or an overdose, but there has been a spike in cases [...]

Misdiagnosis of Mesenteric Ischemia

By |March 17th, 2016|

Misdiagnosis of mesenteric ischemia typically has catastrophic implications for the patient. Time is of the essence with this condition; delayed diagnosis can mean death or serious damage to vital organs. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a review this month detailing the causes, symptoms and treatment for this condition which accounts for as [...]

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