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June 2020

Ordering Medical Records in Ohio

By Howard Mishkind|2020-06-23T23:32:52+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Cleveland, OH As a medical malpractice lawyer in Cleveland, OH with over thirty years of experience, I have personally reviewed thousands and thousands of medical charts in the course of investigating claims of medical negligence, hospital negligence, chiropractor negligence, podiatrist negligence, pharmacy negligence, nursing home neglect and abuse, and nursing negligence.  The [...]

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Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Treatment

By Howard Mishkind|2020-06-18T02:35:11+00:00June 18th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Cleveland, OH As a medical malpractice lawyer Cleveland, OH, I routinely review cases involving delayed diagnosis and delayed treatment.  The following is the discussion of the analysis that goes into deciding whether or not a provable case of medical negligence exists when a patient’s condition is not timely diagnosed or treated and [...]

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Time Limits for Medical Claims

By Howard Mishkind|2020-06-13T03:20:44+00:00June 13th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice For a medical malpractice lawyer, time limits are a key threshold consideration.  Under Ohio law, the following cases are considered “medical claims” subject to a one-year statute of limitations: medical negligence, medical malpractice, hospital negligence, nursing negligence, nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, chiropractor negligence, podiatrist negligence, dental malpractice, and pharmacy errors.  The [...]

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May 2020

Wrong Site Spine Surgery

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-23T17:07:57+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, Surgical Error|

Ohio Medical Negligence Lawyers Wrong site surgeries are all too common despite efforts to minimize their occurrence through a standardized “time out” before surgery.  The use of a timeout to identify the patient by name, date of birth, procedure, anatomy (including marking the site and side if applicable), patient position, relevant radiology result, antibiotic administration [...]

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2020 Update on Traumatic Brain Injuries

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-28T22:03:57+00:00May 20th, 2020|Brain Injury|

Ohio Brain Injury and Stroke Lawyers Neurocognitive deficits caused by a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) remain one of the most challenging injuries to prove in personal injury litigation.  Often, mild TBIs are not diagnosed by emergency personnel, who are more focused on more obvious injuries.  Careless or unskilled PCPs may miss the diagnosis on [...]

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Autopsies and Wrongful Death in Ohio

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-20T17:51:33+00:00May 18th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death|

Cleveland Wrongful Death Lawyers Under Ohio law, the coroner’s verdict creates a rebuttable presumption that establishes the medically accepted manner and mode of death for legal purposes.  In most instances, however, an autopsy is not performed, so no formal coroner’s verdict is issued.  In those cases, the Death Certificate establishes the formal cause of death.  [...]

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Coronavirus-Related Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-20T14:24:17+00:00May 15th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

Ohio Medical Negligence Lawyers As medical malpractice lawyers, we anticipate many inquiries about wrongful death claims arising out of the COVID-19 crisis.  This is a new area for medical negligence attorneys, but some general principles apply. First, significant damages must exist.  If an individual contracts COVID-19 and has a full and complete recovery, I suspect [...]

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Covid-19 and Nursing Home Negligence

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-20T14:24:17+00:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Cleveland OH As nursing home negligence lawyers, we anticipate many inquiries about wrongful death claims arising out of coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes, group homes, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities.  This is a new area for Ohio lawyers, however, some general principles of nursing home negligence law apply. First, nursing [...]

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Wrongful Death from Workplace Exposure to Covid-19

By Howard Mishkind|2020-05-20T14:24:21+00:00May 4th, 2020|Wrongful Death|

Wrongful Death Lawyers Wrongful death claims arising out of COVID-19 or coronavirus infections pose new questions for wrongful death lawyers, personal injury lawyers and workplace injury lawyers.   However, some general legal principles apply. Generally, any injury that occurs in the course of employment is covered by Ohio’s workers’ compensation laws.  The workers’ compensation law bars [...]

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April 2020

Immunity for Coronavirus-Related Wrongful Death?

By Howard Mishkind|2020-04-11T19:08:11+00:00April 11th, 2020|Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Cleveland, OH As a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer, my first interest is patient safety.  Having reviewed thousands of hospital records and office charts, I frequently see the catastrophic consequences of medical errors and medical mistakes.  Legislation has been proposed that will grant immunity to doctors and nurses on the front lines of [...]

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