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June 2017

Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

By | June 30th, 2017|Misdiagnosis|

Misdiagnosis is a common type of medical malpractice, but not all misdiagnoses are the result of negligence.  To constitute malpractice, the misdiagnosis must result from underassessment, under-testing or misinterpretation of test results that falls below acceptable standards of medical care.  I was thinking about misdiagnosis cases as I read the obituary of Lawrence Weed, M.D., [...]

Wrong Dose of Anticoagulation and Stroke

By | June 27th, 2017|Stroke|

Improper dosing of anticoagulation can result in stroke, pulmonary embolism, bleeding, or death. Despite the great risk, a recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows that underdosing and overdosing of newer blood thinner medications is rampant. The study focused on the use of novel direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), such [...]

April 2017

Opioid Use Among Truckers

By | April 26th, 2017|Truck Accident|

If you have ever experienced the horror of a truck accident, you know that the modern passenger car is no match for a goliath semi-tractor trailer that can stand 14 feet tall, carry a load the size of a house and outweigh your vehicle by as much as a factor of 100 to 1.   Though [...]

What is HIE?

By | April 13th, 2017|Birth Injury|

As a birth injury lawyer, I am often asked what is HIE or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy?  HIE occurs when a newborn’s brain is deprived of oxygen for a sufficient period of time during the delivery process to cause death of brain tissue.  Unlike other body tissues, brain cells do not regenerate.  Once they are damaged, they [...]

March 2017

Failure to Prevent Stroke in A Fib Patients

By | March 29th, 2017|Stroke|

I have previously written about misdiagnosis of stroke on this blog.  When stroke is not timely diagnosed, the patient misses out on time-sensitive treatments that can preserve brain tissue, such as tPA (a “clot buster” medication) or thromboembolectomy (where a blood clot is removed through a surgical procedure).  However, in many circumstances, blood clots that [...]

Trucking Company Liability for a Truck Accident

By | March 16th, 2017|Truck Accident|

Semi-truck accident investigations are more detailed and involved than routine car accident cases.  When a semi-truck causes a crash, there are numerous documents from the trucking company that must be reviewed to determine the root cause of the accident.  A thorough investigation can reveal facts that enhance the value of the claim and may support [...]

What To Do After A Car Accident

By | March 15th, 2017|Car Accident|

Car accident season is upon us, as temperatures dip and the snow begins to fall. It is time to expect the unexpected, and prepare yourself for what to do in the event you are involved in a car crash. The first and most important bit of advice is to protect yourself following an automobile collision. [...]

December 2016

Serious Injury on the Job

By | December 5th, 2016|Serious Injury|

When a worker sustains a serious injury on the job in Ohio, the obvious place to turn for compensation is the State of Ohio’s Bureau of Workers Compensation the “BWC”).  But did you know that other sources of compensation may be available?  Generally, when a worker is injured as a result of his own carelessness [...]

October 2016

Choosing a Lawyer for a Serious Injury Case

By | October 20th, 2016|Serious Injury|

Choosing a lawyer for a serious injury case can be an overwhelming undertaking.  Disabling injuries can put your entire future at stake.  So, the choice of a lawyer can make the difference between recovering adequate compensation for your injury, or being left to pick up the pieces on your own without adequate financial resources.  A [...]

Truck Accident Involving Loose Cargo

By | October 12th, 2016|Truck Accident|

Truck accidents have received greater attention by Ohio personal injury lawyers because they are increasing in numbers and often lead to devastating injuries.  In an effort to better serve our clients who sustain catastrophic injury or wrongful death from a truck accident, I recently joined the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), [...]

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