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May 2020

Wrong Site Spine Surgery

By |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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September 2019

Can I Sue a Hospital for Hiring a Bad Doctor?

By |2019-09-24T19:28:12+00:00September 24th, 2019|Hospital Negligence|

‘Bad doctors’ come in many flavors, from those who are addicted to prescription or illegal drugs, to alcoholics, to those who are incompetent, and to those who put profits ahead of what is best for the patient.  The patient injured by a doctor who makes one critical medical mistake might feel that such negligence qualifies [...]

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August 2018

Surgical Fires and Medical Malpractice

By |2020-02-14T18:13:38+00:00August 24th, 2018|Surgical Error|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Cleveland OH Surgical fires occur with some frequency in Ohio hospitals and surgery centers.  Surgical fires are common enough that the Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit organization that sets safety standards and accredits hospitals, published a Sentinel Alert in 2003 titled “Preventing Surgical Fires.”  Despite that, in 2012, the FDA published another [...]

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August 2016

Surgical Error: Unnecessary Spinal Surgery

By |2019-03-18T22:01:44+00:00August 18th, 2016|Surgical Error|

A surgical error may carry serious consequences.  However, what happens when a patient develops a complication of surgery and later learns that the surgery was unnecessary in the first place?  This scenario is more common than you may think.  We have seen aggressive promotion of lucrative surgeries even when the indication to perform the surgery [...]

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March 2016

Hospital Negligence and Patient Restraints

By |2016-06-08T18:51:02+00:00March 4th, 2016|Hospital Negligence|

Patient restraints have been implicated in a number of hospital negligence cases. Restraints can be physical, like lashing a patient to their bed. There are also medical restraints, where a patient is medicated to the point where they cannot leave their bed. Restraints are used to control patients in hospitals and nursing homes who are [...]

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January 2016

Emergency Medicine (ER) and Medical Malpractice

By |2020-02-14T18:48:10+00:00January 14th, 2016|Emergency Medicine, Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Cleveland OH 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 [...]

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