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January 2021

Proposed Rule Change to the Vaccine Injury Program

By David Kulwicki|2021-01-22T09:07:46+00:00January 22nd, 2021|Medical Error, Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Cleveland OH In July 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed a rule change to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) that, if adopted, would affect thousands of Americans who are injured by a vaccine. Traditionally, the national vaccine injury program provided compensation to individuals injured as [...]

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October 2014

Medical Errors by Tired Doctors

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:02:01+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Medical Error|

The rate of medical errors increases with physician fatigue, which should be no surprise to anyone.  But a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reporting on the type of errors that occur with fatigue is surprising.  The article reports that prescription of unnecessary antibiotics increased with each hour that a doctor was working. For example, [...]

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Medical Errors Related to Forgotten Catheters

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:02:01+00:00October 21st, 2014|Medical Error|

Medical errors may arise as a result of forgotten central venous catheters (CVC), according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.   The study reports that as many as one in five healthcare workers may not be able to recall whether their patients have central line.  Not surprisingly, teaching physicians and hospitalists were more likely [...]

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September 2014

Medical Errors From “Drive By Medicine”

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:02:03+00:00September 24th, 2014|Medical Error|

Medical errors related to "drive by medicine" appear to be on the rise.  As an Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I see bad trends in medicine before they are reported.  I am speaking with more patients who have had serious medical issues that were passed over by a consulting specialist who was too focused on a single issue to see