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August 2019

How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Ohio

By |2019-08-07T16:40:47+00:00August 7th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

As a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer, I am frequently asked what steps are involved in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio courts?  First, of course, you have to have a meritorious claim.  To establish a claim for medical negligence or medical malpractice the following 3 things must be supported by evidence: negligence, proximate cause [...]

April 2019

How is Medical Malpractice Defined in Ohio

By |2019-04-19T14:37:34+00:00April 19th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|

As a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer, I am frequently asked how is medical malpractice defined in Ohio?  Or, stated otherwise, do I have a case?  It is important to note that, under Ohio law, the terms “medical negligence” and “medical malpractice” are used interchangeably.  To prove a claim for medical malpractice, the plaintiff (or, the [...]

January 2018

Medical Malpractice and Ohio’s Apology Statute

By |2019-04-24T18:00:11+00:00January 17th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|

Ohio medical malpractice lawyers are facing a new obstacle to bringing justice to victims of medical error.  Ohio’s recently enacted Apology Statute provides that “any and all statements, affirmations, gestures, or conduct expressing apology, sympathy, commiseration, condolence, compassion, or a general sense of benevolence that are made by a health care provider” to a patient, [...]

March 2016

Medical Malpractice Due to Unnecessary Heart Stenting

By |2019-04-24T18:00:08+00:00March 29th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|

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.  [...]

Medical Negligence at Hospital Discharge

By |2019-04-24T18:00:07+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Medical Malpractice|

A fellow medical negligence attorney from outside Ohio recently introduced me to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHQR) Patient Safety Primers. These analytical pieces deal with a variety of healthcare topics. The first one that I read, “Adverse Events After Hospital Discharge,” contains some interesting information that I would like to share. [...]

January 2016

Antibiotics and Medical Negligence

By |2019-04-24T18:00:07+00:00January 20th, 2016|Medical Malpractice|

Medical negligence often occurs as a result of omissions, such as failure to order appropriate tests leading to a misdiagnosis. Other claims arise as a result of affirmative acts of negligence, such as ordering the wrong treatment after the correct diagnosis is made. One of the most frightening examples of the latter is when a [...]

Cervical Cancer Screening and Medical Negligence

By |2019-04-24T18:00:06+00:00January 14th, 2016|Cancer, Medical Malpractice|

Medical negligence claims often arise from a delay in diagnosis of cancer. These types of claims involve a number of scenarios, including the following: (1) failure of a physician to properly screen a patient for certain cancers based on screening guidelines; (2) ignoring signs or symptoms of cancer; (3) misinterpretation of test results; (4) miscommunication [...]

Emergency Medicine (ER) and Medical Malpractice

By |2019-04-24T18:00:07+00:00January 14th, 2016|Emergency Medicine, Medical Malpractice|

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 encounters: (1) those involving trauma; and [...]

April 2015

Ruling Out Heart Attacks With A Blood Test

By |2019-04-24T18:00:06+00:00April 14th, 2015|Heart Attack, Medical Malpractice|

Heart attacks, also called myocardial infarction (or MI), are a leading cause of death in the United States. A simple blood test to test for cardiac enzymes can quickly (within 1 hour) and effectively establish whether emergency treatment for MI is necessary, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The Canadian [...]

Skin Cancer and Medical Negligence

By |2019-04-24T18:00:06+00:00April 7th, 2015|Cancer, Medical Malpractice|

The number of skin cancer lawsuits continues to rise.  Part of the reason for this increase is that the incidence of malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma is on the rise.  According to new figures released by Cancer Research UK, there has been approximately a 10-fold increase in the number of retirees diagnosed with [...]

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