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December 2014

Guilty of Medical Malpractice in Ohio

By David Kulwicki|2020-02-14T18:54:47+00:00December 23rd, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Cleveland OH As a medical malpractice attorney in Ohio, I am always amazed at the articles and comments that you hear or read about in terms of a doctor or hospital being found "guilty" of medical malpractice.  Storyline: "Jury finds doctor guilty of medical malpractice or hospital guilty in wrongful death case." This [...]

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October 2014

Cause of Death in Medical Malpractice Claims

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:05+00:00October 16th, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

Insurance companies defend their insured doctors from medical negligence claims by trotting out every conceivable argument, hoping that one sticks.  So, in medical malpractice cases resulting in wrongful death, the insurance lawyers often question the cause of death.  They even rely on ambiguity created by the defendant physician who failed to obtain appropriate tests needed to make the correct diagnosis.  In [...]

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June 2014

Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer of the Head or Neck

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:04+00:00June 6th, 2014|Cancer, Medical Malpractice|

Cancer of the head and neck can affect the mouth, tongue, tonsil, throat (oropharynx), salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx (voicebox), and lymph nodes in the neck. Cancers of the brain, eye, thyroid gland, scalp, skin, muscles, and head bones occur in the head and neck are not usually included in this group.  Over 100 [...]

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May 2014

Suing for Medical Malpractice: Why so Few Victims Get Compensated

By David Kulwicki|2019-11-21T16:34:59+00:00May 21st, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

Suing for medical malpractice is a very costly undertaking and one that few attorneys can pursue. When a case proceeds to trial, the stakes are high and the victim of the medical error places his or her faith and trust with the jury to do the right thing. One of the primary goals of a [...]

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April 2014

Medical Malpractice: Overprescription of Painkillers in Ohio

By David Kulwicki|2020-02-14T18:44:46+00:00April 25th, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer from Cleveland OH As a medical malpractice attorney, I was shocked to learn how Big Pharm manipulates healthcare in the U.S.  Worse yet, doctors are complicit in this corruption.  I first saw it with the overprescription of ADHD medications to young children.  If physicians and pill manufacturers are willing to victimize children for a [...]

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Limits on Noneconomic Damages Unconstitutional

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:02:12+00:00April 6th, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

The Florida Supreme Court in Estate of Michelle McCall v. United States overturned a 2003 law that imposed arbitrary limits on noneconomic damages in wrongful death claims. This is a tremendous victory for Florida patients and families. It also sends a message throughout the U.S about the myths of medical malpractice lawsuits. THERE IS NO [...]

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March 2014

Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Valvular Heart Disease

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:02:13+00:00March 6th, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

The starting point for evaluating medical malpractice claims in Ohio arising out of the diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart disease (VHD) is the 2014 Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guidelines for Management of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease as published in the journal Circulation.  Valvular heart disease involves damage to or a [...]

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Medical Malpractice Resulting in Amputation

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:02:14+00:00March 2nd, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

Medical malpractice cases involving amputation of limbs involve a number of special considerations.  Amputations are surprisingly common.  The Amputee Coalition reports the following statistics regarding amputations in the U.S.: There are nearly 2 million people living with limb loss in the United States. Trauma, such as car accidents and workplace injuries account for 45% of [...]

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January 2014

Surviving Heart Attacks May Depend On When They Occur

By David Kulwicki|2019-04-24T18:00:04+00:00January 27th, 2014|Heart Attack, Medical Malpractice|

Heart attacks remain a leading cause of death in the U.S.  Despite being common, a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows that emergency rooms are less prepared to deal with hearts attacks when they occur on weekends, evenings and holidays.  Should a patient's life depend on whether they are lucky enough [...]

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Emergency Medicine at Risk

By David Kulwicki|2019-03-18T22:02:16+00:00January 24th, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

The largest group of emergency medicine physicians has given the U.S. a D+ grade for the way in which emergency medical services are supported.  Ohio rated only slightly better than the national average, garnering a C+ grade.  While the report card was issued by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) as a way to [...]

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