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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 [...]

July 2016

Medication Error: Aspirin for Stroke Risk in AFib

By |2019-03-18T22:01:44+00:00July 1st, 2016|Medication Error|

A medication error can carry serious consequences.  A popular medical journal recently reported that physicians are frequently prescribing aspirin to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (“Afib”).  This is a medical mistake that can lead to a preventable stroke.  Afib is a condition wherein erratic electrical impulses in the heart cause [...]

May 2016

Naturopathy and Patient Safety

By |2019-03-18T22:01:45+00:00May 27th, 2016|Patient Safety|

Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a holistic method for treating medical conditions, often involving natural remedies and herbal medicines.   Naturopaths, bearing either the credential Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) or Naturopathic Medical Doctor (N.M.D.), have sought greater recognition among other practitioners of the medical arts.  In particular, they seek status under Medicare regulations to obtain reimbursements under [...]

November 2015

Patient Safety and Interventional Spine Procedures

By |2019-03-18T22:01:57+00:00November 5th, 2015|Patient Safety|

Patient safety is the paramount consideration in any medical treatment.  The universal standard of care is that no physician or other caregiver should ever put a patient at unnecessary risk of harm.  The corollary to this rule is that if a treatment carries certain necessary risks, the caregiver has a duty to disclose those to [...]

October 2015

New CPR Guidelines and Hospital Negligence

By |2019-03-18T22:01:58+00:00October 20th, 2015|Hospital Negligence|

The American Heart Association recently updated its CPR Guidelines.  You can read the updates here:  As Ohio medical malpractice attorneys, certain of these revised guidelines are welcome.  Too many hospital negligence cases arise out of failure to rescue, and mistakes and equipment failures during the course of resuscitation. Much has been written about unnecessary deaths occurring [...]

January 2014

Why Can’t I Find a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

By |2019-03-18T22:02:19+00:00January 7th, 2014|Medical Malpractice|

When I began handling medical malpractice cases 20 years ago, case expenses were about $25,000 per case. Now, case expenses range from $50,000 to $200,000 (on average about $100,000) per case. As a result, malpractice attorneys cannot afford to handle cases that do not involve a catastrophic injury, unless liability is relatively clear-cut. However, "clear [...]

February 2013

What Makes Mishkind Kulwicki Law Successful?

By |2019-04-24T18:00:03+00:00February 21st, 2013|Serious Injury|

What makes Mishkind Kulwicki Law successful is that we care!  We know that when a serious injury or death occurs, you need a law firm that you can depend upon for truthful, professional and competent representation. We understand that when a serious injury or death occurs, you need qualified yet compassionate representation. At Mishkind Kulwicki [...]

June 2012

Is it Malpractice When a “Known & Recognized” Complication Occurs?

By |2019-03-18T22:03:07+00:00June 9th, 2012|Medical Malpractice|

Malpractice is negligence. The fact that an injury to a patient is a known and recognized complication of medical treatment does not mean that the doctor is not legally responsible for the outcome. We frequently hear from juries and focus groups that a doctor can't be held accountable when a known complication occurs because that [...]

March 2012

Why We Need Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By |2015-12-16T16:08:37+00:00March 8th, 2012|FAQS|

There is an epidemic of medical malpractice, not medical malpractice lawsuits. As an attorney that fights for the rights of patients injured due to medical errors, I know that lawsuits improve patient safety. Hospitals and other healthcare organizations have implemented policies to prevent future errors, based upon the results of lawsuits. Lawsuits identify dangerous conditions [...]

How Can I Make Sure I Receive Safe Care?

By |2019-03-18T22:03:24+00:00March 1st, 2012|FAQS|

Patient safety involves asking questions.  It is important that you have a clear understanding of your medical condition and what you need to do to treat the condition. The National Patient Safety Foundation has prepared a video that encourages you to ask questions early and often.  At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we know that medical mistakes [...]

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