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May 2016

Misdiagnosis of Stroke in Younger Adults

By |2019-04-24T18:00:09+00:00May 16th, 2016|Misdiagnosis, Stroke|

Misdiagnosis of stroke in younger adults is likely to be a growing problem as the rate of ischemic stroke in this population continues to increase.  A study published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed that, while overall stroke rates have declined, strokes among individuals aged 25-44 increased by 44% during [...]

October 2014

Informed Consent and Ohio Medical Malpractice

By |2019-03-18T22:02:01+00:00October 19th, 2014|Informed Consent|

We often hear doctors say that a piece of paper called "informed consent" was signed, therefore the patient assumed the risk of a complication occurring and the doctor can't be held responsible when things go wrong. In Ohio and elsewhere, the reference to "known and accepted complications" is a hotly debated topic in the law. [...]

July 2014

Medical Mistakes Resulting in Birth Injuries

By |2019-04-24T18:00:05+00:00July 18th, 2014|Birth Injury|

Medical mistakes resulting in birth injuries are some of the most devastating mistakes that destroy the lives of so many families. Some of the injuries that occur are temporary and the baby is eventually fine. Others result in permanent and lifelong complications, many of which were entirely preventable if only the team of doctors had [...]

May 2014

Avoiding Medical Errors: Empathy Part 2

By |2019-04-24T18:00:04+00:00May 16th, 2014|Medical Error|

Last year I wrote about Empathy Part 1. See our Blog from August 2013. Fast forward almost a year later and I continue to be amazed by how often medical errors occur because the hospital systems just don't get it. While we see advertisements that promise caring medical care, what is delivered is often far [...]

FAQs: Does my Doctor have to Testify?

By |2016-06-09T18:06:26+00:00May 1st, 2014|FAQS|

A frequently asked question: Does my doctor have to testify? Answer: It Depends. Great what good does that do? Well to begin with this is a hotly debated topic as many doctors refuse to get involved in any type of litigation even if it will benefit their own patient. Doctors are frequently advised by risk [...]

April 2014

Patient Safety

By |2019-03-18T22:02:12+00:00April 18th, 2014|Patient Safety|

Patient Safety. What does it truly mean? Why are so many errors being made by doctors and hospitals? What is the solution and how can we be facing such an epidemic of mishaps in our medical care? After all, aren't we the greatest nation in the world with the best hospitals and doctors available? These [...]

Limits on Noneconomic Damages Unconstitutional

By |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 [...]

January 2014

Medical Errors Among Top Causes of Death

By |2019-03-18T22:02:18+00:00January 8th, 2014|Medical Error|

Medical errors are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. each year. We typically hear about deaths caused by cancer, heart disease and auto collisions. The campaign to find a cure for cancer or heart disease is commendable, as is patient safety in the operation of motor vehicles. Safety rules to prevent [...]

December 2013

Hospital Errors – Can They be Reduced?

By |2019-03-18T22:02:20+00:00December 11th, 2013|Hospital Negligence|

Hospital errors that lead to serious preventable medical injuries occur at alarming rates. Communication between various caregivers is frequently the cause of these preventable medical errors. I have previously written about a case I tried where the patient's injury was entirely preventable if the handoff from one doctor to the next had been improved. See [...]

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