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Ohio University settles in medical malpractice suit

Misdiagnoses can be serious enough to cause death or severe impairment to individuals. This is what happened to one former student of Ohio University in 2007. She visited OU’s Hudson Health Center in 2007 and they failed to diagnose a flesh-eating bacteria disease. The result of the misdiagnosis caused her

Ohio surgeon accused of fraud

Those in Franklin, Ohio, may be surprised to hear about a spine surgeon near Cincinnati who allegedly caused his patients pain and suffering due to unnecessary surgeries on their backs and necks, including the spinal cord near the brain. According to reports, the doctor could face up to 25 years

>Ohio State University to participate in cerebral palsy study

Ohio State University will join other educational institutions in hosting study sites for new research into cerebral palsy, a severe health disorder frequently caused by injuries experienced during, before or after birth. According to the Centers for Disease Control, cerebral palsy represents the most widespread motor disability among children, with

Ohio law caps medical malpractice damages

Members of an Ohio family can only receive a maximum malpractice award of $250,000 each following a botched transplant at the University of Toledo Medical Center due to a state law designed to limit economic harm to government-operated institutions. Had the incident occurred at a private medical facility, a lawsuit

Lawyers Challenge New Medical Malpractice Law

In Florida, five lawyers have recently filed separate lawsuits in state and federal courts in an effort to overturn a new law designated to better protect doctors facing medical malpractice lawsuits. According to an article on law360.com, “the lawsuits claim that the law that went into effect violates the rights

Intoxicated pedestrians killed in more car accidents

The Ohio Department of Transportation recently released statistics that show over a one-third of all pedestrians killed in Ohio car accidents were considered legally intoxicated at the time. The figures summarize pedestrian deaths in 2011. In one younger group of pedestrians, those between the ages of 25 to 34, 50

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