A 45-year-old male motorist has admitted to being intoxicated when his vehicle interfered with a police car, causing the death of a 32-year-old Willoughby, Ohio, police officer. The car accident occurred last September. The prosecutor stated the motorist had consumed a number of alcoholic beverages before getting behind the wheel.
Monkeys have been named one of the smartest primates, behind humans. They can be seen in zoos, circuses and even as pets to brave individuals. Are they as friendly and amusing as people claim? In Godfrey, Illinois, a 6-year-old boy was taken to the hospital to undergo treatment after being
In light of the statistical trend towards more common home deliveries and the persistently higher risk associated with giving birth outside of a hospital or birth center, midwifery increasingly important. Ohio families who consider a home birth also need to think carefully about choosing a competent caregiver to assist with
Many medical malpractice cases focus on the mistakes made by doctors and nurses. In addition to the professionals we traditionally associate with medical malpractice, midwives are also responsible for providing safe and effective care. When midwives fail to live up to this obligation, they can also cause serious malpractice-related harms.
This is the second of a three-post series looking at some expert recommendations for patients on safely navigating America’s healthcare realities. While some medical mistakes will always occur, these tips can help patients take more control over their care. So without further ado, here are two more anti-medical malpractice tips.
Based on recent reports, more medical malpractice claims involve diagnosis errors than any other category. Although doctors should know that mistaken or delayed diagnoses can have potentially severe and life-changing consequences for patients, around 39 percent of successful claims involve exactly these kinds of mistakes. Two famous medical experts, Dr.
Our last post discussed the surprisingly high rate of bike accident-related brain injuries. Bicyclists suffer more brain injuries than any other athletes, in part because biking has become such a common past-time and mode of transportation. While many serious injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injuries are
Yes, according to research from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, that statement is correct. Despite the enormous amount of attention focused on brain injuries in youth and professional high-contact sports, more people suffer bike accident-related head injuries. In fact, biking caused 86,000 of America’s 447,000 sports brain injuries. Football
For many businesses, workplace safety is a constant balancing act. Managers seek to find the point at which the money they are willing to invest in employee safety balances against the costs of a worker’s injuries. After that point, many businesses draw a line and refuse to invest any further.
A Missouri woman has filed a lawsuit against a hospital and neurosurgeon after an operation was performed on the wrong side of her brain, according to the complaint. Regina Turner, 53, claims that she was admitted for a “left-sided craniotomy bypass” but received the operation on the right side of