In Ohio, the decision on whether to allow your child to play high school football used to be much easier.
Caretakers can prevent bedsores in the elderly or disabled by routinely changing the position of the patient. Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, result when nursing home caretakers allow the patient to stay in the same position for prolonged periods.
Hospitals and their staff owe patients a duty to keep their medical records confidential. According to a recent lawsuit, the University of Cincinnati Medical Center is liable for breaching this duty. The female plaintifff is seeking more than $25,000 in damages.
If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you know that there is a huge misperception about medical malpractice and the cost of healthcare. There is a miniscule or nonexistent link between healthcare costs and medical malpractice lawsuits, and new data further confirms this.
Seven Ohio oncologists were recently found guilty of bypassing the nation's drug-regulation system to provide their patients with unapproved medication. The doctors will have to pay a combined $2.6 million in fines for violating federal laws.
Donahey Law would like to congratulate T. Jeffrey Beausay and Curtis M. Fifner for their outstanding work writing an article on Ohio's workers' compensation subrogation statute. Written to help fellow lawyers better represent their clients in workers' comp subrogation issues, the article was recently featured in Ohio Trial.
In 2013, Ohio medical care providers paid out $5.45 million per capita in medical malpractice claims, virtually identical to the sum from the previous year ($5.46M). At first glance this may seem like a big number, but how does it stack up to other states?
Earlier this week we discussed how a Florida court ruling helps restore patients' rights after they suffer injuries from medical malpractice. We pondered whether America has finally reached the high-water mark for tort reform, after realizing that it's wrong to blame medical malpractice lawsuits for exorbitant health care costs.
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a $1 million cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The decision may or may not have caught the attention of people in Ohio, but it should have.
The Washington Post recently discussed how difficult it is for a patient to research a doctor before entrusting the physician with his or her care.