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.
A baby's birth should be a time of celebration, but in some tragic cases, the very act of birth causes serious injury to the newborn. Causes for birth injuries range from environmental situations to medical errors. In a court decision issued on Friday, Dec. 20, a judge ordered the federal government to make good on a settlement totaling over $28 million in a medical-related birth injury case.
A 20-year-old Columbus, Ohio, woman was paralyzed as a result of injuries suffered in a June 5 car crash. She was riding as a passenger in a car driven by a 20-year-old male friend who allegedly floored the gas pedal when police tried to get him to pull the vehicle over. This apparently caused the car to flip an estimated four times before slamming into three different trees. She suffered spinal cord injuries serious enough to leave her paralyzed.