Ohio Drug Overdose Claim Opioid Lawyer

When Can You Sue for a Drug Overdose in Ohio?

Earlier this year, CBS News reported that drug overdoses have become the number one cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. In 2016, 59,000 Americans died as the result of an overdose. The problem is particularly pronounced here in Ohio, where it claimed the lives of more than 4,000 residents that year. […]

Ohio Medical Malpractice Hospital Records

How Hospitals Play Games with Your Medical Records

In early 2016, we wrote that getting access to medical records should be easy, but it isn’t always so. As we explained then: Records requests may have to run the gauntlet of hospitals’ and insurers’ bureaucratic internal procedures before the records are produced, a process that can take months. When records finally are produced, they […]

DePuy Attune Knee Implants Ohio Medical Device Attorney

DePuy Attune Knee Implants: Uses, Risks, and Litigation

As people in Ohio and around the United States live longer and remain active at more advanced ages, the need for knee replacement surgery has grown. Today, over 4.7 million Americans have knee implants. While the most common reason for knee replacement is severe osteoarthritis, many cases are also attributable to trauma or other deterioration […]

Medical Device Software Personal Injury Attorney Ohio

Medical Device Software: Who is Responsible When Something Goes Wrong?

In 1982, a Canadian company called Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) introduced a new computer-controlled radiation therapy system, the Therac-25. The Therac-25 could deliver radiation in a low-power or high-power mode, and the device’s operator could choose between those modes using a computer interface. But the Therac-25 had some problems. Whereas previous models in […]

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Sanitation in Surgery: How Does it Play a Role in Medical Malpractice?

Earlier this week, we discussed three health technology hazards that patients need to know. One of those hazards involved the risk of a patient developing an infection through the use of a heater-cooler during cardiothoracic surgery. Unfortunately, that is far from the only risk of infection that patients undergoing surgery are subject to. According to […]

Health Hazards Technology Ohio Medical Devices

3 Health Technology Hazards You Need to Know

For centuries, the development of new technologies has helped advance our understanding of health and how to maintain it. These new technologies can increase the effectiveness of medical treatments, decrease costs, and even enable treatment of problems once considered untreatable. But new health technologies also come with their own share of risks. Whether caused by […]

Medical Malpractice Risks Ohio

How to Reduce Your Medical Malpractice Risk in Ohio

According to the Ohio Department of Insurance’s most recent Medical Professional Liability Closed Claim Report, Ohio insurers and self-insured entities reported 3,154 medical malpractice claims during 2014, making medical malpractice one of the most common personal injury claims in Ohio. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor (or other healthcare provider) provides care that is deficient […]

Ohio Personal Injury Claims

The 3 Most Common Personal Injury Claims in Ohio

More than 24,000 personal-injury lawsuits were filed in Ohio in 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available. That’s around one-third of all civil lawsuits that year, according to the Ohio Supreme Court. Knowing what injuries cause these claims and how to protect yourself against them can help you understand the risks of […]

PACA Medical Malpractice Reform Ohio

Medical Malpractice Reform: What Does It Mean for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky?

At the end of June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (PACA). PACA aims to reform medical malpractice lawsuits throughout the nation, preempting states’ own malpractice systems with only limited exceptions. Although PACA is not yet law, it could dramatically change how Americans seek recovery […]