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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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The Human and Financial Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a contributing factor in 30% of all injury-related deaths. In Ohio alone, TBIs accounted for more than 2,100 deaths, 7,800 hospitalizations, and 92,000 emergency room visits between 2000 and 2010. The rates of fatal TBIs did not change over time, while ER visits increased 78% over a decade, according to […]

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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 […]

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Invokana: Uses, Risks, and Litigation

The drug Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors were developed to treat type 2 diabetes and lower blood sugar. Widely received by both physicians and patients when it first hit the market, users unfortunately later reported severe complications and side effects that caused kidney failure, ketoacidosis, and amputations. Hundreds of  lawsuits have been filed in federal […]

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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 […]

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Weight-Loss Balloon Treatment Deaths: What You Need to Know

More than one-third of American adults are obese, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and many other health problems. Every year, Americans spend more than $60 billion on diet programs, pills, gym memberships, and surgery in an attempt to lose weight. One of the more recent innovations in […]

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What to Expect in an Ohio Motorcycle Accident Claim

Motorcycles are popular in Ohio. In 2013, Ohio ranked fourth in the nation for motorcycle registrations. That put it behind only California, Texas, and Florida, states with significantly higher populations. Unfortunately, being home to so many motorcycle enthusiasts means that Ohio is also the site of thousands of motorcycle accidents each year. Motorcycle accidents often […]

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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim Against the Ohio Government?

When you’re injured by another person’s wrongful act, you are generally entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against that person to recover for your injuries. But what if the person that injured you works for the government? What if you’re injured on government property? Can you, as the old saying goes, “fight City Hall”? […]

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Mirena IUD Complications and Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

The Mirena IUD (intrauterine device) has been under scrutiny for many years for potential complications such as uterine perforation. Now lawsuits against the manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, are alleging a new injury caused by the Mirena IUD. More than 100 lawsuits have been filed against the pharmaceutical company alleging that the hormones in the Mirena […]