Wrongful Birth Claim Ohio

What are Prenatal Torts? Wrongful Pregnancy, Wrongful Birth, and Wrongful Life in Ohio

In early 2015, we compiled a list of some of the most common causes of medical malpractice claims. As you may recall, among those, we listed claims related to childbirth, including wrongful pregnancy and wrongful birth. We haven’t had much opportunity to explore those two types of malpractice — also called prenatal torts — before, […]

Heart Catheter Recall

Heart Catheter Recall: Product to Insert Catheters May be Deadly

A medical device that helps people diagnose a heart condition is under recall. The Sterilmed Reprocessed Agilis Steerable Introducer Sheath recently was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class I recall, the most serious of recalls. Continuing to use this catheter may cause serious injuries or even death. More than […]

NuvaRing Lawsuit

NuvaRing: Uses, Risks and Litigation

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly two-thirds of U.S. women aged 15-44 use contraception. That’s more than 37 million women across the country. Slightly older data puts the Ohio rate even higher, at 71.5%. Nationwide, 99% of women in that age group who have ever had sexual intercourse have used […]

Birth Control Lawsuit Ohio

Birth Control Methods and Breast Cancer: Know Your Legal Remedies

About 140 million women worldwide, including women right here in Dayton, Ohio, use hormonal birth control, but it has its risks. Oral contraceptives, implants, and some IUDs contain female hormones and may cause increased incidences of breast cancer, stroke, blood clots, heart disease, and more. This post will explore the possible link between birth control […]

EHR Medical Malpractice Ohio

Why Electronic Health Records Increasingly Figure into Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

An electronic health record (EHR) is simply that – the patient’s chart in electronic format. The benefit of EHRs are many whether in Dayton or any part of the country. Though EHRs have solved a number of problems in organizing and accessing patient information, and is a leap forward for patient safety, unfortunately, it has also introduced […]

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 […]

Hospital-Acquired Infections Sanitation in Surgery Medical Malpractice Ohio

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 […]