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Drug errors: When your medication isn't the best medicine

Even if you are one of the very few lucky individuals who doesn't take a prescription medication (or several) on a daily basis, you likely know many people who do. With so many Ohio patients, young and old alike, relying on medication to keep them healthy, you would think that medication errors would be almost unheard of because doctors and pharmacists would take the utmost caution when it comes to ensuring drug accuracy and safety.

Let's take a deep breath and talk about birth asphyxia

You expected the day you gave birth to be one of the most exciting and joyous times of your life. Instead, you now find yourself worried over the health and well-being of your infant. For one reason or another, your baby didn't receive enough oxygen during labor and delivery. Even when this doesn't prove fatal, this lack of oxygen during the birthing process -- known as birth asphyxia -- can have devastating long-term effects.

Medical malpractice: Hospice care concerns

Your family members may require hospice care as they reach the end of their lives. You may not expect that medical malpractice exists for hospice patients due to the sensitive nature of the type of care, and the fact that patients are terminally ill. However, this is not necessarily the case. Hospice nurses, like any other medical professional, may fail in giving the proper standard of care and cause unnecessary harm to you or your family member.

Your physician misdiagnosed your breast cancer. Should you sue?

A breast cancer diagnosis can truly be devastating to your quality of life. A delayed or misdiagnosed case of breast cancer can be even worse because you may suffer additional harm due to the lack of treatment. A delayed diagnosis can result in permanent injury or even death.

Misdiagnosis: When you pay the price for your doctor's oversight

Misdiagnosis. It shouldn't happen, but, unfortunately, it does, and on an alarmingly frequent basis. When it occurs, it's obviously a problem because before you can get the proper treatment you need, you need doctors to identify the illness you have. The issue goes beyond that, though. In America, approximately 12 million people receive incorrect diagnoses every year, and about 50 percent of the time, that incorrect diagnosis can result in serious harm.

Some hospitals do not follow minimum standards to prevent errors

Many medical facilities are working hard to improve their standard of care. This includes instituting protocols for distributing medications, checklists before surgery and security measures to protect patient safety and privacy. Nevertheless, medical mistakes continue to be among the leading causes of death in the United States.

You probably don't consider this common surgical error

When you think of surgical errors, what comes to mind? Does this question conjure images of foreign objects left inside a patient, a surgeon operating on the wrong person or body part, or maybe a surgeon removing a healthy organ? If so, you aren't alone since most Ohio residents probably envision the same things.

The frightening facts about maternal mortality

If you are like most expectant mothers, you probably spent most of your pregnancy excited and full of anticipation. There may have been some feelings of trepidation or worry mixed in, too, but they were likely concerns over the health of your unborn infant or new baby, rather than worries for your own well-being. Frighteningly, though, for many U.S. mothers, their own health — or rather, the lack of adequate health care for women during the maternal period — may be cause for the utmost concern.

Is a prescription for compensation in your future?

While admitted to the hospital, the doctor or doctors attending to your care will more than likely prescribe at least one medication for you. Your doctors, other medical staff and hospital pharmacy staff are required to ensure that they provide you with the right medication in the right dosage at the right time.

Bad medicine: When a doctor's errors causes harm to patients

As a patient, you have the right to medical care that meets a certain acceptable standard. When an Ohio doctor makes a mistake, an innocent patient can suffer physical and emotional harm, as well as face additional surgeries and financial losses. In certain cases, a doctor or hospital can be financially liable for the pain and suffering caused by a mistake or medical malpractice.

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  • Sep 18 : Drug errors: When your medication isn't the best medicine
    Even if you are one of the very few lucky individuals who doesn't take a prescription medication (or several) on a daily basis, you likely know many people who do. With so many Ohio patients, young and old alike, relying...
  • Sep 01 : Let's take a deep breath and talk about birth asphyxia
    You expected the day you gave birth to be one of the most exciting and joyous times of your life. Instead, you now find yourself worried over the health and well-being of your infant. For one reason or another, your...
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