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L&V Gives Back to the Community

Members of the Leeseberg & Valentine team, along with others from the Ohio Association for Justice, took some time out of their days to give back to the greater Columbus area yesterday. In all, roughly 40 volunteers sorted over 19,000 pounds of frozen food at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank for those in need. According to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank staff, the food pantry opens at 7 a.m. and by 7:30 a.m., all of this food will be picked up to go to food pantries across Ohio and all the way over to the Pennsylvania border. This experience was a reminder that thousands of people go hungry in our community every day. Please consider donating your time, money, or food to food banks throughout the state to ensure that hungry peopl have access to food in their greatest times of need.

Preventable hospital errors occur all too frequently

Everyone gets sick. Unfortunately, illness is an unavoidable fact of life. That's what doctors are for. When sickness or injury occurs, you have no choice but to trust in the education, experience and expertise of medical professionals, no matter the expense.

Ohio Concussion Summit attempts to solve problems in evaluation, treatment

Nurses, social workers, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and others, came together last week to learn more about concussion injuries. The summit, held at Ohio State's Fawcett Center and sponsored by OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital and the Brain Injury Association of Ohio, hopes to shed light on an issue affecting thousands of people - roughly 100,000 Ohioans suffer traumatic brain injuries each year with as many as 750,000 people around the state being at risk of permanent disability.

Big rig accident in the Buckeye State? We'll help you fight back!

As the mid-way point between Cleveland and Cincinnati, and the confluence of interstates heading to all points of the compass, Columbus is both the destination and the way station for a lot of commercial traffic. Large trucks make their way to and from the city and surrounding area on a daily basis.

Johns Hopkins gynecologist secretly photographs patients

Over 8,000 women were victims of a rogue gynecologist at Johns Hopkins who secretly took sexually explicit pictures and videos of his patients' during his examinations. Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist who began practicing at Johns Hopkins in 1988, had been photographing his patients using hidden cameras in his exam room, including some he carried with him in the form of a pen. These patients filed a class action lawsuit, which later settled for $190 million, all of which was to compensate these women for the psychological trauma they experienced knowing Dr. Levy violated their trust when they were at their most vulnerable.

Killer Surgeon Convicted

Last month, a neurosurgeon from Texas was convicted of harming an elderly patient in his operating room. Dr. Christopher Duntsch was indicted on five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of harming an elderly person, however the prosecution decided to only try the latter. The patient, 74-year-old Mary Efurd, was supposed to be undergoing a routine fusion of two vertabrae, but instead suffered severe pain from fusion hardware being misplaced in her soft muscle causing nerve damage. So how did this become a criminal case instead of a medical malpractice claim? Because Dr. Duntsch had done this before and he knew that his outcomes were so poor that Ms. Efurd was likely to wind up injured under his care.

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