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When it comes to surgery, does practice make perfect?

If you have an upcoming surgery, you're likely concerned over any number of issues. Whether your procedure is large or small, you're probably worrying about things like pain and recovery time. One thing you shouldn't have to worry over, though, is whether your surgeon has enough experience to safely perform the operation. Unfortunately, it appears this concern may be a valid one.

Ohio Law May Preclude Recovery for Victims of Ohio State Fair Tragedy

On July 26, 2017, tragedy struck at the Ohio State Fairgrounds when a gondola broke off the "Fire Ball" thrill ride and crashed to the ground. Seven were injured and one was killed as people around the country were left wondering how in the world this could happen. Now, over a month later, we are left with another unanswered question: will the victims of this tragedy get the justice they deserve?

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.

Ohio Supreme Court Gives Doctors Free Pass - Even When They Admit Wrongdoing

Earlier this week, the Ohio Supreme Court continued its decade-long campaign to protect doctors at the expense of injured patients. First it was the arbitrary "caps" on damages, heightened pleading standards, and shortened statute of limitations. Now, doctors can even admit they were negligent, tell you exactly how they were negligent, and explain why it should not have happened, yet simply couple all those statements with an apology for the court to deem those statements inadmissible.

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.

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  • Dec 11 : Anne Valentine Takes Part in "The Concert for US"
    Partner Anne Valentine and the rest of the Harmony Project took part in their annual winter concert last Thursday at Nationwide Arena. The Harmony Project, a community service organization working to unite our neighbors and neighborhoods to tear down the social,...
  • Dec 08 : Physicians Mindful of the "Power of the Apology"
    In the wake of the Ohio Supreme Court's decision in Stewart v. Vivian, physicians around the country are paying more attention to the "apology laws" in their state. In a recent article written by a physician for the Huffington Post, he...
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