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Did you leave the operating room with more than just stitches?

The ordeal of having surgery is a big concern on its own. One thing you shouldn't have to worry about is leaving the operating room with more than just the stitches you expected; yet, for many Ohio patients every year, this is exactly what happens. A number of studies show that surgeons across the nation leave up to 6,000 surgical implements inside patients' bodies on an annual basis.

Did your baby experience nerve injury during delivery?

Delivering your baby girl into the world at your local Columbus hospital did not go as smoothly as you would have hoped. Her shoulder got stuck in the birth canal, your doctor was more forceful than you would have liked while trying to free her, and now she is experiencing nerve damage that may or may not be reversible. She has little to no movement in her affected arm and hand as a result. What can you do?

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, cultural, and geographic divides, was founded in 2009 by Director David Brown. "The Concert for US" was a celebration of eight years of tremendous growth from just 100 members and performing at the Lincoln Theater to having multiple choirs consisting of 1,000 voices and performing at Nationwide Arena. More information about the Harmony Project can be found here.

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 advises that "it would be prudent for a physician expressing sympathy, condolence, or an apology, to pick his words carefully." This is because there are 30 states that partially protect apologies from being admitted as evidence, but there are now 8 states, including Ohio, that offer full protection to apologies.

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