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Communication issues could result in medical errors

Many people have apprehensions when it comes to seeking medical attention. Some parties may think that they do not have the means to cover the costs associated with medical care, and other individuals may worry about the procedures or treatments they may need. While these concerns can often be easily attended to with the help of financial assistance or additional information about treatments, some issues may not have such simple remedies.

What to expect when you talk about medical malpractice

Perhaps you or someone you know has suffered bad effects or has even died because of a health problem made worse by medical care. Either they had a complication from a medicine, or they developed a problem after a surgery. You wonder, is the doctor responsible or is it just one of those things that happen in life?

Monitoring your blood pressure is essential during pregnancy

Women have given birth for thousands of years. Even so, you more than likely feel safer having someone monitor you and your baby during your pregnancy. You should have the freedom to worry about the theme of your baby's nursery and the kind of stroller you should purchase — not your health.

Counting on an accurate diagnosis? First, seek a second opinion

Like most people, you probably have little in-depth medical knowledge. When their education and talents lie elsewhere, most individuals have little choice but to place their trust in doctors when it comes to medical treatments. After all, physicians go to school for years to make sure they have the training and expertise necessary to keep patients healthy.

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.

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.

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    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,...
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    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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