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.
Earlier this week, Gerry Leeseberg testified in front of the Ohio House of Representatives Judiciary Committee against House Bill 559. H.B. 559 is proposed legislation designed to provide even more protections to negligent doctors and hospitals. Specifically, Gerry addressed two provisions of the bill - expanding the apology statute and reducing "shotgun" lawsuits.
Gerry Leeseberg was once again named a top lawyer in central Ohio by Columbus CEO Magazine. As one of the premier medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys in Ohio, he has a reputation of always putting his clients first and holding defendant tortfeasors accountable for their actions. Please join us in congratulating him on this well deserved honor!
On March 23, 2016, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that any patient data kept by a health care provider, regardless of location, is a medical record that must be released to patients and families. Earlier in the year, we wrote about the dangers of letting medical providers determine what is and is not a "medical record." You can also read an in depth analysis of the court's decision from former judge and University of Cincinnati College of Law professor emerita Marianna Bettman here.
Have you ever called a customer service number trying to find out the answer to a question only to be transferred to ten different departments and spending 2 hours on what was supposed to be a 5 minute phone call? Well, this process may become the norm for patients seeking to obtain their medical records depending on the Ohio Supreme Court's decision in Griffith v. Aultman Hospital.