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Where to turn for guidance when medical negligence causes harm

Having to visit a hospital in Ohio for treatment of a medical condition can be a harrowing experience. However, in some cases a trip to the hospital could be unavoidable, and while visiting a facility, you probably expect to receive a certain standard of treatment.

A pulmonary embolism could be fatal if undiagnosed

Even if a pulmonary embolism isn't fatal, it can cause significant damage. Having said that, you may not be familiar with what this particular ailment entails. In lay terms, a pulmonary embolism is (most often) a blood clot that travels from somewhere in your body to your pulmonary artery, which then cuts off oxygen to your lung tissue.

Did your OB fail to anticipate shoulder dystocia?

As an expectant mother, you may agree that pregnancy falls into the category of amazing. The changes your body goes through at this time could easily cause life threatening adverse health consequences if you weren't pregnant. Moreover, your body provides everything a developing fetus needs in order to allow it to grow from some simple cells into a living, breathing human being. Your body even provides a way for the baby to enter into the world.

Make no mistake about it, medical errors are a major problem

When you visit a doctor's office or other medical facility in Ohio, you can reasonably expect that all licensed professionals who tend to your care will do so in a manner consistent with the highest accepted standards in the medical industry. Every physician is unique in that each has his or her own style and bedside manner, so to speak. Overall, however, you should be able to logically assume that every physician will adhere to strict protocol and regulations that govern medical care.

Did your gallbladder surgery not go as expected?

Every year in Ohio and across the country, numerous individuals need to have their gallbladders removed. Medical providers claim this is a minimally invasive surgery, particularly as surgeons often perform the procedure laparoscopically. Unfortunately, there are those who experience complications due to medical negligence. Are you one of them?

Would a C-section have changed the outcome of your child's birth?

When you first found out you were pregnant, you probably pictured yourself going through natural childbirth, perhaps with the assistance of an epidural, but with no other medical intervention needed. You may have envisioned yourself exhausted, but happily holding a beautiful newborn.

Did your doctor fail to meet the appropriate standard of care?

When you learn that you have a medical condition that needs attention, you certainly want to ensure that you not only receive the best care but also receive the correct treatment. Substandard care, misdiagnoses, improper treatments and other medical malpractice issues may have you concerned about your potential care. However, you will still likely need to move forward with some sort of treatment in order to address your condition.

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?

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