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Can I sue the military if a military OB/GYN injures by baby?

Can I sue the military if a military OB/GYN injures my baby? Traditionally, it has been very difficult to sue the military for injuries suffered while on active duty, even if those injuries were caused by negligence of military doctors.  In 1946, Congress enacted the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) which makes it almost impossible [...]

Nursing Home Abuse Not Reported

According to the Associated Press, more than 1 in 4 cases of nursing home abuse are not being reported.  A recent government audit of nursing home abuse, conducted by the Health and Human Services  inspector general’s  office found that Medicare is failing to enforce mandatory reporting procedures, which is directly leading to underreporting of nursing [...]

Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses; What you should know before selecting a nursing home

At some point you will be faced with the care of a sick or aging parent.  Your mom or dad needs a nursing home and you think you have found a good one.  You are handed a stack of paperwork to sign to get them admitted.  Hidden in that stack will be a piece of [...]

Nursing Home Negligence in State-owned Nursing Homes

Nursing home negligence is a major problem in Ohio.  With the ever increasing number of Ohioans needing nursing home care, it is important to protect the residents of nursing homes from nursing home negligence.  Whether it be nursing home falls, nursing home abuse or untreated bed sores, problems can arise that impact the safety of [...]

New Law – Passing a bicycle in Ohio

  Good news for Ohio bicyclists.  The Ohio General Assembly approved House Bill 154 which requires motorists give a three-foot cushion when passing a bicycle in Ohio.  Ohio joined the 27 other States in the District of Columbia that have a mandatory minimum of three feet of separation between motor vehicles and bicycles in passing.  [...]

AARP publishes list of Health Care Mistakes

  According to AARP, 250,000 deaths a year were caused by health care mistakes in America.  That would make health care mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States.  AARP published a list of the “Dirty Dozen,” 12 Sources Of Harm That Plague the American Health System.  The first, and most common [...]

Nursing Home falls/drops and Hoyer lift injuries

Nursing home falls/drops and Hoyer lift injuries Nursing home residents are often limited in their mobility, and rely on the care and assistance of nursing home staff. One of the most common types of assistive aids in nursing homes is a Hoyer lift.  Hoyer lifts are mechanical devices that lift and move nursing home residents. [...]

Doctors Ignore Electronic Warnings

Doctors ignore electronic warnings   Electronic medical records are becoming the norm in all medical facilities.  These records are helpful because they standardize information between medical providers.  They also come with built-in warnings to alert doctors when there is a potential problem.  The warnings might be because certain drugs entered into the record may have [...]

Traffic Fatalities spike in Ohio

For almost fifteen years, the estimated number of fatal car accidents on our nation’s highways has been in a slow-but-steady decline.  However, an announcement made last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that deadly traffic accidents are on the rise once again. The latest estimates for 2015 showed a nine percent [...]

Do I have to sign an Arbitration Agreement to get medical care?

SHOULD I SIGN AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT?                 No, you should not sign an arbitration agreement with any health care provider.  It is becoming more routine practice for health care providers to ask patients to sign an arbitration agreement before receiving medical care.  Often times the medical care provider [...]