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Blog Posts - Negligence


Feb 2023

Scummy Lawyer Marketing 101

We at The Eisen Law Firm have worked hard to build our reputation as top-notch medical negligence attorneys. We are disgusted when other attorneys hijack our name and reputation to try to steal potential clients. But apparently, that is what some attorneys have to do. It is maddening. It is also scummy. And it is unethical. Type “The Eisen Law Firm” into Google. Or type…

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Nov 2022

Will The New Ohio Supreme Court Force Victims of Medical Negligence to Sue More Doctors Personally?

There is a new ideological majority on the Ohio Supreme Court. This Court soon will decide a key medical negligence case, which may cause more doctors to be sued personally. Republican candidates won all three races for the Ohio Supreme Court, including the race for chief justice. Justice Pat DeWine (R) and Justice Pat Fischer (R) won reelection, while Justice Sharon Kennedy (R) defeated Justice…

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Jan 2020

It Just Shouldn’t Be That Hard: Accessing Medical Records

Federal law is clear: when a patient requests their medical records, their health care provider is required to provide copies within 30 days of the request. In some states, state law requires providers to produce copies of records even more quickly. Harder than it Seems It sounds so straightforward, but health care providers have proven time and time again to violate both federal and state…

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Jan 2018

Medical Negligence, My Doctor’s Initials, and an unwanted Tattoo

While two patients in the U.K. may have thought about getting a tattoo, they certainly didn’t expect to walk out of transplant surgery permanently branded with the initials of a once-trusted doctor. Simon Bramhall, a formerly well-regarded British surgeon, recently admitted to using a laser to carve his initials “SB” onto the livers of not one, but two patients. Not quite what the patients ordered….

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Oct 2017

Why Doctors Must Obtain Informed Consent

Although it is scary to think about having to undergo a surgical procedure, most people will “go under the knife” at some point in their lives. Whether it is as simple as the removal of wisdom teeth, or as complicated as a quadruple bypass, sooner or later almost everyone needs some type of operation. Doctors are required to obtain “informed consent” prior to beginning a…

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Feb 2017

“Dead in Bed” Claims on the Rise

Amanda Abbiehl was a happy, energetic teenager. She had just graduated from high school and was excited to start college. One day, she came down with a sore throat. Her symptoms were so severe that she was having trouble breathing. She was admitted to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Two days later, she was dead. According to autopsy reports, the official cause of death was…

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Jan 2017

Shedding Light on Preterm Births

Cleveland Cavaliers player J.R. Smith III and his wife, Jewel Harris, recently revealed their baby, Dakota, was born prematurely. She was five months “early” and weighed only about one pound. “We know we’re not the only family going through this, who has been through this or who will ever go through it.  That’s why we decided to share what we’re going through with you guys,”…

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Dec 2016

The Hippocratic Oath: Past, Present, and Future

The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest of its kind. Named for Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher who penned the oath, the Hippocratic Oath has been used in medical schools for centuries. New doctors have traditionally taken the oath upon completing their studies and have promised to follow certain ethical standards in their practices. The oath has changed over time, as medical science has evolved….

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