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09

Sep2019
When patients need an outpatient surgical procedure, many are choosing to go to surgery centers instead of hospitals. Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are also known as same-day surgery centers, surgicenters, or outpatient surgery centers... Read More

02

Aug2019
When you go into surgery, you should understand the risks of the particular procedure, including not only the complications that commonly arise, but also complications that are uncommon, if those complications may be serious. .. Read More
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22

Jun2016
Is Your C-Section Medically Necessary? The popular procedure is not always medically necessary, which may lead to unnecessary complications Roughly one-third of all babies born in the United States every year are delivered via a Cesarean section, or C-section. Approximately 1.3 million babies are brought into the world annually by this procedure ... Read More
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19

May2016
Concurrent Surgery: When a Surgeon Bails During a Procedure (This article reflects a story told to The Eisen Law Firm by a former client) The truth about surgeons’ presence in the operating room When I decided to undergo knee replacement surgery, I was pretty nervous. Being put under has always seemed a little ... Read More

02

Sep2015
Another Look at the Pending Joan Rivers Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Suit Medical malpractice may be one of the great equalizers despite wealth and privilege Many people believe that wealthy people get better medical care than the poor. There is good reason to believe that is true. Many studies show that ... Read More

02

Apr2014
Imagine that you were informed by a trusted doctor that you required a surgical procedure. Perhaps your doctor recommended a particular surgeon for the job, or perhaps that same surgeon came highly recommended from other sources.... Read More

25

Mar2014
A recent article in Physician's Weekly casts serious doubt on the reliability of websites that provide physician ratings. The article focuses on one particular physician, a cosmetic surgeon from California who had a "4/5" overall rating on several websites. According to the ... Read More

28

Feb2014
Readers might assume that outpatient procedures are less likely to result in surgical infections than procedures that require hospitalization. Yet a recent study involving 284,098 patients in eight different American states reveals that surgical site infections continue to be a risk, even ... Read More

22

Feb2014
As if there weren't enough risks accompanying neurosurgery, 18 patients at a North Carolina hospital may have been exposed to a fatal disease from improperly sterilized surgical instruments. According to a preliminary investigation, the disease ... Read More

10

Jan2014
One patient's recent account of a postoperative infection serves as a dual reminder of:  (1) the very real possibility of being injured by a medical mistake; and (2) the difficulties that an injured patient may face in attempting to hold health care ... Read More

22

Nov2013
Although medical malpractice suits may be blamed for the rising costs of healthcare, recent data suggests otherwise. In fact, the data reflects that malpractice insurance for doctors has actually been declining in the past decade.... Read More

08

Nov2013
A recent article explores the issue of medical record keeping in the context of doctor errors. Specifically, a doctor noticed a discrepancy between a patient’s medical records and his recollection of a cataract surgery that ... Read More

18

Oct2013
Advances in medical technology have resulted in an increasing presence of automated procedures, from diagnostic imaging to laser surgeries. In fact, some surgeries are even robotically assisted, with doctors overseeing the procedure from a console, similar to a video-game format.... Read More

18

Sep2013
Tort reform is often pushed with good intentions. The goal is to keep frivolous lawsuits out of court, and that's an objective most Americans can get behind, including personal injury lawyers. However, the problem with tort reform -- and the reason it ... Read More

11

Sep2013
In 2003, the Texas legislature implemented scary reforms to medical malpractice law. For instance, damages for pain and suffering are capped at $250,000, and hospitals cannot be sued for malpractice unless they acted with "malice" when credentialing the doctor at issue. Additionally, ... Read More

05

Sep2013
It has been more than a year since a young man attempted to save his sister's life by donating his kidney to her, only to have a nurse at the University of Toledo Medical Center mistakenly throw out the organ. However, the family involved still feels a tremendous amount of ... Read More

21

Aug2013
Health officials in Canada are calling for tighter safety regulations after a major surgical error resulted in a patient mistakenly receiving a mastectomy. The health minister of Nova Scotia said the entire province will now be taking part in a new medical-error registry to help monitor medical mistakes. Currently, hospitals and ... Read More

14

Aug2013
While he may be known for famously landing a passenger jet on the Hudson River in 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is now taking heroic measures in an effort to reduce medical errors in the United States. According to Sully, if even half as many people were killed in airplane crashes ... Read More

07

Aug2013
Recently, Consumer Reports graded more than 2,000 hospitals in Ohio and the rest of the country on surgical outcomes and medical mistakes. Twenty hospitals in the Greater Cleveland area were part of the study, which was released last week. The grading took into account 27 categories and individual ratings on scheduled ... Read More

05

Jun2013
As a recent article from The New York Times pointed out, it has long been believed that medical malpractice lawsuits work against the patient safety movement's call for more transparency in the medical field. However, new research suggests the opposite. The author of the Times article wrote that he recently surveyed ... Read More

23

May2013
Brain surgery is one of the most complex and serious operations a person can go through. Because the stakes are so high, the expectation is that surgeons will use the utmost caution and care. That's why the family of a woman from the Midwest was so shocked to learn that ... Read More

08

May2013
Losing a loved one during surgery is one of the most traumatic things a family can go through. But finding out later that a surgical mistake was the reason for the death can deal the family an even greater blow. The family often initially is in shock or disbelief and ... Read More

01

May2013
A study released earlier this month reveals an alarming phenomenon: Hospitals stand to make more money after surgical errors are made. That's because hospitals end up getting to charge more for corrective procedures that would not have been necessary but for the surgical errors. The study, which was published in the ... Read More

24

Apr2013
Although the concept sounds like something out of the future, high-precision robots are now used during surgeries at many hospitals in Ohio and the rest of the country. While the expensive robotic devices have been praised for being a sophisticated and perhaps even a safer means of performing surgery, growing ... Read More

20

Mar2013
Each day in the United States, more than a dozen patients leave operating rooms with sponges, needles and other surgical items left in their bodies after surgery. Known technically as a "retained surgical item," this type of surgical error is considered so negligent that it is referred to as a ... Read More

27

Feb2013
A military couple was delighted to learn in 2011 that they were pregnant with their second child after months of trying. Unfortunately, their dream soon turned into a living nightmare because of medical malpractice. Here is their story: The wife visited a military hospital on April 18, 2011 for a routine ... Read More

06

Feb2013
As we have reported in the past, so-called "never events" occur at a shockingly high rate at hospitals in Ohio and the rest of the United States. In fact, at least 4,000 times per year, doctors commit grave medical errors like leaving surgical instruments in patients, performing surgery on the ... Read More

02

Jan2013
Back in October, we wrote about the shocking surgical negligence that occurred at an Ohio hospital when a nurse inadvertently threw away an organ that had been removed from a live-donor. The incident occurred in August 2012 at the University of Toledo Medical Center during a kidney transplant operation. Following the ... Read More

31

Dec2012
With the advent of disposable syringes more than 50 years ago, the medical world became immensely safer. However, recent breakouts of drug-resistant superbugs and viruses throughout the country have led health officials to uncover a dirty secret: There are many medical offices that still re-use syringes. In fact, according to data ... Read More

22

Dec2012
When hospital patients in Ohio go in for surgery, they trust that the surgical staff will do everything in their power to keep them safe and sound. Unfortunately, a recent study by Johns Hopkins reveals that surgical errors are much more common than we would like to think. After intensely surveying ... Read More

05

Dec2012
We have all heard about the dangers of distracted driving. But distraction isn't only a threat on our nation's roads. According to a recent study, distraction is also a major cause of surgical errors made by young or less-experienced surgeons in operating rooms. The study used a "simulated" gall bladder removal ... Read More

07

Nov2012
Surgical errors, medication mix-ups and other medical mistakes claim the lives of more than 250,000 people and injure millions more every year in the United States. According to an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, this likely amounts to the third leading cause of death in the ... Read More

17

Oct2012
In August, an Ohio man decided to give his sister the ultimate gift -- a kidney -- but something went horribly wrong. After the kidney was removed from the donor, it was inadvertently thrown away by a nurse, along with the brother's hope of helping his sick sister. A lengthy report ... Read More

05

Oct2012
People in Cleveland go to their doctors expecting that they will receive proper care and treatment. When they go to the hospital, they expect to walk out healthier than when they went in. Sadly, medical errors can leave people with serious complications. For instance, a surgical error may require an ... Read More

15

Aug2012
Surgical mistakes are far more common than they should be in Ohio and the rest of the nation. One might think that having a surgeon-in-training or a resident as part of the operation staff would increase the chances of surgical errors, but a recently-published study suggests otherwise. The study surveyed data ... Read More

02

Aug2012
In an article that was originally published on the New York Times Op-Ed page, the associate chief of neurosurgery at a well-known hospital wrote about medical mistakes. He cited a 1999 report from the Institute of Medicine finding that as many as 98,000 Americans are killed each year because of ... Read More

28

Jun2012
Every year, thousands of people in Ohio and the rest of the nation make the selfless decision to donate a kidney to a friend or relative who is in need. Typically, these kidney donors get through the process with little more than a scar. However, if surgical negligence is involved, ... Read More

20

Jun2012
Every day, people in Cleveland put their lives in the hands of doctors and nurses. We trust that these trained professionals will take good care of us, but the truth is that serious medical mistakes are more common than we'd like to think. According to a recent CNN report, medical errors ... Read More

14

Jun2012
Before surgery, you might worry about a lot things going wrong, but catching on fire is likely not one of them. Shockingly, operating room fires are something that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has called a persistent problem, occurring about 550 to 650 times per year throughout the country. In ... Read More

08

Jun2012
There are a number of troubling realities about the practice of medicine today in Ohio and the rest of the United States. Many doctors are overworked and take extra-long shifts that lead to sleep deprivation. Other doctors are too quick to reach for their prescription pads and fail to adequately ... Read More

19

Apr2012
According to a recent article published in Consumer Reports magazine, the U.S. government allows some medical device implants to be sold with little advanced safety testing or, in some cases, no testing at all. The report raised concerns about the lack of regulatory oversight of medical devices that are sold ... Read More