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Feb 1, 2017

This Is Your Brain on Sports

By |Feb 1, 2017|Brain Injury|0 Comments

For the last couple of years, we have been looking into the connections between playing impact sports and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a chronic and incurable brain disease related to traumatic brain injuries. We also work with TBI victims who have been hurt in auto accidents and on other people’s property (among other reasons), [...]

Jan 23, 2017

Diabetics May Have a Higher Risk of Misdiagnosis

By |Jan 23, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Diabetes has become what’s known as a “livable disease;” it’s a condition that many people manage successfully while leading full and rewarding lives. However, diabetics do have a higher risk of medical complications than those living without the disease. Doctors who are unfamiliar with the endocrine disorder and the way it can affect every system [...]

Jan 17, 2017

Cincinnati-Area Hospitals Facing Medicare Penalties for High Rates of Healthcare-Acquired Infections

By |Jan 17, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

For the first time since the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program launched three years ago, the federal government is including the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs, in addition to other factors, to assess performance penalties. The local hospitals that were assessed penalties this year include Mercy Health’s Jewish Hospital in Kenwood, UC Medical Center in Corryville, St. [...]

Jan 12, 2017

Why Jurors Awarded One Family $53 Million after an Act of Medical Negligence

By |Jan 12, 2017|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

A jury in Chicago recently handed in a near-record verdict in a birth injury lawsuit. The family of Isaiah Ewing was awarded $53 million for past and future medical expenses, the loss of opportunity, shortened lifespan and lowered quality of life due to negligent care on behalf of the University of Chicago Hospital. The verdict [...]

Jan 4, 2017

Tort Reform and Damage Caps Protect Hospitals, Not Patients

By |Jan 4, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Courier-Journal’s recent article on tort reform starts with a story about a man named Frank Cornelius. He’s the one who helped bring damage caps on medical malpractice cases to Indiana. Mr. Cornelius later sustained injuries because of an act of malpractice and ended up with medical bills that could not be covered by the [...]

Dec 28, 2016

“Switched At Birth” Can Have Dire Consequences For Infants

By |Dec 28, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

An unusual story from four years ago in Minnesota is making headlines again. On Dec. 3, 2012, Tammy Van Dyke gave birth to her son, Cody, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. There, nurses in the maternity ward allegedly failed to follow protocol. Cody was taken from the nursery and given to a different new mother, despite [...]

Dec 20, 2016

First Decrease in American Life Expectancy in Two Decades

By |Dec 20, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

It’s not a good year for trends. About a month ago, we wrote a blog about a spike in traffic fatalities that upset a fifty-year record. The information came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; the agency blames the fatalities on distracted driving caused by the increasing prevalence and use of smartphones and apps. [...]

Dec 14, 2016

Ohio’s Infant Mortality Rate Among Worst in the Nation

By |Dec 14, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Infant mortality is one of the last things that anyone wants to think about, and among the most horrifying experiences for any parent. However, the only way to reduce rates and prevent deaths is to share stories and discuss the problem; that’s why we wanted to tell the story of a young Ohio mother, who [...]

Dec 6, 2016

Can You Be Held Responsible for a Parent’s Medical Debt?

By |Dec 6, 2016|Nursing Homes|0 Comments

While it’s unlikely that you’ll be left with a parent’s nursing home bill after their death, it’s not entirely impossible. Ohio is one of 29 states (and one territory) that didn’t repeal a set of “filial” laws after Medicaid took a larger role in providing for the elderly. However, the rising costs of medical care [...]

Nov 30, 2016

Trials Delayed Again for Nursing Home Employees Accused of Criminal Elder Abuse

By |Nov 30, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse|0 Comments

The Kentucky Office of the Inspector General charged three employees of the Edmonson Center long-term care facility with various counts of abuse in 2014 following an inspection. Jerry Snyder, Kayla Kinser, and Kelly Duvall were all charged with varying counts of first-degree criminal abuse (adult), fourth-degree assault, knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult and second-degree wanton endangerment. [...]