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

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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

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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

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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 [...]