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November 2015 Archives

Ohio medical malpractice cases and hospital falls

Ohio residents may be interested in the legal treatment of slip-and-fall accidents that occur within a hospital. Whether these accidents are an example of ordinary negligence or medical malpractice has caused significant debate. It is important to distinguish between the two types of accidents since it there are more obstacles when filing a medical malpractice case than in ordinary negligence cases. The classification of such cases can have a significant impact on the cost and difficulty of litigation.

Aspirin allergies may be misdiagnosed

Many Ohio patients who are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease are given aspirin to help with their symptoms. However, some may be told that they have an aspirin allergy without seeing a specialist, which could result in an individual being taken off an effective treatment for no reason. According to one study, 34 percent of patients with gastrointestinal problems were diagnosed with hypersensitivity to aspirin. However, only 2.5 percent of patients actually had an allergy after further testing was done.

Report uncovers surgical medication-related errors at hospital

A report issued on Oct. 25 regarding the growing number of medication errors that occur during surgery may be of interest to Ohio residents. According to the report, Harvard researchers evaluating surgical procedures at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston uncovered medication-related mistakes in nearly 50 percent of those procedures. The seven-month study took place during 2013 and 2014.