For some people who drive while intoxicated, the biggest threat is not the possibility that they will cause harm to others, but that police will notice that they're driving erratically and pull the car over, resulting in a drunk driving arrest. But what goes through the mind of a law enforcement officer who chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking too much?
Medical malpractice cases typically involve physical harm -- an injury or the worsening of a patient's condition caused by medical professionals' failure to provide treatment that meets the generally accepted standard of appropriate medical care. A single doctor, a medical team or even a hospital can be held liable in such cases.
“[T]he substances may be different but the consequences are the same -- needless deaths and injuries.”
A writer in a recent opinion piece for a national newspaper advances an opinion that might strongly resonate with a good many Ohio and other readers across the country.