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May 2014 Archives

Automobile defective product recalls add up for GM

For Ohio owners of General Motors vehicles, the bad news keeps coming. The auto manufacturer’s latest product recall covers Chevrolet Aveo model years 2004 to 2008, the dashboard of which contains a part that is apparently prone to overheating, melting and catching on fire.

Man jumps into Ohio River to flee scene of drunk driving accident

Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime, and when a drunk driver does so, usually all that is accomplished is adding another crime to the list of charges. People who leave the scene usually do so in the usual ways such as leaving their car fleeing on foot. Rarely do people get as creative as one man who recently jumped into the Ohio River and tried to swim away.

Unnecessary C-sections cause concern among patient advocates

Cesarean section, as readers know, is an alternative way of delivering a baby which is sometimes utilized as a last resort in emergency cases where a normal vaginal delivery becomes complicated. In other cases, C-sections are planned in advance at the discretion of the physician. Cesarean section deliveries, according to the Mayo Clinic, carry risks to both the baby and the mother. For the baby, there is an increased risk of breathing problems and surgical injury, and for the mother, there is the risk of inflammation and infection, increased bleeding, anesthesia reactions, blood clots, and additional risks for future pregnancies.

Ohio man claims medical negligence for unneeded surgery

The patient-doctor relationship is one that must inherently rely upon the trust that the patient places in the education, expertise, and medical knowledge of the physician. The medical opinion of other medical professionals may help to improve the patient's knowledge and confidence in how to proceed. Sometimes however, a second or third opinion will reveal negligent actions on the part of the first doctor and might lead to a medical malpractice case.

Following FDA proposal, is rush on to settle vaginal mesh claims?

Early last week, the United States Food and Drug Administration proposed reclassifying transvaginal mesh inserts as "high-risk" medical devices. If that proposal takes effect, it would result in mesh makers being required to take additional -- and costly -- steps to ensure the safety of their products prior to their gaining market approval.