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Medical mistake in nursing home may end in civil suit

Entrusting one's loved ones to the care of a nursing home can be a gut wrenching decision. When older parents or relatives can no longer be successfully cared for at home in Ohio it can seem to be the best choice. One trusts the nursing home staff to take care of the person and administer medical care or assistance as needed. When this does not happen, it can lead to a potential medical mistake that may have a tragic outcome.

Medical mistake may have contributed to patient's death

Americans are living longer and more productive lives than their ancestors. Ailments and disease that may have led to death in the past are now successfully treated and often cured. As a result, people are living longer, but not necessarily better. The body can begin to fail and require round the clock care that causes a person to be admitted to a nursing home. While many such facilities in Ohio and around the country offer excellent levels of care, some do fall short, and a medical mistake in one such facility may have contributed to the death of a patient.

Doctor Linked to Medical Negligence Fentanyl Death

A wrongful death lawsuit resulting from medical negligence was filed against Mount Carmel hospital, a doctor, and other medical staff claiming they intentionally gave a lethal dose of the drug Fentanyl to a 79-year-old woman in order to hasten her death.

Failure to obtain consent can result in medical malpractice

Surgery is never an easy or pleasant experience to contemplate. When a child faces surgery it can be a particularly stressful and difficult time for the child's family. The family wants to believe they are doing the best for the child and typically place their trust and confidence in the surgeon. If a procedure goes awry, it can result in a medical malpractice lawsuit in Ohio.

Failure to assess a fall risk can lead to medical malpractice

As people age physical capacities may diminish. Following a serious ailment, such as a stroke, further physical abilities may change or disappear. People in nursing homes in Ohio rely on a doctor's review of the situation to ensure that proper care is given and one of the greatest dangers to people in nursing homes or in a hospital is the risk of a fall. Evaluating a patient's risk for falls is a critical component to helping to ensure that the patient receives adequate care. Failure to appropriately assess this risk can result in a medical malpractice suit.

Doctor error results in the loss of a kidney

Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments among older Americans. It is a malady suffered by people all over the country, including in Ohio. There are many treatments available that range from medication to back surgery to attempt to reduce the pain. A woman in another state had opted for surgery on her back. The surgery also resulted in the loss of a kidney as a result of a doctor error.

Accidental overdoses can result in medical malpractice

The opioid epidemic continues to plague Ohio and other states around the country. Many people still attach a stigma of moral failing to the problem of addiction and blame the addict. One of the refrains so often heard is that the addict had a choice to take the pills and made the wrong choice. But what if the pills are prescribed by a doctor to hard-working people simply trying to find relief for chronic pain? Accidental overdoses may be attributable to medical malpractice.

Prescription inserts can backup medical malpractice suits

Botched surgeries, incorrect or delayed diagnoses can frequently result in lawsuits. If a person suffers harm at the hands of an Ohio physician through insufficient care a medical malpractice suit is often the result. Another source of malpractice can be the incorrect prescribing or dosing of medications.

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