Mount Carmel Grove City hospital has reported an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease with at least 14 confirmed cases, including one death. The $361-million facility opened on April 28, and the first case of Legionnaires' was reported on April 29. This could indicate a serious problem with the facility's water system or maintenance practices.
Thousands of people in Ohio are plagued by back pain. Open a magazine, watch TV and one may get the impression it's one of the foremost health issues in the country, and it is. The population is aging and body parts are not immune. Back pain is one of the most common complaints among those who are middle-aged or elderly. There are many types of surgeries that strive to relieve back pain, and one such surgery in another state failed and resulted in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A professional is typically someone who has undertaken rigorous training and or education to attain a level of expertise in his or her chosen field. Surgeons are among this group and people entrust their lives to them. A surgical error, or medical mistake, can have catastrophic consequences in Ohio.
Baby boomers are looking to enjoy a long and healthy retirement in Ohio. One proactive measure that many take to help ensure that outcome is to have a cancer screening. Recommended screenings include colonoscopies, mammograms and monitoring moles and other irregularities for possible skin cancers. While having the tests done is an excellent idea, a medical mistake can severely limit the efficacy of the test itself.
People in Ohio and around the nation tend to trust their doctors to deliver accurate medical information and certainly accurate test results. A diagnosis of cancer, while not always the death sentence it once was, is still frightening. In a recent case in another state a man received a cancer diagnosis and had surgery as a result of the diagnosis, only to then find out that he did not have cancer at all. A serious medical mistake led to the mishap.
Humans are, by their nature, flawed beings. No one is perfect, and this extends to the medical community. Doctors make mistakes as they are only human. Sadly, in too many cases, a medical mistake can have serious or catastrophic consequences. A recent study showed that a disproportionate number of mistakes in Ohio and around the country involved children.
Physical pain is hard to live with and can be severely debilitating. It can interfere with one's ability to work and live on a day-to-day basis. Combating pain is a major focus of modern medicine. While a doctor's mission is to help heal and relieve pain, a doctor also takes an oath to cause no harm. A doctor in Ohio is being sued for medical malpractice related to pain medication.
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.
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.
David Shroyer of the firm Colley Shroyer & Abraham filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of David Austin whose wife died of a drug overdose ordered by her doctor.