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Can Inaccurate Record Keeping Result in Medical Negligence?

Published on Nov 3, 2020 at 8:20 am in Medical Malpractice.

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Medical records contain vital information about your health and medical history, including a variety of documentation on clinical findings, diagnostic test results, preoperative care, operation notes, post-operative notes, and daily notes about progress and medications if you’re hospitalized. In the event a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional makes a mistake in your chart, you could suffer unexpected and preventable injuries.

Poor medical record keeping is not an infrequent occurrence. Whether communication errors, technological difficulties, or plain negligence is the cause, patients are being put at risk unnecessarily—and often unknowingly. While not every instance of inaccurate record keeping is grounds for a medical malpractice claim, there are situations that do apply and can result in legal action. Let’s take a look at medical record inaccuracies and how they can result in medical negligence.

3 Examples of Recent Successful Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Published on Aug 26, 2020 at 2:56 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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Medical malpractice lawsuits are notoriously complex and challenging. Injured patients, however, should receive the compensation they need for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages when a doctor’s negligence results in their injuries. Unfortunately, justice for med mal lawsuits isn’t always served. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), only 50% of trials in cases with strong evidence of medical negligence result in an award for the plaintiff.

How to File a Complaint Against a Doctor in Ohio

Published on Jun 11, 2020 at 3:50 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you’ve experienced improper care from a doctor in Ohio, it’s likely you will want to hold that doctor accountable for their actions or negligence. But you might not know what steps you need to take to document your complaint against the doctor for the care you received. At Thomas Law Offices in Cincinnati, we understand that it can be hard to stand up for yourself against a doctor, but we want to help you. We will guide you through the medical malpractice claim process, but first you should know the steps of filing a complaint against your doctor in Ohio.

Study Finds Quality of Care Didn’t Improve After Hospital Merges

Published on Jan 16, 2020 at 2:20 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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In recent years, there has been a significant rise in hospital merger-and-acquisition activity. While hospitals claim the mergers benefit patients, recent evidence suggests otherwise. A January 2020 study from Harvard University researchers, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked for evidence of quality gains at 250 hospitals across the country acquired in deals between 2009 and 2013. The analysis, however, did not find any convincing evidence.

When you enter into a hospital, it’s unlikely you’re thinking about mergers, acquisitions, or executives making deals with other facilities. Instead, you’re focused on having your ailment or condition treated so you can get your life back in order. When hospital mergers get in the way of patient care, suffering patients may be able to take legal action. Let’s take a look at why hospitals merge and what a merger looks like for patients.

Jewish Hospital in Louisville Receives “F” Grade for Patient Safety

Published on Nov 15, 2019 at 6:01 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit “patient safety watchdog” organization gave the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky an F grade. Only nine of the 2,633 hospitals assessed received an F for the fall 2019 grades. Since 2012, an F grade has only been given to four separate facilities in Kentucky.

According to WLKY, Jewish Hospital and other hospitals formerly controlled by KentuckyOne Health, Inc. are now under the ownership of the University of Louisville. As of November 1, U of L renamed the hospital as U of L Health – Jewish Hospital.