CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Fungal Infection in Hospitals
If the height of the pandemic a few years ago used to make you fear heading to the hospital when in need of urgent medical aid, then the latest reports, like this article published by CBS News, regarding a drug-resistant fungal infection caused by Candida auris plaguing hospitals and nursing homes are unlikely to help […]
Two Kentucky Cases Showcase the Potential Risks for Stroke Following Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractors treat their patients by performing spinal manipulations intended to relieve pain in muscles and joints. These adjustments help relieve pain by increasing blood flow and improving the conductivity of the nerves in areas afflicted by pain. Depending on a person’s physical wellbeing and health care needs, they may see a chiropractor for years or […]
Understand Your Patient Confidentiality Rights
From both a legal and an ethical perspective, patients have the right to confidentiality. What this means, exactly, we will explain in the following guide to help you understand your patient confidentiality rights.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Like most major cities, Chicago and its suburbs, such as Mokena, Skokie, Orland Park, Naperville, Arlington Heights, Calumet City, and others, are home to many doctor’s offices, urgent care facilities, and hospitals. While many medical providers at these facilities successfully treat patients’ presenting concerns, poor outcomes occur.
Medical Malpractice Suit Against Illinois Hospital Results in $1.1M Verdict
An Illinois jury has awarded the family of a 75-year-old man $1.1 million after the man died following a procedure at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. The trial was cited to happen in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic put those plans on hold.
Former Nursing Assistant Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Veterans
A former nursing assistant at a West Virginia hospital has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of injecting seven elderly veterans with fatal doses of insulin. The deaths occurred during overnight shifts at the hospital in 2017 and 2018.
Can Inaccurate Record Keeping Result in Medical Negligence?
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 […]
3 Examples of Recent Successful Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
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 […]
How to File a Complaint Against a Doctor in Ohio
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 […]
Study Finds Quality of Care Didn’t Improve After Hospital Merges
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 […]
Jewish Hospital in Louisville Receives “F” Grade for Patient Safety
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 […]
What Are My Legal Options When a Pharmacist Issues the Wrong Medication?
The Law Office of Mike Campbell has joined forces with Thomas Law Offices as of September 1st, 2020. Click here for details. When you’re picking up medicine from a pharmacy, you’re usually filled with relief. You’ve been to the doctor, gotten a diagnosis, and now you’re ready to get your medicine so you can start […]
The Hidden Risks of Our Nation’s Booming Surgery Centers
When people need to have a surgical procedure, they’ll likely think they need to have it at the hospital. Then, they’ll probably need to stay there until they’re cleared to go home. This isn’t always the case. Now, people can have procedures at a surgery center and possibly be home within hours after the procedure […]
When Is Going to an Urgent Care Clinic a Bad Idea?
When an illness or injury appears out of the blue, you may be uncertain about where to go for care. If the symptoms you’re facing aren’t life-threatening, but your doctor can’t get you in right away or their office is closed, you can head to your closest urgent care clinic. While many urgent care facilities […]
Louisville Hospitals Facing Medicare Payment Penalty
All acute-care hospital in Louisville, Kentucky and those in Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana will see reduced Medicare payments during the federal fiscal 2019. The reductions are happening because the hospitals did not meet the performance standards established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP). The VBP […]