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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.

The Hidden Risks of Our Nation’s Booming Surgery Centers

Published on Jul 2, 2019 at 11:25 am in Medical Malpractice.

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 is done. While this seems like a solution to giving patients the surgeries they need and allowing them to get back home as soon as possible, there are many risks involved with these establishments.

When Is Going to an Urgent Care Clinic a Bad Idea?

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:55 am in Medical Malpractice.

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 offer convenient medical services, it’s not always the best place to go. It’s important to know when going to an urgent care clinic is a bad idea, so you can make the best decision for your health.

Here are some situations where going to an urgent care center may be a poor decision: