New research presented at the 2017 International Stroke Conference taking place in Houston, Texas confirms childhood strokes may be linked to headaches, much more often than in adults. As reported by MedPage Today: For children 3 to 18 years of age, 46% of acute arterial ischemic strokes presented with headache, Lori L. Billinghurst, MD, of the […]
The American Stroke Foundation published an infographic to help people understand, identify, and react to strokes in children: Available for download in English and Spanish. Learn more about pediatric stroke malpractice at our Ohio Stroke Lawyer site.
By The Numbers Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Between 200,000 and 400,000 patients die as a result of medical errors each year. Approximately 10 to 20 times that figure are seriously harmed but do not die from medical errors. Less than 2% of all doctors have been […]
Did you ever wonder if your doctor has a history of medical malpractice? You likely won’t be able to find out because physicians are able to avoid scrutiny from the public and state licensing boards by settling lawsuits confidentially in the names of their corporate employer. Who Regulates Physicians and Hospitals? One of the functions […]
Shocking statistic: fewer that 2% of physicians are responsible for ALL medical malpractice claims. A report released by the Journal of Patient Safety in January 2017 showed that the majority of all medical malpractice suits were the result of the unreasonable actions of a few physicians. The medical investigators reached the conclusion that a small outlier of […]
No patient walks through the doors of a hospital expecting to be injured or made worse off than when he or she arrived. Patients expect that doctors and care providers will make them better, not worse. Medical institutions should provide consistent, appropriate levels of care in order to diagnose and treat their patients. In some cases, however, […]