Medical malpractice can be deadly. These days, when it occurs in connection with opioids and other restricted prescriptions, it can result in criminal charges as well as lawsuits.
Patient abandonment occurs any time your doctor abruptly discontinues your care and leaves you without available time or resources to find suitable replacement care. It's a serious form of medical malpractice.
If you're suffering from any sort of chronic illness, sudden shift in your health or need surgery, you may need an advocate to keep from becoming one of the thousands of people that are victimized by medical mistakes each year.
Can a doctor-patient relationship really exist when neither the doctor nor the patient have met? What about when the patient doesn't even know the doctor's name?
If something goes wrong after a medical procedure, does an apology from your doctor automatically mean that your doctor is admitting that he or she made a mistake? Not under Ohio law.
Have you ever been the victim of medical profiling?
There's a lot of talk on the news about the pain pill epidemic that's sweeping through the country -- but there's relatively little conversation happening about how addicts can kick the addiction safely -- and the role that their doctors need to play.
In a nutshell, informed consent is your right to know enough information about your own medical condition and the risks of any medical procedure you are about to have in order to make an educated decision about whether or not you want to proceed.
If you have an existing doctor-patient relationship, your doctor has a duty to make certain that you receive any critical, ongoing care that you need. Failing to do so is considered patient abandonment -- which is a type of medical malpractice.
Poor record keeping, including incomplete documentation, ranks among the top 10reasons that physicians get sued -- and rightly so.