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October 2011 Archives

Incompetent doctors nip and tuck without the proper credentials

Do you trust your Ohio doctor? We all want to, but it turns out that there are some areas of medicine where incompetent doctors are performing surgery. Surgery that people think is routine until it is too late to do something about it. Call it nip and tuck for the common person (versus the wealthy), but the truth is that there are many doctors performing cosmetic surgery that have not much more than a basic medical license.

Failure to diagnose cancer led to daughter's death

A woman who lost her daughter to breast cancer spoke out about her experience at a recent breast cancer awareness event in Ohio. Her experience serves as a tragic reminder that a failure to diagnose cancer by health care professionals does happen. She stressed the importance of getting a second opinion and a mammogram.

Woman dies after failed diagnosis of a heart attack

Medical misdiagnosis happens in Ohio as well as other places. Unfortunately, many of these mistakes can be fatal. One case in point occurred in West Virginia, and led to the victim's family being awarded $4 million based on a physician's failure to diagnosis the woman's condition properly.

Hospital lockout leads to wrongful death

While Ohio is no stranger to wrongful death suits, we can certainly learn from the goings on in other states across the country. Unfortunately for one patient in California last month, there was nothing she or her family could have done to prevent her wrongful death. Following a nurse's lockout at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, one patient received a lethal dose of medication as a result of nursing errors.

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