No matter how certain you are that what happened in your doctor's office or hospital is malpractice, you have to get something known as an affidavit of merit to file a claim in Ohio. Let's talk a little bit about what this is -- and the pros and cons surrounding it.
These days, its increasingly common for patients to put their trust in a nurse practitioner (NP) or physician assistant (PA). NPs and PAs often take up the slack in a medical practice that is overburdened, handling routine office visits and acute care. Patients may not necessarily want to see an NP or PA instead of their regular doctor, but capitulate simply because its the only appointment they can get without waiting for months.
When you have a sick child -- or a child that is showing unusual symptoms that are worrying you and keeping you up at night -- you rely on your child's doctor to give you an accurate diagnosis.
A physician in Ohio ordered fatal doses of painkillers 28 times, to 28 different patients. Nobody stopped him. Now the physician has been fired and his license suspended, and a slew of other medical professionals have been removed from patient care while the hospital completes its investigation -- but many people are asking how this ever happened in the first place.
Are you the victim of negligence by a doctor or hospital? If so, you don't have a lot of time to consider what action you want to take. If you wait too long, you'll be legally barred from bringing your claim, no matter how seriously you were harmed!
Do you know that the third most common cause of fatalities in the United States is sepsis?
When you have medical issues, you want to be able to trust your medical providers to take care of you. However, it's also important to take care of yourself.
Are too many American women delivering their children via C-section when natural delivery is a viable option? A lot of researchers say that they are.
Emergency rooms are on the front lines of patient care. They're where many people turn when they're experiencing strange or frightening symptoms.
When your medical care has left you worse off then you were before you started, it's difficult to know what to do. If you believe that you're a victim of medical malpractice, how do you start to ask for the compensation you're due?