Medical Malpractice Archives

What are the signs of nursing home neglect?

For families with loved ones in an Ohio nursing home, worries about the quality of the care being offered are common. While you expect a facility to go above and beyond when caring for residents, the truth is that many homes leave a lot to be desired. To ensure your relative is well cared for, Next Avenue offers the following signs that a nursing home may be neglectful.

VA hospital accused of negligence in lawsuit

Many Ohioans believe that veterans deserve the best possible medical care due to the sacrifices that they often must make in the interest of keeping the country safe. However, a class-action lawsuit alleges that thirteen plaintiffs not only received substandard care from a podiatrist with a Veterans Administration health care system in northern Indiana but that federal government employees knowingly concealed the negligence from veterans treated at the facility.

Donated organ takes unexpected journey

People in Ohio might assume that the system via which human organs are donated is well regulated with strong oversight to ensure patient safety. While that is a logical assumption given the extremely delicate and important nature of organ donation, a recent incident in the Pacific Northwest indicates this is not the case at all.

FDA Issues Warning for Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

Washington, DC: the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert to the public and healthcare providers alike, stating that the agency has not approved injectable silicone for use to enhance or augment the body. Such use can lead to ongoing pain, infections, and serious injuries, such as scarring and permanent disfigurement, embolism (blockage of a blood vessel), stroke, and death, the agency warns.

Four Signs of Medical Malpractice

The medical professionals whom we trust to diagnose and treat us may not always be as qualified, diligent or careful as we expect. And when doctors, nurses, surgeons and other medical professionals make mistakes or oversights, patients can develop far more serious health complications, some of which may life threatening (in the most dire cases).

Nursing Home Owner Faces Imprisonment for Spending Medicaid Funds on Strippers

Nursing home abuse is an incredibly widespread problem in the United States. Vulnerable people in need of long-term care are increasingly at risk of ill treatment - largely because facility owners care more for making profits than residents' safety.

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