Traumatic Birth Injury

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The Reality of a Traumatic Birth 

A traumatic birth can be incredibly difficult to process, heal and ultimately recover from, both physically and emotionally.  Childbirth is so often depicted as a picturesque fairy tale, with the media portraying very little that resembles reality. If you talk to any parent, and for obvious reasons mothers in particular, TV depiction is often a far cry from the actual experience!

A birth experience that causes extreme stress, injury or emotional toll is more common than many think. It is estimated by PATTCH, Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth, that between 25-35% of women report a traumatic birth experience. In any birth in which the mother or child’s health or life becomes endangered, a spectrum of emotional and physical outcomes are possible.

What Constitutes a Traumatic Birth

Often used as a general descriptor for any difficult birth or birth injury, a traumatic birth is widely defined as any birth in which the mother or the child’s life became endangered. From unforeseen medical conditions to difficulty for either mother or baby during or after the delivery process, these close-to-tragic scenarios cover a plethora of issues.

While injuries or medical mistakes are often easily categorized, birth trauma can be different from one mother to another. A traumatic birth for one individual may not produce the same reaction in a second mother experiencing the same or similar scenario. Traumatic birth can be difficult to predict, given the intense emotional and physical demands that the birthing process already has.

For many, there are a few common denominators to a traumatic birth;

  • Extreme pain
  • Emergency deliveries
  • Un-planned or emergency C Sections
  • Lack of pain relief
  • Long and/or painful labor
  • Feelings of shame or loss of dignity
  • Stillbirth or birth injury
  • Complications like hemorrhaging or tearing
  • Safety concerns
  • Staff concerns

The Dangers of Traumatic Births

In addition to the immediate threat of life to a mother or child during the birthing process, traumatic births have residual impact that must be tended to appropriately.  The impact of a traumatic birth can take an incredible physical and/or emotional toll, and proper care and support is essential for healthy treatment and recovery.

For many that have experienced a traumatic birth, common symptoms include;

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Anger and irritability
  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Social anxiety and avoidance
  • Detachment
  • Nightmares and flashbacks

In extreme cases of traumatic birth, PTSD diagnosis is seen in about 1.5-9% of all reported incidents.

If you or someone you love experienced a complicated and traumatic birth, it is important to seek and/or provide the proper support and assistance to aid in the healing process.  If your medical professional or medical negligence contributed to a traumatic birthing experience, you may contact my offices immediately.

I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

 

Factor V Leiden Complications & Injury Risk

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Factor V Leiden Risks

More than 3 million cases of Factor V Leiden are diagnosed annually in the US, yet our doctors are not testing for this in routine physicals and exams. Factor 5 or Factor V Leiden is a medical condition in which the V clotting factor in our blood has a mutation, which can cause abnormal and dangerous clotting.

With Factor V Leiden, it is not that blood will not clot, but rather that it is more likely your blood lacks the protein to naturally break up the clot. If a clot is developed deep vein, or travels to your lungs, heart or brain it can be a tragic outcome.

Individuals that have a single carrier parent – a heterozygous copy, versus individuals that inherited two (homozygous) have a vast risk difference. A single carrier is less likely to experience clotting complications, where as a double carrier has a significantly increased risk.

Factor V Leiden Healthcare Complications

Testing for Factor V Leiden can be done one of two ways. The most common test is a protein resistance test by drawing and analyzing a blood sample.  The second way to test for Factor V Leiden is through genetic screening.

Birth Injury with Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden sufferers that have been diagnosed are considered high risk pregnancies and deliveries. The complications and issues that can accompany a clotting factor are very dangerous. A pregnant mother can experience serious clotting complications that can lead to fetus distress, delivery complications and dangers for the mother and child.

Surgeries and Medical Care

Factor V Leiden diagnosis requires additional surgery pre-screenings – A Factor V Leiden diagnosis can have a large impact on your treatment plan. Since severe cases of Factor V Leiden are often undiagnosed until an issue arises, it can be very dangerous for the patient. Factor V Leiden is also commonly treated with blood thinning medications which require additional surgical considerations.

A diagnosis of Factor V Leiden requires that an individual avoid long periods of immobility,  like long periods of rest following a medical procedure.

Medications

Individuals diagnosed with Factor V Leiden are typically required to abstain from any artificial hormones, most commonly birth control and artificial estrogen treatments.

Everyday Life

Essentially any behavior that can contribute to clots forming is a risk factor for individuals with Factor V Leiden.  Long trips in a car or plane, extended periods of rest, obesity and smoking can all raise your risk of developing a dangerous clot. Factor V Leiden individuals should also avoid behaviors that can contribute to injury, like sports, dangerous household items and even injuries from everyday behaviors like shaving or brushing your teeth.

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden after an incident or complication following a medical procedure or pregnancy, your physician may have missed the early warning signs.  Family history and a history of unexplained clots, pregnancy loss and clotting complications can mean your Factor V Leiden went undiagnosed. Contact my offices immediately.

I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

 

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

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Types of Medical Malpractice

Any one of us, at any time, could have an accident or illness that may require medical care.  Emergency medical care, routine surgeries and routine consultations are a part of nearly every American’s way of life.  It is important that our medical system and medical professionals are held to the highest standards of safety and care.

Don’t be fooled… medical mistakes and malpractice occurrences can happen in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

  • Birth and Delivery Negligence
  • Surgical Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Medication Errors

The Journal of American Medicine Association cites that 34% of all malpractice claims for inpatients were the result of surgical errors. According to a study by  the New England Journal of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYNs) were estimated to be involved in about 20% of malpractice cases.

Misdiagnosis accounted for almost 50% of all outpatient errors.

How to be Vigilant

Protecting yourself and your loved ones is essential.

  • Research your physician
  • Research your hospital system
  • Have a loved one present at all times
  • Have a thorough understanding – Ask questions
  • Get a second or third opinion
  • Call for help the moment you suspect a problem or error

Medical mistakes and malpractice can have a profound impact on your life, and may even result in a tragic, preventable death.  It is essential that we all hold our medical systems and our physicians to the highest standards!

If you or a loved one was a victim of medical mistakes or malpractice, you must contact me immediately.  I have been fighting for the rights of victims for over 36 years!

I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

Exhaustion Leading to Nursing Mistakes

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Ohio Nurses are Exhausted

Our growing population has led to a serious nursing shortage – and the outcome is dangerous for any of us that step foot in a hospital.

In Northeast Ohio alone, one staffing agency predicts Ohio’s shortage of nurses will reach an all time high in the next 3 years – with up to 3,500 nurses needed. Currently, it is reported that in Northeast Ohio alone, there is a shortage of over 700 nurses. Our Ohio nurses are overworked, exhausted and have zero cap on the amount of time they must spend on a shift or shifts over a period of time. Nurses are required to work beyond their 12 hour shift, some have even faced reprimand for leaving. The bottom line: our nurses are exhausted and our lives and the lives of our loved ones are at stake!

Exhausted and Sick and Making Mistakes

When a nurse is required to work long hours and mandatory shifts despite being severely exhausted, they too get sick.  Exhaustion and illness play a huge role in medical mistakes.  In this scenario, the mistakes may actually be on the hands of the hospital system and not the individual.

The state of Ohio does not regulate or cap the amount of time a nursing shift can run in length, nor does state law specify how much time must be between shifts. A nurse may be required to return with only a few short hours between shifts, or asked to stay for 2-10 hours beyond their scheduled shift (which is commonly 12 hours).

Retail, trucking and the airline industry – hour and shift caps are in place! 

  • Truckers must keep a log book
  • Airline employees have an hour cap
  • Even our youth and underage workers must have a regulated schedule!

Many of us have been at a busy airport, only to have a flight cancelled because the crew had reached their max out time in a day. Why wouldn’t nurses be any different?

Mandatory overtime is outlawed in 18 other states, but Ohio just isn’t one of them.

The Repercussions of Putting Profit Before Care

While Ohio hospital systems are required to have staffing plans for nurses, particularly in a ‘bare bones’ employment scenario – Many argue the plans fail to recognize the shortage in general, and worse in critical care or emergency departments.  News Channel Five quotes Executive Director of Ohio Nurses , Lori Chovanak as saying she believes our hospitals are blatantly putting “profits ahead of patients”.

The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation, the organization that assigns quality ratings to hospital systems, is well aware of the widespread issue.  Their research reportedly indicates that after a 12.5 hour shift, the risk of mistakes is three times higher than a nurse working a routine shift.

Mistakes are reportedly the THIRD leading cause of deaths in medical settings.  That is easy math folks, and shifts should not exceed that timeframe!

I certainly wouldn’t want to be the individual in hour 13 of a shift, versus getting treated in hour 1.

Who is at fault?  If a nurse cannot say NO, without risking their career – Then the establishment is at fault.  Compassionate, caring and intelligent nurses are forced to work through exhaustion – Putting our lives at risk.

If you or a loved one was injured or died as a result of negligent nursing and exhaustion, you must contact my offices immediately.  We must rally to change the standard of care and poor expectations in our community.

As your Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

Live On Lakeside – Where I’ll Make Them Pay All Began

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Where “I’ll Make Them Pay”® Comes From

After 20 appearances on “Live on Lakeside” Michael and I finally talk about my slogan “I’ll Make Them Pay”® and where it all began.

The Inspiration Behind “I’ll Make Them Pay”®

Unfortunately, the tale behind “I’ll Make Them Pay”® is a sad one to tell. Many years ago, I received a call from a young father.  His son had just went in for a simple surgical procedure, and due to negligent medical error – Suffered a terribly severe brain injury. An easy procedure and something went terribly wrong.  He called me, and he just didn’t know where else to turn.

I met with him and their family immediately.  It was clear that they were heart broken and distraught – With only one goal in mind. The doctor that caused this tragedy has got to be held accountable.

On my way out of the hospital, the boys’ grandmother pokes me in the chest – All 98 pounds of fury, she tells me  ‘GO MAKE THEM PAY’.

I told her I will.

And I did.

I dedicated all of my experience, resources and energy to this case. The family was compensated, the doctor was held accountable, and they were able to resume as normal of a life as possible.

Why My Clients Call Me 

I cannot change the past, and I can’t bring your loved one back. In over 36 years of medical malpractice cases and tragedy, never once did a client come to me and talk about money. 

This process is about justice.  Holding the guilty party accountable for what they did, and making sure it doesn’t happen again, is always the number one priority. Compensation is often a necessity as a direct results of the tragedy, but the goal is always to hold the guilty party accountable.

 If you or a loved one suffered a tragedy, you must call my offices today.

  • Personal Injury
  • Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injury
  • Surgery Problems
  • Wrongful Death
  • Worker’s Compensation & more 

Your problems become my problems.  My clients receive my direct dial line –  Your concerns are not 9-5. I am not 9-5.  We get results.

I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

 

Live On Lakeside – Where “I’ll Make Them Pay” Began

 

Akron Summa Health Care Medical Malpractice

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Summa Health Care – The Impact of 2017 Changes

Resident programs revoked after hospital found to be deplorable, 2017 staffing changes found to wreak havoc.

If you were treated at Akron Summa Hospital ER in 2017, you need to read this.

Imagine you show up to the ER for emergency care, only to find out that day the staff had been replaced, chaos ensued and the current and future quality of care was questionable, at best!

This isn’t the plot for a drama on Netflix – that is exactly what happened in our very own back yard at Akron’s Summa Hospital. Employees reportedly failing to reach contract negotiations in 2016 were abruptly led out of the door on January 1, 2017.

Unfortunately for Akron’s Summa hospital, 2017 has not been a prosperous year.  Starting on New Years Day 2017, all hospital academic physicians contracted by SEA (Summa Emergency Associates) for decades, were also led out of the door.  A new contracted company was put in place to provide staffing and the results were catastrophic.  SEA employees were offered and declined generous packages by USACS, the new organization scrambling to fill roles.  The hospital also lost its national accreditation for their medical residency program.

Out with the Old in with the New

USACS unfortunately miscalculated their opportunity, falling short on staff and on experience.  Many physicians they brought in were not residing in Northeast Ohio, and had very little academic experience.

USACS supplies staff for hospitals across the US, providing physician placement and other health care industry roles.  Coincidentally, USACS CEO is also the husband of Summa’s Chief Medical Officer – A relationship that was said not to have influenced the decision.

The resulting actions and loss of national residency accreditation occurred after compounding complaints by patients and other community partners – Claiming patients were being treated and released by residents – Ignoring requests for supervisor consults. Unfortunately for current and future students, this means their residency needs a new home – And Akron Summa is no longer an option.

How Medical Malpractice Happens in Transition

Poor planning and terrible decision making can both contribute to large instances of medical malpractice. Lack of medical experience in a training hospital, lack of organization and overall chaos can certainly allow patients’ care to fall through the cracks.

If you visited Akron Summa Hospital in 2017, and suffered an injury due to medical malpractice or neglect, you must call my offices today.

As your Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

Dead in Bed Medical Malpractice

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Dead In Bed – A New Wave of Malpractice or the Same Concerns?

‘Dead in bed’ malpractice is sweeping the headlines and tragedies are adding up.  Imagine, your loved one’s routine procedure went great, but unexpectedly is found dead or severely brain injured due to lack of oxygen or other adverse effects.  The increasing rate of dead in bed medical malpractice is alarming, but is it a new problem or the same medical negligence wrapped in new packaging?

Classifying ‘Dead in Bed’ 

The term ‘dead in bed’ generally refers to an otherwise healthy patient who experiences death or an adverse event during recovery following a medical procedure.  A patient is left unattended to rest and/or recover from the procedure, only to die unexpectedly. From elective surgeries to required procedures, the cause of death in these cases is not related to complications from the procedure.

Local Investigations in Northeast Ohio

Recent investigations have shed light on the alarming trend. One of the largest investigations was a local study which found that post operative administered medication, specifically opiates, are the leading factor. If misused, opiates can cause critical suppression of a patient’s respiratory system/breathing  – Pain management changes over the last decade may be the single largest factor in the increasing occurrence of ‘dead in bed’.

A confidential ‘dead in bed’ national registry launched two years ago to track cases of this nature. Hospitals are directed to report ‘dead in bed’ cases but many are hesitant or avoid/under- report them.  As estimated 50,000 documented cases during the last decade fall into the ‘dead in bed’ category. Some investigations indicate that pain over-management with drugs is becoming commonplace, since hospitals are essentially awarded federal funding based on patient grades for pain management.

These preventable tragedies are yielding millions in payouts for hospitals right here in Cleveland and across the country.  A recent case in Akron resulted in a women being placed on life support and then died, only to find that her tragic death was preventable – She was served Dilaudid and left unattended.  Instead of using effective and very affordable monitoring solutions, the patient likely had her respiratory system suppressed until the amount of oxygen was no longer viable to support her brain and essential organs.  The same hospital system is under fire for investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in marketing at local athletic facilities, yet bypass the easy monitoring solutions.

The technology is readily available to monitor oxygen levels – It’s just not being used. For a small fee, even patients that are considered low risk in recovery can be monitored around the clock.  In addition, changing the way hospital surveys are performed and how medication is administered can have a profound impact.

If your loved one died in recovery following a surgical procedure, you must call my offices immediately. 

As your Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.

 

Failure to Diagnose our Nation’s Heroes

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Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars at Risk for Serious Illness and Misdiagnosis

Lung disease for present day war veterans is very much a part of everyday life.  While the Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense stand by their declaration that there is a low disease risk as a result of exposure, the numbers tell a very different story.  For our Nation’s heroes the battle for a proper diagnosis and treatment can be costly and nearly impossible without advanced directives in place.

The Foundation of a Diagnosis

In all of my years practicing law and working with some of the brightest minds in medicine and in the legal realm, it never ceases to amaze me how often the geniuses of our era stick their heads in the proverbial sand.  The first step to identifying and creating a treatment plan for any medical ailment is naturally to recognize the problem exists in the first place.

Despite record numbers of our veterans reporting pulmonary complications following their tours of duty, the VA and the medical community are largely resistant to identifying, diagnosing or treating these conditions.  Regardless if this is due to lack of knowledge or lack of resources – A medical misdiagnosis is a grave injustice for all.

Leading Symptoms of Lung Disease Stemming from Military Duty

  • Wheezing
  • Chronic cough
  • New or worsening asthma
  • Fatigue
  • General breathing complications
  • Low blood oxygen levels
  • Constrictive Bronchiolitis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

These symptoms and the resulting medical complications can stem from a variety of causes, all of which are very common during military duty; you will be hard pressed to find a veteran that has not routinely encountered some or all of these conditions.

  • Trash pits – open burning
  • Metal particulates in the air
  • Sand, dust particulates
  • Explosives
  • Bacteria and fungi in air
  • Other combat related air quality issues

The first step toward recognizing and developing a treatment strategy for these combat related illnesses is actually quite simple to implement!  A lung biopsy is necessary to  properly diagnose a pulmonary disorder, but without justification, a high risk procedure will not be authorized.  If a lung biopsy cannot be authorized initially, some simple procedures can yield preliminary results that may be sufficient to warrant a lung biopsy.

  • Track run time before and after deployment (Recommend 2 miles)
  • Track spirometer readings before and after deployment
  • Allergy related asthma tests and other allergens
  • Airway inflammation ID by fractional exhaled nitric oxide testing
  • Impulse oscillometry testing for measuring pulmonary reactivity
  • Specialized stress tests

If you or a loved one suspect pulmonary complications following a tour of duty and are not receiving adequate treatment or diagnoses, you must call my offices today.

As your Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373

 

Medical Malpractice – Delay Tactics

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Delay Tactics: Why You Need an Attorney for Your Medical Malpractice Claim

As noted in a 2016 headline case against the Cleveland Clinic,  attorney delay tactics can be incredibly detrimental to a medical malpractice claim.  Delays can count against the window for filing a claim and can cost injured victims a fortune in terms of financial compensation and justice.

A United States Air Force Colonel sought treatment at the Cleveland Clinic for prostate cancer.  The recommendation to remove the cancerous gland, but the subsequent botched surgery left him unemployed, incontinent and impotent.  The Cleveland Clinic claims no responsibility, and the victim may be barred from ever pursuing his case.  Why you may ask?  His attempt to file in 2010, 2 years after the surgery, was met with resistance from Clinic attorneys and expensive delay and deny tactics ultimately led his initial case to be dropped.

Delay Tactics and Unnecessary Expenses

When going against a massive power house like the Cleveland Clinic, it is essential to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your corner.  Delay tactics, record restrictions, expensive discovery hurdles and other obstructions can quickly sink a case. I have seen it happen time and again.  In this specific example, the victim was advised not to pursue the case by his own attorneys! A grave injustice for this proud serviceman and his family.

Expensive delays can also have much larger and more serious implications – In the state of Ohio, a patient has 1 year from when a patients discovers the injury and at most 4 years from the date the action caused the injury file a medical malpractice claim.  If you file and withdraw a claim, or fail to file altogether, the clock is ticking and your justice and financial compensation is at risk.

 

Changing the Rules

This case also highlights the secrecy in the medical community when it comes to injuries and lawsuits.  Not only is the Cleveland Clinic accused of negligently causing this victim’s injuries – but a host of other violations have also come to light.

  • Physician lying about being present during the surgery
  • Failing to follow appropriate protocol for initial complaint
  • Withholding information from an inspector
  • Failing to have proper consent forms
  • Falsely billing the government

This is the perfect example as to why a medical malpractice claim and subsequent ruling is not only for fair and just compensation, but also necessary to change the way our medical system lies, hides and defies the standard rules and regulations.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice, call me immediately. As your Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373

What Medical Professionals Can Be Held Liable for a Medical Malpractice Claim?

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Any time a person steps foot into a hospital or medical facility, the medical professionals in that facility must provide a certain standard of care to the patient no matter what.

These medical professionals can include surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and even internal medicine physicians.

Whether it is a routine doctor’s appointment or a scheduled surgical procedure, the physician at hand is responsible for your health and well-being. Medical malpractice injuries can range from emotional damage to severe injury or death.

What is standard of care?

The definition for standard of care is the level of care provided by a physician that is deemed as reasonable care based on the patient and circumstances.

If this standard of care is breached by a medical professional, it may result in medical negligence and injury to a patient. In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim, failure to provide the standard of care must be established.

A new study by The Doctors Company indicates internal medicine physicians are more likely to be sued for medical malpractice compared to other medical specialists.

According to the 1,180 closed medical malpractice claims studied, 39% of these were related to failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis. Other claims against internists include delay or failure to order diagnostic tests and errors in medication.

These results not only show how injuries resulted in the malpractice claims but also includes where they occurred. Many people think medical negligence typically occurs in hospitals, but the study indicates over half of the claims occurred in an office or clinic setting (57%) while 37% happened in hospitals, 5% in nursing home facilities, and 4% in other facilities.

If you feel the standard of care has been breached by a medical professional and resulted in an injury to you or a loved one, I urge you to call me immediately.

As your Cleveland, Ohio medical malpractice attorney, I will fight for you.  I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay! ®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.