August 2013 Archives

Delayed diagnosis in Ohio may be medical malpractice

A report on outpatient care blamed delays in diagnosis and treatment on poor teamwork, bureaucratic messes, miscommunication and a lack of coordinated care. The study was done by the Veterans Administration between 2005 and 2012, and tried to identify the causes for failure to diagnose as well as delays in treatment for an average of four months. Researchers said that this kind of delay might be as harmful to patients as a misdiagnosis.

Ohio doctors learn of new therapy for traumatic brain injury

Doctors from Ohio and around the world recently learned about progress in communicating with unconscious or comatose patients. Those who work with individuals suffering from a traumatic brain injury may soon be able to measure the consciousness of patients who are unable to move. The Italian researchers found that as many as 40 percent of patients who were diagnosed as unresponsive have some level of consciousness, which means that they are aware of what is going on around them but cannot signal this understanding verbally or through bodily motion because of their incapacitation.

One dead, two injured in Ohio crash

One teenager died and two other people were injured in a crash that occurred in the Chauncey area. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 7:30 a.m., just past Route 682 on Route 33. According to the patrol, a 17-year-old girl ran a stop sign on Route 682 and collided with a truck that was coming on Route 33.

Family sues hospital for botching kidney transplant

The family of an Ohio woman who allegedly had a botched kidney transplant in 2012 has sued the hospital for medical malpractice. According to the report, the woman, who was 24 years old at the time of the surgery, was supposed to be receiving a kidney from her younger brother, who was considered to be a perfect match. However, the kidney was disposed of during the surgery.

Nursing home accused of neglect sues state

Nursing home abuse and neglect sometimes leave signs and symptoms on its victims. Some of these include bruises, bedsores, evidence of poor hygiene, dehydration or malnutrition. Additionally, there may be signs of psychological or sexual abuse or evidence of poor supervision, such as nursing home residents who have wandered off or have fallen.

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