November 2013 Archives

$7.5 million malpractice settlement for brain-injured toddler

Expectant mothers in Ohio concerned about the health of their unborn children hope to get the best medical care during an emergency. However, one California woman says that the hospital that she went to because of severe abdominal pain was negligent. A medical resident discharged the woman, who was 39 weeks pregnant and living in a homeless shelter with two other children. She returned to the hospital 12 hours later in order to deliver her baby boy via emergency C-section.

House bill aims to protect nursing home patients

One Ohio state representative is co-sponsoring legislation he hopes will help to protect nursing home patients. House Bill 298 would give elderly patients in nursing homes the right to install recording devices to covertly monitor staff. Reports say that the representative was outraged after learning that nursing homes believed they could restrict patients from installing their own personal surveillance cameras in their rooms.

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