October 2017 Archives

Opioids and anticoagulants top cause of medical liability claims

Ohio readers may be interested to learn that opioids are the leading cause of medication-related insurance claims, according to a new report. The report, which was issued by Coverys, also found that anticoagulant drugs are a frequent cause of medical errors.

The role of race and genetics in cancer outcomes

The death rate from breast cancer dropped 39 percent from 1989 to 2015. However, a woman's chances of survival may depend on her race as much as advances in medical treatment. White woman in Ohio may have a better chance of surviving breast cancer compared to black women. Asian, Hispanic and native American women had the lowest death rates from this type of cancer.

Halloween may be dangerous but don't ignore risks on other nights

Costumes, candy and children walking the streets of Ohio neighborhoods will be upon us in a few short weeks. October 31st is fast approaching for local families to celebrate Halloween and go trick-or-treating for what some may consider is the scariest night of the year.

Suing a doctor for opioid addiction

Opioid painkillers have been wreaking havoc and ruining lives for a number of years now. Over the last couple of decades, what was a background problem has risen to the forefront as a national epidemic.

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