If you are expecting a child, you rightfully assume that it should be a happy and exciting period in your life.
"Standard of care" is a critical phrase anytime someone in Ohio is considering whether to file a claim seeking compensation for injury believed to have been caused by negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse or hospital.
Hospitals, by law, are required to adhere to safety regulations and health care standards. They owe a duty to every patient to exercise reasonable care and maintain well-thought-out, airtight policies and procedures. However, hospitals often fall well short of this expectation.
$120 million sounds like a lot of money. It is. That figure is reportedly part of an effort to settle lawsuits by women who claim they've suffered injury due to transvaginal mesh implants. But it would be wrong to think that this development marks the end of the fight over these dangerous medical devices.
Putting a loved one in a nursing home is a very difficult decision for any family to make. However, if the person can no longer care for him or herself, it is often the only viable course of action for many. Although you may believe that your loved one will receive the best professional care in a nursing home, unfortunately, this is sometimes not the case.