Posts tagged "Ohio"

Jun 21, 2011
Ohio Court Rules Statute of Repose Portion of 2003 Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Unconstitutional

side note: This is a ruling that could have significant impact on the cost of medical liability insurance in Ohio. In this case, an appellate court found that the state’s statute of repose was unconstitutional. Like a statute of limitations, a statute of repose imposes a deadline for filing a claim. In Ohio, the statute […]

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Jan 19, 2011
5th Annual Ohio Professional Liability Closed Claim Report

Side Note: The Ohio Department of Insurance has issued their fifth annual Ohio Medical Professional Liability Closed Claim Report. The data is collected from organizations in Ohio that provide medical liability insurance to health care providers and health care institutions in Ohio. Such organizations are required by law to file this medical liability information with […]

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May 11, 2010
Reporting surgical fires could improve patient safety in Ohio, experts say

side note: transparency and risk management have long been suggested as a means of lowering medical accidents. The Cleveland Clinic is correct. Accountability and a sharing of mistakes would go far in preventing future mistakes. When fire breaks out and burns a patient during surgery in Pennsylvania, the hospital is required by law to report […]

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Apr 23, 2010
Lawsuit proof in Ohio?

side note: This is a very interesting ruling out of Ohio An Ohio Supreme Court ruling has limited a patient’s opportunity to sue for medical malpractice based on where the treatment occurred and who was present for the treatment. In Theobald v. University of Cincinnati, the Court ruled that when a physician is negligent in […]

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