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The Impact of Physician Empathy on Chronic Pain Outcomes: Insights from a new study

Chronic pain affects millions of Americans, presenting a significant challenge not only for those suffering but also for healthcare providers striving to offer effective treatment. In the realm of medical malpractice, understanding the nuances of patient care, including the role of physician empathy, is crucial. A recent 2024 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) sheds new light on this topic, demonstrating the profound impact of

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What Happens When You Reject an Insurance Settlement Offer
Medical Malpractice

What Happens When You Reject an Insurance Settlement Offer?

If you believe that an insurance company’s initial settlement offer is inadequate to cover your losses following a personal injury accident, you are certainly able (and highly advised) to decline the offer. When you decline the initial offer, it usually opens the door to negotiations. This is when you can present additional evidence, counter-offers, and justifications for a higher settlement. It also sends a message that you’re willing to advocate

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Anesthesia Awareness
Medical Errors

Anesthesia Awareness

Anesthesia awareness, a rare but profoundly distressing phenomenon, occurs when a patient regains partial consciousness during surgery or medical procedures under general anesthesia. This condition exposes individuals to an awareness of their surroundings, potentially accompanied by pain and an inability to communicate due to the paralytic agents often used in anesthesia. At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we understand the deep psychological and physical impact anesthesia awareness can have

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What Causes Fluid Around the Heart
Failure to Diagnose

What Causes Fluid Around the Heart?

Fluid around the heart, a condition medically referred to as pericardial effusion, can pose significant health risks for those affected. At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we recognize how distressing a diagnosis of pericardial effusion can be, particularly when it might stem from medical malpractice. That’s why we’re here to help victims understand their rights and the legal implications surrounding pericardial effusion malpractice.  If you believe your pericardial effusion

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Expressed Consent
Medical Errors

Express Consent

When it comes to undergoing any treatment or medical procedure, a patient’s consent is a crucial element. This is not just a formality but a fundamental right. Understanding consent is crucial for both patients and healthcare professionals, as it ensures that the patient’s agreement to a procedure or treatment is based on full awareness of the procedure’s nature, benefits, risks, and alternatives.  At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we

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Can You Sue a Pharmacy for Negligence
Medical Malpractice

Can You Sue a Pharmacy for Negligence?

At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we understand the profound impact that pharmacy negligence can have on individuals and their families. That’s why our dedicated team of medical malpractice lawyers in Ohio and Northern Kentucky is committed to advocating for the rights of those harmed by pharmacy errors. Whether it’s a prescription mix-up, incorrect dosage, or failure to provide essential medication warnings, we have the experience and resources to

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Contrast Dye Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Medical Errors

Death From CT Scan Dye

In 2018, a 70-year-old woman went to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) for an outpatient MRI regarding a mass in her breast. After undergoing some initial MRI scans, she was given intravenous gadobutrol, a contrast dye used to make certain parts of the body more visible in imaging scans. During her initial scans, the woman was able to hold still throughout the process. However, after the dye

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What Are Never Events
Hospital Errors

What Are Never Events?

‘Never Events‘ refers to shocking and unacceptable medical errors that should not occur under any circumstances. These Never Events encompass a broad range of incidents, including surgery performed on the wrong patient, medication errors, and the retention of a foreign object in a patient’s body post-surgery.   At TLF: The Medical Injury Law Firm, we recognize the profound importance of understanding Never Events, not only in regard to patient safety and

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stroke misdiagnosis compensation
Medical Malpractice

Stroke Treatment Failures: Navigating Stroke Malpractice Claims

When it comes to treating a stroke, every second counts. The timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment of a stroke can mean the difference between recovery and long-term disability, or even life and death. Unfortunately, in some instances, medical professionals fail to provide their patients with the minimum standard of care required in the event of a stroke, leading to devastating consequences for patients and their families. If your loved

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Expert Witness Testimony
Medical Malpractice

Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases: Their Role and Importance

People typically trust that doctors and medical professionals will always provide proper care and keep their best interests in mind when treating them. Unfortunately, some medical professionals can act negligently and disregard the care and safety of the patient they’re treating. When this happens, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim against the negligent doctor, nurse, or other medical professional(s).  A medical malpractice case is a complex

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Birth Injuries

Understanding Preeclampsia: Signs, Symptoms and Seeking Justice

Pregnancy should be a time of joy and anticipation as expectant parents eagerly await the arrival of their bundle of joy. However, amidst the excitement, there are certain medical conditions that can pose serious risks to both the mother and the baby. One such condition is preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition that demands prompt diagnosis and appropriate medical intervention. In this blog post, the Ohio and Northern Kentucky medical malpractice

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How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case
Medical Malpractice

How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Whenever you undergo a medical procedure or visit a medical professional, you put your life in their hands and trust that they have your best interest at heart. When that healthcare professional acts negligently and fails to comply with their duty of care and you are injured as a result, they’ve committed medical malpractice.  If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare

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