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Do I have to sign an Arbitration Agreement to get medical care?

SHOULD I SIGN AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT? No, you should not sign an arbitration agreement with any health care provider.  It is becoming more routine practice for health care providers to ask patients to sign an arbitration agreement before receiving… Read More
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The Dangers of Texting While Driving

Texting while driving is a deadly habit.  Research has shown that texting while driving is a distraction that is responsible for tragic accidents all over the country.  I came across the following information on the Ohio BMV website and wanted to s… Read More
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Distracted Doctoring Increases Patient Risk

In the last few years, we have all heard of the dangers of “distracted driving.”  We know that the brain cannot effectively multi-task, and that driving while texting or viewing things on your phone can be deadly.  What you might not know, howe… Read More
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Breast Cancer Detection and Malpractice

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling invalidating patents that a company had obtained on the human genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2.  These two genes are basically associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risks.  The company that had… Read More
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The Effect of Tort Reform on Emergency Room Department Care

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine reminds us that Tort Reform does not lower health care costs.  Many people believe that the fear of malpractice lawsuits drive physicians to order otherwise unnecessary care and that their lega… Read More
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Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Homes

Each year, thousands of nursing home residents needlessly suffer from pressure ulcers.  A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin caused by unrelieved pressure that results in damage to the underlying tissue.  They are often referred to as bedsores… Read More
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Driver in Tracy Morgan Trucking Accident had Not Slept

You might have read the sad news from the entertainment world recently about the trucking accident that killed a comedian and injured TV star Tracy Morgan.  According to news reports, Morgan had hired a driver and a limo bus to take himself and some… Read More
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Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosed 30 Times

I read a tragic story today about a British woman who recently died after doctors missed 30 chances to diagnose her cervical cancer.  Jeannine Harvey was a 33 year-old mother of 4 who died as a result of cervical cancer.  She died more than eight m… Read More
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Why Courtrooms are Open to the Public

I was recently asked why courtrooms are open to the public. I’m not sure how many people know this, but anyone can go right into any courtroom and watch a trial. The reason for this is because the cases that are decided here affect the safety… Read More
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12 Million Misdiagnosis Mistakes Every Year

At The O’Keefe Firm, we have spent many years dealing with misdiagnosis mistakes.  These are mistakes made by doctors and other health care professionals in deciding what is wrong with a patient.  A very common situation is when a doctor misses s… Read More
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