Back in mid-April, we discussed some of the most legal theories doctors in Ohio may use when defending themselves from a medical malpractice lawsuit. One common way that malpractice claims fail is for the judge to rule that the plaintiff waited too long to file suit; in other words, the statute of limitations has run out on the claim.
People who double-dip by earning an impermissible income while also receiving workers’ compensation benefits cost Ohio employers millions of dollars a year. To combat this, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation investigates cases of suspected fraud, and makes sure those cheating the system face criminal charges.
The mission of every Ohio hospital is to provide patients the best possible care. And most doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are dedicated to meeting the duty of due care they owe their patients.
In a previous blog post, we discussed common legal defenses that doctors may use when fending off a dubious medical malpractice claim. One of the defenses we mentioned was contributory negligence. In today’s post, we will go into more detail about that legal concept, and how it can be used when the patient is at least partially responsible for his or her own injuries.