By: Thomas Law Group On: November 17, 2014 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

In addition to a claim for abandonment a patient may have against a dentist for improperly terminating the dentist patient relationship, the Ohio State Dental Board may take the position that abandonment of a patient is grounds for discipline under Ohio law for violating the standard of care. Dentists...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: May 09, 2014 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Ohio’s Apology Statute was instituted in September 2004 and codified in R.C. 2317.43 to prohibit the use of a physician’s statement of sympathy as evidence in a malpractice action. The statute provides that all statements or affirmations, gestures or conduct expressing apology, sympathy, condolence, compassion, or the general sense...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: April 03, 2014 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Many regulations effect dental practices today and it may seem difficult to stay abreast of them all. Failing to comply with the regulations affecting the delivery of patient care, such as infection control practices, can have potentially more far reaching consequences than one might initially imagine. For example, not...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: March 05, 2014 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Many young health care practitioners are not aware that they have the right to have an employment contract reviewed by an attorney prior to executing it. We find in many cases that when these contracts fail or when the health care practitioner decides to terminate the contract there are...

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By: Thomas Law Group On: October 24, 2013 In: Health Care Professionals Comments: 0

Dental Board investigations in Ohio are required any time any complaint is filed against a dentist.  The complaint could be initiated by an individual, an insurance company, or virtually any third party, without any proof what-so-ever of any wrong doing on the part of the dentist.  By statute, the...

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