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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 24, 2012 – Evidently, even doctors lie when they think they may be in trouble and can avoid taking responsibility for their actions. “It is rather dismaying to note that a recent study has found that roughly 11 percent of physicians admit they have lied to a patient or a child guardian within the past year. A further 20 percent indicate they haven’t told the patient about the mistake because they were afraid of being sued,” outlined Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 9, 2012 – The plaintiff in this case had a sore throat and wound up dead. What happened? “This is one shocker of a case,” commented Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC in Ohio. “A young woman goes to the defendant’s office, complaining of a sore throat. Two days later she is dead. She received little in the way of treatment at the doctor’s office and was not thoroughly examined.” The woman went to the doctor complaining of a sore throat. The physician only gave […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 30, 2012 – Medical malpractice insurance premiums are high in spite of tort reform, not because of it. “It depends on how you look at medical malpractice as to how you feel about it. If you are a doctor, you may dread the day you are sued as the costs of defending such an action is quite high. Along with the high costs of litigation, comes the high cost of medical malpractice insurance. Which came first? The chicken or the egg?” inquired Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2012 – In an alarming trend, some individuals are calling themselves doctors and performing discounted plastic surgery. The results are horrific. “I’ve seen a lot of things over the course of practicing in the field of medical malpractice, and this latest trend of just anyone who feels like it declaring they can perform plastic surgery is particularly alarming. They can’t, and the results range from supremely botched procedures to death,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC in Ohio. There are at least 17 […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 23, 2012 – It appears that tort reform may be having a different effect than initially expected. Smaller medical offices are folding, and more doctors are working for large institutions. “There was a time when doctors first thought that medical malpractice reform was a knight in shining armor, and perhaps, at first blush, it was. Over time, medical malpractice reform has demonstrated something that attorneys have known for a long time: that the medical malpractice system is still as unfair and unjust as ever,” remarked Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) February 15, 2012 – Recent news reports have revealed a frightening medical practice of over-stenting. Ironically, a doctor charged with putting a stop to it does it in his practice. “There are times when you read the news and just shake your head at what goes on in the world. The latest material we read was from Maryland, where more than one Maryland doctor was charged with over-stenting. That in itself was bad enough,” pointed out Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “But it […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2012 – Patients expect doctors to know what they are doing. That did not happen in this case. “I have seen and heard a lot of things over the number of years that I have been practicing law,” remarked Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC in Ohio. “But this case is just astoundingly awful.” It happened in Ohio, in Frederick County. A local resident went in for heart surgery, expecting to be just fine when it was over and done. […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) January 12, 2012 – It does not matter where this case happened. The fact is that medical malpractice can and does happen to seniors in nursing homes. “When nursing homes do not provide the right care to their residents or negligently provide the care they claim they offer, they too may be sued for medical malpractice, and not just the facility itself,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer at The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio, “The employees, other caregivers on the premises, and the owners can […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 30, 2011 – This case is disturbing in that the doctor that killed a patient due to lack of proper care, but is still employed by the same hospital. “I have been practicing law for a long time,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “But I have to say, I don’t think I have run across this kind of a situation that often. It’s one that makes patients think of their worst nightmare: a doctor, an anesthesiologist no […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2011 – Despite a medical malpractice cap in some states, damages may still reach millions in other categories. This case is a prime example. “This reported case shows why medical malpractice lawsuits may receive extremely high settlement awards. It has to do with the facts of each case, and this case is just horrendous,” remarked Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. In this story, a young girl waited more than five hours for treatment for an infection and […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 29, 2011 – Recent lawsuits show doctors who received kickbacks were not punished, despite drug companies paying out settlements for marketing fraud. “These latest lawsuits are as horrifying as they are disturbing,” remarked Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “They highlight a lack of ethical behavior on the part of doctors who appear to be more interested in money than in taking care of patients.” The most recent lawsuit saw Alpharma pay out $42.5 million to settle federal claims […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) November 8, 2011 – Although a doctor can help after an injury, they still may not be able to get a patient completely back to 100 percent after a work injury. “Water cooler conversations, if they include medical issues, many times involve someone wanting to sue their doctor. Often it is workers recovering from an injury,” commented Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “They are not happy that they are not completely healed as they were prior to their injury. […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) October 25, 2011 – Electronic health records and other tools designed to help doctors may be a blessing and a curse. “It’s often been stated that having e-health medical records will free up an enormous amount of time for doctors and other health professionals,” commented Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “These records will ensure more accurate health records, reduce errors relating to bad handwriting, provide a clear record of patient treatment and provide all treating physicians with access to […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2011 – Medical malpractice caps are starting to crop up in more states. The latest is North Carolina. “Medical malpractice caps penalize victims of medical negligence and for what?” asked Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “Do insurance companies need to keep more of their money? Why allow doctors to continue to practice and harm more patients? Politicians do not get the bigger picture of innocent victims paying the price for medical errors and being left to live […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) September 19, 2011 – Lap band surgery is all the rage to help people lose weight. But if the surgery goes awry, it can result in serious harm or death. “This reported case was really bad – a perfect example of how the medical community at times strives to protect its own, even in the face of blatant negligence,” said Christopher Mellino. Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer at The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. There are certainly other ways to lose weight, and the woman involved in this […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) September 2, 2011 – Everyone, no matter what their ethnic origin or status in the U.S., is entitled to quality medical care. That did not happen in this case. “This reported case is disturbing for a couple of reasons,” commented Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer at The Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. “The first problem is the egregious behavior of the physician who was supposed to be delivering this baby. The second is that people were making an issue of the fact that the mother was an undocumented […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) August 11, 2011 – This case was as shocking as it was distressing for all those involved. A two-year-old toddler died of severe burns from her bath water, only to have her stomach pierced at the hospital. “There are some cases that just sear your heart and you have a hard time reading about them. This case is one of those that really leave an impression behind, and a sense of sadness for the family. The father in this case filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of a water heater and a doctor […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) August 4, 2011 – This case involves a man who was killed in a bicycle accident. This wrongful death lawsuit was filed on behalf of the father of two by his family. “This reported wrongful death lawsuit settled for $1.5 million. The man, a molecular research scientist at a university, was killed by a van as he was riding his bike to work in February 2009. The van’s driver worked for a refrigeration and HVAC company. The van driver suddenly made an illegal U-turn, right in front of the man on the bike, and with […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 27, 2011 – If doctors speak out against medical malpractice caps, the public resonates with that. However, politicians think they are blowing smoke. “What would happen if the relative of a politician, or a politician, were severely harmed by medical malpractice? What if they wanted to take their case to court because their life had been catastrophically affected and they needed medical care for the rest of their lives, but they found out they could only recover $250,000 if they were successful in their suit? What if their ongoing treatment would ultimately cost them […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) July 15, 2011 – Plastic surgery malpractice is an anomaly of sorts. Damage awards in this area for injuries tend to be smaller. “You’d think if someone was the victim of medical malpractice at the hands of a plastic or cosmetic surgeon, that the damage awards would be relatively high, particularly if the end results were disfiguring. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case,” said Christopher Mellino.  Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer and wrongful death lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. This is an odd area of not only […]


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