Ohio bill threatens to give hospitals power to designate medical records

medical recordsWhether you’re switching to a new doctor or concerned about the care you or a loved one received, complete and accurate medical records play a crucial role in the health care process.

A new definition of these files, proposed by House Bill 172, threatens to give hospitals the power to decide what is, or is not, considered a medical record when a patient’s information is requested. The move could limit patients’ access to their own medical records and present new challenges in legal battles to hold medical providers accountable for negligence and malpractice. Continue reading “Ohio bill threatens to give hospitals power to designate medical records”

Elk & Elk attorneys to present at upcoming National Business Institute seminar

national business instituteElk & Elk attorneys Amy L. Papesh and William J. Price will share their extensive experience in the area of wrongful death litigation at an upcoming National Business Institute live seminar in Cleveland.

NBI’s “Wrongful Death Litigation: Start-to-Finish” takes place on Thursday, November 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CMBA Conference Center. The program is approved for 6 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit hours, including one hour of attorney ethics instruction. Continue reading “Elk & Elk attorneys to present at upcoming National Business Institute seminar”