Medical Malpractice Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 6

Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) June 21, 2013 – Two commuter trains collided in Connecticut on a recent Friday, injuring dozens. The collision occurred between two Metro-North Railroad trains near Fairfield during rush hour. Authorities said at least 70 people were injured, five of them critically. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), an eastbound train derailed just after 6 p.m. and collided with a westbound train. “Passengers expect to be safe on modern trains, and authorities owe it to everyone involved to determine how the accident occurred and how to prevent another accident like it,” said Washington, D.C. personal […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) June 20, 2013 – Medical malpractice laws may soon not be an issue. Looming large is a recent trend for corporations to buy physician’s practices. “Although most of the states in the country are focusing on tightening medical malpractice laws, rules and regulations, Florida is giving the heads-up to a trending issue that may change the landscape of how medical care is delivered. Many small physicians’ offices are being snapped up by large corporations, effectively making the doctor an employee, and no longer an owner,” explained Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer, Tom Robenalt. Physicians view this […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 14, 2013 – Each passing day brings the news that more transvaginal lawsuits have been filed across the nation. “It was just five short years ago that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated there were risks involving mesh implants. Since that time, the number of lawsuits, as a result of mesh implant side effects, has increased astronomically,” remarked Austin personal injury attorney Bobby Lee, of Lee, Gober and Reyna in Austin, Texas. Why the apparent sudden increase in the number of transvaginal lawsuits filed? At first, it was a trickle of complaints about […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) June 13, 2013 – Nevada’s courts ruled health insurance companies must monitor the practices of health care professional members. “Nevada just handed down a ruling with the potential for an octopus-like reach —- a $24 million jury verdict in a hepatitis C outbreak case that indicated health insurance companies are required to watch over the practices of their members,” stated Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. “It’s well worth reading: Helen Meyer v. Health Plan of Nevada Inc, Eighth Judicial District Court (Clark County), No. 09A583799; and Bonnie Brunson v. Health Plan of Nevada […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 12, 2013 – Nearly 3.2 million Americans live in nursing care facilities. Many are subjected to abuse at the hands of their caregivers. “Many people are horrified to hear that nursing home abuse is quite common —- more common than we would like to admit. Of the 3.2 million Americans in care facilities, just about one in three of those homes have been singled out for violations and close to 10 percent of the residents have been subjected to abuse. The shocking statistics don’t end there,” added Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) June 6, 2013 – Traumatic brain injury stalks those who play contact sports, military personnel deployed in a war and those involved in vehicle accidents. “It is not a stretch of the imagination to state that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a living nightmare. Just read the news relating to the high number of big name sports celebrities who took their own lives as a result of TBI,” suggested Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. While brain injuries are considered to be silent, because no one can see them, the effects on those with […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) June 5, 2013 – Everyone knows that interns are run off their feet and exhausted, opening the door to medical malpractice. “Anyone who has been in hospital is likely familiar with the ever present newest batch of interns, run ragged from long hours and little, if no sleep. It’s almost an American tradition; a tradition the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) wants to change. They’ve set a 16-hour limit for shifts for first year residents, to increase patient safety and preserve the well-being of the interns,” said Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 4, 2013 – Some drugs help. Other drugs, like Cymbalta, have the potential to kill, as they did in this case. “Wrongful death, defective product lawsuits involving the suicide of a young teen are particularly hard to deal with. The family is distraught and in shock. They want to know that what happened to their son will never happen to anyone else. The drug Cymbalta is at the center of the storm in this lawsuit and eventual settlement,” indicated Austin injury lawyer Brooks Schuelke, with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P. Cymbalta was approved for use […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 22, 2013 – Florida is not the only state where patients will need to fight harder for justice, only to have the rug pulled out from under them. “It’s extremely troubling to hear about what is happening in other states, like Florida, when it directly affects the rights of medical malpractice victims. For instance, Florida now wants to require a higher burden of proof in medical malpractice lawsuits and would block litigation against hospitals for malpractice if it was committed by individuals who are not employees —- which would mean most of the doctors,” […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2013 – A Louisiana man is suing a local hospital, alleging inattentive care left him with deep vein thrombosis in both legs. Louis A. Dirosa of Jefferson Parish filed a lawsuit against four defendants in connection with his February, 2010 hospitalization. He says that after he was admitted to the hospital, a nurse gave him an enema and left him on a bedpan. Dirosa alleges that he fell asleep and was left on the bedpan for four and a half hours, which caused painful swelling, deep indentations in his skin, and deep vein […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 15, 2013 – The possibility of medical malpractice is a patient’s nightmare; a nightmare that often comes true. “I recently read a case where a man had gone to hospital to have his gallbladder removed; certainly a fairly routine operation. However, the results of the operation were anything ‘but’ routine. The man spent six months in intensive care fighting blood poisoning and multiple organ failure. What had happened? His surgeon severed his bile duct,” said Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. Spending six months in intensive care was just the tip of the […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 10, 2013 – A Texas resident who received two different defective hip implants filed a suit against the manufacturer. A lawsuit was filed against Stryker Orthopaedics in New Jersey Superior Court in February 2013. The suit alleges that the two Stryker hip implants the man received caused him serious injury and were defective. “This is not the first case facing Stryker Orthopaedics,” noted Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. Numerous patients have alleged that there were complications experienced after receiving the Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II due to defective issues; the lawsuits have been […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) May 8, 2013 – Not all bad medical outcomes are the result of physician malpractice. This case is such an example. “This case resulted in a win for the defense, and two doctors sued for medical malpractice were absolved in misdiagnosing and improperly treating preeclampsia. The jury handed down the verdict after several days of deliberation on the facts of the case,” explained Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. The plaintiff filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2009, stating the two doctors involved in the birth of her child caused her to lose her […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2013 – The family of a man whose infected leg was amputated filed suit against his nursing home. John Eric Rush, 49, alleged that staff negligence led to an infected bed sore on his left heel. The sore eventually forced doctors to amputate the leg above the knee, according to a statement released by Rush’s attorney. Greg Grambor, president of Vascular PRN, a distributor of medical devices used in the prevention of bed sores and deep vein thrombosis, said that bed sores are a serious health threat to bedridden patients. “Bed sores and […]


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Little Rock, AR (Law Firm Newswire) April 23, 2013 – Sometimes the news is downright depressing. Hospital errors may not improve, even if they are tracked. “You would think that if a hospital took the time to report medical errors that they would do something about the information they have in their hands at the end of the day. It seems they don’t, which is depressing news to patients that may be victims of hospital errors,” remarked Michael Smith, an Arkansas injury lawyer and Arkansas accident lawyer, practicing personal injury law in Arkansas. This is not just a concern for […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2013 – One in fifteen medical mistakes leads to the death of a patient. “If doctors had a good grasp on the ability to report, measure and understand their errors and how they affect the bigger picture, it may reduce the number of medical mistakes in the nation’s hospitals. Or it may not, as doctors are human and humans are not always comfortable with admitting their mistakes, even if it means obfuscation to retain their reputation,” suggested Christopher Mellino, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. The events in question are not referred to as […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 8, 2013 – For those living in Ohio, there are several things to know about how medical malpractice cases are treated in the state. “When medical malpractice law changed in Ohio, in 2002, it only applied to claims that arose out of acts or omissions after April 1, 2003. This included a cap on non-economic damages. There have been no court issued opinions relating to the constitutionality of the provisions of that particular act —- S.B. 281, 124th Leg. (2002),” said Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. “However, the Supreme Court did uphold […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) April 1, 2013 – Missouri is considering changing the standard of proof for medical malpractice. “It goes without saying that medical malpractice is a hot button for not just victims, but for lawmakers, the media and insurance companies. Everyone wants to do something about the costs of medical malpractice, but few seem to get the point that it’s the victim they need to focus on, not the bottom line financial concerns for the insurance companies,” stated Tom Robenalt, a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer. Missouri’s most recent proposal to control medical malpractice costs is a draft […]


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Cleveland, OH (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2013 – There is a long standing debate over whether cerebral palsy is caused by oxygen deprivation. It is important to know the cause to pursue medical malpractice litigation. “There is a long standing debate among doctors and medical malpractice lawyers, over whether cerebral palsy is caused by asphyxia during birth, which leads to a question of how many cases could have been prevented. It’s one of those things that no one can really quantify, but it is vitally important for a family to know if their child developed cerebral palsy as a […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 14, 2013 – Oral contraceptives manufactured by Bayer are being blamed for complications including deep vein thrombosis. The drugs, called Yaz and Yasmin, became popular in the United States in 2006. Between 2004 and 2008, the FDA received reports of more than 50 deaths blamed on the drugs. Studies have shown a correlation between the drugs and higher rates of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and blood clots. Greg Grambor, President of Vascular PRN, a distributor of DVT prevention devices, commented, “Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that is often treated […]


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