Attorneys Warn of Complications Associated with Bed Sores

Bed sores are a debilitating and completely avoidable occurrence in a nursing home or other similar care facility. As bedsore lawyers, it is important that we alert our public of the dangers of bed sores and what their formation means for the quality of care our loved ones are receiving in nursing homes. Bed sores are not only painful, but can lead to serious complications. Bed sores or pressure ulcers are defined as "injuries to the skin and underlying tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin." Bedsores most often deveolp on skin that covers bony areas of the body such as the heel, ankles, hips or buttocks, and they … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers seek Damages in Breast Cancer Lawsuit

In late April, Carol Renna was awarded $400,000 by a jury in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit derived from multiple visits made by the plaintiff to different doctors. Ms. Renna wanted to have two large masses in her breasts examined. Medical malpractice lawyers believe that this is an extreme case of negligence because if the problem is not properly detected, breast cancer is often deadly. Medical Malpractice Lawyers Argue the Necessity of a Follow-Up Ms. Renna originally found two masses in her breast in April of 2004. She visited her primary care physician but was soon referred to Dr. Mark Schadt. In the month following … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Causes Needless Double Mastectomy

A medical malpractice lawsuit ended in victory for it's California plaintiff. In 2007, Ana Jimenez-Salgado, received the news that cells obtained from a biopsy of breast tissue were cancerous, leading her medical providers at a Los Angeles county hospital to perform a double mastectomy. But when she later went to undergo reconstructive surgery, the hospital pathologists examined the remaining tissue and determined she never had cancer. She filed a lawsuit and was awarded $198,000 for a grave misdiagnosis. Negligence befell the hospital when they failed to closely examine outside pathology reports, or even perform their own tests to ensure … [Read more...]

CT Scans Causing Radiation Overdoses

This past Sunday, The New York Times published a story on CT Scans and the damage they may be causing to patients. It seems the scanners are emitting dangerous and harmful levels of radiation when patients are getting CT brain perfusion scans, a scan often used to test for strokes. This particular test is exposing patients to radiation overdoses at levels that can cause burns, scabs, significant hair loss, cancer, or even brain damage. Last summer, after a large number of radiation overdoses began emerging, the FDA set off an investigation into why patients were being bombarded with excess radiation. They have yet to publish … [Read more...]

FIREFIGHTERS SHOW HIGH RISKS OF CERTAIN CANCERS

A new study by the Massachusetts Department of Health suggests that firefighters face higher risks of several types of cancer including colon, brain, bladder and kidney cancers, as well as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This may be caused by exposure to potentially cancer-causing chemicals released by burning materials, which can be inhaled or absorbed by the skin. These same hazardous materials can occur in defective products.   Health hazards also lie at the firehouse where idling trucks expose firefighters to diesel exaust.  Click here for the full story. Free Legal Advice: Medical Malpractice … [Read more...]