Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: Director Covers Up Missing Resident

As nursing home neglect lawyers we try to report on all forms of abuse and neglect. Facilities need to monitor high-risk patients very carefully to make sure they are kept safely in the home and do not get into dangerous situations. An elderly man is missing from the Bishop Charles Waldo Maclean Episcopal Nursing facility in Queens, NY. On May 26, 74 year old Alan Frazer, who suffers from high blood pressure and dementia, went missing from the facility. The former director of the home, Juliet Clifford, allegedly failed to call 911 to report the missing man. She then falsified records to cover up that he was missing and told investigators that … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Warn of Sexual Assault

All forms of abuse and neglect, especially when inflicted on those who are vulnerable, are horrible and should never be tolerated. Sadly, as nursing home abuse lawyers, we see the worst of these cases. In my opinion, sexual abuse is the most despicable way to take advantage of the vulnerable elderly who trust the caretakers they depend on to help them with their daily needs. Certified Nursing Aide Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault Certified nursing aide Christopher Cantrell, 45, has been arrested on sexual assault charges after being accused by a wheelchair bound female resident at the nursing home where he formally worked. The woman … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Lawyers Warn of Fatal Complications with Bath Refinisher

Personal injury lawyers recently came across an announcement made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a common paint stripping chemical that is often used to refinish bathtubs. The substance, called methylene chloride, is commonly used as a paint remover or degreaser in industrial and home improvement products. The CDC's announcement served as a warning against using any products containing the substance which Michigan State University research discovered was the cause for 13 deaths between 2000 and 2011. The 13 victims were workers who had used methylene chloride products to refinish bathtubs. In its … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $2.5 Million

A jury awarded Amy Garcia, 29, and her medical malpractice lawyers $2.5 million in her lawsuit against St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2007, Garcia suffered a miscarriage and lost her 14-week fetus. Dr. Norman Gove, an obstetrician and gynecologist, told Garcia she needed a dilation and curettage procedure. He told her it was a routine procedure and she would “be home by lunch.” “I was assured by the doctor that the procedure would be quick and that I would be out quickly,” said Garcia. Unsupervised Resident’s Mistake Causes Permanent Damage Unknown to Garcia, a resident physician performed the procedure and dilated … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Physician Becomes Victim of Malpractice

Kevin Parsons was a successful physician practicing in the fields of geriatric and internal medicine. Tragically, Parsons was diagnosed with Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), an extremely rare autoimmune disorder. Medical malpractice attorneys have found that the disorder is so uncommon that it only affects 300 people on the face of the earth. Parsons devoted the next twenty years of his life researching and writing on LEMS as well as advising others with this terrible disorder. Through his far-reaching research, Parsons determined that a stem cell transplant might be a potential cure for LEMS, so he traveled to Chicago to undergo the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Argue Many Cases in NYC

The country’s largest metropolitan area, New York City, was home to an enormous amount of medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from the actions of healthcare providers at public hospitals. Medical malpractice attorneys point out that much of the money paid out in damages came directly from taxpayers. Due to the negligence and malpractice of healthcare providers, 246 cases were completed in 2011 and the damage amounts are startling. The total number of payouts in New York City was up 5% to $135 million, $7 million more than the 2010 totals. Two Shocking Cases from 2011 First, Damian Saul, 43, suffered a massive stroke while he waited for … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Girl Reaches Settlement with Hospital

The long and troubled journey of Malyia Jeffers now has found closure following a settlement between her family and Methodist Hospital, in California. The Sacramento girl was forced to wait five hours in an emergency room for medical attention regarding an infection. The girl was running a fever and was weakened due to a strep infection. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that due to the long wait she endured at Methodist Hospital, she lost her feet, her left hand, and part of her right hand. Once she finally did receive medical assistance, she was immediately flown to Stanford University where she was diagnosed with septic shock. Damage … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Wisconsin Attempts to Limit Evidence

A bill is currently working its way through the Wisconsin Legislature that would limit the admissibility of certain types of evidence in medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that this bill, which is part of a larger tort reform plan, may be over reaching. The new law would not allow courts to consider an apology, expression of condolence, or expression of responsibility by nurses, doctors, or other healthcare providers as evidence of malpractice. The Two Debating Sides Sandy Pasch originally wrote the bill in an attempt to disallow courts to consider healthcare provider’s apologies, but since the bill became … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Negligent Prescription of Contraceptive

Michelle Parmeter, of Ogdensburg New York, filed a medical negligence lawsuit in the NY Supreme Court against a hospital, a doctor, and a physician’s assistant. Parmeter’s medical malpractice attorneys filed the action claiming that the assistant and doctor negligently prescribed the woman an oral contraceptive. The defendants are Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Mr. Scott D. Beeles (physician’s assistant), and Dr. William Baerthlein. Parmeter was a patient throughout 2009 and now seeks compensation for her injuries. Woman Loses Part of Her Arm According to the woman’s medical malpractice attorneys, Beeles failed to recognize that she … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys and the “Conspiracy of Silence”

Prior to the 1960s, medical malpractice litigation was far less prevalent in society than it is today. Everything began to change when medical malpractice attorneys were able to break the traditional “conspiracy of silence”. This led to many more tort claims and allowed injured patients to seek the compensation that they rightfully deserved. The conspiracy of silence refers to the discouraging of physicians and doctors (who today serve as expert witnesses) from testifying against other healthcare providers in malpractice or negligence lawsuits. A Change in the Protocol of Experts It was very difficult for medical malpractice attorneys to … [Read more...]