Medical Malpractice Attorneys – $2.6 Million Verdict for Plaintiff

Jorge Rosado was awarded a $2.6 million verdict following a short trial. Rosado filed the lawsuit against Dr. Richard Perugini and UMASS Memorial Medical Group. Rosado was scheduled to have a laparoscopic hernia operation in the summer of 2004 when he was twenty one years old. Medical malpractice attorneys say that Mr. Rosado's serious health issues began after a surgical tack ended up in his small bowel rather than the lining of his stomach during the initial surgery. This medical malpractice forced the young man to undergo eight additional operations over the span of five months, landing him in intensive care with a breathing tube. … [Read more...]

Bed Sore – The Fourth and Final Stage: Free Consultation

Bed sore lawyers say that the fourth and final stage of pressure sores brings about a large scale loss of tissue. Some wounds may be so deep that tendons, bones, and muscles can actually become exposed. Within the depths of the wound, slough (dark dead tissue) and significant drainage is likely built up. We know that the fourth stage signifies deep and widespread skin damaged caused by the bed sore. Medical attention is required to preserve the health and life of patients. The Road to Recovery People need to get in contact with their doctor or health care provider as soon as possible. This stage of bed sores can lead to a serious … [Read more...]

Bed Sore – Stage Three, Signs and Suggestions: Free Consultation

The third stage of the bed sore progression brings about significant changes and a more dramatic wound. Unlike stage two, where the wound only extended into the top layer of the skin, stage three has a much more extended skin break. The breakdown in the skin now extends through the second layer of the skin, known as the dermis, into the fat and subcutaneous tissue. Bed sore lawyers say that the wounds in stage three are noticeably deeper than in prior stages. How to Care for a Stage Three Bed Sore Many of the general treatment suggestions from previous bed sore phases remain similar in stage three. Once again, it is essential to keep … [Read more...]

Bed Sores – Stage 2, What to Do: Free Consultation

Bed sore lawyers urge patients to be on the look out for the deterioration of skin as a signal that a bed sore condition is worsening. Stage one of the pressure sore process begins with some slight changes to the skin that may not be easy to notice and therefore may not cause patients to seek medical attention. Stage two is more noticeable due to breaking in the top layer of skin. This should be apparent because a shallow open sore will develop. How to Cope with the Second Stage of Bed Sores It is essential that people keep pressure off of the open sore in order to limit damage and irritation to the skin. Patients should also maintain … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Possible Negligence Leads to Suicide

Ruth Farrell was a forty one year old librarian from Connecticut who had checked in to a non-profit institution in New Canaan, CT. One week following her arrival, in January 2002, Farrell hanged herself in the Silver Hill Hospital. The hospital has become known for its celebrity clientele, but the estate of the decedent is questioning whether the hospital and her doctor were negligent. Medical malpractice attorneys say that when a physician fails to appreciate the high level of risk of suicide and to plan their treatment accordingly, this negligence is just as significant as more commonly seen cases. Newspaper Article may have led jurors … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Attorneys Sue Texas Hospital For Negligence

The Columbia Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) in McKinney, Texas is being sued by birth injury attorneys for releasing and sending home a pregnant woman while she was in labor. Plaintiff Wendy Cherry filed the birth injury lawsuit in February, seeking compensation for damages related to her early release that forced her to deliver her daughter Emma at home. Cherry reported to MCM on February 4th, the day she had gone into active labor. She told staff members she was suffering from a "sudden onset of severe pelvic pain." She requested treatment for the symptoms, but was released without a proper medical screening, and without being … [Read more...]

Avoid Medical Malpractice by Being a Safer Patient

According to a study by Hearst Newspapers, medical malpractice claims the lives of approximately 200,000 people a year. The study also asserts that medical malpractice is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. It's frightening to think that almost 200,000 people die each year from preventable mistakes. It would be irresponsible, however, to assume that we, as patients, have no control over the outcome of a doctor's visit or surgical procedure. By being pro-active with our own healthcare, and staying on top of our own treatment, we can work to avoid the potential mistakes that could change, or even end our lives. … [Read more...]