Elder Abuse Lawyers: Man Arrested for Burning Father with Cigarette

As you get older and need to depend more on your loved ones for help, there are a lot of things that you need to watch out for to protect yourself from elder abuse. As elder abuse lawyers, we are trying to provide as much knowledge about this growing problem as we can. No one wants to believe that their adult children would take advantage of or hurt them in any way, but it occurs more often than most people think. Elderly adults with children that live far away are at a higher risk to be abused. When one child is handling the day to day care and the other lives far away, they can be in the dark about how their parent is being … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Sue Deceased Plastic Surgeon

Judith Julian, an Arizona woman, is the most recent plaintiff to come forward and accuse a deceased surgeon of medical negligence. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that there are now approximately twenty such claims that have been filed this year. Daniel Ronel, the plastic surgeon whose estate is named in the lawsuit, recently passed away in a one-car accident in New Mexico. Julian’s claim accused the doctor of medical malpractice following her surgical debridement and abdominoplasty procedure, more commonly known as a “tummy tuck“. Julian claims that she suffered “bodily injury, physical and emotional, past and future pain and … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: 91 Year Old Dies Due to Daughter’s Neglect

Sadly, it is far too common that adult children neglect their aging parents. As elder abuse lawyers, we know too well that caring for someone in their old age is a daunting task and takes a lot of effort and dedication. Adult children want to think that they are the best person to care for their parents, but sometimes they get frustrated or overwhelmed and begin to neglect or abuse their loved one. Daughter Goes on Two Week Vacation and Leaves Elderly Mother Alone In 2008, Susan Piro left her 91 year old mother, Barbara Mary Piro, home alone for two weeks while she went on vacation. Susan, a nurse and Barbara’s sole caretaker, was fully … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: California Developing Website to Report Abuse

Every state operates differently. Elder abuse lawyers and state officials advocating for the elderly are always looking at the procedures of other states to find out what is working in the fight against abuse and neglect. New legislation is waiting the approval of the governor in California to develop a secure website for police, doctors, and other authorities to report suspected elder abuse and neglect. The current system in California, and in a good portion of the country, involves a phone call to the state’s elder abuse hotline to report all forms of suspected abuse. The biggest flaw with the hotline, however, seems to be that, because … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win Large Verdict in Birth Defects Case

Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana were excited about the birth of their son Brian. That excitement was offset considerably when it was discovered that the baby had major malformations and birth defects. Medical malpractice attorneys took the case on behalf of the parents and argued that Dr. Marie Morel, OB/GYN Specialists of Palm Beaches and Perinatal Specialists of the Palm Beaches, had failed to properly diagnose their son and notice the potential defects. A Florida jury agreed with the plaintiffs and awarded them $4.5 million in the medical malpractice lawsuit. Doctors Fail to Properly Examine Pregnant Woman Brian Santana was born with no … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys Reveal List of Anti-Convulsants Causing Birth Defects

It is no secret that pregnant women have difficulty with medications, as many medicines and drugs can have extremely adverse effects on a fetus. Birth defects attorneys remind pregnant women to always check with their OB/GYN before taking any medications. Because medicines can have such devastating effects on a pregnancy, a pregnant woman’s medicinal treatment is usually quite limited. For pregnant women suffering from epilepsy, that treatment is about to become even more limited. Topamax, the FDA, and AdverseEvents, Inc. Months ago, the Mininno Law Office blog posted about the anti-epileptic drug Topamax, which was shown to cause oral … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse and the State Ombudsman

By definition, an ombudsman is a government official who hears and investigates complaints by private citizens against other officials or government agencies. In the state of NJ, an ombudsman works on behalf of the elderly in nursing homes and long term care facilities through the The Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly. This office accepts reports and complaints of nursing home abuse, negligence, inadequacy, theft, fraud, and other issues concerning the care residents receive in nursing homes and long term care facilities. The office invesitigates these reports of abuse and neglect from a neutral, third party … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Represent Couple in Case of Neglect

Christina Mecannic, 40, and Michael Yocabet, 50, have been together for twenty one years and have an eighteen year old son. When Michael was in need of a kidney transplant, it was a no-brainer for Christina to be the donor. Unfortunately, medical malpractice attorneys have found that Michael’s doctors went forward with the procedure and transplanted the kidney despite blood test results that showed Christina had been infected with hepatitis C. Hepatits C is an infectious disease caused by the Hepatitis C Virus, or HCV, that usually affects the liver. It tends to be asymptomatic at early onset and over time starts to affect liver function. … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win Verdict, Damage Caps Destroy It

When Lisa Gourley was pregnant with twin boys, Colin and Conner, she was nothing short of ecstatic. However, when she was 36 weeks into her pregnancy, she noticed that the babies’ movements had decreased significantly. Lisa’s doctor told her not to worry about it and sent her back home as if everything was normal. Unfortunately, everything was not normal. When the twins were delivered, neither was breathing. Colin was not getting oxygen and suffered a brain injury. Medical malpractice attorneys won the family $5.6 million to cover Colin’s future medical expenses and for pain and suffering. Lawyers project that Colin will need approximately … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers Report on Man Killed by Bed Sores

As elder abuse lawyers, we’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to nursing home residents and bedsores. But occasionally, a story or case comes along that is so severe it shocks us. Ross Rasmussen, 58, is facing charges of severe elder abuse after the death of an 86 year old manunder his care. The man suffered a stroke that left him unable to move or speak. He was staying in a “remotely-operated” care home where Rasmussen worked. Rasmussen is a registered nurse and was the case manager for the man which meant that he was supposed to monitor his condition and provide the necessary care. Rasmussen is pleading no contest to the … [Read more...]