Medical Malpractice Attorneys Try to Settle on Behalf of Bereaved Family

Michael Notarangeli is the executor of the estate of Elaine Notarangeli, a Massachusetts woman who was 72 years old when she passed away. The family urges that the delay in diagnosis and treatment of a necrotic bowel led to the woman’s death. Necrotic bowel occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the region. The family agreed to attempt to negotiate an out of court settlement through mediation with the defendants, including Lakes Region General Hospital, as well as several other doctors. Medical malpractice attorneys generally attempt to settle cases more frequently than they take them to trial in order to provide compensation for their … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Woman Lost Legs and Nearly Lost Life

Sharlee Ann Smoyer was only fifty five years old when she was the victim of medical negligence that changed her life forever. Smoyer’s medical malpractice attorneys argued that a home care nurse, who was treating Smoyer for complications associated with her Crohn’s Disease, did not report a bacteria-infected catheter while caring for the plaintiff. The infection, which became quite serious and nearly killed the 55 year-old woman, led to the amputation of both legs below the knees and a finger on the left hand. Woman Awarded $23 Million in Damage Judge Carol McGinley oversaw seven days of testimony in the case. At the conclusion of the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Examine the Pros and Cons of Litigation

Recently, there has been much debate over medical malpractice lawsuits and the potential need for tort reform across the United States. Although some experts are quick to “poo-poo” medical negligence cases as attacks on medical professionals, lawyers maintain that an individual’s right to sue is part of their bigger right to compensation for losses at the hands of others. Medical malpractice attorneys will point to certain social goals that are achieved by bringing these cases, while others may counter by pointing to the increased costs, strain on the court systems, and the high prices paid by doctors for some sort of defensive … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Discuss “Granny Cams”

There has been some debate over the use of “granny cams” in nursing home facility patient rooms. As technology advances, more and more people are placing cameras in the rooms of their elderly loved ones in order to catch or prevent abuse. Our nursing home abuse lawyers have written about numerous cases of abuse that were discovered because the family suspected something was wrong and decided to place a hidden camera in order to prove suspected mistreatment. The Debate over Hidden Cameras in Nursing Homes Cases have been reported all over the country in which the use of cameras has helped catch abusive and/or negligent nursing home … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Insurance Costs and Capped Damages

Within the recent whirlwind of tort reform debates, two topics consistently raised are the rising cost of insurance and the potential of capped damages. Victims of medical negligence, such as patients and their families, do not like the idea of capped damages because there is a possibility that capping damages could prevent victims from being fully compensated. Doctors, on the other hand, are fearful of the rising cost of insurance. This group of people will claim that if a high number of medical malpractice claims reach trial, this will force physicians to acquire more insurance which will be pushed off on to the general public, leading to … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: CNAs Took Unauthorized Photo of Resident

Unfortunately, among a sea of good, attentive, and compassionate nursing home caregivers, exists a great many negligent, abusive, and careless nursing home caregivers. As nursing home neglect lawyers, we hear about, on a daily basis, different types of abuse ranging from the horrible cases that end in serious injury and even death, to cases where the staff takes advantage of their power through inappropriate behavior such as theft, fraud, or sexual abuse. CNAs Shared Cellphone Photo of Resident with Other Staff Members The Colonial Hills Nursing Center in Tennessee has undergone an investigation after two certified nursing assistants took … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Vet Dies from Lethal Drug Combination

Chris Anglesey was a 32 year old U.S. Army veteran who was awarded a Bronze Star after he was partially disabled when his vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade on its way to helping a downed helicopter. He suffered traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder, which he was being treated for at the George E. Whalen Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. After surviving war, medical malpractice lawyers are now fighting to get his widow compensation for his death after a medication mistake. VA Hospital Doctors Did Not Monitor Drug Combination Last year Anglesey went to the VA hospital after he tripped … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys Discuss Psychosocial Problems in Children

Many children who suffer from oral malformations like cleft lips or cleft palates will also suffer from the psychosocial problems associated with looking different from everyone else at a young age. Often, doctors will suggest surgery when a child is born with a birth defect , in hopes of correcting the issue and allowing a child to live a normal and healthy life, free of rejection and taunting connected with their birth defect. Unfortunately, some people do not have their malformations corrected in their early years and those individuals are at a higher risk to develop issues with self image and self esteem. The Challenge with … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Warn About Medication Errors in Infants

Unfortunately, medication errors occur in hospitals far too often. In adult patients, these mistakes can cause a variety of problems, but in children and infants, the slightest variation from the prescribed dosage can be fatal. As medical malpractice attorneys , we see these unfortunate cases all of the time and want to remind new parents that infants are much more vulnerable when it comes to medications and need to be monitored closely. Family Sues after Infant Dies from IV with 60 Times the Ordered Sodium Dose Fritzie and Cameron Burkett have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for the death of … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers: Elderly Woman Escapes Abusive Caretaker

As elder abuse lawyers, we want to increase the awareness of elder and nursing home abuse and hopefully help prevent the elderly from falling victim to all different forms of elder abuse. We want to encourage people that, even if they find themselves being taken advantage of physically, mentally or financially, it is never too late to escape the abuse. If you are not being taken care of or treated with dignity and respect by a caretaker, it is time to escape the situation. By alerting someone you trust, you can take the first step towards bettering you’re situation. Do not be afraid to call 911 or an ambulance if you need medical attention … [Read more...]