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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

medical malpractice attorneys in nj and pa First, Damian Saul, 43, suffered a massive stroke while he waited for hours to see a physician at a city hospital. Upon his arrival, Saul informed a nurse that he was having trouble with his sight in one eye. This should have been recognized by the nurse as an initial sign of a stroke. The ensuing stroke left him almost completely paralyzed and he was unable to speak clearly. His medical malpractice attorneys reached a settlement of $5.5 million. His medical malpractice attorneyswere quoted as saying,

they did nothing, whoever was doing the triage was incompetent, they just weren’t listening to him.

Next, a 38 year old woman, who wished to remain anonymous, went to see a dentist to have her abscess drained. Unfortunately, her physician allowed her to be discharged from the hospital before requesting a culture test of the infected tissue. Had this test been requested, he would have recognized she suffered from an infection known as MRSA. Today, that cheek infection has led to her paralysis. The woman’s attorney, Sam Rosmarin, stated,

The tragedy here is that this could have been avoided. Her complete dependence on others as a result of someone’s negligence is a horribly unfair existence.”

Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If you or a family member have recently been the victim of medical negligence, it is possible that you would like to speak with our medical malpractice attorneys. Please contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing problem in this country. Unfortunately, there are many different forms and causes of abuse, all of which are unacceptable and preventable. Sexual abuse is a disturbing problem happening too often in nursing homes and with in-home aides. Workers hired to care for this vulnerable population are taking advantage of the disabled and elderly.

Nursing Home Aide Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers Concludes Conviction Sexual AssaultLast week in New York City, a mute female stroke victim took the stand in court to testify against the nursing home aide that sexually abused her in a Morningside Heights facility. With the help of an interpreter, the 61-year-old woman painstakingly spelled out her testimony by pointing to letters on a page while the interpreter read them aloud. The victim was considered completely dependent, partially paralyzed and unable to speak. The male nursing home aide was assigned to the midnight shift when he assaulted the disabled woman. He was caught abusing the victim by a nurse who came to the room after seeing her call light come on three different times.

Jose Ramos, 62, was sentenced to seven years in prison. His convictions include sex abuse, endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, and endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person. When Ramos is released from prison, he must register as a sex offender and serve ten years probation.

“The defendant preyed on a helpless victim,” said District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. “Rather than protecting the safety of the victim, he violated her in deplorable ways.”

It is not often that these horrible crimes of abuse get reported or perpetrators convicted because the victims are often extremely disabled or pass away during the investigation. This case shows that a victim’s disability does not have to prevent justice.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is currently a resident of a nursing home or care facility and you witness or suspect any form of inappropriate or abusive behavior from the staff, you must report it. If you feel uncomfortable reporting negligent or abusive care to the nursing home, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Cases with unanswered questions are probably more common than you think. You hear about someone’s loss on the news and a list of possible suspects. Too often, the true suspect is not found. In a wrongful death or personal injury case, the lawyers at the Mininno Law Office work hard to find answers. We help you get closure so you can recover and move forward with your life.

What cases have unanswered questions?

There are two that recently came to my attention in the news. The first story we’ll look at comes from New York City. In November 2006, 23-year-old Sean Bell was killed while two friends were injured just outside a club. Bell was unarmed and police fired 50 shots. You might recall a similar case with unanswered questions from 1999 where police fired 41 shots at Amadou Diallo. Rock icon Bruce Springsteen wrote a song about it called “American Skin (41 Shots).” For many years, legal experts have been scratching their heads about a 1986 shooting investigation.

These cases left unanswered questions. Why were so many shots fired? Why were shots fired at an unarmed civilian? What really happened that night? For those who are mourning the loss of a loved one, closure is the most important thing that we can offer as lawyers. Nothing can bring that person back, but we promise to make sure you get the compensation and closure you deserve.

My case has unanswered questions. How can you help me?

This is what we do. We provide answers. At the Mininno Law Office, we’re very selective about the cases we take. We don’t take something on unless we can commit 100 percent and put our heart and soul into it. It wouldn’t be fair to you. We can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through, but we can help you through this most difficult time. It’s a long process, and we can help you take the steps you need to find answers as you mourn your loved one.

Do you have a question about wrongful death? We can help

If the worst should happen, you’ll need assistance from the best team you can get. At the Mininno Law Office, our civil trial lawyers deal with cases with unanswered questions all too often. If you’re mourning the wrongful death of a loved one and you have a question for our attorneys, please let us know. Call (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Pennsylvania.