Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Negligent Air Force Medical Staff

Five months following a federal appeals court ruling, which affirmed a lower court's ruling, the United States government was forced to pay a $7.5 million award. The 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in California affirmed the 2008 ruling which awarded Deborah Rutledge and her husband, retired Master Sgt. Thomas Rutledge, damages due to the negligence of Air Force medical staff. Medical malpractice attorneys say that Deborah was left disabled after medical professionals failed to properly diagnose a herniated spinal disk, back in 2004. Failures to Properly Examine and Provide Treatment Leave Woman Disabled Deborah Rutledge was experiencing … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys: When Untreated, Pressure Ulcers are Deadly

An elderly South australian woman, Barbara Piro, died at age 91 after she was left alone while her daughter took a vacation. The woman shared a home with her daughter, Susan Piro, in Adelaide, Australia prior to her death in 2008. The daughter is a practicing nurse who had provided and cared for her mother for nearly twenty years before she elected to travel to the United States. Susan Piro left food and water next to her mother's bed when she departed for America on October 16. Bed sore lawyers say that only one week later, Barbara Piro was dead due to infected bed sores and a broken ankle. Elderly Woman Could Have Been … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Lawyers: New Beds to Limit Pressure Ulcers?

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto has uncovered some startling facts that could lead to a diminished number of pressure ulcer injuries and decreasing healthcare costs. Bed sore lawyers say that an investment in pressure-reduction mattresses should alleviate the stress on the skin of elderly patients in hospitals and nursing home facilities across the country. Although bed sores are often overlooked, they pose a significant danger to elderly individuals. Inexpensive Solution to an Expensive Healthcare Problem On average, research has shown that the process to upgrade to pressure-reduction mattresses would … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Reach 2 Million Dollar Settlement

Army soldier, Staff Sgt. Adam Cloer, reached a settlement with the federal government in a medical malpractice lawsuit that led to the death of his wife, Melodee Cloer. The settlement was worth $2.15 million, which was paid because a military hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky failed to properly diagnose and treat Melodee. Medical malpractice attorneys say that this negligence led to her death in 2010 due to rectal cancer. United States District Court Judge John Nixon approved the settlement which would put an end to the lawsuit against the medical staff at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital(BACH). Medical Negligence Claims the Life of a … [Read more...]

Birth Defects Attorneys: Proper Cleft Lip Exams Lead to Proper Care

Young children who suffer from cleft lip or cleft palate may experience a number of health problems. Birth defects attorneys point out that these young babies may have trouble gaining weight due to feeding troubles, and they may experience poor growth, repeated ear infections, and speech difficulties as they continue to grow. Initially, a baby will undergo certain tests of the mouth, nose, and palate to confirm the existence, nature, and severity of the cleft lip or cleft palate. Further medical tests should be conducted to rule out other health conditions that may pop up down the road in order to maximize the health of the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Illinois Doctor Info to Go Public

In January of this year, the Mininno Law Office Blog posted about an act in Illinois government, passed by the House of Representatives and awaiting Senate approval, that would make available background information on medical providers throughout the state. On August 10th, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Patients' Right to Know Act. This law will allow patients full access to the history of doctors and specialists, providing knowledge of medical malpractice lawsuits and/or payouts that the doctor has been involved in. More informed decisions can be made, and it can also be argued that the availablity of this information will … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Settlement in Birth Malpractice Suit

This case of medical negligence stems from the birth of Luis Flores at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, California. The young boy's mother, Alicia Arriaga, filed a lawsuit on behalf of her son. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the suit sought damages for negligence which caused permanent and severe injuries to the infant. The compensation will be needed to support the infant throughout his life, with large medical expenses likely to be on the horizon in the future. Elected Officials Agree to Settle Suit for $1.5 million The county insurance fund will cover one million dollars of the total expected settlement amount. The … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: The Tort Reform Battle

The spirited debate over medical malpractice litigation has been a hot button issue in the United States. Some believe that medical malpractice lawsuits are adversarial, unpredictable, inefficient, and costly. The other side of the coin is that these lawsuits are necessary to compensate patients who have been the victims of negligence. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that although there are negatives to these types of lawsuits, they are a necessary part of our jurisprudence and essential for patients in search of justice. Limiting Damages, Statute of Limitations, and Litigation is Bad for Patients Any medical professional who has … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys: Woman Sues Nursing Home After Husband’s Death

Josephine Ferhat, an 83 year old Nevada woman, hit a temporary road block in her search for justice. Ferhat's husband, William, had died in a nursing home due to what Josephine suspects was neglect. Ferhat brought a lawsuit against TLC Long Term Care Center but Judge Jennifer Togliatti, of Clark County, granted summary judgment in favor of TLC. In a large win for Ferhat, the Nevada Supreme Court overturned the district judge and stated that Josephine Ferhat should have been granted more time to gather evidence. Bed sore attorneys say that the plaintiff will now be able to continue her lawsuit against the nursing home. Nursing Home Neglect … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Doctor Found Liable for Surgical Error

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that a doctor was not immune from being sued simply because a medical student was observing on the day of the alleged malpractice. The lower court ruled against Dr. Marek Skoskiewicz, who argued that he was acting as an "arm of the state" because a medical student from a public school, University of Toledo College of Medicine, was present in the room. Medical malpractice attorneys say that Skoskiewicz is a private doctor who was performing surgery in a private hospital, Henry County Hospital, on a private patient, Larry Engel, Jr. Supreme Court Says Doctor can not Hide Simply Because he was a … [Read more...]