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The Surgeon Behind Dr. Death Podcast

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many podcasts are told with some liberty to embellish the facts to make for a better story. In some cases, the story seems too horrible to be true. Listeners to the popular podcast Dr. Death may have suspected the surgeon behind the stories could not have been real. However, Dr. Christopher Dunts...

Steamroller Industrial Accidents

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A steamroller is a type of heavy equipment used in construction for leveling surfaces. The name “steam roller” has stuck even though these machines are generally diesel-powered. Roller machines are large and heavy but generally move slowly. They may not seem like they would be very dangerous but ...

Waking Up in a Body Bag

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

It may sound like a horror movie but a woman in Michigan who was declared dead by doctors was found to be alive in the funeral home shortly before she was supposed to be embalmed. Like anyone else, a doctor can make a mistake. However, when a doctor wrongly declares an alive person to be dead, th...

Nursing Homes and Faulty COVID Tests

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Residents in nursing homes are often forgotten by the outside world. These people are our parents, grandparents, and friends and they deserve compassionate care. Unfortunately, in the time of COVID-19, nursing homes have been hit harder than other communities. Part of the reason why nursing home ...

Thanksgiving and Kitchen Injuries

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Who knows what Thanksgiving will be like in 2020. With limited travel and many families staying at home, there may be fewer large gatherings to celebrate the holiday. No matter how many people are gathered for Thanksgiving, it may be a peak season for kitchen and cooking-related injuries. A numbe...

Why Is It So Hard To Get My Medical Records?

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

A lot of patients have questions about their medical care after treatment (and after they get their bill). However, patients often find it hard to get a copy of their medical records after care.  A medical office may say they don't have the records on-site or refer the patient to a 3rd party reco...

Loss of Leg Due to Medical Error

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Loss of a limb can be traumatic. After going your whole life with the use and function of arms and legs, suddenly waking up to find your foot and leg missing takes a lot of time and emotional strength to adapt. Loss of a limb can be even more devastating if it was preventable and caused by a medi...

Horrific Conditions for Residents in Elder Abuse Case

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Elders play an important role in our communities, to help raise children and provide family support. Most families would like to keep their elders in their own homes but medical issues may make it impossible for the elderly to live on their own. A nursing home may be the only option but families ...

Oxygen Deprivation Birth Injury $21 Million Jury Award

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Shantiah and Joel Norfleet went to the Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, they did not expect a medical error would leave their child suffering severe cerebral palsy. When Shantiah went into labor, the baby was not getting enough oxygen. Oxygen deprivation can cause severe brain injury if it is n...

Wrong Lung Transplant

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Allen Holliman was waiting for lung donations to accomplish a double-lung transplant to prolong his life. The South Carolina man finally received word that donor lungs that matched his blood type were available and he was scheduled for surgery. On November 27, 2018, Holliman underwent double-lung...

Happy Hypoxia and COVID-19

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The health effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) are still being understood by healthcare professionals dealing with the outbreak. Some aspects of the virus are baffling doctors trying to figure out how to tackle the condition and save lives. A recent study is looking at the issue of silent hypoxia, ...

Frost and Freezing Sidewalk Slip and Falls

Posted by Charles Gilman | Nov 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the days get shorter and nights get colder, we will soon be seeing freezing weather along the East Coast. The transition periods from sunny days to freezing nights can be some of the most dangerous for pedestrians as snow melts to water during the day and re-freezes to slick ice overnight. Bla...

Doctor Punctures Lung of NFL Quarterback

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tyrod Taylor was about to start off the season as the new Los Angeles Chargers' quarterback. Before the second game of the season, a team doctor was going to administer painkillers to Taylor's chest for a cracked ribs injury. However, instead of inserting the needle into the tissue around the rib...

Teenager Dies After Cosmetic Surgery Complications

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Emmalyn Nguyen turned 18, she underwent breast augmentation surgery. The teenager in Colorado was healthy going into the surgery and her family expected her to come out of the surgery without complications. However, instead of waking up from surgery, she suffered cardiac arrest, brain damage...

When is a Nurse Responsible for Negligent Care?

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Nov 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

When going in for medical treatment, patients often see a number of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and lab techs. In some cases, the patient is not even aware of the title of the person providing care, whether it was a doctor, physician's assistant (PA), or other employee. T...

Halloween Injuries and Accidents to Watch Out For

Posted by Charles Gilman | Oct 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Who knows what Halloween will look like this year? How many kids will venture out going door-to-door for tricks and treats? Will families stay home or find ways to adapt for safe trick-or-treating? One father and daughter even created a candy chute to maintain distance while still handing out can...

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