Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law Blog

Appeals Court Delays Recovery in Med Mal Case

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

Medical malpractice cases can take a long time. There are multiple parties involved, as doctors, surgeons, and hospitals figure out who was not involved in the negligent care. The discovery process involves going through thousands of pages of medical records, testimony, and expert reports. All of...

Woman Suffers Unnecessary Hysterectomy

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In 2009, Kelly Currie learned from her doctor that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Doctor Kris Ghosh recommended a complete hysterectomy, which involves removal of the cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Currie took her doctor's advice and underwent the operation. However, it di...

Sleep Apnea Surgery for Child Ends in Brain Damage

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

When parents find out their child is suffering from a condition that makes it difficult to breathe, they want to do all they can to give their child the best chance at a healthy life. When doctors recommend surgery, the parents are confident that their child will be in good hands and the doctors ...

Injury After Elevator Drops Ten Floors in Kensington

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most of us have experienced a quick flash of fear when an elevator jolts or makes strange noises. Some people refuse to use elevators, even if it means climbing 5 flights of stairs. Fortunately, elevator accidents that cause injury or death are relatively rare. However, a man in Philadelphia was ...

Birth Injury Lawsuit Against GW Hospital

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

A woman in Washington D.C. is filing a lawsuit alleging medical negligence against the George Washington University Hospital and staff related to birth injuries suffered by her son during labor.  Spontaneous Delivery Instead of C-Section Nicole Kilpatrick was 39-weeks pregnant when she began to...

Doctor Liable in Heart Attack Malpractice Case

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

When a person begins to feel pain, discomfort, or like something is not right, they may still not be sure if it is something minor or a medical emergency. However, there are two symptoms that almost always necessitate a trip to the hospital: shortness of breath and chest pain.  Chest pain is a s...

Suspensions Are Rare for Pill Mill Doctors

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Prescription pain medication can be a great benefit to patients who are suffering from painful conditions like chronic back pain. However, it is clear from the opioid epidemic that these powerful pain pills were overprescribed and their potential for addiction were underrepresented. A lot of defe...

Defective and Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak, hand sanitizer has been a daily necessity for many. When hand washing is not available, hand sanitizer provides a way to get rid of most harmful viruses and bacteria on our hands. This can be an important step in reducing the spread of coronavirus.  For a...

Illness for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Military members who were involved in Afghanistan and Iraq understood many of the risks of warfare. However, many members of the military returned home to the U.S. and began to suffer from illnesses they could not explain. These injuries were not caused by enemy forces but by the U.S. and private...

Back to School Injuries

Posted by Charles Gilman | Sep 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many elementary schools are going online for the beginning of the new school year. Other schools, including many private or parochial schools, are returning for in-class sessions. Parents may worry about what happens to their child at school, if they are being bullied or getting hurt on the playg...

Electric Shock Therapy Used Against Teen Students

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Electric therapy has been used as a medical treatment in various forms for decades. While there is some medical benefit to the responsible use of electric shock therapy, this generally does not involve the use of electric shocks to cause pain. Shock devices to cause pain to modify behavior has si...

Negligence Claim Involving Doctors in Training

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Medical malpractice involves a doctor, physician, or healthcare worker who makes a mistake that causes injury to a patient. Doctors and hospitals may also be found negligent in their oversight or supervision over other workers. Similarly, a supervising doctor could be found responsible for oversi...

Increase in Miscarriages Under Detention

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

Pregnant mothers require proper care in order to ensure they can give birth to a healthy child and survive childbirth. The lack of proper medical care can put the child and mother at risk of injury or death. Mothers should not be deprived of proper care just because of their immigration status. S...

Effects of Anesthesia May Linger for Years

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

When undergoing surgery or an invasive procedure, the patient is generally treated with anesthesia. Anesthesia can include local injection to numb the area or general anesthesia to put the patient “under.” Even though anesthesia is common, many patients are unaware that anesthesia may have long-t...

Teen Boy Forced to Take Estrogen Without Consent

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Aug 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The family of a teenage boy in Los Angeles has filed a complaint against the county for administering female hormones. According to the complaint, the family alleges their son was prescribed estrogen without getting voluntary consent of their child or the parents. The family says they were never ...

Dog Licking Turns to Fatal Infection

Posted by Charles Gilman | Aug 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The number of dog bite injuries has increased over the years. As a result, dog bite injury claims for home insurance have also been on the rise, with the average cost up 90% between 2003 and 2017. Most accidents and injuries caused by dogs involve bites. However, a rare condition can lead to seri...

Malpractice Claims Against Doctor Who Fled the Country

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Aug 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Any surgery carries some risk to the patient. However, there is no excuse when the surgery is unnecessary, the doctor has lied about their training, or the surgery is not performed up to the standard of care. Hundreds of patients of one surgeon in Cincinnati have filed civil lawsuits for alleged ...

Raising the Outdated Caps on Pain and Suffering

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

A medical mistake can cause years of pain and suffering. Unfortunately, many states limit the amount of noneconomic damages the injury victim can claim, including a cap on pain and suffering. According to lawmakers, this is intended to reduce the burden of frivolous lawsuits. However, it benefits...

Horse Bite Injury and Fatal Emergency Treatment

Posted by Charles Gilman | Aug 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most animal bite injuries involve dogs and occasionally cats. However, animals like horses can also cause serious bite injuries, which in one woman's case, turned fatal. Unfortunately, it wasn't just the animal bite that caused the accident to be fatal but it may have also involved negligent emer...

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