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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Anesthesia Error on Friday, August 02, 2019.

Any medical procedure that you undergo is likely to be conducted with the use of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia that is administered depends on the severity of your medical procedure, and most anesthesia errors tend to happen with general anesthesia and occasionally regional anesthesia.

What are the Types of Anesthesia?

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, July 29, 2019.

As of 22 July 2019, it has officially been reported that an infection outbreak has occurred in patients across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. In a shocking case of medical malpractice, the outbreak was caused by a Mount Sterling doctor who allowed his unlicensed wife to mishandle vaccinations. 

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure is aware of the situation and has placed Dr. Paul E. McLaughlin on five years’ probation. He has also been ordered to pay $5,000 for assigning the task to his wife who does not have a medical license - ultimately causing the public health crisis.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Anesthesia Error on Friday, July 26, 2019.

The purpose of anesthesia is to ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free during any medical procedure or surgery. There are 4 different types of anesthesia that are used for specific procedures, and the type of anesthesia you receive is entirely dependent on the procedure you are having done as well as your general health and possibly your own preferences. 

Types of Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is used for minor, common procedures in which you are fully alert and awake. The anesthesia only numbs the small area of the procedure - such as when you receive stitches 

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Surgical Errors on Monday, July 22, 2019.

There are 6 major surgical errors that have been found to be the most common both nationally and internationally. These errors are most often featured in medical malpractice cases and include the following:

1. Wrong-Procedure Surgical Error

A wrong-procedure surgical error is an error that occurs when your surgeon performs the incorrect surgical procedure on you. An example could be if you were scheduled for a foot amputation, but your surgeon amputates your entire calf instead.

2. Wrong-Site Surgical Error

A wrong-site surgical error is an error that occurs when your surgeon performs your scheduled surgical procedure, but on the wrong part of your body. 

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Birth Injuries on Friday, July 19, 2019.

In September 2017, a Superior Court jury issued a $3 million dollar verdict against a Dover OB-GYN who was accused of causing permanent nerve damage and paralysis to a newborn’s right arm by forcefully pulling the baby out by his head during delivery. 

Though the incident happened in 2008, the baby’s mother did not file a medical malpractice lawsuit until 2014 in New Castle County Superior Court, Delaware. According to court documents, Peter Wong - the OB-GYN involved in the delivery - pulled too hard on the baby’s head and neck while trying to dislodge the baby’s stuck shoulder. Monica Broughton, the child’s mother, stated that Peter Wong did not disclose the risks associated with the procedure to her beforehand.

During the trial, Peter Wong argued that he had not been medically negligent and that the baby’s injuries were as a result of the maternal forces of labor. 

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, July 15, 2019.

One of the most famous wrongful death lawsuits is the Hartman versus Pfizer Hollywood lawsuit which occurred in the early 1990s.

In 1998, Phil Hartman, a well-known comedian and Saturday Night Live actor, was shot and killed by his wife, Brynn, who then turned the gun on herself and took her own life. What appeared to be a murder-suicide case soon turned into a wrongful death lawsuit, after Brynn’s brother sued Pfizer Pharmaceuticals which manufactured the anti-depressant Zoloft.

According to Brynn’s brother, Brynn had been prescribed Zoloft due to chronic panic attacks, low self-esteem, and depression. His argument is that the drug, which was very popular at the time, drove her to insanity which then caused her to shoot her husband and herself after a late-night argument. 

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Friday, July 12, 2019.

On the 11th of September, 2003, John Ritter, a well-known comedic actor on shows such as “Three’s Company” and “8 Simple Rules,” died as a result of an aortic dissection - also known as a tear in the inner layer of the aorta. This condition is fatal, as the aorta is the main blood vessel that transports blood away from your heart and to the rest of your body. 

The signs and symptoms of aortic dissection and heart attack are very similar; thus doctors need to be stringent and follow all the necessary protocols to ensure that an accurate diagnosis is made. 

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Nursing Negligence on Monday, July 08, 2019.

According to a new report published in the Mail Online on 2 July 2019, a recent study of more than 1,000 nurses in the US found that the incidence of nursing negligence and medical errors has increased in recent years. The study indicated that this is largely due to exhausted nurses and nurse burnout

Statistical analysis of the study’s results revealed the following:

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, July 05, 2019.

Medical malpractice is sometimes also known as medical negligence. It occurs when a healthcare professional, or provider, does not provide you with the correct treatment or provides you with substandard treatment. If these professionals and providers fail to take appropriate action to treat your condition, then medical malpractice is said to occur. 

Based on this, a medical malpractice lawsuit makes it possible for you or your family member to receive compensation from the harm that resulted from this sub-standard treatment.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, July 02, 2019.

In 2017, army veteran Richard Hopkins, aged 65, of Davenport died after developing a post-surgery infection at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa City. His family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in June 2019 against the hospital. His family says that the infection that killed him was caused by medical negligence and that at least 3 other patients in the same hospital suffered similar complications.

The hospital negligence lawsuit centers around the fact that Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa City illegally hired a neurosurgeon, John Henry Schneider, who has a history of medical malpractice allegations and whose medical license had been revoked in Wyoming in 2014 due to allegations of poor patient care. The hospital hired Schneider in 2017 at an annual salary of $385,000 despite knowing his past and that there is a federal law stipulating that doctors whose state licenses have been revoked cannot work for the Veterans Affairs hospitals no matter the state that it is in.

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