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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Actor Bill Paxton’s Files a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against LA Surgeon

In February of 2017, famous actor Bill Paxton was diagnosed with two heart-related disorders. One was a bicuspid aortic valve (a congenital condition), and the other was an aortic aneurysm. Though the bicuspid aortic valve wasn’t debilitating, Paxton was told by a heart surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles that his aortic aneurism was life-threatening and that he would need surgery.

The surgery went forward as planned; however, Paxton started to experience complications afterwards. The surgeon was nowhere to be found during his aftercare which caused him to receive delayed treatment that resulted in several injuries. His health continued to worsen, and he sadly died of a stroke 11 days after his surgery.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, February 03, 2020.

In 2011, Sonia Natera checked into the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center due to severe abdominal pain. This pain was so severe that Sonia couldn’t even lie down and walked to and from an examination room while in the company of a second-year resident. It was expected that Sonia was suffering from an ectopic pregnancy, and when she complained of dizziness, the residence left to find a more senior doctor for assistance. It was during this time that Sonia lost consciousness and fell.

Sonia sustained serious injuries as a result of her fall and had to undergo neck and elbow surgery, the cost of which caused her to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to her medical malpractice attorney, the hospital departed from good and accepted medical practice by allowing Sonia to walk, and then leaving her standing up unattended after that.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, January 27, 2020.

In August of 2000, a professional basketball player from the Philippines checked himself into the University Community Hospital-Carrollwood in Floridan complaining of a headache, nausea, dizziness, confusion, and double vision. The man’s name was Allan Navarro, and he informed the triage nurse that he had a personal medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol, as well as a family history of strokes.

When the attending emergency physician saw him, Allan told him that he had a headache that appeared suddenly during the day and that he had felt a “pop” in his head. Even though Allan provided all of this information, the physician attending him did not conduct a full case history examination, nor did he conduct a neurological examination. Allan spent close to 6 hours in the hospital and was discharged with a “sinusitis/headache” diagnosis after two CT brain scans had been completed. The physician prescribed him some Vicodin for the pain and an antibiotic.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Surgical Errors on Friday, January 24, 2020.

In December of 2014, the famous NASCAR Champion Pete Hamilton sustained a three-part fracture to his left humerus just below his shoulder joint. Hamilton sustained the injury while on a holiday visit to Georgia, where he slipped and fell.

Hamilton rushed to the Gwinnett Medical Center, where the on-call emergency room trauma surgeon booked him in for an internal shoulder procedure. Unfortunately, Hamilton was in extreme pain when he woke up after the surgery, but the Georgian trauma surgeon assured him that everything was fine.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Monday, January 20, 2020.

In October 2011, Amanda Velasquez, a pregnant 20-year-old, walked to Woodhull Medical Centre to see her obstetrician. She was experiencing blurred vision and worried that she was losing her eyesight. Her obstetrician assured her that she had nothing to worry about, and she went home.

Unfortunately, Amanda’s symptoms of cloudy vision and pressure around her eyes didn’t go away, and she visited the hospital six more times with the same complaint, but her obstetrician chose to fixate on her pregnancy rather than check her eyes and told her that there was no problem at each visit.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Nursing Negligence on Friday, January 17, 2020.

In 2016, a 41-year-old man named Jose Polanco was admitted to Elmhurst Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Unexpectedly, he began to develop pneumonia during his recovery and soon suffered from a serious infection that saw him become an inpatient for four months.

As his condition worsened, Jose’s infection began to affect his blood pressure, and doctors ordered that a line be inserted in his arm to provide ongoing monitoring. Unfortunately, Jose’s arm soon turned back after having the line inserted, and he was diagnosed with gangrene shortly after.

Apparently, Jose developed two wounds in the area of his bicep. It is believed that these areas did not receive enough oxygen after the line was inserted by a nurse, which caused a lack of blood flow to the area and the tissues to die. This necrotic tissue then caused gangrene.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, January 13, 2020.

In January 2014, parents Sara and Padraig Keenan entered into a nightmare when their 3-month-old daughter was found in her crib choking after being breastfed.

The couple was hosting a houseguest who worked as an EMT and who was able to revive the baby girl and got her breathing again. Frantically, the parents called 911 and emergency medical technicians from Exchange Ambulances were sent to their home.

The family could never have foreseen the terrible string of events that were about to occur.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Friday, January 10, 2020.

In 2003, Bee Gee’s frontman Maurice Gibb died at Mount Sinai Hospital from health complications that were causing him stomach pain. He had been in the hospital for three days and was scheduled to have an in-depth examination the following day. Sadly, his intestine burst and flooded his body with toxins that caused him to go into cardiac arrest and resulted in his death.

Following his death, Gibb’s brothers consulted with medical malpractice lawyers to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to take action against the hospital for hospital negligence. It was their belief that doctors did not detect that Gibb had a twisted bowel, which was further complicated by his admission into the VIP ward on the eighth floor, as opposed to the third floor where the hospital’s emergency equipment was housed.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Wrongful Death on Wednesday, January 08, 2020.

In 2008, Brookdale University Hospital was at the center of one man’s grief when it was revealed that his grandmother had died as a result of poor treatment and neglect by the hospital and medical center personnel.

When filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, Thomas Stephens revealed that Brookdale personnel’s mistakes and carelessness caused the wrongful death of his grandmother, Nora Stephens, who ultimately died from complications caused by pressure ulcers.

Nora developed pressure ulcers on her skin during her stay at Brookdale, yet these were not treated, and the stage four ulcers worsened and became so severe that she suffered from a blood infection followed by gangrene in both of her feet.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, December 30, 2019.

In 1994, a young woman named Laura Gonzalez gave birth to a baby boy at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, what should have been an event filled with joy quickly turned into tragedy when Laura’s son suffered severe brain damage as well as extensive mental and physical impairments due to hypoxia.

As a result of this birth injury, Laura filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Flushing Hospital Medical Center in 1995 and the on-call physician in 1996. She alleged negligence for not identifying the signs of fetal distress or responding to the signs of fetal distress in both instances. These two actions were consolidated for a joint trial in 1997. Had the surgeon acted timeously, Laura would have undergone an emergency cesarean section, which would have prevented her baby’s injuries.

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