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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Friday, December 27, 2019.

In September 2001, famous sportswriter and broadcaster, Dick Schaap, admitted himself into a New York City hospital for a routine hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, no one could possibly have predicted that he would never come home.

According to Trish, Dick’s wife, he had previously had a hip-replacement surgery, which he recovered from quickly and only needed to spend five days in the hospital. Naturally, Dick and Trish had no concerns going forward with the second hip-replacement surgery, especially since the surgery would be performed by the same surgeon at the same hospital.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Doctor Errors on Monday, December 23, 2019.

In 1998, a famous comedian called Dana Carvey, made the difficult decision to undergo a double bypass surgery to clear a blocked artery – a decision that he would later come to regret.

According to Carvey, his family has a history of high cholesterol, and he had previously undergone three unsuccessful angioplasties in 1997 to try and alleviate the problems he had been experiencing from the complications that this had caused. In Carvey’s own words, “doctors convinced [him] that surgery was an effective way to resolve the recurring blockage of [his] arteries,” and he decided to undergo open-heart surgery so that he could continue with his life and career unimpeded.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Doctor Errors on Friday, December 20, 2019.

In 2013, a Miami Gardens family was awarded $33.8 million in damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor and a nurse whose actions led to their newborn baby boy suffering irreversible brain damage.

The incident occurred in the Jessie Trice Community Health Center when Marla Dixon, who was 19 years old at the time, was denied a Cesarean section by Dr. Ata Atogho and an assisting nurse despite her unborn child having a slowed heart rate. According to reports, Dr. Atogho did not acknowledge this slowed heart rate and left Dixon in order to conduct another delivery. Worse, he was seen speaking on his cellphone throughout the ordeal.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, December 16, 2019.

In 2002, Megan Leston gave birth to a baby boy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Unfortunately, her baby was born with a debilitating birth defect known as Cri Du Chat Syndrome that went undiscovered throughout her pregnancy due to the medical malpractice of Dr. Allison Boester.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that Dr. Boester departed from the standard of care expected from the medical profession by:

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, December 13, 2019.

In West Palm Beach, Florida, a couple filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor and an ultrasound technician for what they believe constitutes as medical negligence.

What should have been a joyous occasion marking the birth of their child quickly turned sour when the couple realized that their son had been born with no arms and only one leg. Closer medical examination revealed that the baby’s disabilities were extensive, with the parents even going as far as labeling them as “horrific.”

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, December 09, 2019.

As reported in Rolling Stone on the 17th of January 2018, the wife of Eagles co-founder and guitarist Glenn Fray filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital and the gastroenterologist who treated him.

According to Cindy Frey, Glenn’s widow, the gastroenterologist who treated Glenn was negligent when caring for him and failed to properly treat and diagnose his condition. Glenn died in January 2016 as a result of this, as he experienced complications from his rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Apparently, Glenn’s gastroenterologist did not promptly and properly treat his ulcerative colitis and the other symptoms and diseases of his bowel that were presented. Additionally, he did not assess Glenn for respiratory issues, treat a notable infection, or hospitalize him promptly when he realized that something was wrong.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, December 04, 2019.

In February 2018, a man who does not wish to be named filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for the death of his wife in what can only be described as a “freak accident” that never should have happened.

The victim’s husband reported that a psychiatric patient being treated at Bellevue Hospital was responsible for the untimely death of his wife. Despite being treated at the hospital and classified as a known risk, the psychiatric patient, named Melanie Liverpool-Turner, was prematurely discharged from the hospital. Documents show that Liverpool-Turner displayed several warning signs that indicated she was not yet ready for release and still posed a great threat to the public. Sadly, Liverpool-Turner pushed a woman in front of a subway car three weeks after her release, killing her instantly.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Nursing Negligence on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

On November 18, 2013, famous actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberley Quaid welcomed their twins into the world via surrogacy at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Unfortunately, the twins were premature and had to stay in the hospital for treatment because they had both acquired staph infections.

Quaid called the hospital around 21:00 that night to check after the twins. The nurse who took the call told him that “they’re just fine.” What Quaid didn’t know was that nurses had noticed blood oozing from the intravenous site on the arm of one of the twins and a spot on her heel. It turns out that the nurses had mistakenly given the twins 1,000 times the recommended dose of the blood thinner heparin but hadn’t told Quaid of that when he called. Hospital staff scrambled to reverse the effects of the heparin throughout the night but still failed to notify Quaid or his wife of the situation.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

In March of 2016, the then lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin, was rushed to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital due to complaints of severe chest pain. What followed was a nightmare far beyond what he could have imagined.

Doctors performed open-heart surgery, which included a triple bypass and a valve replacement that forced Balin into the intensive-care unit (ICU) for recovery – the one place in any hospital that requires the most specialized and supervised care. What doctors had failed to tell him upon admission was that the hospital was in the process of closing, and they were severely understaffed.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

In 2013, wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Laser Spine Institute and several of its surgeons in Tampa, claiming that they rendered inappropriate care that damaged his wrestling career due to them performing unnecessary surgeries on him. Additionally, the Institute used Hogan’s endorsement without his permission, prompting him to seek damages of $50 million.

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