Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
A Texas doctor is facing allegations from the Texas Medical Board of improperly prescribing pain medication to 16 patients after one died of an OxyContin overdose.
The doctor, who works at a pain management clinic, denies the allegations. However, according to the medical board’s complaint, the doctor failed to recognize possible signs of abuse, prescribed medication without documenting the patients’ needs, and continued to prescribe pain pills despite signs of abuse.
Currently the doctor is still allowed to practice medicine and has no restrictions on his medical license. He also faces charges of witness intimidation after a former nurse filed a complaint to the Texas Medical Board stating that she believed he was dangerously prescribing drugs.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of improper treatment, contact the improper treatment lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 7:56 pm
The fertility doctor who implanted Nadya Suleman, dubbed “Octomom” by the media, with a dozen embryos that resulted in her giving birth to octuplets, has been stripped of his medical license.
Yesterday the California Medical Board denied his legal bid to win back his license, citing numerous malpractice suits against him as well as multiple negligent acts and incompetence. The Los Angeles Superior Court judge presiding over the case says the physician broke serious medical standards when he agreed to implant twelve embryos into Suleman, when the maximum recommendation is three.
The Judge also claims the doctor is at fault for not referring his patient for a mental evaluation for wanting so many embryos at once, especially since she was unemployed, unmarried, and already had six children.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of improper treatment, contact the New Jersey improper treatment lawyers of Levison Axelrod at 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 8:29 pm
A married couple have been awarded $9 million by a Federal District Court jury in their medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital and a doctor.
Three years ago, the husband was involved in a rollover car accident and taken to the hospital. He complained about severe neck pain but the physician failed to take X-rays of his neck, instead he only ordered X-rays of his back and head. The doctor then released the patient without a cervical collar or performing a physical examination.
The man returned a few days later when it was discovered he had broken his neck. His left shoulder is permanently paralyzed, causing him pain and the inability to work. The hospital and physician were found to be negligent.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of improper treatment, contact the New Jersey improper treatment lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2011 at 5:31 pm
A New Jersey woman was recently awarded $34 million by an Orange County jury in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was admitted into the Bon Secours Community Hospital in January 2004 because she had extremely low sodium levels. A doctor and nurse at the hospital injected the woman with saline at a rapid rate, which caused her sodium level to spike dramatically, leading to a condition know as osmotic demyelination syndrome.
The woman slipped into a coma and suffered serious brain damage. Today, she has limited speech and cannot read. A jury found that the doctor who treated the woman was 60 percent responsible for her condition, and a nurse was 40 percent responsible. The woman was awarded $34 million for past and future medical expenses, as well as for the loss of enjoyment of life.
If your medical condition was improperly treated causing you to suffer significant harm, please contact the New Jersey improper treatment lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 5:02 pm
A lawsuit has been filed against an Arizona prison by a woman who is spending time in the prison while awaiting trial for allegedly murdering her husband. The 33-year-old woman claims that the prison’s infirmary did not treat her for an infection that she suffered following surgery to fix her broken ankle.
The woman allegedly broke her ankle while jogging on the morning of her husband’s death. One month after her arrest, she underwent surgery at the prison for the broken ankle. The lawsuit claims that officials at the prison did not give the woman proper post-surgery care, which caused her to have an infection that was not treated for sixteen days.
The woman is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.
If you or someone you love has not been given proper post-operative treatment following a surgery, please contact the New Jersey improper treatment lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.