Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 at 8:30 pm
An 81 year-old woman bled to death in her Florida home in 2009 and family members say that a mishandled 911 call is to blame.
The woman dropped a glass and subsequently cut an artery in her ankle. In her panic, she dialed the operator instead of 911. An audio recording of her call reveals that she gave the operator her full address and begged for them to send an ambulance.
The operator connected her to 911, but they were unable to find her address since she initially dialed 0. It took more than 15 minutes for emergency responders to arrive at her home. They found a woman unconscious and believed they had the wrong address and left. Family members returned home 45 minutes later to find her dead in a pool of blood near the phone.
The family is suing for wrongful death and negligence.
Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm
A couple from Pennsylvania was recently awarded $21 million in a lawsuit against a medical center for negligently causing their baby to develop cerebral palsy during birth.
In 2006, a woman from Erie went to the emergency room to deliver her baby. According to the lawsuit, nurses at the medical center did not properly check the woman’s vital signs, which caused the woman’s baby to slip into the breach position. The baby boy did not receive enough oxygen before a Cesarean section was performed, and he developed cerebral palsy.
The boy, who is five-years-old now, cannot talk and is fed through a tube. The money that was awarded to the family will pay for the boy’s medical costs in the future.
If your child developed cerebral palsy because of the negligence of a doctor or nurse during the birthing process, please contact the New Jersey cerebral palsy lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 9:59 am
Many people do not understand the difference between birth defects and birth injuries. However, the difference between the two terms is very important for medical malpractice cases.
Birth defects are generally the result of inherent genetic problems or other maternal difficulties. Birth injuries, on the other hand, are the result of the birthing process. They typically are caused by the direct actions or inactions of medical professionals.
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact the New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 10:48 am
When patients take a medical malpractice case to trial, they may use expert witnesses as part of their case. However, not every doctor or specialist may be an expert witness.
According to New Jersey law, expert witnesses must be licensed and practice in the specialty that is associated with the patient’s case. Lawyers experienced in medical malpractice can help find and determine whether doctors may be expert witnesses.
If you or anyone you know has questions about a medical malpractice case, contact the New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 1:14 pm
A New Jersey doctor operated on the wrong lung of a patient when removing a tumor.
The surgery was to remove a cancerous tumor out of a man’s right lung. The problem was the tumor was in the left lung. Instead of correcting his error, the doctor decided to cover up it. He told the patient that he had a life-threatening tumor in his right lung (the healthy one), and removed a portion of this lung. By removing such a large portion of the healthy lung, it made it impossible to remove the tumor from the other lung because no more of either lung could safely be removed. The man then lived the rest of his life with an oxygen tank until he passed away.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of negligent medical care, you may be able to receive compensation for your suffering. Contact the New Jersey surgical errors lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529.
Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Medical errors that include radiation mistakes often go unreported because of the lack of rules requiring hospital and doctors to disclose this information.
The New York Times did a special report on the topic. In New York, between 2001 to 2008, there were 627 radiation errors reported. Officials say this number could be much lower the it should be because many are not reporting the mistakes. In many cases, people were given radiation to the wrong part of their bodies or they were given a much stronger dosage than what was necessary.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a radiation error, contact the New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 at 4:52 pm
Local man was convicted on charges of practicing medicine without a license and stealing $122,000 from Medicare and about $28,000 from other medical insurance carriers.
He is awaiting sentencing at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center. He is facing 21 and a half years in a New Jersey state prison.
This is not the first time that he has been incarcerated. In 1996 he was convicted on nine counts of sexual contact for fondling patients and spent 178 days in county jail.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of improper medical care, contact the New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys of Levinson and Axelrod by calling 800-346-5529.