Medical Malpractice Archives

Joint Commission Alert Warns of Opioid Overuse Risks in Hospitals

Concerned over the increasing number of medication-related errors linked to opioid overuse, the Joint Commission recently released a warning, asking hospitals to take steps to avoid complications from the overuse of opiates. Commonly used opioids in hospitals include morphine, methadone and oxycodone. These are drugs that are used very frequently in medical facilities. Unfortunately, they… Continue reading »

Posted on February 20th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

No Need for CT Scans for Kids with Abdominal Injuries

The risk of radiation overexposure and the injuries resulting from such overexposure have been in the headlines recently, after several hospitals across the country were found to have exposed patients to excessive levels of radiation. Los Angeles personal injury lawyers find that unnecessary radiation exposure can have serious consequences in children. A new study finds… Continue reading »

Posted on February 15th, 2013 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Cited for Safety Violations

Federal inspectors recently found a string of safety violations at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Inspection reports indicate that most of the violations were found in operating rooms which were found to have low sanitation and hygiene levels. According to the report which has been released to the Los Angeles Times, federal inspectors found that several rooms… Continue reading »

Posted on November 18th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Virginia Birth Injury Case Yields $2.3 Million Settlement for Family

The delivery complication known as shoulder dystocia is said to occur when an infant’s shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother’s pubic bone, making a normal delivery impossible. In many cases, this problem can be addressed, resulting in a normal and healthy delivery. However, in one Virginia family’s case, it led to permanent disability. During a… Continue reading »

Posted on March 22nd, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Washington Man Files Suit Over Flu Deaths of Wife, Infant Daughter

As the swine flu epidemic gripped the United States in the spring and early summer of 2009, many medical personnel made questionable diagnostic and treatment decisions when encountering patients bearing signs of the then largely unknown condition. Among the casualties of this confusing period were Washington state resident Kathryn Flyte and her unborn daughter. In… Continue reading »

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

MA Couple Wins Nearly $2M in Malpractice Suit Against Hospital

In 2004, Millsbury, Massachusetts resident Laura Ginsi ‘s husband Joseph called to tell her that he was going to St. Vincent Hospital in nearby Worcester, complaining of feeling lightheaded, dizzy, and generally unwell. That event set off a two-month-long downward spiral of worsening health and unclear diagnoses. Later, Ginsi was transferred to large hospital in… Continue reading »

Posted on January 28th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC

Ohio Cerebral Palsy Case Results in $13.9 Million Settlement

When Ohio doctor Tara Shipman noticed fluctuations in the fetal monitor hooked up to laboring mother Debra Cobb, she dismissed them as normal rather than as indications that a problem was imminent. Instead of opting to perform an emergency cesarean section, Dr. Shipman allowed the birth to proceed normally. In a lawsuit, the family of… Continue reading »

Posted on January 14th, 2011 by Heller Law Firm, APC