Tuesday, 20 of November of 2018

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Brain Injured Woman Feels no Fear

By Rick Shapiro, Personal Injury Attorney

It sounds like a science-fiction novel.  A woman feels no fear.  This strange ailment is actually the result of gentic brain damage.  As interesting as her case seems, there is nothing interesting about brain injury.  Some symptoms are memory loss or even behavioral and impulse control issues , both are examples of hidden damage. Because of this lack of visibility, insurance companies or liable parties will often claim that there is no brain damage at all.  Find out more.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm which focuses on injury and accident law and our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases, which includes hospital/doctor mistakes, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see for yourself. Though not every case meets our criteria, we offer free, initial consultations so give us a call at 1-800-752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, please leave a message and we will return your call promptly. Also be sure to check out our free special reports on the Top 10 Tips from a Medical Malpractice Insider and the top 5 surgical errors you must know about. Our primary office in based in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) and we also have a North Carolina (NC) law office.  Our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY, FL and DC. Our injury attorneys also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard and Norfolk Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service.


Jury awards $2.3 Million Dollars to Child for Birth Injury

By Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, Personal Injury Attorney

On Friday, a Virginia (VA) jury awarded $2.3 million in damages to a 4 -year-old boy who suffered arm injuries at birth, reports The Virginian Pilot.  The Circuit Court jury also awarded $60,000 to the child’s mother for reimbursement of medical expenses. 

Although I am sure it is a relief to the mother that she will be able to use the settlement to provide for her child.  It can never make up for the fact that someone’s mistake at the time of birth has changed the course of her child’s life forever.  The little child now has a permanently disabled right arm.  As a mom myself I can’t imagine how upset I would feel, if someone was to permanently injure my child.

The lawsuit named a nurse-midwife as the at-fault party.  We fully appreciate the midwife had no intention of seriously injuring the baby, but she had to be held accountable when an error occurred, just like everyone else.

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm which focuses on injury and accident law and our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases, which includes hospital/doctor mistakes, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see for yourself. Though not every case meets our criteria, we offer free, initial consultations so give us a call at 1-800-752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, please leave a message and we will return your call promptly. Also be sure to check out our free special reports on the Top 10 Tips from a Medical Malpractice Insider and the top 5 surgical errors you must know about. Our primary office in based in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) and we also have a North Carolina (NC) law office.  Our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY, FL and DC. Our injury attorneys also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard and Norfolk Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service.


Study Highlights Continued Prevalence of Surgical Mistakes

Of the 27,370 incidents reported to them in the study, there were 107 operations performed on the wrong body part and 25 surgeries performed on the wrong patient.

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Virginia (VA)

A recent study entitled, “Wrong-Site and Wrong-Patient Procedures in the Universal Protocol Era” revealed surgeons continue to make an unacceptably high number of preventable mistakes.

Of the 27,370 incidents reported to them in the study, there were 107 operations performed on the wrong body part and 25 surgeries performed on the wrong patient. These numbers may appear small in the grand scheme of things, but keep in mind that these types of medical errors are considered “never events”. Clearly, 132 events that are never supposed to happen is far too high a number.

These numbers are even more disturbing given that safety measures were put in place back in 2004 known as “universal protocol.” These measures were meant to streamline certain surgical procedures so the chances of a blatant surgical error, like leaving surgical instruments inside a patient, were cut down.

It looks like much more work needs to be done.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm which focuses on injury and accident law and our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases, which includes hospital/doctor mistakes, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see for yourself. In addition, check out our FREE special reports on the Top 10 Tips from a Medical Malpractice Insider and the top 5 surgical errors you must know about. Our primary office in based in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) and we also have a North Carolina (NC) law office.  Our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY and DC. We are ready to talk to you by phone right now—we provide free initial confidential injury case consultations, so call us toll free at 1-800-752-0042. Our injury attorneys also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard and Norfolk Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service. PA


The Steps Needed to Build a Medical Negligence Wrongful Death Case

Our firm has been asked to look into what initially appeared to be a mysterious death or loss of life in a potential medical negligence or surgical error death case. Sometimes, family members have only suspicion but not much hard evidence. They ask us to uncover the truth about what caused the accidental or unexpected death of their loved one.

Our personal injury law firm takes initial steps to help build your medical malpractice wrongful death case. Learn what these steps are by reading this article:

Building Your Case: How Experienced Injury Lawyers Investigate Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Accident Claims


Nerve Damage: A Very Serious Medical Error

Nerve damage can have lifelong consequences and  many people who suffer nerve damage due to medical negligence face years of discomfort, lowered quality of life, chronic pain, and ongoing medical needs. In some cases, those who suffer nerve damage during a medical procedure or operation are unable to continue working or have their earning limited due to their medical issues. To learn more, check out this article on our firm’s North Carolina web site:

Carolina Medical Malpractice: A Focus On Nerve Damage