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Nursing Home Negligence in Pennsylvania Caught on Film

Three employees of the facility where the abuse occurred have been arrested.

By Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, Nursing Home Abuse and Medical Negligence Attorney

News stories about nursing home abuse is far too common. Another case has come out of Pennsylvania (PA), where a woman who suspected her mother was being neglected hid a camera to catch the abuse on film. With the evidence she collected, she had three employees arrested for negligence. Now, the family is suing the Sunrise company, which operates more than 300 facilities in three countries. To read more, visit ” Pennsylvania Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Camera.”

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose Virginia/Carolina attorneys focus on injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message so we can return your call. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Our lawyers hold licenses in VA, NC, South Carolina (SC), West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), Florida (FL) and Washington, DC. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis were included in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers in America. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, were also named 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Law, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube. Further, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blogs as pro bono public information services.


Lawsuits Filed Over Side Effects From Diabetes Drug Actos

Use of the medication known generically as pioglitazone has been linked to the development of bladder cancer.

By Jim Lewis,  Dangerous Drugs Attorney

My colleague Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro has written a new blog post for our Virginia (VA) personal injury attorneys’ website about the large number of lawsuits being filed over Takeda’s diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone), which has been linked to the development of bladder cancer in users.

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose Virginia/Carolina attorneys focus on injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message so we can return your call. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Our lawyers hold licenses in VA, NC, South Carolina (SC), West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), Florida (FL) and Washington, DC. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis were included in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers in America. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, were also named 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Law, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube. Further, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blogs as pro bono public information services.


Watch Out for Multaq Side Effects

Some patients taking the drug to control atrial fibulation have experienced liver damage so severe they required a liver transplant.

By John Cooper, Medical Negligence Injury Lawyer

My colleague Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro has written about the serious side effects that can occur when taking Multaq (dronedarone from Sanofi-Aventis). Some patients taking the drug to control atrial fibrillation have experienced liver damage so severe they required a liver transplant. To learn more, check out “Multaq May Cause Serious Liver Damage.”

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose Virginia/Carolina attorneys focus on injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message so we can return your call. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Our lawyers hold licenses in VA, NC, South Carolina (SC), West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), Florida (FL) and Washington, DC. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis were included in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers in America. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, were also named 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Law, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube. Further, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blogs as pro bono public information services.


Restrictions Placed on Public Access to Medical Malpractice Data Bank

The elimination of a public area of the National Practitioner Data Bank means it will be more difficult to find out if a doctor has been the subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Attorney

My colleague Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro has posted a new blog to our law firm’s Virginia personal injury attorneys’ website on new restrictions being placed on public access to a medical databank used for 25 years by insurers, medical boards and doctors. The elimination of a public area of the National Practitioner Data Bank means it will be more difficult for members of the public to find out if a doctor has been the subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose Virginia/Carolina attorneys focus on injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message so we can return your call. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Our lawyers hold licenses in VA, NC, South Carolina (SC), West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), Florida (FL) and Washington, DC. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis were included in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers in America. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, were also named 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Law, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube. Further, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blogs as pro bono public information services.


Surgical Mesh Safety Reviewed After Patients’ Deaths and Injuries

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is reviewing whether the surgical mesh should be more closely regulated.

By Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney

My colleague Jim Lewis has posted a new blog to our Virginia personal injury lawyers’  website about increased concerns over the use of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse in women. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is reviewing whether, in light of multiple reports of patient injuries and deaths, the surgical mesh should be more closely regulated.

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose Virginia/Carolina attorneys focus on injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message so we can return your call. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Our lawyers hold licenses in VA, NC, South Carolina (SC), West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), Florida (FL) and Washington, DC. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis were included in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers in America. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, were also named 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Law, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube. Further, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blogs as pro bono public information services.


Avastin Use Linked to Blindness in Five Patients

Use of the drug, bevacizumab from Genentech, has also been linked to eye infections in a number of other patients.

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Attorney

My colleague Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro has posted a new blog to our Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyers’ website about how a controversial cancer drug being used to treat eye disease has been linked to the blindness of five patients. Use of Avastin (bevacizumab from Genentech) has also been linked to eye infections in a number of other patients.

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose Virginia/Carolina attorneys focus on injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message so we can return your call. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Our lawyers hold licenses in VA, NC, South Carolina (SC), West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), Florida (FL) and Washington, DC. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis were included in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers in America. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, were also named 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Law, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube. Further, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blogs as pro bono public information services.


Avastin May Lose FDA Approval for Treating Breast Cancer

A growing body of research shows that Avastin (bevacizumab from Genentech) is not effective in fighting breast cancer and can cause serious side effects that outweigh its benefits.

By Rick Shapiro, VA Medical Malpractice Attorney

In a recent post to our Virginia personal injury lawyers’ website, my colleague Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, reports on how advisers to the Food and Drug Administration have recommended that the agency withdraw the breast cancer treatment indication for Avastin (bevacizumab from Genentech). A growing body of research shows that the medication is not effective in fighting breast cancer and can cause serious side effects that outweigh its benefits.

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose Virginia/Carolina attorneys focus on injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message so we can return your call. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC). Our lawyers hold licenses in VA, NC, South Carolina (SC), West Virginia (WV), Kentucky (KY), Florida (FL) and Washington, DC. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis were included in the 2011 issue of Best Lawyers in America. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, were also named 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Law, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube. Further, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard blogs as pro bono public information services.


Woman Launches Lawsuit Saying Painful Back Surgery Was Unnecessary

By Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, Medical Malpractice Attorney

A woman from Texas (TX) has launched a lawsuit claiming she sustained severe infections and had to endure excruciating pain because of unnecessary surgery.

Janice McDaniel, and her husband, William, filed a lawsuit February 25 in Jefferson County District Court, Jefferson, Texas, this month. She claimed none of the pain the woman experienced would have been necessary had her doctor properly treated her, the South East Texas Record reported.

The suit claims McDaniel was admitted to Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital on December 19, 2008. Read more here.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose attorneys focus on injury and accident law, and we have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctor mistakes, 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message and we will return your call promptly. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC).  Our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY, FL and DC. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard and Norfolk Injuryboard as pro bono public information services.


Elderly Woman Killed by Nursing Home Neglect

By Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

We often place our elder loved ones in adult care facilities when we begin to worry that they cannot properly take care of themselves. You worry about them eating right, getting around, keeping themselves occupied, and taking their medications correctly — and you believe that a nursing home can help them stay healthy, safe, and comfortable. However some nursing homes fail at their job.  Such was the case in Iowa (IA).

A Davenport nursing home has been fined by the state of Iowa in connection with the death of an elderly resident, less than two weeks after she and another resident of the Ridgecrest Village home were injured in a traffic accident on Nov. 19.  Our thoughts go out to the family for the tragic and preventable loss of their loved one.

According to the Des Moines Register, the van stopped suddenly in traffic, throwing the two residents out of their wheelchairs and onto the van floor. One was a fragile 97-year-old woman.  The van driver told investigators that he’d failed to buckle their safety belts, although their chairs were securely attached to the van’s floor.  That’s the same as saying the seats in a car are secured but the people in it are not.

It was terribly negligent for the driver to forget to buckle in the elderly pair.

His only job was to safely transport the two and he failed, miserably.  It is also sad that the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals only fined the nursing home $10,000 for death of this elderly woman.

The department reported that the woman’s death 12 days later was attributed to congestive heart failure as a result of a broken leg and blood loss.  So in essence this woman spent the last days of her life suffering from a totally preventable injury.

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About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm whose attorneys focus on injury and accident law, and we have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctor mistakes, 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. Give us a call at (800) 752-0042. If you can’t get through due to high call volume, leave a message and we will return your call promptly. Also be sure to check out our free special report Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA), but we also have offices in Hampton, VA, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina (NC).  Our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY, FL and DC. We also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard and Norfolk Injuryboard as pro bono public information services.