Wednesday, 23 of August of 2017

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Supreme Court Rules Against N.C. Claim of Malpractice Settlement

By Jim Lewis, North Carolina (NC) Medical Malpractice Lawyer

A family from Taylorsville, North Carolina (NC) took the state to the Supreme Court when state officials placed a lien for $933,333.33 on the family’s $2.8 million medical malpractice settlement. To find out the Supreme Court’s ruling follow the link to “Supreme Court Rules Against N.C. Claim of Malpractice Settlement”.

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Misdiagnosis or Non-Diagnosis of Aortic Aneurysm Can Lead to Loss of Life

By Jim Lewis, Virginia Medical Negligence Attorney

Our firm published an article talking about aortic aneurisms and the legal ramifications of a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. Unfortunately, this condition is potentially fatal and quite common. In fact, aortic aneurisms are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. To learn more, check the article on our main website titled:

Failure to Diagnose Aortic Aneurysm Can Have Deadly Consequences

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses Leading to Malpractice Suits

By Mark Favaloro, Virginia (VA) Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Being misdiagnosed for a simple medical issue can leave a victim scared and upset but being misdiagnosed for cancer is life altering and traumatic. The rate of misdiagnoses of breast cancer is climbing at an alarming rate as breast cancer numbers rise. To find out why this is happening follow the link to “Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses Leading to Malpractice Suits”

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Misdiagnosis, Failure to Treat Heart Attack Results in $126M Medical Malpractice Award

Evidence presented during trial convinced jurors that three doctors at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, NY, missed obvious signs of cardiac arrest.

By Mark Favaloro, Medical Mistakes Victims’ Attorney

A woman in Oneonta, New York (NY), who went more than day in a hospital without being accurately diagnosed or treated for the heart attack she was suffering has won a $126 million medical malpractice award from a civil trial jury. Evidence presented during trial convinced jurors that three doctors at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital missed obvious signs of cardiac arrest and failed to treat the woman with medications and surgical interventions that would minimize damage to her heart.

The woman is now unable to train horses as before and is dependent on a defibrillator. She will eventually need a heart transplant.


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The Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyer’s Perspective

Doctors and hospitals cannot be held to a standard of perfection. But when they fail to detect or ignore signs and symptoms of a life-threatening health condition that they should have spotted, the people and institutions that made the diagnostic errors must be held accountable for a patient’s injuries or loss of life. My Virginia-based medical malpractice colleagues and I have represented many misdiagnosis victims, and each case highlighted how much patients depend on physicians getting a diagnosis correct and acting quickly to treat problems.

The hospital named as the defendant in the New York failure to diagnose lawsuit has promised to appeal the jury’s verdict. Considering how much the woman lost when doctors did not identify and work to resolve her heart attack, I hope the award is upheld by a higher court.

Potentially Helpful Info

If you or a member of your family has been harmed by a misdiagnosis, you can download this free report to begin learning about your legal rights and options for seeking compensation for personal injuries, lost wages and additional medical expenses.

Have Questions? Check Out Our Firm’s FAQs.

You can learn more by reading through our online library of lawyers’ answers to frequently asked questions about medical malpractice and surgical error lawsuits.

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About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.


Misdiagnosis of Neck Injury Leaves Man Permanently Paralyzed

Jurors awarded the man a medical malpractice judgment of $15 million.

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

A Colorado (CO) man who went to the hospital complaining of neck pain and numbness in his arms and legs was told by a doctor that he suffered from a neck strain and was sent home with medications and instructions to rest. In actuality, the man had a herniated disc that was pressing against his spinal cord so severely that emergency surgery was required.

Within hours of leaving Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, the man became permanently paralyzed from the chest down. After hearing evidence of the doctor’s misdiagnosis and the man’s injury and need for lifelong medical and personal care, jurors awarded the man a medical malpractice judgment of $15 million. The owner of the hospital and the doctor whose mistake that harmed the man were ordered to pay the award.

 

The Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawyer’s Perspective

My medical malpractice attorney colleagues and I practice in Virginia (VA), so it may seem out of character to report and comment on a case from Colorado. What caught my eye, though, was how badly the doctor misdiagnosed the neck injury when first seeing the man who became paralyzed. Diagnosing a herniated disc in the neck or anywhere along the spine can be as simple as taking and examining a few x-rays.

I do not have access to all the medical evidence presented during the medical malpractice trial. Having been involved in similar back injury and misdiagnosis cases, however, I know that showing the doctor was negligent in not ordering and waiting for the results from x-rays and other imaging tests would go a long way toward making the plaintiff’s case.

Potentially Helpful Info

If you or a member of your family has been harmed by a doctor’s misdiagnosis, mistake or negligence, you can begin to learn about your legal rights and options for seeking compensation by downloading this free report.

Have Questions? Check Out Our Firm’s FAQs.

Learn more by reading through this online library of attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions regarding medical malpractice lawsuits.

EJL

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.

 


Jury Awards $1.8 Million in Medical Malpractice Missed Diagnosis Case

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Attorney

The family of a woman who lost her life from a rare blood disorder filed a missed diagnosis medical malpractice claim against the hospital. The jury awarded the family $1.8 million but that was reduced to $187,500 after the non-economic damage cap was enforced and the “loss of chance” doctrine was applied. To learn more, read the story here…

Missed Diagnosis Case Results in $1.8 Million Jury Award

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.

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Failure to Diagnose Appendicitis Can Have Devastating Consequences

Failing to diagnose appendicitis is the third most common form of medical malpractice.

By Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, Medical Negligence Lawyer

Failing to diagnose appendicitis is the third most common form of medical malpractice. What’s so disturbing is that any delay in diagnosing appendicitis can have life-threatening consequences. An attorney with Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton has written about failure to diagnose injuries and why it constitutes medical negligence. To learn more, read “Failure to Diagnose Appendicitis: A Common Form of Medical Malpractice.”

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About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.


Medical Malpractice Suit Filed Following Death of West Virginia Man

His doctor and staff at two medical facilities allegedly ignored and failed to follow up on diagnostic tests showing life-threatening problems

By Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton, Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The widow of a Boone County, WV, man who died from liver failure after his doctor and staff at two medical facilities allegedly ignored and failed to follow up on diagnostic tests showing life-threatening problems has filed civil claims for compensation. To learn more, read “West Virginia Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges Liver Disease Misdiagnosis.”

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About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.


Family Wins $78.5M Birth Injury Award Against Hospital

Juror determined faulty ultrasound equipment supplied by the health care facility caused a misdiagnosis of risks to the fetus.

By Jim Lewis, Birth Injury Attorney in North Carolina

In his latest post to our firm’s Carolina personal injury attorneys’ website, my colleague Mark Favaloro reports on a significant victory for a Pennsylvania (PA) family whose now 3-year-old daughter suffered severe brain damage after being deprived of oxygen for an extended period during delivery. Jurors hearing evidence in the civil birth injury trial determined that the hospital was at fault for causing the girl’s cerebral palsy because it provided the mother’s doctor with inadequate ultrasound equipment. To read more, click over to “Cerebral Palsy Blamed on Botched Ultrasound Leads to $78.5M Jury Award for Family.”

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About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.


Woman Awarded $15M Following Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis

By Mark Favaloro, Misdiagnosis Victim Attorney

Rick Shapiro, a Virginia medical malpractice attorney with the Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton law firm, recently wrote about a $15 million jury award for a woman whose breast cancer was not properly diagnosed by her doctor. To learn more, read “Doctor’s Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Leads to $15M Malpractice Award.”

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About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.