MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAUSED BY OPERATING ROOM ERRORS

Guest Blog Post: Medical Malpractice Lawyers RI – d’OLIVEIRA & ASSOCIATES Surgical Errors Leading to Malpractice Data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics show that approximately 50% of medical malpractice lawsuits are against surgeons. Surgical errors occur when the surgeon or the surgical staff fails to exercise due care and demonstrate the required skill in performing surgeries. While these are often associated with the difficulty of a procedure, errors still occur even when performing routine surgeries and even under the guidance of experienced surgeons. This may be caused by a number of other factors such as inattentiveness, fatigue, poor pre-operative planning, miscommunication, or pure negligence. Many Factors Can Lead to Medical Malpractice in Surgery Among the most common errors that occur during the surgery include errors involving anesthesia, the use of unsanitary surgical tools, wrong incision type, organ punctures, wrong site surgery, delayed surgery, prolonged surgery, severing a nerve, causing internal bleeding, using the incorrect procedure, leaving foreign objects or surgical equipment (such as stitches and sponges) in the patient’s body, excessive scarring, burns, and transfusing blood from the wrong or an improper donor.  Post-surgery errors include substandard monitoring of patient recovery. These errors not only cause delayed healing, but can also cause other severe consequences such as internal bleeding, pressure sores, drug reactions, respiratory instability, cardiovascular complications, blood clot formation, and healing complications. Disabilities of a permanent nature may also be caused. Surgical errors are most common in childbirth, cardiothoracic operation, thoracic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and plastic surgery. You may want to share with a Rhode Island medical malpractice lawyer For a medical malpractice lawsuit, it may be important...
Memorial Day Drivers Urged to be Cautious

Memorial Day Drivers Urged to be Cautious

Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been of the most dangerous weekends on Utah’s roads, and if the trends of this year continue, we may see more of the same. The Utah Department of Transportation reports there have already been 74 fatalities on Utah’s roads thus far in 2012, up from 72 at the end of May last year. Said Robert Hall, director of traffic and safety for the Utah Department of Transportation, “We’re now trending above last year’s fatality numbers, which is a very disturbing trend.” Fatalities have been down 37% since the year 2000, though it appears this year may prove different. With 6 major constructions going on across Utah right now, drivers need to watch for cones, signs, decreased speed limits, and temporary traffic signals. There have already been 2 deaths in construction zones so far this year, and millions are expected to travel by vehicle over the course of the next few days. For your sake and the sake of others, please be careful and vigilant while you drive. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident over Memorial Day due to the negligence of another, contact an auto accident attorney to discuss your case. The Christensen Law Firm will help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (801)...
2 Payson Boys Struck by Vehicle While Cycling

2 Payson Boys Struck by Vehicle While Cycling

Two brothers were struck by an SUV Thursday evening in Payson while riding a single bicycle together. One brother, 6 years old, was apparently riding on the back pegs while his older brother, 12, was pedaling. The pair attempted to turn left onto 930 West while riding on 1400 South when they were struck by a full-size SUV. The boys were both taken to Mountain View Hospital, where soon after the younger was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital. Police do not believe that any form of substance impairment or speed contributed to the event, and it is still under investigation. Our hearts go out to the family of these two brothers. We wish for their swift recovery and hope that they be able to rejoin their family soon. A personal injury attorney helps those who have been injured due to another’s negligence receive necessary compensation. Money can never replace neither life nor limb, but it can help to pay necessary medical bills that often pile up following such accidents. Call the Christensen Law Firm today at (801) 506-0800 to speak with an attorney that listens and...
Owners Sets Pit Bull on Wheelchaired Man in Salt Lake City

Owners Sets Pit Bull on Wheelchaired Man in Salt Lake City

A Salt Lake City man is reported to be recovering from injuries recently sustained in a dog bite attack. Michael Burdett was involved in an incident in which the owner of a 60 pound pit bull mix, Aaron Thomas, purportedly commanded the animal to attack Burdett, inflicting injury to his arms, legs and stomach. Thomas claims that Burdett tried to run him over with his motorized wheelchair and thus the impetus for urging his dog to attack him; the use and return of a cell phone to its proper owner may also have caused the rift between these two men. Regardless, Thomas has been arrested on assault charges and his dog is being held at the Animal Serves kennel in Salt Lake City. The injured man in the incident, Burdett, does not want the dog to be put down, saying that it wasn’t the dog’s fault that the event occurred. It is unfortunate that pit bulls should be vilified for their fierce loyalty to their owners, to the extent that they would attack someone or something else at his/her command. Dogobedienceadvice.com cites the bulldog as being “very playful and gentle,” but “can’t shake off their ‘bad dog’ image.’“ As admitted by the victim of the accident itself, this was a negligent act on the part of the owner and not the animal. A Utah dog bite lawyer is able to help victims such as the one above to receive compensation for their losses, which often are more than physical. The emotional trauma that may accompany physical disfigurement must be compensated for. Contact an advocate at the Christensen Law Firm...
TRAX Fatality in South Salt Lake

TRAX Fatality in South Salt Lake

An accident occurred this morning in South Salt Lake when a northbound TRAX train struck a woman and inflicted fatal injuries. The accident occurred at 188 W 3900 S at the Meadowbrook station. The victim, who was said to be in her mid-20’s, was taken to the hospital following the accident but to no avail. Police are not immediately sure of the reasons for which the accident occurred, but they are investigating the possibility that perhaps the woman was distracted, either by a cell phone or some other means, and this caused her to enter the path of the train. KSL reports that a cell phone case and a lunch bag were found on the platform at Meadowbrook station. Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the woman killed in this accident. Perhaps in the coming days and weeks investigators will be able to understand better the reasons for which the accident occurred, and through this some measure of peace may be achieved for those particularly affected by the incident. The Christensen Law Firm specializes in accidents such as these, in which a pedestrian is injured or killed. A pedestrian accident attorney can help either the injured individual, or the family of the deceased in the case of death, to receive the necessary compensation that will pay for medical and other necessary bills. Call us today at (801) 506-0800 should you or a loved one find yourself in need of such an...