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Chris Nace

The 3rd Leading Killer in the U.S. and Why You Haven’t Heard of It.

We’ve all seen the magazine cover lines, those teasers that tempt us while in line at the supermarket—the top health risks and how we can avoid them. Well, unlike some other “Top 10” lists that are based on little more […]

Paulson & Nace

D.C. Department of Health Exposes Medical Errors

The District of Columbia Department of Health has published a report finding that 529 adverse events occurred in a 12 month period. The report may have been reluctant to title these problems as…

Paulson & Nace

Washington Man Dies After Paramedics Diagnose Acid Reflux

A 39 year old man collapsed and died in his home after paramedics responded to a 911 call and told him he had acid reflux disease.
Edward Givens died only six hours after his family had called the…

David Tompkins

Hospital Operates on the Wrong Side of the Brain — For the THIRD TIME!

Rhode Island Hospital has been cited for a THIRD incident this year for performing brain surgery on the wrong side of a patient’s brain. Two of the victims survived, one did not. According to Yahoo News, the hospital is reviewing its policies and training of doctors. This is a disturbing trend, and one that indicates significant problems with this hospital. One question that…

Shannon Weidemann

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Texas Hospital

A woman’s beneficiary has sued a Texas hospital and two physicians for wrongful death after she died while in their care in August of 2005. She was involved in a car accident and taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment. The lawsuit claims that a CT scan was not performed in time to save her life. “Bowden’s condition continued to deteriorate. Dr. Senthilkumar saw Bowden once…

Shannon Weidemann

El Paso Wrongful Death Suit Ends With $21 Million Award

A jury in El Paso has awarded the family of a stabbing victim $21 Million in a wrongful death lawsuit. The man was killed by another man that was never charged with a crime. He claimed it was an act of self-defense. “The Juarez family has said from the beginning that it’s not about money. It’s a validation that Jacob Ortiz wrongfully took Hugo’s life,” said David J. Kimmelman, the lawyer for…

Shannon Weidemann

South Carolina Wrongful Death Suit Settled

A widow will received $1.775 million in a settlement for the wrongful death case she filed after her husband died during surgery at Piedmont Medical Center. The anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist gave the man the wrong drug during heart surgery causing a fatal heart attack. According to attorneys for Martha Cogan, widow of Herbert Cogan, Piedmont Medical Center will pay the bulk of the…

Staff Writer

Prempro Causes Breast Cancer According to Pa. Jury

It should be noted that the Plaintiff in this case underwent a double masectomy, painful chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Hormone replacement therapy drugs are still on the market despite the fact that government studies suggest a link between hormone replacement drugs and diseases such as breast cancer. This week a Philadelphia jury returned a verdict against Wyeth Pharmaceuticals ruling…

Staff Writer

Hasbro Issues Toy Recall For Defective Product(2)

On September 22, 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Hasbro’s Playskool Team Talkin’ Tool Bench following the Wrongful Death of two young children. The toymaker received reports the defective product caused two deaths- a 2 year old boy from League City, Texas, and a 19-month old boy from Martinsburg, West Virginia. Both died by suffocation when…

Staff Writer

Wrongful Death Lawsuit to Stay in State Court

A federal appeals court ruled last week that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of four private security guards killed in Iraq can remain in state court in North Carolina. The four men were brutally slain in an ambush by insurgents while escorting a food delivery to a US Army Base in 2004.Moyock, N.C.-based Blackwater Security Consulting claimed the case belongs in federal court…