Valleywide Legal Blog

The Rise of Autoimmune Diseases

A few weeks ago, a dear friend and close relative of my wife woke up one morning to find herself becoming paralyzed below the waist.  Her husband took her to the hospital where doctors struggled to figure out what was … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, General Health, health, healthy living, Infection, medical research, science news, Type 1 Diabetes |

Be On The Lookout For Ticks: They Are Dangerous

As our climate changes, biological threats that were never a concern may become very concerning in your area.  One example is the occurrence of multiple cases of malaria spread by certain mosquitos in Florida, Texas and Maryland.  The disease, which … Read More

Posted in blood infections, health, healthy living, Infection, science news |

Social Media And Plastic Surgery – A Dangerous Mix

Today’s story is about a plastic surgeon who courted social media and had a large following.  She called herself Dr. Roxy and even live-streamed some procedures and answered viewer’s questions during the surgeries.  She has been sued at least 11 … Read More

Posted in blood infections, Doctors, Fraud, Infection, Lawsuits, medical charts, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, never events, Plastic Surgery, Surgical Errors |

The Most Dangerous Operation

What is the price of beauty?  If you think that beauty includes a well-shaped rear end, the answer may be your life.  According to the statistics, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), a form of gluteoplasty also known as gluteal fat … Read More

Posted in Blood Clots, blood infections, Board Certification, Doctors, Infection, medical errors, medical mistakes, Surgical Errors |

Hospitals Are Still Unsafe

The medical profession knows that there is a patient safety problem.  Every time they examine patient safety, they find the same thing.  People in hospitals are injured at an unacceptable rate and the doctors and hospitals seem to be unable … Read More

Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medication Errors, Nurses, Secrecy, Surgical Errors |

Do I Really Need That Surgery?

Many patients have wondered what to do when the surgeon tells them they need surgery.  One thing you should not do is just say, “OK” without first asking some questions. Of course, not all surgeries are the same.  Some are … Read More

Posted in Doctors, General Health, healthy living, Hospitals, Infection, Informed Consent, medical ethics, medical mistakes, Surgical Errors |

A Case of Hospital Malpractice

Hospitals are where the germs are.  Hospitals are also where the worst germs are.  Sick people are constantly coming to the hospital and bringing their viruses and bacteria with them.  In spite of the best efforts, and sometimes less than … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Finding a Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, never events, Nurses, Sepsis |

What You Want To Know Before They Operate.

You have been referred to a surgeon and she has advised you that you need surgery.  What now?  There are certain steps you should always take when this happens. What happens if I don’t get the surgery? This is always … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Informed Consent, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medicare, Nurses |

Bacterial Infection: A Relentless Killer.

They are all around us.  The bacteria that cause infections are all around us.  They live on our skin, in our guts, on the food we eat, on the surfaces we touch, and in our mouths.  They float on the … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, General Health, health, healthy living, Infection, Medical Devices, science news, Sepsis, Type 1 Diabetes |

When Immune Systems Go Haywire

I recently lost one of my sisters to sepsis.  She got an infection that lingered until her immune system couldn’t deal with it any longer and it sent her body into septic shock, which killed her.  Over a quarter of … Read More

Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, Doctors, health, Hospitals, Infection, Misdiagnosis, science news, Sepsis |