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Dec 13
2013
The mother of a child who suffered brain damage due to errors during his birth settled with the hospital for $7.5 million, says Dallas-Fort Worth lawyers Frenkel & Frenkel.

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $7.5 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by the mother of a now one-and-a-half year old child who suffers from brain damage ; the mother alleges the brain damage occurred due to errors by healthcare professionals at the LA County-USC Medical Center. Proceeds of the settlement will purchase an annuity to pay for the child’s future medical care and allow...

Nov 14
2013
The family of a child filed suit stating pharmacy error after their daughter received an incorrect dosage as listed on medication, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

The family of a now 9-year old girl whose prescription for an anti-seizure medication was labeled with incorrect dosage when she was 4 filed suit against the pharmacy in U.S. District Court in Georgia. The lawsuit alleges that the pharmacy was negligent when it labeled the prescription, causing the child’s mother to give her a dose that was five times more than prescribed. Seizure Medication The child began suffering...

Nov 13
2013
Negligence lawsuit filed against the hospital by the families of two children who died after being given contaminated cardiac drugs, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

The families of two young children who died after undergoing open-heart surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas filed lawsuits against the hospital and Wilson Chu, the director of its pharmacy. The lawsuit claims negligence on the part of the hospital due to the purchase of a cardiac drug from an unaccredited compounding pharmacy. New England Compounding Center The lawsuit claims that Sunrise Hospital...

Nov 07
2013
The family of a girl whose foot was severely injured after being caught in an escalator is suing Macy’s, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

The family of Juliana Valdez filed suit against Macy’s, claiming the department store was negligent in maintaining an escalator that injured the child’s right foot. The family is seeking $10 million in damages for the injury, which required the amputation of two toes and 15 additional surgeries to repair the damage. The girl’s father, Juan Valdez, says that his daughter must learn how to walk again and is still recovering from the injuries. Escalator...

Nov 06
2013
A jury awarded nearly $13 million to a Michigan woman whose daughter was permanently disabled during a delivery trauma, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

In a lawsuit filed against Genesys Regional Medical Center in Michigan, a jury awarded Libbey Bryson, the 38-year old mother of a now five-year old daughter nearly $13 million. On September 9, the jury found that the hospital was responsible for an injury and trauma to the child, born on January 1, 2008, that resulted in the child losing partial use of her right arm. Birth Injury According to court documents, the injury to Bryson’s...

Nov 05
2013
A Tennessee woman who contracted fungal meningitis after receiving a tainted steroid injection sued in federal court, Frenkel & Frenkel says.

Joan M. Peay of Nashville, Tenn., filed suit in U.S. District Court after she received a steroids injection that was tainted with fungal meningitis . Dr. Steven Dickerson, who is also a state senator, administered the injection. Although Dickerson is named in court papers, he is not a defendant in the case. Tainted Injection According to court records, Ms. Peay received an injection of methylprednisolone acetate in late September 2012....

Aug 20
2013
A Midland, Texas six-year old suffered brain damage and an amputated leg after doctors misdiagnosed appendicitis, prompting a lawsuit, according to Frenkel & Frenkel

After their six-year old daughter suffered brain damage and an amputated leg after emergency room doctors twice failed to diagnose her with appendicitis, the parents of Hannah Hernandez filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland Pediatric Associates and Midland Emergency Management, as well as three doctors who were named individually. Misdiagnosis Could Have Led to Death In...

Aug 08
2013
In an unusual move, a county sheriff has taken over a hospital in Texas due to patient endangerment, according to Frenkel & Frenkel

In an unprecedented move, the Milam County Sheriff’s Department took control of Central Texas Hospital near Waco due to patient endangerment and billing fraud. The nonprofit corporation who owns the building obtained a temporary injunction due to recent reports that Dr. Tariq Mahmood, the owner of the facility, may attempt to destroy, hide or alter medical records. Case Against Mahmood In court documents, the nonprofit agency that owns the...

Jul 23
2013
Errors by a doctor in Missouri have led to the largest medical malpractice award in the state of Missouri, says Frenkel & Frenkel.

A stroke suffered by a Missouri man could have been prevented, according to a jury in St. Louis County, Missouri. The jury awarded Jeffrey Schneider $6.4 million due to the negligence of Schneider’s doctor, Joseph Thompson of the SSM DePaul Medical Group. Medical History According to court documents, in 1996, Thompson diagnosed Schneider with mitral valve prolapse, a condition in which blood leaks from the valve between the atrium and ventricle. In...

Jul 23
2013
A doctor’s error could make you eligible for a product liability claim, according to Frenkel & Frenkel.

Medical errors occur more often than many people believe, and these errors are not always when a doctor fails to provide adequate care. In cases where a doctor or medical provider’s care was negligent or incompetent, and their care harmed a patient in some way may make that patient eligible for a medical malpractice award. However, understanding what constitutes medical malpractice is difficult, which is why choosing a Dallas law firm is the best way to know if the injuries...

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