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For our clients, we sometimes make history. Many of our major cases are reported in the Colorado news and set records. Here’s what Leventhal & Puga, P.C., has been accomplishing lately.

  • Patients Falsely Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis File Suit Against Doctor

    November 9, 2017 – Two women have filed federal lawsuits in Denver U.S. District Court against Dr. Gary Weiss, a neurologist who they claim misdiagnosed them (and others) with multiple sclerosis. Weiss proceeded to treat the women for MS, causing full-body pain, flu-like effects, and psychological difficulties. These false diagnoses were only discovered when Weiss was forced to sell his Vail-based practice over a separate allegation of unprofessional conduct.
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  • Medical Negligence Victim Awarded $15 Million: ‘I Died That Day’

    April 6, 2017 – A Douglas County jury has found an ambulatory surgical center negligent and awarded its patient millions of dollars in damages after she was paralyzed following a medical procedure.
    Read more from CBS Denver

  • Colo. paralyzed woman wins $14.9 million malpractice verdict

    April 6, 2017 – Robbin Smith was given an epidural steroid injection with a drug that her attorneys said was clearly labeled not for use for epidurals.
    Read more from Denver Business Journal

  • News Release: Douglas County Jury Awards 2nd Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in Colorado

    April 6, 2017 – A Douglas County jury has awarded Castle Rock couple Robbin and Ed Smith a $14.9 million verdict against The Surgery Center at Lone Tree – the second largest medical negligence verdict in Colorado history.
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  • Super Lawyers – Colorado, 2017 Magazine Feature Story on Jim Leventhal

    March 17, 2017 – It was 1980, and Leventhal, then 32, was taking his first medical malpractice case at his new firm to trial. The facts were in his favor: His client had been prescribed an unnecessary hysterectomy. The problem, his opponent suggested, was that Leventhal was out of his league. He was a clothing salesmen turned public defender. He had no formal medical training and was facing off against two seasoned attorneys: one was a doctor-turned-lawyer; the other had never lost a case. Face it, the doctor-turned-lawyer told him at the start of the trial: He had no chance.
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  • Surgical tech’s case exposes multiple failings in patient protections

    February 28, 2016 – Rocky Allen’s long road of addiction passed through five hospitals, four states and a deployment in Afghanistan.
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  • More Swedish Hospital Patients Test Positive For Bloodborne Pathogens

    February 23, 2016 – There are more reports of tests coming back positive from Swedish Medical Center patients. The hospital suggested nearly 3,000 former patients get tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C after former surgical technician Rocky Allen was fired.
    Read more from CBS Denver

  • Surgical tech accused of switching needles ID’d

    February 4, 2016 – The now-former surgical technician who may be responsible for roughly 2,900 people needing to be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C has been identified.
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  • Swedish: Technician Caught Swiping Needle In The Operating Room

    February 4, 2016 – A doctor at Swedish Medical Center told CBS4 that a surgical technician was caught swiping a needle filled with fentanyl in the operating room at the beginning of a surgical procedure.
    Read more from CBS Denver

  • Nearly 3,000 Swedish Medical Center Patients Urged To Get Blood Tests

    February 3, 2016 – The Colorado Department of Public Health is investigating possible drug diversion by a former employee at Swedish Medical Center and some patients are being asked to be tested for possible exposure to diseases.
    Read more from CBS Denver

  • Swedish Hospital patients being tested for Hep B, Hep C, HIV

    February 3, 2016 – Roughly 2,900 people who had surgery at Swedish Medical Center the past five months are being notified that they need to be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C as part of an investigation into a now-former surgical technician.
    Read more from 9News

  • Decisions and Incisions: Conveying the Medical Malpractice Client’s Perspective

    January 21, 2016 – In medical malpractice cases, lawyers on either side can agree on one thing: Something terrible happened. But the stories about what happened diverge from there, and oftentimes so do the methods of telling them.
    Read more from Law Week Colorado

  • News release: Jury Awards Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in Colorado

    Denver, April 3, 2015 – Leventhal & Puga, P.C., attorneys Jim Puga and Sean Leventhal obtained a $17.8 million verdict against Children’s Hospital Colorado on March 27, from a jury in Arapahoe County – the largest medical malpractice verdict in Colorado history.
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  • $17.8 million malpractice verdict against Children’s Hospital Colorado

    April 3, 2015 – Children’s Hospital Colorado has been hit with a $17.8 million verdict following a civil lawsuit filed in Arapahoe County District Court, according to an order filed March 31.
    Read more from the Denver Business Journal

  • Jury awards large malpractice verdict against Children’s Hospital

    April 3, 2015 – An Arapahoe County jury has awarded a $17.8 million malpractice verdict against Children’s Hospital Colorado after finding the hospital’s staff responsible for giving the wrong dose of medication to a 4-day-old girl.
    Read more from the Denver Post

  • News release: Former Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley joins Denver law firm Leventhal & Puga, P.C.

    Denver, April 2, 2015 – Leventhal & Puga, P.C., announced today that Bruce Braley, a former Congressman from Iowa, has moved to Denver to join the firm.
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  • Former Congressman Joins Leventhal & Puga

    April 2, 2015 — Leventhal & Puga, announced today that Bruce Braley, a former Congressman from Iowa, has moved to Denver to join the firm.
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