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A Victory for the People of Colorado in Brown v. Long Romero

By lladmin on May 9, 2022

Members of the team at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., Bruce Braley and Alex Wilschke, successfully argued a case before the Colorado Supreme Court on behalf of the firm’s clients in Brown v. Long Romero, 2021 CO 67. Our clients experienced the loss of their child at Denver Center for Birth and Wellness due to malpractice that had taken place during their infant’s labor and delivery. This ruling overturned a lower court’s decision regarding negligence claims against an employer and an employee. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

Dangerous Truck Drivers Put Your Life in Danger

By lladmin on April 17, 2022

A commercial truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. That’s why it takes a lot longer to stop a truck than a regular passenger vehicle. When a truck crashes into car, it can do a lot of damage. And when a truck collision causes a fatality, over eighty percent of the time the person who dies isn’t the truck driver. Read the rest »

Posted in: Vehicle Crashes

When Can I Sue a Chiropractor for Malpractice in Colorado?

By lladmin on March 24, 2022

Chiropractors use physical manipulation and adjustment of the spine to relieve pain and enhance the patient’s mobility. Chiropractic care is based on the belief that nerve pressure and misalignment cause certain conditions and diseases. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Determining Liability After an Escalator Accident

By lladmin on March 12, 2022

Escalators are a convenient way get to the next floor in large commercial buildings. You can find them in all sorts of businesses including malls, hotels, offices, and amusement parks. When traveling on an escalator, riders are expected to ride safely by holding the handrail and assisting small children. Read the rest »

Posted in: Premise Liability

How a Cyberattack Might Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

By lladmin on January 7, 2022

Cyberattacks are a major threat to healthcare facilities today. Ransomware and cybersecurity events are becoming increasingly more common. At a time when the global pandemic has put a considerable strain on the system and created staffing issues, cyber events can reduce the level of care patients receive and lead to serious medical errors. Hacking of hospitals and other medical systems has contributed to or has been the sole cause of several patient injuries. Injured patients are filing medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from cyberattacks. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Fetal Ultrasound and Birth Defects

By lladmin on December 12, 2021

Since the mid-1950s, ultrasound technology has helped medical professionals provide better care for pregnant women and their unborn babies. It uses sound waves to produce a picture of a growing child in the womb. Ultrasound procedures are performed routinely to monitor the health condition of the developing fetus, to detect any abnormalities, and to diagnose any conditions that may affect the mother or the baby. Medical errors associated with an ultrasound could lead to a failure to diagnose a range of maternal and fetal problems.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

How Did a Patient End up With 4 Inches of Cement in His Heart?

By lladmin on October 17, 2021

Incredible as it may seem, a man ended up with four inches of cement in his heart because of a previous medical procedure, as reported in Science Times. This cylindrical foreign object was discovered by doctors in the inner regions of the man’s heart. It was surgically removed, and the patient is now well on the road to recovery, as stated in a WebMD article.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Consequences of Negligently Placed Shunts

By lladmin on September 9, 2021

Shunt systems save lives for patients with hydrocephalus. This condition can be caused by infections such as meningitis, stroke, head trauma, traumatic brain injury, or genetic disorders. It involves a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain, which can result in extreme pressure and irreversibly damaged brain tissue.

The usual treatment for hydrocephalus is surgical insertion of a shunt system to re-route excess cerebrospinal fluid to another area of the body where it can be reabsorbed. Medical negligence can contribute to shunt injury in several different ways.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Could NICU Staff Have Injured Your Newborn?

By lladmin on August 30, 2021

Babies who are born prematurely or with medical issues may need to go to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Newborns in the NICU require close monitoring and skilled, careful treatment. Medical errors on the part of NICU staff can have major, life-altering consequences for the child, including permanent brain damage. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

Colorado Senate Bills 73 and 88 Change Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations

By lladmin on August 9, 2021

Following decades of work that lawmakers put in to change the state of Colorado’s sexual assault laws, Governor Jared Polis has signed two new bills that would change our state’s statute of limitations of civil claims for sexual assault: Senate Bills 73 and 88. These two bills now allow future victims of sexual assault to file civil claims without the risk of missing the statute of limitations deadline, as well as allowing child victims of sexual assault to file claims against entities that allowed sexual misconduct to occur. Under these bills, victims of sexual assault have new avenues for receiving compensation for their injuries.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

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