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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

The Risk of a Positioning Error

By lladmin on July 21, 2021

During surgery, doctors may use several different positions to easily access surgical sites and complete an operation. When placing a patient into position, staff should always keep in mind how certain positions may cause serious injuries or trauma to the body. Nerve damage, fractures, and blood loss are all real possibilities when staff position a patient incorrectly. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Role of a Life-Care Plan in Your TBI Claim

By lladmin on June 21, 2021

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. TBIs impact every aspect of a victim’s life, from their ability to socialize to their career to how they process information. After such a catastrophic injury, patients and their families need to understand the personal and financial fallout to better prepare for the future. One way to do that is drafting a life-care plan.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Allergic Reactions: The Secret Danger of Anesthesia

By lladmin on June 10, 2021

While most people do not have an allergic reaction to anesthesia, it can cause a number of problems for those who do.

The medical professional treating you should review your complete medical history and past allergic reactions before ordering or administering any anesthesia, as failing to do so may lead to several health problems. Here are some examples.

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The Danger of Medication Errors Leading to Kidney Failure

By lladmin on March 23, 2021

When a doctor prescribes a drug, he needs to carefully review every detail with the patient – and his peers.

Giving a patient the wrong medication, too high of a dosage, or medication that the patient is allergic to puts that patient in danger of suffering a severe adverse reaction. Medication errors are one form of medical malpractice, but our topic today is how they can lead to a kidney damage: a life-threatening condition.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Featured in 2021 Super Lawyers

By lladmin on March 9, 2021

An incredible four attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Colorado Super Lawyers list. We are incredibly proud of these amazing lawyers on our team: Jim Leventhal, James Puga, Molly Greenblatt, and Julia Thompson. Jim Leventhal is now in his tenth year of being honored on the Colorado Super Lawyers list for his work in personal injury and medical malpractice on behalf of plaintiffs.

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Strokes and Negligent Doctors

By lladmin on February 24, 2021

A stroke, no matter the underlaying cause, is a medical emergency. Untreated strokes can cause brain damage, leading to a lasting disability, or even death.

While doctors should always be on the lookout for the possibility of a stroke, many are not. In fact, a number of patients who suffer from strokes are misdiagnosed or their diagnoses are delayed before they can get the treatment they need. 

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When Misdiagnosis and Vision Loss Mix

By lladmin on January 2, 2021

No one wants to lose their eyesight. The ability to see brings us great beauty as well as a unique connection to the world, and losing it would be an incredible blow to your ability to work, travel independently, and even perform your favorite hobbies.

There are many medical conditions that can lead to vision loss, and we trust doctors to diagnose and treat these conditions in a timely manner. Some medical professionals are negligent, and as a result, many patients suffer from vision loss. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice