Denver Trial Attorney Blog | Leventhal Puga Braley P.C.
When it comes time for your child to finally be brought into this world, you assume that the labor, while potentially long and painful, will have as few complications as possible and will result in a healthy baby. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Birth injuries happen in hospitals all across the country, including here in Colorado. These kinds of traumatic events can have a detrimental impact on your child’s life and yours. But how do they happen? And who should be held responsible? Read the rest »
Surgery is already a nerve-wracking notion for many patients. Despite the fact that surgery is meant to aid in proper healing, the image of a masked surgeon wielding a sharp scalpel is just too much for some people. Surgeries can be painful and scary experiences. The process inflicts trauma and stress on the body. We can’t say we blame anyone who wants to avoid surgery as much as possible. Sometimes, patients endure the pain, fear, trauma and stress only to find out their surgery was done on the wrong body part. We call this a wrong site surgery. Read the rest »
Surgeries can range from just a quick cut to incredibly invasive and physically traumatic. In every surgery, you hope that the surgeon mas made sure their tools and operating room have been properly cleaned and sterilized before they begin. After all, given how dirty hospitals can become, surgeons and nurses need to be careful to not allow bacteria and viruses to be introduced into their patient’s bodies. Sadly, some surgeons are incredibly negligent, and their negligence allows for deadly surgical infections. Read the rest »
Many of us have heard of bedsores, the small wounds that develop after the skin is allowed to be in contact with a bed for an extended period of time. Bedsores are a type of pressure ulcers. The formation of a pressure ulcer is a never event. They are most prevalent in nursing homes and hospitals, where staff need to make sure residents and patients move the proper amount to avoid the wound. A minor bedsore is treated similarly to a cut and can heal fairly quickly and easily on its own. But, if the staff fail to do their jobs, and bedsores are allowed to develop far past the early stages, then they can have a serious impact on the victim’s health. It may even prove to be fatal. Read the rest »
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that can develop after an injury. It involves chronic pain that is more severe and debilitating than would be expected to result from the injury. Symptoms of CRPS include swelling in the affected area, decreased mobility, changes in the texture or color of the skin, and sensitivity to touch and cold. Complex regional pain syndrome usually affects the arms or legs, leaving you unable to walk without intense pain. A disorder like CRPS can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to enjoy day-to-day life. So, what happens after you develop it following a car accident? Read the rest »
Concussions are an everyday injury. It seems as though we all know someone who has suffered from one. Because of how common they are, we often view them as a mild injury that’s easy to heal from. However, the reality is, concussions are a serious matter that can have life-altering effects and complications, especially if they are not given the proper attention they need. Read the rest »
Giving birth is both a wonderful and frightening event. On the one hand, you’re about to bring your child into the world; on the other, you’re in extreme pain and there are hundreds of things that can go wrong. One of those potential complications is Erb’s Palsy. Read the rest »
The corona virus spread and infection with COVID-19 is a serious concern to us all. It is changing the way we all live and work, at least temporarily. Although as the pandemic continues to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, we want you to know that we are committed to providing uninterrupted service to all of our clients concerning all aspects of their case. We take the challenges presented by the corona virus seriously and to help solve the crisis we are implementing remote work programs that will limit office attendance for our attorneys and staff. We have provided all necessary employees with the means to work remotely from home commencing 5:00 p.m., March 16, 2020. Read the rest »
The Colorado Department of Traffic (CDOT) recently released a report on fatal vehicle collisions from 2002-2010. Split up in groups, the numbers show just who is most vulnerable when it comes to vehicle accidents in Colorado. The categories include: drivers over 65, drivers under 65, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicycle riders. There are a few trends that may surprise you. Read the rest »
In our recent blog, we talked about the infections associated with catheters, which are part of a larger problem in the United States: hospital-acquired infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least one in 31 hospital patients has one or more HAIs at any given time. These diseases range from urinary tract infections to Clostridium difficile, and they are caused by unsanitary conditions.