Denver Trial Attorney Blog | Leventhal Puga Braley P.C.
We are pleased to share that Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. has once again been named to the annual “Best Law Firms” publication issued by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Best Lawyers®. For 2020, we have been ranked “tier 1” in two legal arenas: medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation in Colorado. In both instances, the awards are for our work on behalf of injured plaintiffs. Read the rest »
A July 2019 study published by the University of Michigan found that up to 25% of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are linked to indwelling devices like catheters. Worse yet, the study concluded that doctors and nurses’ failures to communicate were usually the cause of these infections. Read the rest »
Our last blog article dealt with medication administration errors—when medication is delivered to patients through the wrong route. (For example, something that was meant to be taken orally is infused into an IV drip.) Now, we’ll be homing in on how doctors and nurses make these mistakes: with medical device misconnections. Read the rest »
It is with great pleasure that our firm shares the following announcement, originally published in The American Association For Justice’s Trial Magazine: Read the rest »
Drugs serve many roles in a healthcare setting. They can be used to treat a disease, ease suffering, supply a missing substance, encourage a bodily reaction, or induce unconsciousness. But in the United States, delivering the right drugs to the right patients is a process beset with medication errors. Read the rest »
You cannot trust other drivers. It is a sad but true fact of life in the United States. You cannot tell when another driver has been drinking, is sleep-deprived, or is distracted and about to ram into you from behind. You also cannot tell whether another driver has insurance to cover your hospital bills and repairs in the event of a serious crash. Read the rest »
According to a study of the U.S. population in the British Medical Journal’s Quality & Safety publication, the number of adult outpatients misdiagnosed each year is both underreported… and estimated to be more than 5%. That’s one out of every twenty patients in the United States. In no fewer than half of those cases, the misdiagnoses led to serious health consequences, such as the advancement of a disease like cancer, or death. Read the rest »
Colorado is arguably the most popular snow skiing state in the United States. In U.S. News Travel’s annual “best ski destinations in the USA” ranking, five of the top 10 ski destinations were located in Colorado. These include Steamboat Springs, Vail, Telluride, Aspen, and Breckenridge. Read the rest »
Nobody wants to think about medical mistakes, but they happen all the time. What is even more frustrating is hospitals and doctors do all they can to hide the mistakes and avoid taking responsibility for failures in their systems.
This so-called cone of silence occurs when information is kept confidential among a select few. In the medical field, doctors may feel they need to protect other doctors, and hospitals may feel they need to protect their bottom line. But covering up medical malpractice is never acceptable. Here’s why. Read the rest »
Think the United States is the leader in providing healthcare and state-of-the-art treatment to patients—especially for new babies and mothers? Think again. The U.S. actually has the highest maternal mortality rate of all first-world countries. An estimated 700-900 women died in 2016 due to pregnancy-related causes. Additionally, maternal deaths in the United States increased between 2000 and 2014, and 60% of these maternal deaths were considered preventable. Read the rest »