Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys
According to a Critical Warning Letter sent by Porter Adventist Hospital to its patients, they failed to comply with mandatory sterilization protocols on surgical equipment. Based on their breach of these critical safety protocols – Porter Adventist Hospital is warning its surgical patients during this time period that they may have been exposed to serious infectious diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and C, and bacterial or viral infections. Porter Adventist Hospital is recommending that these patients be immediately tested for these potential infectious diseases.
Leventhal & Puga, P.C., is currently handling these cases for individual clients in individual claims only. You can read about one of our clients, a doctor at Porter Adventist who nearly lost her life to a surgical site infection due to this healthcare breach, here.
We will not be pursuing one class action lawsuit on behalf of multiple clients. We believe that our clients' individual interests are best served in this way. If you had surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital between January 1, 2016, and the present day, and contracted an infectious disease, or believe you may be at risk for contracting an infectious disease - please call us immediately at (877) 433-3906.
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We Are Uniquely Qualified to Take On Your Case
If you have been hurt by a negligent medical provider, doctor, or hospital, we can help you.
Leventhal & Puga, P.C., is a successful, nationwide medical malpractice firm based out of Colorado. We are here to provide representation for the people who need it most - patients injured by their own healthcare providers. We do not rest until we have done all that we can to help our clients and see justice done. Call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906. There is no charge to speak with a Denver personal injury attorney.
What Counts as Medical Malpractice?
First, you must have a doctor-patient relationship with the medical provider. That is, he or she must officially provide you with medical advice or treatment.
Second, there must be negligence in some way that leads directly to your injury or damages. Examples of this would be a doctor reading your test results incorrectly and failing to diagnose cancer, or, as in one lawsuit we handled, a nurse injecting the wrong dosage of a drug directly into a patient’s system, causing heart stoppage that resulted in brain damage.
Medical malpractice encompasses more than just errors during a diagnosis, procedure, or administration of a medication. By law, doctors and nurses must also communicate with each other and with their patients. Consenting to a treatment does NOT mean you consent to negligence—if a doctor breaches his duty of care to you and seriously injures you, he cannot hide behind the fact that you gave “informed consent.” Informed consent requires doctors to give you information about a particular treatment or test so that you may decide whether or not you wish to undergo it. As the patient, you have the right to make decisions about your own health and medical conditions. For example, a normal risk of surgery is not the same thing as a surgeon failing to wield a scalpel carefully, severing a patient’s nerve and leaving her with lifelong paralysis. If another competent surgeon would not have made the same mistake in that situation, it’s negligence and not protected by claiming the error was a “risk of procedure.”
The bottom line is this: if another reasonable healthcare provider in the same situation would have handled your case differently, without hurting you, then your provider was likely negligent and may be responsible for all associated costs. If you suspect you have a claim, do not delay - states have their own rules and laws which limit the amount of time you have to file a medical malpractice claim, called statutes of limitations. The sooner we can start our investigation and gather evidence in your case, the better.
What We Handle
At Leventhal & Puga, P.C., we have been practicing for over 40 years and our cases have won national media attention. Our attorneys have backgrounds in medicine, education, criminal justice, and more; and we work as a team to tackle the following:
Case Study: Wrong Dose
Our client was born with a common congenital heart defect. At only 4 days old, she headed to the operating room for corrective surgery. But it went horribly wrong. Staff at Children’s Hospital Colorado gave her the wrong dose of prostaglandin, which sent her into cardiac arrest. For 33 minutes, they were unable to resuscitate her. As a result, this little girl suffered brain damage, including cerebral palsy and cognitive disabilities. When she was 7 years old, we took the case to court and received a jury verdict of $17.8 million. "Words cannot express how grateful we are that Leventhal & Puga has made it possible for our daughter to receive the lifelong care she will need," said her mother.
Case Study: Paralyzed after an Injection
Our client went into an ambulatory surgery center for treatment of back pain. She came out a paraplegic. Doctors at the center used a drug called Kenalog, which contained a warning that it could cause serious injury or death if administered by epidural injection. Our client suffered permanent paralysis from the waist down within minutes of receiving the drug by epidural. After we argued her case in court, the jury awarded her $14.9 million.
Why You Need a Trial Lawyer from Leventhal & Puga, P.C.
Medical malpractice claims are difficult and injured people require experienced, knowledgeable attorneys to be on their side. Juries naturally tend to side with doctors in medical malpractice claims. However, the odds greatly increase in a victim’s favor with the right evidence and know-how to use that evidence. We specialize in representing plaintiffs in tough cases. Our trial lawyers are the elite of their breed. They complete relentless preparation, think on their feet, speak clearly to lay audiences, understand and describe all the complex medical issues at hand, and have the tenacity to take on doctors, hospitals, and insurance lawyers.
Our clients deserve the best treatment and excellent representation - and we pride ourselves on providing that service to you and your family. We want you to feel comfortable during the litigation process. We will research and study your case, bringing in our network of medical experts on your injury, while explaining things to you each step of the way. We deal with the all the legal back-and-forth with the hospitals and insurance companies while you concentrate on healing.
There is no charge for an initial consultation or questions and we only get paid if you receive a settlement or verdict. To speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney at our firm, please call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906.
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