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February 2016 Archives

California doctor, PA under investigation for poor patient care

An anesthesiologist and a physician assistant are being investigated by the California State Attorney General's Office due to their dubious behavior at their University City outpatient liposuction business. As a team, the pair allegedly provided poor patient care. Four patients submitted complaints after liposuction procedures at Pacific Liposculpture left them with pain at the location where fat was removed.

What are some common surgical errors?

California patients may hear a list of potential side effects before a doctor prescribes a medication, or a litany of potential complications before a proposed surgical procedure. What they likely do not hear, however, is a list of common mistakes that surgeons have been known to make during operations. Nonetheless, surgical errors do happen, and Californians may wish to be aware of some of the most common mistakes.

Our firm helps victims of anesthesia-related malpractice

California patients who need to undergo surgery may also require anesthesia. The medications used by anesthesiologists can render a patient unconscious, as well as make it so that a patient is unable to feel pain while under the effects of the medication. This may be helpful during surgery, but, unfortunately, there are also serious risks associated with the use of anesthesia, particularly when anesthesia drugs are administered by a negligent physician. Such serious mistakes can cause serious harm and death, and could lead to major medical malpractice awards, as this blog reported in a previous post.

Lawsuits allege medical malpractice at psychiatric hospital

Two families have lost their loved ones in California, and both attribute the deaths to medical malpractice. The families have filed separate lawsuits against Community Behavioral Health Center, a psychiatric hospital located in Fresno, after their loved ones died while in the hospital's care. Both lawsuits allege medical malpractice and wrongful death, claiming the hospital was negligent in its duty to keep their family members safe.