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Rob Curtiss

Actor Angry Over Hospital Error

Film actor Dennis Quaid and his wife have expressed their outrage over the treatment their newborn twins have received at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. A report from the California Department of Public Health confirms that the couple’s babies each received a dosage of Heparin that was 2,000 times stronger than the prescribed dose. Heparin is a high risk drug used as a blood…

Ed Van Dorn

Harvard Study Finds Malpractice Suits Not Frivolous

Contrary to what the insurance industry, the medical industry and the Bush Administration would have you believe about so-called :”frivolous lawsuits” , a study by the Harvard School of Public Health found just the opposite. This prestigious institution dedicated to improving the pubic health through learning, investigation and communication studied a random sampling of 1,452 closed medical…

Rob Curtiss

Vermont Judge Awards 21 Million Dollars to Injury Victim(2)

Last week, Vermont Superior Court Judge, Teresa DiMauro, awarded almost 21 million dollars to a young man who was rendered a quadriplegic as a result of an automobile accident. Ralph Currier, now 21 was awarded 1 million dollars for past medical care, fifteen million dollars for future medical care, 1 million dollars for lost wages and five million dollars for pain and suffering.Obviously, no…

Rob Curtiss

Malpractice Involving Back Surgery

Anyone who has undergone back surgery knows it is a serious operation with major risks even if it is performed properly. When back surgery is performed improperly or negligently it can have devastating consequences including irreversible nerve damage. I have represented clients who have been permanently injured as a result of negligently preformed back surgery and have witnessed firsthand the…

Chrissie Cole

Doctor Loses $1.1M Malpractice Lawsuit

A jury in U.S. District Court granted a $1,160,000 judgment against a doctor in a medical malpractice case on Monday.Bookwalter, a Brattleboro surgeon, was proved to be negligent in the treatment of a patient in 2001.According to the original complaint filed, Bookwalter began treating the man in 1987 after he was injured in a lawnmower rollover. He was under Bookwalter’s care until 2001.In June…