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Dirty Medical Instruments Lead to Dangerous Infection

27 February 2012

According to an article published by The Center for Public Integrity, improperly cleaned utensils have resulted in severe infection for patients following surgery. One investigation outlined in the article involved The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. An investigation was started after at least seven patients reported problems of severe infection […]

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Paralyzed Leg

07 February 2012

We recently filed a lawsuit against an orthopedic surgeon and a hospital on behalf of a client who sustained permanent paralysis to her leg as a result of her surgeon negligently drilling a screw through her left iliac artery during her back surgery and failing to timely recognize said complication […]

Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital

07 February 2012

We recently filed a lawsuit against an obstetrician and a hospital on behalf of the family who alleges that their son’s cerebral palsy was caused by the negligent care of the delivering doctor and the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed After Pulmonary Embolism Death

07 February 2012

We have recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of a client who died at home of a pulmonary embolism after an area hospital improperly discharged him from its emergency room despite multiple physical complaints consistent with the emboli.

The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC Sponsors Hops & Grapes, Toasts & Tastes

10 January 2012

The Berkowitz and Hanna LLC is sponsoring Hops & Grapes, Toasts & Tastes on April 14, 2012. The event is the third annual food, wine and beer tasting event in Fairfield County, put on by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Local restaurants, vineyards and breweries will showcase a selection […]

Misdiagnoses Led to Miscarriage, Birth Defects and Abortions

22 September 2011

Results from a Canadian study found that several women, including at least one from Hartford, Connecticut, have been misdiagnosed with ectopic pregnancies. The mothers were either subsequently given a powerful drug called methotrexate, which caused miscarriages or severe deformations, or were advised to have the pregnancies terminated on the basis […]

$2.25 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

11 July 2011

A patient was awarded $2.25 million after suffering a brain injury from anesthesia. The plaintiff had undergone surgery at the Ambulatory Surgery Center to have a prosthetic lens implanted. The surgery is typically a relatively simple procedure that takes less than two hours to perform. The anesthesiologist and the Ambulatory […]

$58 Million Birth Injury Verdict

13 June 2011

A Waterbury jury has returned an award of $58 million to the family of a child who developed cerebral palsy following a difficult delivery. The jury found the treating gynecologist, Richard Viscarello of Maternal-Fetal Care P.C., was negligent because he failed to perform a cesarean delivery in time. The medical […]

New Medical Malpractice Trial Following Hospital Suicide

06 May 2011

The Connecticut Appellate Court has ordered a new medical malpractice trial against the psychiatric facility Silver Hill Hospital and a psychiatrist there. The case involves the suicide of a patient, Ruth Farrell, a 41-year-old librarian, who killed herself at the facility. Farrell checked herself into the hospital to get treatment […]

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