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A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal

By Burg Simpson

A Single Misdiagnosis Can Be Fatal – Colorado Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Burg Simpson

For many patients, hearing about a misdiagnosis sounds like a doctor simply got it wrong – you have pneumonia, not the flu. Get a new prescription and everything will be fine. It happens all the time, certainly more often than drug errors or surgical mistakes. Anywhere between 10 percent and 20 percent of cases are… Read more »

Ohio Ruling Allows Groundbreaking Fetal Brain Injury Research

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Ohio Ruling Allows Fetal Brain Injury Research – Denver Medical Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

In what could be a landmark ruling, Ohio Judge Michael Krumholtz has ruled in favor of a plaintiff whose child suffered a traumatic brain injury during delivery. The ruling allows expert testimony the defense sought to bar that pointed to cranial compression ischemic encephalopathy as the infant’s cause of brain damage during birth. In short,… Read more »

Surgical Errors Are More Common Than You Think

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Surgery Errors– Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Burg Simpson

It is hard to believe that only heart disease and cancer kill more people in this country than medical mistakes. But it is true. Medical errors kill roughly 250,000 Americans annually. Despite that, only 28 states require hospitals to report these fatal errors, making it especially difficult to track these tragedies. The cost of surgical… Read more »

Legislation Threatens Medical Malpractice Victims

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HR 1215 Bill – Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Burg Simpson

While Congress distracted the country with the drama of a failed Affordable Care Act repeal vote, lawmakers quietly – and barely – passed HR 1215, the “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” on June 28. The bill makes it much harder for victims of medical malpractice to hold health care providers responsible for their… Read more »

Lawmakers Revisit Medical Malpractice Caps

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Drive Safe – Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Burg Simpson

The specter of non-economic damage caps has haunted medical malpractice victims – and the attorneys who fight for them – since the 1970s. But it has not seen this level of renewed interest since former President George W. Bush proposed a nationwide cap on medical malpractice awards in 2003. Just before the July 4th recess,… Read more »

A Perfect Storm for Birth Injury — When Staff is Too Busy to Care

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Birth Injury – Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Burg Simpson

When a baby suffers brain damage during the process of labor and delivery, sometimes it is simply a tragic accident. Sometimes the damage could have been avoided. When that is the case, and medical professional negligence caused the damage, then the law holds those people responsible. According to the latest “National Healthcare Quality Report,” injuries… Read more »

Could Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Save Women’s Lives?

By Burg Simpson

Save Women’s Lives - Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Burg Simpson

Breast cancer affects one in every eight women in the United States. About 250,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year. This represents about 12 percent of the population. As the breast cancer epidemic continues, the screening and diagnostic process scrambles to keep up with the demand, and the complex nature of the… Read more »

Are Medical Malpractice Caps Costing Injured Colorado Residents?

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Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers - Burg Simpson

A recent article in the Legal Examiner, a legal periodical, asks provocative questions as to whether Colorado’s medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages are costing injured Colorado residents who have been the victims of medical malpractice.  The often-cited justification for caps on medical malpractice damages is to prevent the premiums for physicians’ medical malpractice liability… Read more »

Malpractice Victims Must Overcome ‘Culture of Secrecy’

By Burg Simpson

Regardless of the amount of faith many Americans want to place in their doctors, the fact remains that physicians are capable of mistakes. Some of these mistakes can, unfortunately, result in serious injuries and even death. While some of these mistakes are allegedly “unavoidable,” a news investigative report suggests that the damage caused by such… Read more »

Survey Indicates Doctors Often Blame Victims for Malpractice Suits

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In 1971, leading sociologist William Ryan published his landmark work, Blaming the Victim, in which he identified a phenomenon in which perpetrators of harm justify their actions by pointing the finger at their victims. While Ryan’s work focused on ethnic minorities and the attempts of his colleagues to pin the blame for their plight on… Read more »

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