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Earlier this week, in the post Medical Malpractice, Dead By Mistake, And Wrong-Site Surgery, I promised patient tips for avoiding wrong-site surgeries. I’m carrying out on that promise today. Here are some things that surgical patients can do to avoiid wrong-site surgery: 1. Make sure you know what surgeon is in charge, and communicate with…

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Richard Flagg entered Meadowland Hospital in Secaucus, NJ with a diseased lung. Unfortunately, his surgeons accidentlally removed his healthy lung, leaving behind a tumor in his diseased lung. Mr. Flagg survived for three years, attached to oxygen, until the tumor ruptured and he drowned in his blood. This is one of the stories in the…

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We’ve both been practicing personal injury law here in Austin for several years, and we’ve seen a lot of different types of personal injury claims.  And of all the claims we see or hear about, the claims that make the least sense are those where doctors have either operated on the wrong part of their…

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I’m fascinated by the phenomenon of surgeons performing the wrong procedures.   It doesn’t make sense that a doctor would ever perform a surgery on the wrong site/body part, perform the wrong procedure on a patient, or perform a procedure on the wrong person.  And yet, it happens over and over again.  I’ve written extensively on…

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There are some things that just seem like they shouldn’t happen:  doctors performing surgery on the wrong body parts, tires coming off of 18 wheelers or other cars and causing wrecks, and wrecks caused by people driving the wrong way on highways.  And yet all of them occur over and over. Sadly, this weekend was…

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“If you are having surgery, make sure your doctor marks the proper surgical site clearly — and initials it.” That’s a recommendation from a recent Washington Post article titled HEADED FOR THE HOSPITAL? HERE’S HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF. That sounds a little extreme doesn’t it? While the hospitals may screw something up, surely they’ll get…

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Results Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Case Results & Case Studies These aren’t necessarily our biggest cases, but they are results that we are proud of because of their individual facts. Case Studies Dog Attack Case We represented two families involved in a tragic dog attack on…

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Auto Accidents Don’t settle for less no fee unless you win talk to an attorney Personal Injury Protection and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage Do I Really Need It? Many of us buy automobile liability because we have to — state law requires that we carry minimum coverage of $30,000 for each injured person, up to a…

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