Epidural Abscess: Emergent Surgical Evacuation is the Mainstay of Treatment

Prompt surgical decompression and evacuation with concurrent antibiotic treatment seem to be state-of-the-art therapy for such a condition. “Irrespective of the age group, in the presence of acute neurological deterioration, surgical treatment should be performed aiming to preserve the patient’s neurological status or to prevent further worsening. Concurrent antibiotic treatment … is mandatory to [...]

2023-09-16T21:42:55+00:00September 21st, 2023|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Missed Epidural Abscess: Opioid Addiction, a High-Risk Population

We are evaluating missed diagnoses of epidural abscesses that lead to quadriplegia, paraplegia, and cauda equina syndrome. “We are evaluating missed diagnoses of epidural abscesses that lead to quadriplegia, paraplegia, and cauda equina syndrome from emergency rooms across the country. This population requires a low threshold for MRI imaging because of high risk for [...]

2023-05-06T20:47:57+00:00May 11th, 2023|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Artificial Tears Contamination Outbreak

Outbreak of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa associated with artificial tears “Pseudomonas in artificial tears is a disaster as this leads to permanent corneal ulceration, corneal scarring, impaired vision, and even blindness. Not only does this effect the eyes but in nursing home patient with wounds it can cause multi-drug resistant infections. I hate to [...]

2023-02-02T19:49:46+00:00February 2nd, 2023|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

IVC Filter Fractures and Inferior Vena Cava Occlusion Both Big Injuries, Very Bad Devices

For thousands of Americans who were implanted with retrievable filters, many have already perforation of the IVC causing inferior vena cava stenosis... Greg Vigna, MD, JD, practicing physician, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner stated, “To date, Bard Pharmaceuticals and Cook Medical have not paid the price for the serious injuries [...]

2022-07-30T21:50:11+00:00July 30th, 2022|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Jury Awards $926,000 against Bard in IVC filter Case in Oregon Federal Court

Ben Martin, Esq. A jury awarded $926,000 to a plaintiff in an IVC filter case after unanimously finding that Bard had negligently designed the filter.  On Friday, a jury in Portland federal court awarded $926,000 to a plaintiff in an IVC filter case against Bard Peripheral Vascular and C.R. Bard, Inc.Justin Peterson, represented by Martin [...]

2021-05-20T19:02:08+00:00May 20th, 2021|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Vigna Law Group: A Medicolegal Perspective of Phantom Limb Pain After Traumatic Amputation

Dr. Vigna weighs in on the treatment of phantom pain following a traumatic amputation. “Post-amputation pain in the missing limb following amputation, first described by a French military surgeon in the 1500’s, requires life-time treatment to allow for optimum functional outcome after an amputation. The cost of necessary treatments is substantial”…Greg Vigna, MD, JD. [...]

2021-03-17T17:33:26+00:00March 17th, 2021|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Red Flag Warning: Large Vessel Transient Ischemic Attack…Needs CT-Angiogram

Dr. Greg Vigna comments on hospitals' failure to meet stroke care management standards, resulting in untimely diagnoses of catastrophic strokes. “There is nothing transient about a transient ischemic attack when symptoms are consistent with large cerebral vessel occlusive disease and the failure to diagnose leads to life-time disability"... Dr. Greg Vigna-stroke physician/attorney Transient ischemic attacks [...]

2020-12-19T18:52:42+00:00December 4th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News, Stroke|0 Comments

Red Flag Warning: Spinal Epidural Abscess… Early Diagnosis Necessary

Dr. Greg Vigna discusses the failure to diagnose epidural abscess resulting in catastrophic neurological injuries. “The problem with spinal epidural abscesses is not treatment but early diagnosis—before massive neurological symptoms occur.” (Strohecker and Grobovschek-1986). Dr. Greg Vigna, national pharmaceutical injury attorney, national neurological injury attorney, and Certified Life Care Planner states, “Hospitals have been [...]

2020-12-03T19:38:59+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Vigna Law Group: Enterococcus bacteremia…where was the ECHO?

VLG: A national neurological injury and malpractice injury law firm, is investigating case of septic emboli strokes and heart valve damage. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, a physician Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, practicing physician, and national medical malpractice and pharmaceutical injury attorney comments: “Clearly the medical literature requires every patient with Enterococcus [...]

2020-12-19T18:53:00+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News, Stroke|0 Comments
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