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

Vigna Law Group: Deep Tissue Injury (DTI)…What Comes Next? Litigation

VLG a national neurological injury and malpractice injury law firm, offers immediate evaluation of hospital acquired bed sores from photo review by an expert. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, a physician Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, practicing physician, and national medical malpractice and pharmaceutical injury attorney comments: “Too often hospitals and nursing homes [...]

2020-12-03T19:33:27+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Fluoroquinolone Use Still Unacceptable Despite Black Box Warnings

Life changing injuries caused by the inappropriate use of the commonly prescribed antibiotic from the fluoroquinolone drug class continues across the USA. Life changing injuries caused by the inappropriate use of the commonly prescribed antibiotic from the fluoroquinolone drug class continues across the United States despite a series of Black Box Warnings. The most [...]

2020-07-12T17:05:41+00:00July 12th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

COVID-19 and Nursing Home Staffing Shortages: Risk of Bed-Sores

State of the World’s Nursing estimated a shortage of 5.9 million nurses. Nursing homes are the most vulnerable population to bed-sores or decubitus ulcers. The World Health Organization (WHO) report, State of the World’s Nursing, estimated that the world is short 5.9 million nurses. The most vulnerable population to bed-sores or decubitus ulcers are [...]

2020-06-23T21:43:22+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Stroke: Every 15 Minutes Matters…Medically and Legally

The Journal of the American Medical Association proved that faster time to treatment has been showed to have better long-term outcomes. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) a study proved the obvious that faster time to treatment in the setting of acute stroke with intravenous thrombolytic therapy has been showed to have [...]

2020-12-19T18:53:15+00:00June 12th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News, Stroke|1 Comment

Acute Vertigo and Nausea: Basilar Stroke…Please Go To ER

Basilar artery occlusion (BAO) leads to a catastrophic stroke syndrome that...carries a risk between 40-80 percent death and severe disability. Basilar artery occlusion (BAO) leads to a catastrophic stroke syndrome that despite advances in acute stroke management that includes timely thrombolysis with tPA, a potent clot breaker, and interventional procedures including mechanical thrombectomy carries [...]

2020-12-19T18:53:32+00:00June 4th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News, Stroke|2 Comments

Stroke Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Twice as Many Thrombectomies

During the peak of the outbreak in Manhattan, Dr. Weinberger reported, “We’re doing twice as many interventions for large vessel thromboses than usual...” Dr. Jesse Weinberger, a stroke neurologist and member of a vascular interventional group that serves multiple hospitals in Manhattan, New York, and is director of the neurovascular laboratory at Mount Sinai [...]

2020-12-19T18:53:49+00:00May 29th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News, Stroke|1 Comment
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