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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Summerlin Hospital Notifies Surgery Patients to Possible Hospital-Acquired Infections

At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith our Clark County attorneys have successfully provided winning outcomes for medical malpractice clients in Las Vegas, and are currently protecting the rights of potential victims who were Summerlin Hospital patients and underwent surgical treatment for prostate cancer using the da Vinci robotic surgery system.    Summerlin Hospital is notifying patients by… Read More »

Know the Facts: Emergency Room Negligence Is Medical Malpractice

Know the Facts: Emergency Room Negligence Is Medical Malpractice At Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith, our medical malpractice attorneys in Las Vegas, NV understand that emergency room visits can be a traumatic experience. The wait times, the seemingly indifferent responses from the staff, starting with the check-in process through the actual assessment, can lend… Read More »

Surgery to Improve Hearing Leaves Woman Paralyzed

In 2014 Joyce Bohren, a 54-year-old full-time cook, began to notice that she was suffering from hearing loss. She went to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where it was observed that she had two non-cancerous tumors in her brain, one of which was causing her hearing loss. During the procedure, one of… Read More »

Third Leading Cause of Death Is Medical Error. What Are Your Rights in Nevada?

According to the Center for Diseases, a preventable medical error was the third leading cause of death in the United States with over 440,000 people dying. Accidents were fifth with over 130,000. Medical errors undermine the integrity and reliability of our American medical health care system. Rather than hold those accountable to compensate those… Read More »

Misdiagnosis Leads to Life of Heart Transplants for Teen

On August 13, 2013, a radiologist misdiagnosed heart failure for walking pneumonia in a fifteen year old Maryland teen. When his condition did not improve, he went to the emergency room where the emergency room physician correctly diagnosed heart failure, but did not stop the administration of fluids, which worsened the teen’s condition. Improper… Read More »

When a Nurse Can Be Liable for Medical Malpractice

Patients who are harmed while in the care of a health care provider generally have a claim for medical malpractice arising from the health care provider’s negligent act or omission. Doctors are not the only professionals potentially liable for medical malpractice however. Nurses who provide care to a patient may also be liable for… Read More »

The Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Heart Problems in America

Did you know that according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that “medical negligence and malpractice” is the third leading cause of deaths in the United States today? Did you know that one out of every 20 American adults has been incorrectly diagnosed? In 2012, over $3 billion was spent in… Read More »

Texas Surgeon Denied Bail Reduction After Intentionally Botching Surgeries

A North Texas surgeon, who has garnered national attention after allegedly botching a series of surgeries that left four people severely injured and one dead, was recently denied a bail reduction in a northern Texas court.   Dallas police arrested Christopher Duntsch in July of 2015 on charges stemming from allegations of intentionally botching… Read More »

Woman Sues Doctor for Husband’s Death

In February, the widow of a man who died due to alleged improper practices by a Las Vegas urologist filed a lawsuit against the doctor claiming medical malpractice. Her husband died due to complications of a bladder perforation. The lawsuit filed by the widow claims that the doctor treating her deceased husband did not… Read More »

Hospital Admits Patient Died Due to Medication Error

A hospital in the United States recently admitted that a medication error killed an elderly patient when personnel administered a paralyzing agent instead of an anti-seizure medication. Initial investigation showed that a hospital pharmacy employee mistakenly filled an IV with the wrong medication, which caused the patient to stop breathing and suffer cardiac arrest… Read More »

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