August 2014 Archives
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August 2014 Archives

Fresno Heart Surgeon Sued for Malpractice, Again

Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry and Community Regional Medical Center have been sued by the family of a man, Gregory Riddle, who died shortly after Dr. Chaudhry operated on him. As Rick Montanez reported for KFSN News, the family hadn't known the Medical Board of California was investigating the case until the Board called at home.

JFK Memorial Hospital and Palo Verde Hospitals Sued in Flesh Eating Bacteria Case

Two California hospitals were recently sued by the family of a patient who died of necrotizing fasciitis, otherwise known as flesh-eating bacteria.

This case involves 45-year-old Cosme Camargo Jr., who was brought to the Palo Verde emergency room complaining of pain and swelling in his left arm. Surgeons at the hospital noted a blood flow blockage and operated on the arm to restore circulation.

Saddle Ranch Chop House Sued by Injured Customer

The Saddle Ranch Chop House in Universal City was recently sued by a customer who claims to have been injured when the chair he was sitting on collapsed.

Saddle Ranch is a popular chain restaurant located on CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Woodland Hills Attorney Disbarred For Legal Malpractice

A Woodland Hills lawyer was recently disbarred from legal malpractice due to ethical violations.

Attorney Richard Thomas Ferko was suspended from practice on August 6, 2014, according to an opinion from the Review Department of the State Bar Court of California.

Garfield Medical Center Sued After Death of a Patient

A Los Angeles County Medical Center was recently sued for wrongful death by the daughter of a patient who died after surgery.

The case involved a patient named Hung Sun Tam, who was in a car accident in which he injured his stomach and shoulder. Mr. Tam was rushed to Garfield Medical Center where he was diagnosed with peritonitis, hypotension and stomach fluid.

CA Supreme Court: Alzheimer's Patients Cannot Be Sued By Caregivers

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that Alzheimer's patients cannot be sued for injuring their in-home caregivers.

The ruling was published yesterday and follows a long-established rule that Alzheimer's patients are not liable for injuring professionals who care for them.

California Wrongful Death Claims: The Basics

A wrongful death claim is a type of lawsuit filed by the heirs of a person killed by the negligence or intentional act of another.

Wrongful death claims can arise out of a variety of situations including traffic accidents, harmful products, workplace injuries, and intentional injuries such as shootings.

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