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Monthly Archives: June 2021

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West Virginia VA Hospital After Nurse Admits To Killing 7

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A sixth lawsuit has been filed against the West Virginia VA hospital after a former nurse admitted that they killed 7 patients with fatal doses of insulin. To be sure, the lawsuit has been filed against the hospital and not the nursing assistant who killed the patients whose families have filed wrongful death lawsuits… Read More »

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Hospital Facing Scrutiny After Teen Alleges Sex Abuse

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A North Carolina teen says she was rescued from a sex trafficking ring only to be abused again at the hospital where she was receiving treatment. Now, Virginia State Police have opened up an investigation into the Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents. The victim, identified only as RH, says she was sexually abused… Read More »

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Urethral Catheters And Medical Malpractice

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

There’s a reason why even the lowest-level nurses have years of medical training. It’s because even simple things, like the insertion of a catheter, can result in serious medical trauma, including death. For that reason, the placement of urethral catheters can often result in medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors who fail to install them… Read More »

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Patient Files Lawsuit After Fall From Hospital Bed

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A former patient of the West Boca Raton Medical Center filed a lawsuit against the hospital after she fell from her hospital bed. MichieHamlett settled a similar case in which a man who had recently been given the medication Ambien and was a fall risk fell from his bed, causing serious injury. Falls from… Read More »

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What Should I Do After A Car Accident?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Your first order of business is to ensure that you’re okay. That requires only that you allow EMTs to treat you at the scene, get immediate medical attention, and then let the situation sort itself out. However, if you are able, there are some measures you can take at the scene. In this article,… Read More »

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Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage In Virginia?

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Virginia is one of a handful of states that do not require motorists to have insurance. To drive in Virginia, you can either prove that you have car insurance liability coverage, or you can pay $500 at the DMV which essentially takes the place of insurance coverage without providing any of the benefits. Only… Read More »

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MichieHamlett Secures $1.2 Million For Catheter-Induced Stroke Victim

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A plaintiff was severely injured after suffering a stroke during a cardiac catheterization procedure. The names of those involved in the lawsuit will not be reproduced here because the agreement included a confidentiality clause. The plaintiff was injured after his doctor attached an air-filled syringe to the wrong catheter. The catheter led to the… Read More »

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MichieHamlett Secures $400,000 For 70-Year-Old Patient Who Fell From Hospital Bed

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

MichieHamlett was able to secure $400,000 for a patient who fell from his hospital bed. The patient, a 70-year-old man who used a walker to manage his back, hip, and leg pain, was correctly identified as a fall risk by the hospital. The man was undergoing bypass surgery. At one point, the patient was… Read More »

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MichieHamlett Secures $1.5M Settlement For Truck Accident Victim

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

The plaintiff, a 50-year-old married father with a Ph.D. who worked as a higher education administrator, was on his way to work when he heard noises coming from his vehicle. He pulled along the shoulder to inspect the problem. The plaintiff ensured that he was on the other side of the white line and… Read More »

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Computer-Interpreted Diagnostics Contradicts Doctor’s Diagnosis

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

MichieHamlett recently settled a case in which a patient presented to an urgent care center complaining of chest pains that radiated from to his arms, back, and mouth. The plaintiff said that even his teeth hurt sometimes. Since the plaintiff was over 50 years old, a male, was a smoker, had job-related stress, plus… Read More »

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