Burn Injuries Caused by Steam

Have you or a loved one been injured due to a steam burn? Contact the Dallas burn injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today for a free consultation at 1-877-405-4313. We can explain your options, and are happy to help handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. Burns from steam coming into contact with one’s Continue reading Burn Injuries Caused by Steam
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Burn Injuries Caused by Steam

Burn Injuries Caused by Steam

Have you or a loved one been injured due to a steam burn? Contact the Dallas burn injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today for a free consultation at 1-877-405-4313. We can explain your options, and are happy to help handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. Burns from steam coming into contact with one’s skin usually result in serious scald injuries, which (according to the CDC) account for anywhere between 33-58% of all hospitalized burn patients. Steam burns can occur in many settings, but are often a direct result of unsafe working conditions, product liability, or simple negligence. While very young children are often more-prone to minor household steam burn injuries due to their slow reaction time and/or poor understanding of the inherent danger, if another person’s actions or negligence led to your injuries, you may very well have a valid personal injury claim on your hands. Over 500,000 burns related to hot liquid or steam occur every year in…

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Burn Injuries Caused by Steam

$500K Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Unauthorized Tissue Samples Taken From Stillborn Fetus

A Maine medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $500,000 in favor of the plaintiffs in a Maine medical malpractice case in which the plaintiffs alleged they suffered severe emotional trauma when a pathologist working at the hospital where their 18-week fetus was stillborn took unauthorized tissue samples from the fetus against Continue reading $500K Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Unauthorized Tissue Samples Taken From Stillborn Fetus
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$500K Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Unauthorized Tissue Samples Taken From Stillborn Fetus

$500K Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Unauthorized Tissue Samples Taken From Stillborn Fetus

162017_132140396847214_292624_n.jpg?resize=180%2C79&ssl=1A Maine medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $500,000 in favor of the plaintiffs in a Maine medical malpractice case in which the plaintiffs alleged they suffered severe emotional trauma when a pathologist working at the hospital where their 18-week fetus was stillborn took unauthorized tissue samples from the fetus against the plaintiffs’ explicit instructions that no surgical pathology examination be done. The plaintiffs were shocked when they saw the tiny body of their baby at the funeral home and observed a large incision and a hole on the left side of his body.

The Underlying Facts

The Maine medical malpractice plaintiffs were saddened to learn that their baby had no heartbeat after repeated ultrasounds taken at 18 weeks. The stillborn fetus was delivered on July 4, 2013 at the Maine hospital. The plaintiffs only authorized that a skin sample from the fetus and a sample from the placenta be taken, and only in their presence, for genetic testing. The plaintiffs named what would have been their sixth son, Hunter.

Unbeknownst to the plaintiffs, the fetus and the placenta were subsequently delivered to the hospital’s laboratory. There, a pathologist (not employed by the hospital) took unauthorized tissue samples from the fetus without the knowledge or consent of the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs only discovered that additional tissue was removed from their fetus the day after the stillborn delivery, when they saw a “gaping hole” on the fetus’ left side at the funeral home.

A photo taken of the fetus at the funeral home, which was introduced into evidence over the objection of the Maine medical malpractice defendants, reportedly showed the plaintiffs’ fetus cupped in the palm of one hand with a long cut along the left side of the body.

The plaintiffs alleged in their Maine medical malpractice lawsuit that the defendant Maine hospital was negligent by failing to complete forms or otherwise note in the medical records regarding the parents’ wishes that no further surgical pathological testing of tissue be undertaken, and that they had specifically instructed the hospital’s staff regarding their wishes. The plaintiffs further alleged in their Maine medical malpractice lawsuit that the defendant hospital failed to return to them all tissue samples taken against their wishes; in May 2015, the defendant hospital “discovered” additional tissue slides of the fetus.

As required by Maine medical malpractice laws, the plaintiffs’ Maine medical malpractice claims were initially heard by a medical malpractice screening panel that found in favor of the defendants, which decision was not binding on the Maine medical malpractice jury.

The 9-person Maine medical malpractice jury found by a vote of 8 to 1 that the defendant hospital breached the standard of care and that such medical negligence was a proximate cause of the plaintiffs’ alleged damages. With regard to the defendant pathologist, the Maine medical malpractice jury found by a vote of 6 to 3 that the defendant pathologist breached the standard of care and that such medical negligence was a proximate cause of the plaintiffs’ alleged damages.

The plaintiffs’ medical malpractice attorney had asked the jury to awarded each of the plaintiffs $100,000. The Maine medical malpractice jury awarded the plaintiffs $500,000 in late September 2017, after a four-day trial.

The defendant hospital reportedly changed its policy in August 2013 with regard to how it handles a fetus when the parents request that there be no surgical pathology examination of the fetus’ body.

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$500K Maine Medical Malpractice Verdict For Unauthorized Tissue Samples Taken From Stillborn Fetus

Maryland Woman Sentenced To Two Years For Adulterated Silicone Butt Injections

The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland announced on September 29, 2017 that a Maryland woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for injecting non-medical grade silicone into the bodies of customers. In addition to the two-year prison sentence, the woman will be subjected to one year of supervised release and must pay Continue reading Maryland Woman Sentenced To Two Years For Adulterated Silicone Butt Injections
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Maryland Woman Sentenced To Two Years For Adulterated Silicone Butt Injections

Maryland Woman Sentenced To Two Years For Adulterated Silicone Butt Injections

162017_132140396847214_292624_n.jpg?resize=180%2C79&ssl=1The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland announced on September 29, 2017 that a Maryland woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for injecting non-medical grade silicone into the bodies of customers. In addition to the two-year prison sentence, the woman will be subjected to one year of supervised release and must pay a $2,500 fine.

The plea agreement entered into by the woman states that from October 2000 through October 4, 2015, she received polydimethylsiloxane, a silicon-based organic polymer, that she injected directly into the bodies of customers for money or some other payment, and that she intentionally defrauded and misled individuals by representing polydimethylsiloxane as “medical grade” silicone and that it was approved for injecting directly into the human body. The plea agreement also acknowledges that the woman told customers that she was medically licensed to perform the procedure when in fact she was never a licensed medical practitioner and silicone is not approved by the FDA for this purpose.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland press release states that as a result of the Maryland woman’s misrepresentations, victim customers came to her residence or to hotel rooms to have polydimethylsiloxane injected directly into their buttocks and other places on their bodies, with the intention of obtaining larger and fuller buttocks or to shape other areas of their bodies. The Maryland woman also traveled to other locations to provide her illegal services.

The Maryland woman typically charged her customers $250 to $500 per session, and estimated that she had injected thousands of customers, who she claimed found her through word of mouth or through her business website.

On October 4, 2015, a search warrant was executed at the woman’s Maryland residence where a room of her home was set up to resemble an operating room, including medical equipment and collages of photographs of individuals exposing their buttocks, representing a sampling of those who she had injected with silicone. A forensic search of the woman’s cell phone found 126 individuals listed in her contacts as clients. A forensic audit of the woman’s finances for the period from December 2011 to October 2015 revealed cash deposits of $227,994.01, and additional deposits of $48,801.06, for a total of $276,795.07. The audit found no tax payments and no tax returns filed during that period.

As part of her plea agreement, the woman admitted that she stored the polydimethylsiloxone in a plastic container that was not properly labeled for medical use (when injected into humans, liquid silicone is a medical device subject to the regulation of the FDA). Polydimethylsiloxane is not approved, exclusively or as a component, for body-contouring (polydimethylsiloxane is used in the manufacture of shampoos (to make hair shiny and slippery), food (as an antifoaming agent), caulking, lubricants, kinetic sand, and heat-resistant tiles).

The 55-year-old Maryland woman was charged with receiving and delivering an adulterated or misbranded device in connection with her receipt and use of polydimethylsiloxane, which she misrepresented to victim customers as medical grade silicone.

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Maryland Woman Sentenced To Two Years For Adulterated Silicone Butt Injections

$3M Delaware Medical Malpractice Verdict Against OB For Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

On September 27, 2017, a Delaware medical malpractice jury returned its verdict in the amount of $3 million in favor of a now 9-year-old child against the obstetrician who delivered him, finding that the defendant OB was responsible for the child’s brachial plexus injury that occurred during his delivery when the OB applied too much Continue reading $3M Delaware Medical Malpractice Verdict Against OB For Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
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$3M Delaware Medical Malpractice Verdict Against OB For Brachial Plexus Birth Injury