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21 Apr 2014

Welcome to the Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Blog

The Accidents Safe blog was set up to help keep our clients and the public informed of important safety information that potentially could effect their every day lives.  Auto recalls, defective tires, car seats and many other products or medications…
11 Aug 2015

Are You Certain You Need a Cesarean Section?

Holly Grim’s first labor at a noted California hospital in December 2013 was long and painful. The delivery ended with a cesarean section that required a lengthy stay in the hospital. This labor was different – a different hospital, a different…
11 Aug 2015

Top 5 Most Interesting Medical Malpractice Lawsuits of 2014

Lexis/Nexis, a legal news provider, compiled a list of the Top 10 medical malpractice verdicts of 2014 across the country. Here we present a summary of 5 of the most interesting from the list.  Florida jury awards the family of a women…
11 Aug 2015

Most Common Claims of Emergency Room Doctor Malpractice

Emergency physicians are often at the frontline to provide acute care to patients who present without an appointment. The unplanned nature of patient arrivals means that emergency doctors can face broad spectrum of illness and injures while…
11 Aug 2015

Top Procedures Doctors Perform Unnecessarily

Any medical treatment has its risks. The Institute of Medicine estimates that up to 98,000 people die each year as a result of preventable medical errors. Among these errors are misdiagnosis, errors in performance during operations, inappropriate…
11 Aug 2015

Unnecessary Surgery and Medical Malpractice

Dozens of patients filed suit against three cardiologists at an Indiana hospital for performing unnecessary procedures that amount to medical malpractice and, in some instances, wrongful death. Debra Davidson has a scar to constantly remind…
11 Aug 2015

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Wrongful Diagnosis

Each year nearly 12 million adults are misdiagnosed during outpatient care. In half of those cases, the misdiagnosis potentially results in severe harm that warrants medical malpractice awards. In fact, researchers recently reviewed all pain…
11 Aug 2015

Proving a Wrongful Death Claim

Amtrak resumed passenger train service between Philadelphia and New York City just a week following the deadly derailment at Frankford Junction. Reports revealed that Train 188 was traveling at 106 m.p.h. when it derailed. As a result, eight…
11 Aug 2015

Amputation: Insurance woes

14 years ago, Laura Brumund lost her leg in a car accident. Today she is eager to get an improved prosthetic leg housed with a computerized knee. However, her insurance carrier has repeatedly denied her for coverage. The insurer claims that…