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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: Do I Have A Claim?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on September 10, 2019

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer – causing at least 250,000 deaths each year.  Doctors, medical facilities and other healthcare professionals are required to exercise “that degree of skill and learning ordinarily used by members of their profession under the same or similar circumstances”.  […]

Top Ten Medical Errors During Hospitalization

Posted by Lara Vitiello on June 12, 2019

Most people enter the hospital expecting to get better. However, there are real risks during hospitalization that can sometimes leave people sicker or, even worse, dead.  Several years ago, Dr. Leana Wen published an article highlighting the ten most common medical errors that can occur during a hospital stay.   We thought her list was spot-on; […]

Injured by a Vaccine? We Can Help.

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 10, 2019

Vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect you and your loved ones from the serious effects of certain diseases. In fact, nationwide routine vaccination schedules have helped eradicate some diseases, like smallpox and polio. Overall, the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. In most cases, vaccines cause no side effects. As with […]

Birth Injury: What is Cerebral Palsy?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on April 9, 2018

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. It causes physical impairment involving limitation or loss of function and mobility. Individuals with CP can have difficulty with: muscle coordination muscle control muscle tone reflexes balance and posture fine or gross motor skills talking and swallowing thinking and reasoning […]

Top 10 Patient Safety Issues for 2018

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 22, 2018

Whether you are hospitalized for an illness or a scheduled procedure – it’s safe to say, the sooner you can leave the hospital, the better. No one wants an extended stay in the hospital.   While researching patient safety issues, we came across this insightful article from Becker’s Hospital Review. It outlines the top 10 patient […]

Avoid Opioids: 5 Alternatives for Pain Management

Posted by Lara Vitiello on December 12, 2017

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of Living Safer Magazine (Vol. 9 Ed. 3)   Legal & Safety Blog Avoid Opioids:  5 Alternatives for Pain Management By Matthew Casey   Pain is the most common reason people seek medical care, according to the National Institute for Health. One hundred million Americans suffer […]

Birth Injuries: What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 23, 2017

Legal & Safety Blog by Matthew Casey What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy (CP) is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain the control movement, balance and posture. Most often the causes occur during pregnancy, but they can also occur during or shortly after childbirth.  Risk factors include premature birth, […]

Why Should a Lawyer Review Medical Records When a Baby is Born With a Birth Injury?

Posted by Lara Vitiello on May 2, 2017

Legal & Safety Blog by Matt Casey Why Should a Lawyer Review Medical Records When a Baby is Born with a Birth Injury? I’ve been a trial lawyer for nearly 16 years. In that time, I’ve handled a variety of personal injury cases – car accidents, product liability, slips and falls, medical malpractice, birth injuries, […]

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Posted by Lara Vitiello on February 6, 2017

Legal Blog post by Partner Matt Casey Warning Signs of Elder Abuse Every year hundreds of thousands of older adults are abused, neglected or exploited. Sadly, for every report of elder abuse, it is estimated that another 23 cases go unreported. Cases are unreported for a variety of reasons – the victim may be unable […]

Common Labor & Delivery Errors

Posted by Lara Vitiello on July 14, 2015

Most births in the United States are complication-free.  However, approximately 5 to 7 out of every 1,000 births results in some sort of birth trauma.  Many of these are a result of errors by physicians, nurses, or other healthcare providers.  The following is a list of the most common labor and delivery errors and the possible […]

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Firm, Anne Brockland Named to 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers List

Casey, Devoti & Brockland has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ‘Best Law Firms’ list.  The firm received a Best Law Firm Tier 2 ranking under the Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs practice area. In addition, Partner  Anne Brockland has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America® […] more

Now Booking ‘End Distracted Driving’ Presentations for Spring 2020

The attorneys at Casey, Devoti & Brockland are proud to be authorized speakers for the nationally recognized ‘End Distracted Driving’ program.  Each year, they provide these powerful presentations at no-charge to educate drivers on the dangers of distracted driving. Since 2015, they have delivered this important safety message to over 5,000 high school students and […] more

Road Safety: Skid Out & Breakdown Tips

Yesterday in St. Francois County, three people were killed in a tragic accident.   A driver who skidded off any icy U.S. 67 and two Good Samaritans who stopped to help the driver were standing outside their vehicles.  Another approaching vehicle lost control on the Big River Bridge, near where the first vehicle had slid off […] more

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