Category: Medicine


The Perfect Storm: Reducing Waiting Times in Emergency Departments and Diagnosing Heart Attacks by Jean M. Klingenberger, RN

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: October 8, 2009

Thanks to Guest Blogger, Legal Nurse Consultant Jean M. Klingenberger, MBA/MHA, BSN, RN, who took the time to write the following article. Legal Nurse Consultants (LNC) play an important role in personal injury and medical malpractice cases by reviewing and analyzing the client/patient’s medical records. Due to their extensive educational background and great practical experience in hospital and medical settings, LNC’s are able to review records and put together a comprehensive medical picture of the client’s case. This picture helps the lawyer deal with the medical issues and interact effectively with treating doctors, expert medical witnesses and the opinions of… Read More

Jury Awards Truck Driver $9.5 Million for Permanent Damage from Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 29, 2009

This absolutely fascinating story comes out of Georgia where plaintiff John Henry Howard (a Georgia truck driver) sued defendant Boston Men’s Health Center, Inc. for damages suffered after treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED). A Dekalb State Court Jury of his peers awarded Howard $750,000 in compensatory damages. However, the jury also found that the defendant acted with an intent to cause harm and further awarded Howard $8.5 Million in punitive damages. Howard was brilliantly represented by attorney W. Fred Orr II, who himself received bear hugs from 10 of the 12 jury members after the trial was over. Howard went to the clinic in an… Read More

State Farm Sued for Sham “Independent” Medical Exams

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 16, 2008

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Eric Turkewitz Reports The Following in his Blog: State Farm Hit With Civil RICO Claim Over Sham Medical Exams State Farm has been sued for racketeering in New York with a claim that it conspired with “Independent Medical Exam” companies and medical practitioners to produce fraudulent and sham medical reports. The suit, filed January 30th in the Eastern District of New York, is brought under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act (RICO). (This story has not been previously reported.) State Farm acted in concert with “IME” companies and doctors to furnish fraudulent and boilerplate reports, according to the… Read More

Ed Heads: Where You Are The Virtual Surgeon!

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 10, 2008

What an incredible site! You are the surgeon as you perform a virtual hip replacement, hip resurfacing or knee surgery. You are the crash investigator at an accident scene. Try it out. It gives us all an appreciation for the role of a professional in these intense circumstances. Having handled many accident cases wherein my clients have had to have hip and/or knee surgeries, this website was of great interest to me.

Videos of Surgical Procedures: Not for the Faint Hearted

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 27, 2008

Medline Plus provides links to literally hundreds of surgical procedures ranging from heart surgery to brain surgery to orthopaedic surgeries to name a few. Here are links to just a few: Minimally Invasive Repair of the Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Robot Assisted Heart Bypass Surgery Heart Transplant Hip Replacement Total Knee Replacement Penile Implant Birth by Cesarean Section and more, much, much more. This fascinating site is not for the faint-at-heart. The Law Office of Lowell Steiger Represents Injured Victims If you have suffered a Personal Injury, Call for a Free Consultation Contact Attorney Lowell Steiger at .

Eli Lilly settles Claims over Zyprexa

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: January 25, 2008

Indiana’s Number 1 Local Media Site, reports the following: INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly and Co. has settled another 900 personal-injury claims against its antipscyhotic drug Zyprexa, including five set to go to court next month, thus avoiding what would have been the first trial in the U.S. The Indianapolis drug maker confirmed the settlement Wednesday but declined to reveal the amount. With the latest agreements, Lilly has settled more than 25,000 claims, leaving about 1,100 unsettled. Many of the plaintiffs have claimed Lilly underplayed the drug’s side effects, including weight gain and elevated blood sugar. Lilly has set aside $1.2 billion to… Read More

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Other Pain Management Sites

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 20, 2007

Physiatrist The American Academy of Physical Medicine anfd Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 7,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. They are called physiatrists (fizz ee at’ trists). Physiatrists focus on restoring function. They care for patients with acute and chronic pain, and musculoskeletal problems like back and neck pain, tendonitis, pinched nerves and fibromyalgia. They also treat people who have experienced catastrophic events resulting in paraplegia, quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury; and individuals who have had strokes, orthopedic injuries, or neurologic disorders such as multiple sclerosis, polio, or ALS. Other links… Read More

Dr. Barry Carlin on Living Pain Free After an Auto Accident

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: September 16, 2007

Dr. Barry Carlin practices in West Los Angeles If you have any questions he can be reached at 310-478-1234 or barry@bestperformancesystems.com When you are in an auto accident, there are a number of unique aspects of the injury that make it impact more on your life than the average sports, work or lifting injury; and frequently cause the injuries to become a chronic problem that effects your quality of life for years, sometimes forever. Why is it that so many of you live with discomfort and sometimes limitations in sports, social and work activities after a car accident? Should not modern medicine… Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 26, 2007

Alzheimer’s Disease devastates not only the victim but the family and friends that love that person. The National Insitute of Health provides a plethora of resources and information about this insidious condition.

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