Missed warning signs of fetal distress. Delay or failure to perform a C-section. Failure to resuscitate an infant with diffi cult breathing. Misuse of a vacuum extractor or forceps. Severe jaundice (Kernicterus). Culmo Trial Attorneys can answer questions about whether a child’s cerebral palsy was caused by failure to provide safe medical care. Please give…

PSA: According to a recent, Wall Street Journal article, almost half of blood clots strike patients when they are in the hospital or soon after discharge, ranking them among the most common causes of preventable deaths. Guidelines for preventing clots are in place, yet studies show that 40% to 60% of patients who would benefit don’t…

The wife of our client was diagnosed with a large kidney stone that was causing a severe obstruction with infection. This clinical scenario admittedly was a urologic emergency.  Due to miscommunication between the nurses and the hospital doctors she was not treated for several hours, despite her condition clearly deteriorating. Not until she went into…

Last week, a House subcommittee approved two bills that will drastically change the inner workings of medical malpractice lawsuits, according to the Miami Herald. With short notice given for these bills, HB 827 and HB 869, it seems that the committee is very interested in seeing these pass. Although the HB 827 sponsor said he…

Below is a list of Miami area hospitals and care facilities which Mr. Culmo has spent years getting to know very well. If you or a loved one has encountered any health related issues while visiting a hospital or health care facility and are not sure of your rights please do not hesitate to contact…

Last week, a House subcommittee approved two bills that will drastically change the inner workings of medical malpractice lawsuits, according to the Miami Herald. With short notice given for these bills, HB 827 and HB 869, it seems that the committee is very interested in seeing these pass. Although the HB 827 sponsor said he…

Lawsuits are piling up against gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy who is accused of secretly videotaping patients through a pen camera that he wore around his neck during examinations. An employee reported the doctor in early February, but the doctor killed himself two weeks later before the investigation into his secret taping practices was revealed. According…

In 2004, Danielle Bellerose gave birth to two premature babies during an emergency caesarean section at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The newborn twins, Katherine and Alexis, only weighed about three pounds each, and eight days after birth, Katherine was declared dead due to necrotizing enterocolitis. The family filed a negligence lawsuit, and they won…

Hospice of the Comforter, which is based in Altamonte Springs and is one of the largest hospice organizations in central Florida, is facing allegations that could leave the nonprofit with millions of dollars in fines and damages. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the federal government filed a lawsuit in early January alleging the hospice center…

Federal authorities announced that Sergei Kusyakov, who acted as an agent for chiropractic clinics and a local injury hotline, paid hospital employees to illegally access patient information. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Kusyakov illegally obtained private information about patients through Dale Munroe II and his wife, Katrina Munroe, who worked at Florida Hospital’s Celebration campus….

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