Medical Malpractice

December 2021

When Nursing Homes Fail to Keep Seniors Safe

2021-12-27T12:37:34-08:00December 27th, 2021|action for elder abuse, Medical Malpractice|

When the decision is made to move an older person to a long-term care facility such as a nursing home, a retirement home or a convalescent center, the expectation is that the needs of a vulnerable family member will be met by a competent, caring and attentive staff. But sometimes elder care facilities don’t [...]

When Surgical Errors are Avoidable

2021-12-21T10:51:07-08:00December 20th, 2021|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, surgical error|

Despite the reassurances a patient may hear when agreeing to undergo a medical surgical procedure, it’s difficult to not be concerned about the margin for error. Part of the considerations for any surgery is the risk that procedure carries with it and some of those risks are unavoidable. Clearly most surgeons do take their [...]

November 2021

When a Medical Procedure Becomes Medical Malpractice

2021-11-05T11:18:03-07:00November 5th, 2021|Medical Malpractice|

A medical error is a preventable adverse effect of medical care, whether it is evident or harmful to the patient. When a healthcare provider acts, or fails to act, it is called malpractice or medical negligence - if that treatment falls below the accepted standard of care for the community. All too often this [...]

October 2021

Preventable Medical Errors Can Lead to Harm and Death

2021-10-28T11:08:45-07:00October 28th, 2021|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

Medical errors are estimated to cause 251,000 deaths per year in the US with less than 10 percent of errors ever being reported. Preventable emergency room mistakes occur frequently, and can lead to patient harm and even death. Research on admitted patients has suggested that errors are due to the way doctors process the [...]

The Tragedy of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

2021-10-14T13:16:03-07:00October 14th, 2021|birth asphyxia, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

There are few things more tragic than when parents have gone through the birthing process with high expectations of a healthy child, only to discover that complications of birth have altered the life of the child and the family forever. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is one such condition that can result in severe damage to [...]

May 2021

New Law Practice Opens

2021-06-21T09:58:23-07:00May 4th, 2021|Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

Dr. Russell Sawyer - California Law Practice Russell Sawyer, MD, JD has announced the opening of the Law Offices of Dr. Russell W. Sawyer. Dr. Sawyer's practice areas include Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury (PI).  As a surgeon for 27 years, Dr. Sawyer brings a unique perspective to the Med Mal and [...]

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