Personal Injury

December 2021

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 [...]

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 [...]

What Brain Injury Victims and Their Families Need to Know

2021-10-25T10:00:36-07:00October 22nd, 2021|Personal Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|

There are over 2.5 million reported cases of concussion every year in the U.S. While most head injuries are mild and people recover fully, not all cases are the same. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen very suddenly due to a fall or accident, and can be devastating for the victim and the family. [...]

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 [...]

Hazards to biking enthusiasts on the rise in California

2021-10-07T10:09:59-07:00October 7th, 2021|Personal Injury|

Cycling has become an ever increasing and popular alternative transportation option in California. An increasing number of people choose bicycling as a way to get to work and to simply get around town. There are many reasons for this trend among cyclists including, convenience, as a workout and as a way to conserve the [...]

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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