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Category: Medical Malpractice

Surgery Center Negligence - Know Your Rights

Since the 1970s, surgery centers have been opening around the country at a rapid pace. Surgery centers are health care facilities where patients can go for previously scheduled surgeries by his or her treating physician. The increase in surgery centers is largely attributable to Medicare, which approved payment for procedures beginning in 1982. Subsequently, in 1993, Congress exempted doctors from The Stark Law, which is a federal law preventing doctors from referring Medicare or... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, March 8, 2018

Do Surgeons Leave Objects in Patients?

Most attorneys will tell you that the most difficult, time-consuming and expensive claims to litigate are medical malpractice cases. Differing medical treatments and diagnoses for each patient create difficulty establishing and proving fault. One area of medical malpractice claims that is not overwrought with confusion is when a surgical device or instrumentation is left inside a patient after surgery. This is referred to as retained surgical bodies (RSD). The action of leaving a... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Patient Dumping: the Sad Reality

Contact an Attorney Today As you may have seen reported by national media outlets, a tragic video showed a Baltimore, Maryland, hospital placing a patient outside near a bus terminal rather than treating the young woman in question or calling appropriate medical personnel to assist. Sadly, this is still occurring in the United States when hospitals or other health care facilities release patients without proper treatment. These are typically individuals that suffer from mental... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Wednesday, January 24, 2018

No Recovery, No Fee - What Does It Really Mean?

We’ve heard the stories. Those experiences with other attorneys. You lose your case, and the attorney sends a bill for filing fees and related expenses. That doesn’t sound like “no recovery, no fee” you see advertised or referred to by many practicing lawyers, does it? Simply put, “no recovery, no fee” should mean that if your attorney takes on your case and is not successful in obtaining a recovery on your behalf, then you, as the client, do... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, September 7, 2017

VA Disability Claims – What to Know

The Chiozza Law Firm believes that serving in the armed forces represents one of the greater things an individual can do for his or country. Unfortunately, our veterans are often treated unfairly and denied benefits or quality medical treatment and care following his or her discharge from the armed forces. As we have previously written, VA malpractice claims have been on the rise and require the assistance of a qualified attorney . On a similar note, VA disability claims have also... Read More
Posted by Brian Chiozza at Thursday, July 27, 2017
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