Aug24, 2016

Preventable Medical Errors Made in the Emergency Department

By their nature, emergency rooms are chaotic places. Medical staff receive patients from all walks of life with a range of injuries from cuts and lacerations to heart attack or stroke. Even in an environment of chaos and confusion, doctors call upon their years of study and training, and their skill acquired over their years […]

Aug18, 2016

Washington, D.C. Lawmakers Are at Odds Over a Bill That Could End Contributory Negligence

There is a new bill in front of legislators that could put an end to the contributory negligence law as it applies to bicyclists and pedestrians. The bill has stalled for the moment, according to an article in, but it is one we should all be behind in the end.

Contributory negligence has been the […]

Aug10, 2016

Medical Malpractice Verdict of $5 Million for Death from an Improperly Placed Feeding Tube

On May 18, 2016, a jury in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, awarded $5 million to the family of a man who died at Abington Memorial Hospital in 2008 from having had a feeding tube misplaced in his lung.

Marvin Summerford, who was 88-years-old, died a horrifying death in 2008 as his left lung slowly filled with fluid […]

Aug3, 2016

The Consequences of Traumatic Birth Syndrome

Ideally, the birth process is easy and uneventful. Every few seconds, somewhere on earth a baby is born, and most of those journeys from the mother’s womb into the world will be largely uneventful. In a small percentage of cases, birth injury occurs that creates trauma –physical and emotional, for both infant and mother. Traumatic […]

Jul27, 2016

Patient Sues Her Doctor for Removing the Wrong Rib and Trying to Cover it Up

When a doctor makes a big mistake during surgery, do you think that they should apologize for the error? One doctor at Yale New Haven Hospital allegedly made a big surgical error, but not only did they not apologize, they lied and tried to cover up the mistake. Deborah Crave, a 60-year-old patient had surgery […]

Jul20, 2016

Medical Mistakes in the Emergency Room Related to Electronic Health Records

By its nature, the emergency room is a chaotic, frenetic place. Because of the speed at which emergency medical care is delivered, accuracy is important. You might think that electronic health records (EHRs) would be a helpful addition to the fast-paced environment, but it seems that EHRs are actually contributing to the medical errors that […]

Jul14, 2016

Great Leaders Like Matthew A. Nace Are Made at Paulson & Nace, PLLC

At Paulson & Nace, PLLC, we value education. It is what has allowed our attorneys to rise to leadership positions in both local community organizations and within the legal community as well. That is why we are proud to announce that attorney Matthew A. Nace has been accepted into the American Association for Justice’s Leadership […]

Jul7, 2016

Christopher T. Nace Elected President Elect of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Paulson & Nace, PLLC is proud to announce that partner Christopher T. Nace has recently been elected President Elect of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has served in the role of Vice President of the TLA-DC since 2015. We are thrilled to see his leadership continue into the next year as […]

Jun29, 2016

New York Hospital Agrees to a $2.2 Million Penalty for Filming Patients without Authorization

Imagine how traumatizing it might be to watching a TV show filmed in an emergency room, only to realize that the footage you are watching is of your husband’s death from the year before? This actually happened to Anita Chanko in 2012. The hospital that allowed the film crew from the ABC network program “NY […]

Jun15, 2016

Gree Ordered to Pay $15.45 million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defective Dehumidifiers

In what is so far the highest penalty for a single offense that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has ever imposed, Gree Electric Appliances Inc. has agreed to pay a $15.45 civil penalty to the government. The CPSC has charged Gree with the following:

Knowingly failing to report a defect and the reasonable risk […]

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