Loss of Life From a Misplaced PEG Tube

Posted on Jan. 27 2014 in Case Results & Settlements

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a method of placing a tube into the stomach percutaneously, aided by endoscopy. PEG tube placement is one of the most common endoscopic procedures performed today, and an estimated 100,000-125,000 are performed annually in the United States. Patients who are unable to move food from their mouth to their stomach are the ones who commonly need PEG tube placement. This includes those with neurological disorders such as stroke, cerebral palsy, brain injury, and impaired swallowing. In this case, an elderly individual with difficulty swallowing had a PEG tube placed in a hospital setting.  He was then transferred to a nursing home.  At the nursing home, the PEG
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Settlement for Driver with Hand Injuries Requiring Surgery

Posted on Jan. 23 2014 in Case Results & Settlements

An individual was driving his truck down a rural highway when a truck hauling a camper, moving in the opposite direction, started to fishtail.  The truck’s camper came across the median and in the path of our client.  The client actually drove through the camper! This impact resulted in a significant laceration to his hand that required surgery.  The at-fault party paid their policy limits.  Our client then pursued an underinsured motorist claim.  After discovery, the parties settled for a confidential amount.