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2018: The Year in Review

During the year, we at Theodoros & Rooth take time to inform you about items in the news that may affect you. It’s one way we feel we can keep you more safe and secure as you go about your daily lives. We will continue to do so in 2019.

Here are highlights of some of the reports we presented to you last year. The complete articles can be found at the links provided to our website.  

A happy, healthy and safe New Year to you all.  Know that if you need our help, we’re always here for you.

Medical Device Dangers: Part II — FDA Says It Will Overhaul Criticized Medical Device System

December 10, 2018

A little over a year ago, Theodoros & Rooth has seen far too many instances of inferior or dangerous medical devices and the repercussions when doctors implant them. In fact, we have reported on many of them here. Too many of these have been tragic cases that have caused permanent injury.

Medical Device Dangers: Part I – Is your doctor being paid by the companies that make them?

November 26, 2018

There have been a lot of stories in the news about medical devices and how consumers should be cautious before having one implanted. One story, reported by NBC News, notes that a tremendous number of doctors are actually being paid by the companies that make these devices to induce them to use them more.

Been in an Accident? What Should You Do?

November 8, 2018

Your friends at Theodoros & Rooth have generations of experience handling truck accidents, motor vehicle and motorcycle collisions, and vehicle v. pedestrian accidents.  This article tells you what to do if you are the victim of an accident caused by the neglect of others.

Landmark Roundup Case Results in $289 Million Verdict and Damages November 1, 2018

Many of you have no doubt used the herbicide known as Roundup. It has been commonly used by home gardeners, landscapers, and farmers for more than 40 years. Now there are serious concerns about its usage.  In early November of last year, we outlined some of the issues.

The Slip and Fall Season is Upon Us                                                            October 26, 2018

With temperatures dropping below freezing more often starting in October, slip and fall injuries are at their highest levels. These accidents send more people to the emergency room than any other accident.

More Evidence on Dangers of E-Cigs                                                         September 26, 2018

Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigs, were invented in a bid to offer a nicotine fix without the side effects of traditional tobacco cigarettes. However, e-cigs are being shown to be potentially very dangerous.

A Common Blood Pressure Drug is Recalled due to Contamination September 13, 2018

It’s usually an essential when visiting the doctor. A blood pressure check. You might be one of about 75 million American adults (29 %) that have high blood pressure (hypertension).  Is your drug safe?  Check to see if yours is on the list.

Product Recalls: What You Need to Know                                                                       August 27, 2018

Products that cause injuries are a very common news story. These injuries are a result of flaws in products most people assumed to be safe, such as motor vehicle recalls, defects in airbags, bedrooms and other areas.

When Medicines Harm                                                                                 August 14, 2018

When you’re sick, you go to the doctor. You trust your doctor to treat your illness so that you can get back on your feet as soon as possible. Many times, a prescription for a medication is ordered and serious problems can occur for a variety of reasons.

Make it a SAFE Back to School                                                                     August 7, 2018

For the most part, summer vacation is over, and the kids are either back in school or will return very soon. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), accidents rise sharply during these first …

Doctors Agree: They Overtreat                                                                       July 2, 2018

A research study published in PLUS One, concludes that most doctors in the United States believe that overtreatment is not only common, but also can be harmful and wasteful.  This was our report last summer.

Are we ready for self-driving cars? Maybe not.                                                    June 14, 2018

Are we ready for self-driving cars? A fatal incident in Arizona earlier this year could be a sign that self-driving cars may not be ready for wide-spread use.

Medical Malpractice – How Do You Know?                                                   June 1, 2018

The lawyers at Theodoros & Rooth have over a century of combined experience in the practice of personal injury law. Much of that experience has to do with litigating medical malpractice cases.  This article outlines how to know if you have a case.

6-Year-Old Awarded $40M in Case of Medical Malpractice                              May 25, 2018

Earlier 2018, a jury awarded a 6-year-old girl from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, $40.3 million for injuries she sustained to her spinal cord during birth in a medical malpractice case.  Details here.

Bullying: It Never Ends                                                                                          May 18, 2018

Dan was turned away from a table in the cafeteria. They laughed at him. Angie was mocked for her speech impediment. Jerry was excluded from playing games with the rest of the group.  These are just samples of the bullying that takes place in the world today – even in nursing homes.

Dresser Dangers – Still Reason for Concern                                                           May 4, 2018

You’ve no doubt heard about children getting seriously injured or killed because of a dresser falling on them.   The issue continued in 2018.

Doctor Leaves Patient Before Heart Surgery Complete                                            April 9, 2018

The year was 2012. Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry performed heart surgery on 70-year old Silvino Perez at the Community Regional Medical Center in Downtown Fresno.  The doctor left before the operation was complete.  The latest details on this case were reported in April.

Ohio Hospital Freezer Malfunctions, Affects Over 2,000 Embryos                        March 26, 2018

Over 2,000 eggs and embryos were impacted by a storage tank malfunction at University Hospitals in Cleveland. The malfunction affected a number of couples.  The story is here.

How does your hospital rate?                                                                               March 21, 2018

Before you enter the hospital for most any type of procedure, you might want to check to see how your facility rates compared to others.  The list might surprise you.

Sports Safety and Your Kids                                                                       March 16, 2018

Most people celebrate the arrival of spring. It’s also a time when our kids are back playing more outdoor sports and, inevitably, the rate of injuries rise.

You Cannot Sue for Workplace Injuries or Death in Indiana                      February 22, 2018

WTHR (Channel 13) in Indianapolis reported something that might surprise you. In a workplace accident, even if your employer puts you in danger, you cannot sue.  This piece tells you what to be aware of.

Colts Linebacker Killed in Possible DUI Crash                                   February 5, 2018

Two more needless tragedies happened early on Super Bowl Sunday last year as a result of DUI, including the death of 26-year-old Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. The other victim was 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, of Avon, Indiana.

Quadriplegic awarded $35 million in drunk driving accident                       January 2, 2018

Gregory Smith, 32, was awarded a net $35 million, thought to be one of the largest verdicts for a personal injury claim in Indianapolis, as a result of a single-car accident.

If we can help you with any type of personal injury claim, please contact us right away at Theodoros & Rooth.  There is never a fee for the initial consultation.  Our goal is justice for you.