Electronic cigarettes are receiving favorable notice as a (purportedly) healthier alternative
Drowning is One of the Leading Causes of Death
Hot summer temperatures in California and throughout the country bring out...
Secret Hospital Inspections May Become Public at Last
It is hard to fathom that preventable hospital medical errors are
Medical Experts Disagree on Mammogram Screening Recommendations
At what age should women start getting breast cancer mammogram screenings?
Drowning of a child is a tragically common occurrence: Two children age 14 or younger
It takes many years of study and preparation to become a doctor. In addition to four years
Paralysis is obviously one of the most extreme and life-altering medical conditions that a
Individuals go to hospitals expecting to get well. However, the number of preventable
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one third
Urinary tract infections (UTI) occur in females and males, but are more common in females
After patients are discharged from hospitals, they often fall prey to a host of medical errors
Michels & Lew provides superior medical malpractice representation to injured clients
Why is it Important?
When a healthcare provider treats a patient in a negligent manner that results in some form of
Why is it Important?
When choosing a doctor, it is important to be confident that you will receive the best possible
“Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” is a documentary created by Dr. Delaney Ruston
by Phil Michels
Therapeutic hypothermia (whole body or head cooling) has become standard of care
History of the Zika Virus
The Zika virus was first discovered in Rhesus monkeys in 1947 in Uganda’s Zika forest.
What is a Birthing Center?
Birthing centers differ significantly from hospital maternity wards. A birthing center is
Medical malpractice claims against the military are subject to laws and procedures
“VBAC” is an acronym for vaginal birth after cesarean. There are reasons why
When the Emergency Room Fails to Diagnose a Heart Attack
When an individual is rushed to the hospital emergency room it is...
US government studies have shown there are over 400,000 preventable deaths per year
Language Barriers to Healthcare is a Serious Problem in the United States
More Than Twenty Five Million Americans Have Limited English
Hypothermia as Treatment for Newborns Suffering from Oxygen Deprivation
Babies who experienced oxygen deprivation at birth have higher mortality
When bleeding occurs in the space between the brain and the extremely fine tissues that
The Appendix and Appendicitis
The appendix is a small tube-like appendage, resembling a finger or a worm, about
Head Trauma in Newborns Related to Operative Vaginal Delivery
Operative vaginal delivery is a term that indicates the use of forceps, vacuum...
A traumatic brain injury occurs when the head is struck, jarred, knocked, concussed and/or
Drowning is known as a submersion injury and refers to suffocation in a liquid
Germs on a scope, so bad they’ve earned the name SUPERBUG, are resulting in dangerous and deadly
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a condition in which the brain does not
Bacterial meningitis is a serious illness. Each year in the United States it kills roughly
Defense attorneys may talk excessively at depositions to get you off track; they can be
The statute of limitations in medical malpractice cases, Civil Code section 340.5
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, and the effects of such an injury on its victims, has made
Over 80 percent of errors within hospitals go unreported, according to a study conducted
When deciding on a family physician or specialist, avoid picking a name
Many children will spend their summer escaping the Southern California heat by doing
There are few times parents are more vulnerable than during the birth of their children. Many emotions
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals work hard every day to cure peoples' illnesses, help prevent diseases and
As I near the end of my term, I want to review some of the changes in our association during the past year...
A step beyond the legal and political system
On September 17, 2011, a few hundred people gathered to rally in lower Manhattan, close...
A few months ago 1700 prisoners in California’s corrections institutions statewide went on a three-week long hunger strike.
"Voluntary Efficient Litigation Stipulations” may streamline discovery and motions in limine
The Los Angeles Superior Court stands to lose $78 million this fiscal year. Are we are heading back to the bad old days...
When temperatures rise, children are drawn to water for both relief and entertainment, whether in their own backyards or
Most efforts to improve patient safety center on inpatient care, but almost as many malpractice claims paid on behalf
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 350 children under five years of age drown each year
Michels & Lew, a personal injury and medical malpractice law firm, filed claims last Thursday for wrongful death against the cities of La...
The efforts of Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker to prevent public employee unions from collectively bargaining for wages, and to end the state’s...
Every day, in a variety of ways, we use products that, whether we realize it or not, add fragrance to our lives. From laundry...
Acting methodically, exercising diligence and avoiding distractions are some of the best ways to prevent surgical errors, according to
When an emergency occurs, the aquatic professional should assess the situation to determine the degree of injury to the patron,
By Alison Osinski, Ph.D.
Alison Osinski is currently the principal-owner of Aquatic Consulting Services, located in San Diego, California, specializing in aquatic...
The risks associated with anesthesia have decreased in the past several decades, based on a variety of safety improvements such as improved monitoring techniques...
Recently, Michels & Lew became a sponsor of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the
Our client, a 72-year-old California man, has sued his doctor and hospital for unspecified damages, claiming that surgeons mistakenly removed his healthy left kidney...
Sitting in his surgical gown inside a large medical suite in Reston, a Vienna man prepared for his colonoscopy by pressing record on his...
According to a new study conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers, surgical errors - commonly referred to as "never events" within the medical community because...
The instructor of a swim school in San Clemente rescued an unconscious child from the school's hot tub, performed CPR and saved the child's...
Los Angeles Times reports that six hospitals in Southern California have been fined by the California Department of Public Health for healthcare violations ranging...
A controversial new bill known as H.R. 5 that sets severe limitations on financial awards for damages in medical malpractice lawsuits is working its...
According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, major brain trauma that occurs during childhood can seriously impede the development of the...
A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that drowning is the leading cause of death for children...
A recent New York Times article sheds light on the protests regarding Obama's decision to remove a database of physician discipline and malpractice actions...
New research indicates that those concerned about medical malpractice should be paying at least as much attention to outpatient settings as they are to...
With swimming weather upon us again, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is once more reminding parents of the serious risks pools pose...
On April 12, 2011, the Obama administration announced a new initiative to reduce medical errors and cut readmissions to hospitals in hopes of tackling...
In April 2011, the government published data compiled by Medicare detailing adverse events in hospitals such as falls, objects left behind in patients during...