Author Archives: G. Eric Nielson & Associates

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The Danger of the Neighborhood InstaCare

Let’s talk about the neighborhood InstaCare. Have I ever gone to an InstaCare? Yes. Have I ever taken a sick child to an InstaCare? Yes. They are convenient. They are probably closer to your home than the closest emergency room. The wait time to see a doctor is probably shorter. But understand exactly what you’re […]

What To Do If Your Doctor Has Medical “Tunnel Vision” And Will Not Order The Tests You Need

This is a sad story. 42-year-old man has a malfunctioning heart. The rhythm is off. This medical condition is sometimes referred to as atrial fibrillation. His electrophysiologist (a type of cardiologist) decides to perform an ablation procedure on the heart to restore normal rhythm. This involves putting a catheter through the femoral artery up into […]

Things to watch out for after you’ve undergone weight loss (bariatric) surgery

Common Post-Surgery Complications: Understanding the Risks First and foremost, recognize the recovery for weight loss surgery is six months to one year, not two weeks. One of the biggest risks after weight loss surgery is that the patient will develop chronic malnutrition. This can be incredibly serious. In extreme cases, a patient deprived of thiamine […]

Why Emergency Room Physicians Don’t Understand How To Take Care Of Patients Who Have Recently Undergone Bariatric Surgery

Here is something we have learned at G. Eric Nielsen & Associates from hard experience over many years: People who undergo weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) are at risk for severe post-surgical complications for several months. Bariatric surgery is not like gallbladder surgery. It is not like an appendectomy. When the surgeon removes your diseased […]

Do you feel you have been touched inappropriately by a physician?

Allegations have recently come to light that Dr. David Broadbent, an OB/GYN in Provo, Utah, has been sexually abusing many of his female patients.   Over 100 women have courageously come forward and disclosed the abuse that was perpetrated against them by their trusted doctor. Apparently the abuse had been going on for decades and many […]

The Myth of the “Cosmetic” Surgeon

One of the biggest scams in contemporary medicine is the notion that anyone can do plastic surgery if they take a weekend course and choose to call themselves a “cosmetic” surgeon. Why do so many non-plastic surgeons pretend to be plastic surgeons? Because there is a lot of money in it. The answer is simple. […]

Utah’s Best Birth Injury Attorneys

The delivery of a newborn child is one of life’s most miraculous events. Often, it is the culmination of months of preparation and effort, and results in a joyful addition to a family. It is during this process that expectant mothers and fathers put their trust in the care and professionalism of their doctors and […]

Breast Cancer

One of the first things to understand about a breast cancer case is staging.  Breast cancer stages range from 0 to IV, with many subcategories. Lower numbers indicate earlier stages of cancer, while higher numbers reflect late-stage cancers.  If a doctor waits too long to order the appropriate tests, the disease can progress without treatment.  […]

Is Your Doctor Ignoring Your Signs of Prostate Cancer? Don’t Let Your Doctor Ignore Your Elevated PSA

Perhaps no other cancer is more a casualty of the “doctor knows best” fallacy than prostate cancer. Over 1.2 million men a year are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States. If you are a man over the age of 40, your doctor should be talking to you about prostate cancer. That discussion should […]

Affidavit of Merit Requirement Ruled Unconstitutional

On July 19, 2019, G. Eric Nielson & Associates celebrated a substantial victory for victims of medical malpractice in the State of Utah. In the landmark case of Vega v. Jordan Valley Medical Center, et al., our firm, on behalf of all our present and future clients, persuaded the Utah Supreme Court to declare that […]