Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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. […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Delayed Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Something that a young woman never expects to feel is a lump in her breast, especially if breast implants have previously been placed. Everything checked out during the implant surgery so the lump must be a cyst, right? Wrong! Physicians who treat young women with lumps in their breasts must be vigilant in making sure […]

Why You May Want to Reconsider Giving Birth in a Small Hospital

You need to think ahead when you’re getting ready to have your baby, because your doctor might not. Remember, although this delivery is the most intense and exciting thing you’ve experienced in the last several years, or maybe even in your lifetime, it will likely be just one of several your doctor delivers that day. […]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR DOCTOR OR A NURSE SEXUALLY ASSAULTS YOU?

The unthinkable happens more often than many people realize. As a firm, we have handled several of these cases over the years. The scenarios are always shocking: Psychiatrist rapes an adolescent female who is undergoing treatment for an eating disorder. Psychiatrist violated clinic policy by doing a pelvic exam unaccompanied by a nurse or chaperone. […]