Current Cases & Defense Tactics
Current case involving the senseless death of a 22 year old son and brother due to an infected IV site:
Arthur and Ann Marie Blake, as Personal Representatives of the Estate of Austin Blake, deceased v. Bayfront Medical Center, Steven G. Epstein, MD, and Bay Area Surgical Associates
We represent the surviving parents of Austin Blake, who had just turned 22 years old shortly before his needless death due to sloppy, careless and unethical medical treatment at Bayfront Medical Center.
Austin Blake was a passenger on his friend’s motorcycle, and when it slid out from underneath them in a sharp turn, Austin was thrown from the bike and injured his head. He also sustained “road rash” injuries to his skin from skidding on the roadway. At the scene of the accident paramedics started a temporary “field IV” to his left arm, and then transported him to Bayfront Medical Center. Austin was hospitalized for 5 days while he recovered from his concussion, but no one noticed that he was becoming severely ill from an infected IV site.