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An elderly man with dementia who was sexually assaulted by a fellow long-term care patient resulting in the loss of a testicle lodged a suit in Pennsylvania federal court on Tuesday, claiming the hospital knew of the assailant’s history of inappropriate and aggressive behavior but did nothing.
An Arizona appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s decision denying a couple a new trial on medical malpractice and wrongful death claims stemming from their son’s methadone overdose and refusing them relief from judgment favoring a doctor, finding no error with the judge’s holdings.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday tossed a medical malpractice suit accusing a Manhattan hospital of being responsible for an elderly man’s shoulder nerve damage allegedly sustained during surgery, saying the plaintiff's expert opinion was speculative.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday signed off on a $2.7 million settlement to resolve a medical malpractice suit lodged against a New York hospital and federally funded doctors over allegedly negligent maternity care that caused a baby to suffer chronic lung disease and other permanent injuries.
A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday concluded that a corrections facility doctor provided reasonable medical attention to an inmate who complained about breathing difficulty and died two days later, dismissing the negligence claims against him but keeping alive those leveled against the facility’s nurses.