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  • February 23, 2017

    Ohio Court Revives Med Mal Suit Over Botched Surgery

    An Ohio appeals court on Thursday revived a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Cleveland hospital and a surgeon, finding that the trial court unreasonably struck entire motion documents from a former patient based on a technicality and that there was sufficient evidence to take the case to trial.

  • February 23, 2017

    Doctor Can’t Nix Mishandled X-Ray Arguments, Court Says

    A doctor can’t avoid a liability argument over an allegedly botched artery X-ray procedure just because it differs from one specifically explained to a prelawsuit administrative panel of doctors, an Indiana appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • February 23, 2017

    NY Court Nixes Win In Suit Over Mishandled Fetal Remains

    A New York state appeals court on Wednesday reversed a trial court victory for parents who alleged a Queens hospital mishandled the remains of their aborted fetus, ruling that existing questions of fact precluded that determination.

  • February 23, 2017

    Northwell Escapes Sanctions Over Discarded Stitch

    Northwell Health’s decision to throw out a patient’s stitch wasn’t a premeditated attempt to obscure discovery for a future medical malpractice and wrongful death suit, so the hospital shouldn’t be sanctioned for destroying evidence, a New York appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • February 23, 2017

    Deficient Expert Report Dooms Minor's Sex Assault Claims

    A Texas appellate court has dismissed claims against Hickory Trail Hospital LP brought after a minor patient claimed a hospital employee entered her room and sexually assaulted her, finding expert reports in the suit were inadequate, and it overturned a trial court's decision to let the case move forward.

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