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A New York appellate panel on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a medical malpractice suit accusing Lenox Hill Hospital of botching a man’s heart procedure, which purportedly caused vision loss, saying the hospital proved the alleged negligence was not the cause of the man’s injuries.
The rate of paid medical malpractice claims in the U.S. has declined by more than 50 percent over the past two decades while average payouts have increased, according to a study published Tuesday by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Memorial Hermann Health System won the dismissal of most of a former doctor's claims, when Texas' First Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday that six of the claims stemmed from the hospital's protected free speech and should be dismissed under a state anti-SLAPP statute.
An Ohio state appeals court ruled Tuesday that a doctor and Ohio University medical school professor accused of negligently treating a patient’s ear infection and purportedly causing numerous injuries can’t claim immunity, saying she wasn’t teaching when she treated the patient and therefore wasn’t acting as a state employee.
A wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a woman who died of a blood clot can’t be revived, an Illinois appeals court has ruled, finding that a jury question regarding contributory negligence stemming from whether the patient had chosen to take a recommended blood thinner was properly substantiated at trial.