A Pennsylvania state jury on Wednesday awarded a man $870,000 in a medical malpractice suit accusing a physician of removing the wrong testicle during surgery, finding that the doctor’s “reckless indifference” warranted punitive damages.
A former doctor who once ran two Philadelphia-area practices was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday, six months after a jury found him guilty of running a pill mill and causing the death of a patient, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.
Bayer AG provided inadequate warnings or instructions on its “Dr. Scholl's” padded callus removers about the potential risks to diabetics, leading a New Jersey man with diabetes who used the product to lose part of his left leg, according to a medical malpractice action filed against the company in state court.
A Texas appellate court sided with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on Thursday and dismissed six of its doctors from a widower's negligence suit, ruling they are immune from it because they acted within the scope of their employment.
A New York appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing a cardiologist of contributing to a woman’s death by failing to diagnose and treat a condition in which fluid built up around her heart, finding on Wednesday that a lower court had improperly used a hearing on expert testimony to dismiss the suit.
The estate of late Playboy model and social media celebrity Katie May filed suit Wednesday against the chiropractor who allegedly mishandled a neck adjustment and caused her to have a stroke in 2016, accusing him of medical malpractice, negligence and a host of related claims.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the value of oral arguments, advice for advocates, and the one thing lawyers do that irks her, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview.
An Alaska federal judge put the U.S. government on the hook for $3.8 million after ruling that medical staff at a federally funded health clinic provided negligent emergency room treatment to an Alaska Native woman who went into cardiac arrest and suffered permanent brain damage.
Three Tennessee district attorneys and the guardian of a baby born addicted to painkillers hit drugmakers Purdue, Endo and Mallinckrodt with a state court suit Tuesday alleging the companies stoked the opioid crisis, a case that also takes aim at the state’s damages caps.
A Pennsylvania appellate court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict in favor of a doctor accused of causing a patient’s death by giving bad advice after an endoscopic procedure, ruling that the trial court had acted correctly when ruling on witness testimony for both sides.
A Texas appellate court on Tuesday rejected a bid to restore a suit accusing a doctor and hospital of providing negligent post-surgical care to a cancer patient who died, holding the patient’s estate was not entitled to more time to designate an expert medical witness.
A doctor’s request to pause a suspension from practice for substance use was correctly denied, the Massachusetts high court ruled Tuesday, saying he failed to substantiate his claims that an order of a state medical credentialing board violated his rights or was otherwise improper.
An Arizona state appeals court upheld a decision by the state’s medical board to revoke the license of a doctor accused of overprescribing pain meds, ruling that the board’s administrative process was fair and that the lower court was not required to view evidence of improved care from after the board’s hearing.
A medical negligence suit that was refiled after a voluntary dismissal and later tossed by a trial judge was revived on Monday by an Illinois appellate court, which said the parties had agreed that the patient could refile the suit due to his attorney’s personal issues.
The American Bar Association on Tuesday asked Congress to vote against a tort reform bill that would impose a nationwide cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, saying that such matters are better left in the hands of the states.
A registered nurse and minister fired from a California hospital system on the grounds that he dispensed an improper amount of a narcotic and failed to properly record the dosage failed to demonstrate that his dismissal was a guise for religious discrimination, a California appeals court ruled Monday.
A Texas appellate court held Monday that an expert witness in a medical malpractice case didn’t adequately demonstrate his qualifications to opine why a gallbladder surgery patient died, but the patient’s family may get the chance to amend their expert report to address the problem.
A doctor alleging a University of Texas hospital did not renew his contract because he complained of racial discrimination has told the state's high court his case was wrongly tossed when there was a dispute over whether he suffered discrimination.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses what it means to have three women on the court, the aftermath of hostile Senate confirmation fights, and why justices sometimes do the unexpected, in the first of two articles based on an exclusive interview with the feminist icon.
A Kentucky appellate panel on Friday tossed a medical malpractice suit alleging a home care company's negligent treatment caused the death of a patient, saying the patient's estate failed to produce the requisite expert witness testimony.
The current push by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to ban consumer legal funding is an example of a pro-business policy masquerading as a pro-market policy. Voters should demand pro-market reforms and reject protectionist tariffs that threaten our economic growth and innovation, says Jeremy Kidd of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law.
Many law firms use public-facing websites for business development and to streamline operational processes. While these sites are great for maximizing information-sharing, they could unknowingly be an unlocked gateway into a firm’s most confidential data, says Jeff Schilling of Armor Defense Inc.
Mediators’ proposals, which call for an unconditional and confidential acceptance or rejection, are resolving high-value disputes on a regular basis. Dennis Klein of Critical Matter Mediation examines why this is happening and the tactical implications for litigants in anticipating that a mediator’s proposal could resolve litigation.
In its first 100 days, the Trump administration has had mixed results and may be behind where it wants to be. The biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s domestic policy agenda beyond the first 100 days is the difficulty of reconciling the Freedom Caucus Republicans, moderate Republicans and Democrats, say Jim Flood and Cari Stinebower of Crowell & Moring LLP.
Out of 94 district courts, the Eastern District of Virginia has been the fastest civil trial docket in the country for nine straight years. Without micromanaging the process, the EDVA's judges, magistrate judges, and clerks and staff continue to perform at a stunningly efficient level, says Bob Tata of Hunton & Williams LLP.
Allowing attorneys to telecommute may seem like a great fix for law firms. But without significant changes to the firm's culture, telecommuting is just a patch applied to the problem of attrition, says Michael Moradzadeh, founding partner of Rimon PC.
Two recent opinions out of Pennsylvania and California state courts offer important lessons for avoiding claims of privilege waiver when using public relations consultants during litigation, say attorneys with Pepper Hamilton LLP.
Effective visuals require effective design. In her new book, "Images with Impact: Design and Use of Winning Trial Visuals," published by the American Bar Association, trial lawyer and Jones Day partner Kerri Ruttenberg discusses how to design and use visuals to help viewers understand, believe and remember the messages being conveyed.
General counsel at four law firms share the biggest issues they face in an increasingly complex legal environment.
At this point, most seem surprised by the recent suicide of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end who was sentenced to life in prison for murder. It is likely that when the investigations are complete, Hernandez’s family will file a lawsuit. Let’s take a look at what cases arising from inmate suicide entail, says Jill Stanley Cohen of Cohen & Cohen PC.