A New York state appeals court on Thursday granted a new trial to a patient who claimed she lost a kidney due to a surgeon’s failure to recognize a blockage, finding that the lower court had erred in directing a verdict in favor of the doctor and dismissing the complaint.
A California appellate court has kept alive an addiction and mental health treatment company's lawsuit alleging a nonprofit addiction support group and its founder libeled it in an electronic newsletter, saying the disputed statements aren't shielded by a state free-speech protection law.
A New York state appellate court on Tuesday declined a woman’s request to reargue her appeal of a lower judge’s decision to vacate a roughly $150,000 verdict she won after suing her dentist over a root canal gone wrong, closing the book on a six-year court battle that featured multiple turns.
A Michigan appeals court on Tuesday upheld a grant of summary disposition to a hospital and doctor in a medical malpractice suit by a patient who said his right leg was injured due to doctors’ inattention.
A Texas appellate court on Wednesday rejected an argument from Christus Spohn Health System Corp. that a lawsuit over a child's death following treatment at a hospital in Alice, Texas, should be dismissed based on an expert report that didn’t establish causation.
A Florida appellate court on Wednesday declined to review a lower court’s decision to let a patient’s lawsuit against a doctor’s office proceed as simple negligence as opposed to what the doctor's office contended was a medical malpractice claim, which would have required dismissal for not giving a pre-lawsuit notice.
Hickory Trail Hospital LP will have to face the health care liability claims brought against it by a former patient who alleged she was committed to its psychiatric facility against her will, a split Texas appellate court found on Tuesday, upholding a lower court's rulings that the suit could proceed.
A New Jersey federal judge limited a hospital's liability to $250,000 on Tuesday in a medical malpractice suit brought by a mother who was upset that her caretakers did not offer Down syndrome screening and she did not have the choice to terminate her pregnancy.
A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a $9 million medical malpractice verdict in favor of a developmentally disabled woman who was sexually assaulted and impregnated by the husband of her caretaker, who had been assessed the lion's share of the award.
A California appeals court Monday agreed that a trio of law firms targeted in a $60 million defamation suit did not defame a former hospital executive in media interviews when they raised allegations of counterfeit medical devices and a kickback scheme involving prostitution.
The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled last week that it won’t overturn a verdict in favor of a doctor who was accused of malpractice in a colon surgery, even though his experts shouldn’t have remained in the courtroom during trial.
A Texas appeals court held Tuesday that a trial court didn’t err in denying Geriatric Associates of America PA’s bid to toss health-care liability claims leveled against it because of a physician's alleged negligence in handling a patient’s post-surgery rehabilitation, agreeing that an expert report supporting the allegations was sufficient.
A pair of Pennsylvania cardiologists who sued a hospital for defamation after being accused of implanting unnecessary heart stents in patients lost their bid to overturn a lower court’s decision to deny them certain evidence requests on Monday, when a state appellate court found the order not yet reviewable.
An Illinois federal judge on Friday pruned claims from a medical malpractice suit by a mother who said a U.S.-owned hospital she had used for four births botched her fifth one and put her at death's door, saying the physician expert reports provided in the suit were unsatisfactory.
A Delaware state judge on Friday ended a woman’s lawsuit against an outpatient health care clinic that claimed she suffered emotional damage as a result of being locked in a bathroom, finding there was no evidence of negligence or wrongdoing on the clinic’s part.
A Texas appeals court affirmed a take-nothing judgment in favor of a hospital and doctor in a medical malpractice suit stemming from the death of a patient who was treated for a broken jaw, holding Monday that the lower court didn’t err by overruling a juror challenge and admitting two experts’ testimony.
A New Jersey Appellate Division has ordered a new trial for a couple that filed an unsuccessful medical malpractice lawsuit over complications from a back pain treatment, ruling Monday that the jury should have been instructed to consider whether or not the patient gave informed consent to the procedure.
Owners Insurance Co. sued Gilmer Urgent Care LLC in Alabama federal court Friday in a bid for a declaration it needn't cover medical malpractice claims over the death of a mentally deficient person.
The Michigan Senate recently approved a bill that would close a loophole allowing medical malpractice plaintiffs to sue for compensation for the charged amount of medical expenses rather than what is actually paid out by insurance companies.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up a case in which a state-funded University of Texas cancer clinic successfully evaded a medical negligence and wrongful death suit on grounds of sovereign immunity.