The Eleventh Circuit on Monday revived a now-deceased Georgia prisoner’s suit alleging personnel at Autry State Prison refused to treat his hepatitis C, ruling the suit should be considered under an imminent danger exception to a law limiting prisoner lawsuits.
A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of medical malpractice claims against an anesthesiologist over a woman’s death after a gastrointestinal probe, ruling that the late woman’s husband never properly requested the medical records he claimed his expert witness needed to provide an opinion.
A California appellate panel on Friday greenlighted a suit accusing an HCA Healthcare hospital of terminating a doctor’s contract because he refused to discharge patients early, saying the case was not subject to California's law barring lawsuits that infringe free speech rights.
A California federal judge on Friday allowed to move forward a suit accusing a doctor and a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health clinic of negligently disclosing a patient’s confidential medical information, which exacerbated the patient’s post-traumatic stress disorder, saying the patient made a good faith effort to file his complaint on time.
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday overturned a state medical board's rejection of a physician assistant's bid to reinstate his license, saying the man had successfully completed a drug treatment program that effectively vacated his criminal drug conviction.
A doctor’s failure to take part in his malpractice trial does not excuse his insurance company from its duty to pay into the $2.6 million judgment against him, a Maryland federal court found Monday.
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a medical malpractice complaint over a facial scar, ruling that a lower court properly refused the patient’s second request for more time to fight the hospital’s attempt to toss the case.
A Massachusetts appellate panel on Friday revived a suit accusing two doctors of leaving a surgical clip inside a patient’s bladder during a prostate removal surgery, saying the patient credibly alleged negligence so dismissal at this stage of the case was not warranted.
A Kentucky appellate panel on Friday affirmed a jury verdict clearing a nursing home of liability in a suit accusing the health care provider of being responsible for a patient’s death, rejecting claims of juror bias and erroneous jury instructions.
In a split ruling, a Kentucky appellate panel on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing a hospital of negligently allowing a patient to fall from a bed, saying the alleged negligence isn’t obvious to a layperson and therefore required an expert medical opinion.
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Thursday a trial judge was wrong to deny arbitration in a suit accusing a Kindred Healthcare-owned nursing home of being responsible for a patient’s death, saying the arbitration agreement was not unconscionable and the patient’s daughter had the authority to sign it.
After granting a new trial to the estate of a patient in a long-running nursing home negligence suit in August, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has held firm in its decision not to punish the home for a series of decade-old discovery violations, even after scolding the home for its conduct.
The federal government agreed to pay $1 million to resolve a suit accusing two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals of providing negligent post-operative care that caused a man’s serious injuries and required corrective surgeries, according to documents filed Tuesday in Illinois federal court.
After the deaths of 14 residents in a nursing home caused by power outages in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Florida regulators gave nursing homes and assisted living facilities 60 days to install new generators capable of providing four days of backup power, but experts say the time frame is unrealistic and doesn’t take into consideration costs and other issues.
As the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston aims to dump defamation claims against four doctors whose comments allegedly led the hospital to rescind an offer to a medical resident, Texas Supreme Court justices on Thursday weighed whether the doctors are considered hospital employees.
New York's highest court on Thursday reinstated claims against a cardiologist in a suit accusing three doctors of negligently halting a patient's heart medication, which purportedly contributed to his death, saying a dispute exists regarding the cardiologist’s negligence.
A Pennsylvania federal judge ended a suit Wednesday accusing the Philadelphia VA Medical Center of negligently treating a veteran's urinary tract infection that purportedly caused gangrene requiring the amputation of both legs below the knee, after the parties agreed to settle the case for $925,000, the plaintiff's attorney said.
A personal injury and medical malpractice attorney pled guilty in a New York federal court on Thursday to one count of tax evasion after cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of nearly $3.4 million over 15 years.
A Tennessee appellate court declined Wednesday to revive a wrongful death suit brought by the estate of a patient that claimed a Life Care Centers of America nursing home failed to keep her bed upright while she used a feeding tube, causing her to aspirate and die.
An Iowa appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a jury’s decision to clear a doctor in a suit alleging he caused a baby’s severe brain damage by failing to perform a cesarean section, saying certain evidence was properly excluded by the trial judge.