The executives of Chicago’s Sacred Heart Hospital, along with four doctors, were sued Thursday in Illinois state court for the deaths of two patients that allegedly occurred after doctors performed unnecessary tracheotomies as part of an illegal kickback scheme targeting Medicare and Medicaid.
My fear of failure is much stronger than my fear of rejection. So, I don’t miss an opportunity to ask for work and to keep asking for it, says Michael Brown of Miles & Stockbridge PC.
Lexington Insurance Co. sued United Healthcare Services Inc. and several of its subsidiaries in Nevada federal court Wednesday alleging it owes no coverage for a $500 million punitive damages verdict, class action litigation and other claims stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak.
Attorneys in Florida on Monday filed lawsuits across the state in a coordinated attack on a new medical malpractice law that allows doctors named as defendants to disclose patient information under some circumstances.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a retaliation claim against a nursing home accused of negligently treating a former patient and causing her to suffer a second stroke, saying the patient's family failed to file a sufficient expert report under state law.
The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a so-called physician apology bill that would allow doctors, hospital executives and other health care providers to apologize for mistakes without it being admissible in court as evidence of malpractice liability.
Texas' highest court said Friday that the deadline for disclosing expert reports in a medical malpractice case can be extended by dismissing and refiling the lawsuit, rejecting an argument by the Woman's Hospital of Texas that the exception amounts to an improper delay tactic.
A New Jersey appellate panel on Thursday called for changes to a jury instruction form used in medical malpractice cases and asked trial courts not to use it, calling the form's questions erroneous even as the panel upheld the jury verdict that prompted the scrutiny.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday said it does not have the exclusive jurisdiction over cases it remands to a trial judge, finding an intermediate appeals court had the power to review a trial court’s revision of what had been a $12 million malpractice award against a doctor.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed into law two bills that place stricter requirements on medical malpractice plaintiffs and heighten the standard for expert witness testimony, but opponents are already eyeing ways to challenge the measures, which they say put undue burdens on plaintiffs.
A Texas federal judge on Monday ordered two Houston-area doctors convicted of defrauding public and private insurers in a decadelong false billing scheme to pay $37.6 million in restitution, after the Fifth Circuit remanded the case on the restitution issue, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. was not negligent in its training of a doctor whose botched surgery using the company's da Vinci robotic surgical system allegedly led to a patient's premature death, a Washington state jury ruled Thursday.
A New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday that a litigation financing company fighting a competitor over the proceeds of a hospital lawsuit can't recover the competitor's reimbursement because the competitor funded an attorney in the case, and not the litigation.
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that the plaintiff in a medical malpractice action couldn't use the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to force WellStar Health System Inc. to turn over interview transcripts, saying they were attorney-client work product.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a state program providing set compensation to families of infants who sustain birth-related neurological injuries is constitutional, rejecting claims by an injured girl's parents that it violates equal protection and access to courts rights.
A Pennsylvania judge has handed a win to attorneys who secured a $78.4 million medical malpractice verdict for a child disabled during delivery, saying they should receive nearly $10 million in fees based on the present value of the child's future medical costs, rather than the cost of an annuity.
Nearly 250 heart patients who accused a Maryland cardiologist of outfitting them with unneeded stents have settled their claims with Catholic Health Initiatives Inc., which formerly owned the hospital where they received treatment, the parties said Friday.
The Florida Legislature sent a bill to Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday that alters the state’s medical liability system by placing stricter requirements on plaintiffs pursuing medical malpractice claims and allowing doctors or providers to more actively participate in defending themselves against these lawsuits.
Florida medical malpractice defense firm Lubell Rosen LLC has landed a seasoned health care partner experienced in contracts, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions to join its new Coral Gables location, the firm announced Wednesday.
The physician convicted of killing Michael Jackson gave inaccurate information to medical personnel treating the pop singer at the time of his 2009 death, a paramedic testified Tuesday before a jury assigned to determine whether concert promoter AEG Live LLC negligently hired and supervised the doctor.