A Pennsylvania appellate court declined to revive a suit accusing the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of knowingly transplanting a diseased liver from a son to his mother, saying that the case was time-barred and rejecting arguments that the statutory window for bringing such claims was unconstitutional.
A New Jersey appellate court’s decision to greenlight a suit accusing a doctor of unlawfully disclosing a patient’s HIV status could help other patients use invasion of privacy claims to go after providers for alleged violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which doesn’t allow for private lawsuits, experts say.
An Illinois appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that a hospital was not liable for a post-surgery patient's choking death, saying the plaintiff's protests regarding the admission of expert witnesses and a conversation between defense counsel and a witness were unfounded.
A New Jersey suit alleging that substandard care at a federally funded clinic led to a stillborn child was dismissed Tuesday after the federal government agreed to settle the claims for an undisclosed amount.
A Mississippi federal judge on Tuesday rejected Alliance Health Partners LLC’s bid to dismiss a woman’s suit claiming that after she gave her baby up for adoption, the hospital company improperly disclosed her medical records to an attorney for the child’s father, who showed them on television.
The owner of an Alabama-based clinic pled guilty Tuesday to charges she defrauded patients by pretending to be a naturopathic medical practitioner with experience in treating cancer, despite having no such credentials.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it would not hear an appeal of a decision upholding a nearly $45,000 sanction on a defense attorney who sent a purportedly intimidating letter to the employer of an opponent’s expert witness in a closely watched medical malpractice case.
A Mississippi state appeals court on Tuesday refused to revive a suit accusing a nursing home of contributing to a resident’s death from sepsis, leaving in place a directed verdict in the home’s favor and agreeing with the trial judge that the resident’s family had not made a case against the home.
A Tennessee appeals court on Tuesday revived a medical malpractice suit accusing a hospital of being responsible for injuries a patient obtained during hip surgery, saying the patient had met the state's presuit notice requirements that were recently clarified in a state high court ruling.
The Tenth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a New Mexico nursing home hadn’t provided a valid reason to throw out an arbiter’s decision to award the estate of a deceased former resident court costs and fees in her case against the nursing home.
A Michigan hospital is demanding federal coverage for a medical malpractice case over a newborn’s developmental problems, saying in its own suit Monday that a government agency and its midwives, not hospital workers, were responsible for the alleged improper care.
A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday overturned a defense verdict in a woman’s suit accusing a doctor of causing complications due to an improperly performed colonoscopy, ruling that evidence of her “informed consent” to the procedure was improperly admitted to the jury.
A New Jersey state appellate court decided Monday not to remove restrictions on a New Jersey doctor’s medical license, saying that an administrative board had not abused its authority in limiting her ability to practice medicine after she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder.
A veteran has sued the federal government for $11 million, alleging that a Miami VA hospital improperly performed a hip replacement, causing him to suffer a discrepancy in the length of his legs that led to back pain and altered walking.
An Ohio appeals court on Monday reversed a trial judge’s ruling sending to arbitration a suit accusing a nursing home of being responsible for a patient’s death, saying the patient’s estate’s breach-of-contract claim was a veiled attempt to assert an untimely wrongful death claim.
A medical malpractice insurance company that helped defend a doctor against a wrongful death suit did not handle the claims of the patient’s estate in bad faith, a Kentucky appeals court ruled Friday, saying the patient’s estate did not meet the state’s rigorous standards for proving such a claim.
A Texas appellate court held Friday that the family of a patient who died during spinal surgery at a sports medicine and spinal clinic didn’t adequately link alleged negligence by the doctor with the patient’s death.
An Indiana state appellate court ruled Friday that the state’s Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation laws did not protect a doctor reporting suspected child abuse to social services, allowing a family to proceed in their case against a doctor who told the Department of Child Services she suspected the parents were deliberately inducing symptoms in their daughter.
A Michigan appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a man’s suit alleging that a hospital's failure to respond to his calls for assistance led to injuries after he fell while attempting to walk unassisted, ruling that his allegations constituted medical malpractice, and thus required presuit notice and expert testimony.
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