A New York federal judge on Tuesday tossed a medical malpractice suit accusing a Manhattan hospital of being responsible for an elderly man’s shoulder nerve damage allegedly sustained during surgery, saying the plaintiff's expert opinion was speculative.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday signed off on a $2.7 million settlement to resolve a medical malpractice suit lodged against a New York hospital and federally funded doctors over allegedly negligent maternity care that caused a baby to suffer chronic lung disease and other permanent injuries.
A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday concluded that a corrections facility doctor provided reasonable medical attention to an inmate who complained about breathing difficulty and died two days later, dismissing the negligence claims against him but keeping alive those leveled against the facility’s nurses.
A North Carolina appellate court on Tuesday cleared a physician’s assistant and a doctors group of failing to properly treat the abnormally high blood sugar levels that put a boy into a coma, saying the evidence indicated that the assistant complied with the appropriate standard of care.
A Pennsylvania appellate court on Tuesday reversed a trial court's dismissal of a medical malpractice suit filed in connection with a mental health patient's suicide, saying the evidence showed that the hospital may have been grossly negligent in allowing the patient to leave the emergency room.
The federal government must pay more than $250,000 in damages in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a 34-year-old woman who died in the Fort Belknap Indian Health Service emergency room after an asthma attack, a Montana federal judge ruled Friday.
A North Carolina appellate court on Tuesday rejected an appeal in a medical malpractice suit accusing a urologist of botching a man’s prosthetic penis implant surgery, saying the patient’s voluntary dismissal of certain claims did not constitute a final judgment, therefore the ruling in question was not eligible for appeal.
A California federal judge declined to send back to state court a suit alleging that medical malpractice led to a child being born with brain damage, holding Friday that though the U.S. government escaped the litigation, it makes more sense to keep the remaining state-law claim where it is.
A Texas appeals court on Thursday refused to throw out a medical malpractice suit accusing a nursing home of being responsible for a patient's dehydration and infections that contributed to her death, rejecting the home's argument that the plaintiff had submitted flawed expert testimony.
A Florida appeals court on Friday trimmed a medical malpractice claim from a woman’s suit lodged against a hospital in connection with an employee’s sexual assault, but allowed the primary negligence claim to move forward.
A Pennsylvania attorney who received a nearly $45,000 sanction for sending a purportedly intimidating letter to the employer of an opponent’s expert witness in a medical malpractice case was prevented on Thursday from rearguing an appeal of the sanction to the state’s Superior Court.
A California appeals court on Friday declined to revive a high school football player's dismissed negligence claim against an ambulance company for allegedly not transporting him fast enough to the hospital after a head injury, finding that his key expert's testimony was rightly nixed, as was the case.
An Illinois federal judge on Thursday signed off on a $600,000 settlement to resolve claims a Chicago hospital and doctors from a federally funded health care provider botched a delivery causing a baby's shoulder injury.
A California state appeals court on Friday affirmed a jury’s conclusion that a University of California medical center wasn’t to blame for the death of a man whose father said went undiagnosed for a lung infection, concluding that the issues raised on appeal had been forfeited.
A New Jersey state judge has tossed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a New Jersey hospital filed by a man treated there after being injured in a car accident, saying the man's remaining vicarious liability claims against the facility cannot stand because he has not established that its doctors acted negligently, according to a decision made available Friday.
An Arizona appellate court ruled Thursday that a jury verdict finding a chiropractor not liable for medical malpractice was properly reached despite the plaintiff’s assertion that the defendant improperly prepped his expert witness by providing him with trial transcripts, rejecting a bid for a new trial.
An Ohio appeals court ruled Thursday that it won’t revive a medical malpractice suit accusing a doctor of botching a patient’s prostate cancer surgery, saying there are no issues with the defense’s expert witness testimony.
A New York state appeals court on Thursday denied a father’s attempt to revive previously dismissed claims against a mental health care provider he claimed wrongly allowed his ex-wife to treat their son with certain medications, finding he failed to state a cause of action.
A split New York appeals court revived claims that Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and a doctor failed to correctly treat a woman’s ectopic pregnancy, leading to the removal of one of her fallopian tubes, holding Thursday that the patient’s expert raised a number of questions regarding whether she received appropriate care.
A Massachusetts man lost a bid Wednesday to revive his claim against the U.S. government over an injury at a community health clinic after the First Circuit agreed with a lower court that the case was untimely.