An Illinois appeals court has affirmed a trial win for a Memorial Health System affiliate accused of negligently discharging a newborn who suffered brain damage after developing bacterial meningitis, finding the lower court properly excluded a nurse practitioner’s expert testimony due to its potentially prejudicial impact.
An Indiana state appeals court has refused to revive a lawsuit alleging a doctor failed to refer a liver disease patient for a life-saving transplant, ruling last week that the August 2014 complaint was filed beyond the state’s two-year time limit for medical malpractice actions.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday declined to extend vicarious liability to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in a woman’s medical negligence suit over care she received at a separate health facility, saying the fact that some of that facility’s physicians practice at Northwestern is not enough to hold the hospital responsible.
An Ohio appellate court has ruled against two patients attempting to beat the state's statute of repose in their cases against a now-fugitive surgeon who allegedly induced them and dozens of others to undergo unnecessary spinal surgery and then bungled many of the operations.
An Illinois appellate court ruled on Friday that a trial court was wrong to allow a doctor sued for perforating a patient’s bowel to bring up a similar injury that the patient’s expert caused 20 years earlier, overturning a jury verdict in the doctor’s favor and ordering a new trial.
A Pennsylvania Supreme Court case that will decide how much significance social media can have on the discovery rule and constitutional challenges to caps on noneconomic damages in Wisconsin and Oklahoma are among the matters medical malpractice attorneys will be following in 2018. Here are five key cases for the upcoming year.
An Iowa appeals court declined to revive a medical malpractice suit claiming a Midwest health care provider was responsible for injuring a patient’s penis, ruling Wednesday that the patient did not adequately link a nurse’s decision to the harm he suffered.
Record jury awards and major court rulings caught the attention of medical malpractice attorneys in 2017, including a Florida Supreme Court decision boosting patient privacy rights and another barring caps for noneconomic damages, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling affecting nursing homes, and a $62 million verdict in the nation’s smallest state.
A Texas judge abused her discretion when she denied a Tennessee court-approved discovery request in an underlying medical malpractice case and sanctioned a Nashville psychiatric group that had treated a man who killed his father, a Texas appellate panel said Thursday.
USA Gymnastics "forced" Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney into a confidentiality agreement as part of a monetary settlement with the organization over sexual abuse allegations against former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has pled guilty to separate criminal sexual abuse charges, the gymnast alleged in a wider lawsuit filed Wednesday.
A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday granted an attorney's request to be relieved as counsel for a doctor who has not paid the lawyer for nearly a year in a case in which the physician has admitted to bilking Medicare and private insurers out of about $3 million.
The Devereux Foundation has agreed to pay $800,000 to end a wrongful death suit accusing staff at the organization's residential behavioral health facility in northeast Pennsylvania of failing to recognize symptoms of an infection in a developmentally disabled resident.
A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday refused to allow a skilled nursing facility to communicate with health care providers who treated a deceased man at the center of a wrongful death suit without his stepdaughter’s permission or without her counsel being present, rejecting the argument that the move was necessary to create a more level playing field.
In a gripping opinion, a Tennessee appellate court has revived a woman's claim that her doctor crushed her fingers during a handshake, saying the state trial court wrongfully concluded that the customary greeting was part of the patient's health care.
A New Jersey couple who filed a medical malpractice lawsuit over the death of their infant son can’t include the father’s emotional distress among their claims, because he didn’t immediately associate the alleged wrongdoing with the baby’s injuries, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
The Massachusetts Superior Court announced Tuesday that it has adopted a new rule designed to move medical malpractice cases through the medical tribunal process more quickly by establishing strict deadlines for both attorneys and the Massachusetts Medical Society, which supplies lists of doctors for the tribunal.
A Louisiana appellate court overturned on Wednesday a jury verdict clearing a surgeon of responsibility for a patient’s death, ruling that the jury’s verdict that the doctor violated the standard of care but didn’t cause the patient’s death was “manifestly erroneous.”
An Illinois appellate court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit accusing a Chicago hospital of missing a post-surgery infection that was then allegedly allowed to worsen until the patient’s leg needed to be partially amputated.
A Texas appellate panel on Monday issued a discovery ruling in favor of a physician practice group whose employee is being sued for medical malpractice, saying the trial judge erred in ordering the production of certain documents because the patient’s estate’s medical expert had not yet issued his report.
The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a two-year suspension on a former Weston Hurd LLP attorney for unethical and fraudulent billing practices for three nursing homes he was representing, saying the suspension and a restitution order of more than $20,000 was appropriate given the circumstances.