Medical Malpractice

  • January 23, 2014

    Norton Rose Fulbright Draws In 2 Shook Hardy Health Pros

    Norton Rose Fulbright has snagged two health care and life sciences veterans from Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP to join as partners in its Washington, D.C., office, the firm said Wednesday. 

  • December 13, 2013

    Fla. High Court Rejects Changes To Medical Expert Rules

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declined to approve a procedural rule related to a 2011 law limiting out-of-state expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases and hinted at questions about the statute's constitutionality.

  • December 13, 2013

    Fight Over Child Injury Suits Heads For Texas High Court

    The Texas Supreme Court said Friday that it would consider whether minors who were under the age of eight when they were injured as a result of medical negligence are barred from filing suit more than 10 years later.

  • December 10, 2013

    NJ Hospital Gets Criminal Docs On Bristol-Myers Black Widow

    Princeton HealthCare System won access to a New Jersey county prosecutor’s files on Friday, in its effort to dodge a suit brought by the estate of a Princeton patient who died after being poisoned by his wife, an ex-employee of co-defendant Bristol-Myers Squibb Inc.

  • December 6, 2013

    Medtronic Escapes Jury’s $18M Surgical Fire Verdict

    A Seattle jury on Thursday found two doctors, their employers and a hospital negligent and responsible for a surgical accident that set a Medtronic Inc. endotracheal tube on fire, awarding the victim $18 million but not finding Medtronic’s design of the tube to be negligent.

  • November 27, 2013

    ER Physician Provider Hit With $9.5M Verdict For Injury

    A Maryland jury recently returned a $9.5 million verdict against a hospital’s emergency physician services provider that was found to have negligently delayed telling an infant girl’s parents about a bacterial infection, which caused her to develop cerebral palsy.

  • November 25, 2013

    NJ High Court To Mull Med Malpractice Coverage Disclosure

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday accepted an appeal from the recipient of a botched spinal surgery who says the surgeon’s failure to disclose his lack of medical malpractice insurance constitutes fraud by the surgeon and the hospital where the surgery took place.

  • November 6, 2013

    Hospital Asks NJ High Court To Keep Injury Probe Docs Secret

    An attorney for a hospital targeted in a case seeking clarification of confidentiality provisions in New Jersey’s Patient Safety Act told the state’s Supreme Court on Wednesday that investigative information related to a patient injured at birth was protected, while an attorney for the injured plaintiff’s mother disputed that privilege.

  • November 5, 2013

    Pa. Court Upholds $13M Malpractice Verdict Against UPMC

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Monday ruled that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was barred from casting doubt on the future earning potential of a 24-year-old man who died while being treated for a potential brain tumor, and affirmed a $13 million damage award handed to the man’s family.

  • October 30, 2013

    Pa. Justices Nix Appeal In Atty's $4.5M Referral Fee Dispute

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it would leave untouched a decision finding that the name partner at the Killino Firm PC owed more than $500,000 in referral fees to attorney Christopher Giddings stemming from a $4.5 million settlement in a medical malpractice suit.

  • October 25, 2013

    NJ Justices Won't Weigh In On Medical Malpractice Jury Form

    The Supreme Court of New Jersey on Friday declined to hear a medical malpractice suit despite its use of a controversial jury instruction form, one an appellate panel called flawed and in need of revision even as it refused to disturb the jury's verdict.  

  • October 24, 2013

    Appeal Axed In Medical Malpractice 3rd-Party Discovery Row

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a couple challenging a decision that barred a doctor from having to turn over medical records for patients who were not parties to a malpractice suit seeking damages from a botched surgical procedure.

  • October 22, 2013

    Pa. House OKs Bill To Let Docs Apologize Without Liability

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill aimed at protecting doctors from liability for expressing condolences and other empathetic gestures to their patients for unanticipated health care outcomes or medical mistakes.

  • October 9, 2013

    Post & Post Says Hospital Can't Sue Over Deal It Approved

    Post & Post LLC argued Monday that a Philadelphia hospital’s professional liability suit alleging it failed to accurately determine insurance limits in an underlying medical malpractice suit should be dismissed because the hospital had willingly agreed to settle the case.

  • September 27, 2013

    Pa. Justices Punt $100M Malpractice Insurance Fund Decision

    A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Thursday that a more deeply developed evidentiary record was needed before it could determine whether a 2009 state law transferring $100 million from a statutorily created malpractice insurance fund violated the due process rights of hospitals and health care practitioners.

  • September 19, 2013

    4 Ways To Make Sure Comments On Agency Rules Count

    Attorneys frequently fret about stakeholder comments on proposed regulations — pushing clients to submit them, pushing agencies to allow them more time to do so — but if the comments aren't composed correctly, all that effort could be for naught. Here, experts offer four tips on how to make clients' comments more effective.

  • September 18, 2013

    High Court Urged Not To Take Novo Foreign Liability Case

    A woman who alleges Novo Nordisk A/S’ hormone therapy drug Activella caused her breast cancer urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to review an Oregon state court’s decision to assert jurisdiction over the Danish drugmaker, saying the jurisdiction challenge was premature.

  • September 17, 2013

    Post & Post Accused Of Botching $6M Malpractice Settlement

    A Philadelphia-based hospital alleged Monday that it had been forced to contribute $2.5 million toward a $6 million settlement with a patient in a malpractice suit after an attorney with Post & Post LLC failed to accurately determine the limits of the hospital’s insurance coverage.

  • September 12, 2013

    Pa. Justices Ax Appeal In $10M ALS Misdiagnosis Row

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a bid by a University of Pennsylvania doctor seeking a new trial after a Philadelphia County court awarded more than $10 million in damages to a New Jersey man who was misdiagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 2003.

  • September 6, 2013

    5th Circ. Curbs Abortion Providers Fight Against La. Rule

    The Fifth Circuit found Wednesday that abortion services provider Hope Medical Group for Women and two of its doctors do not have standing to challenge part of a Louisiana law that imposes strict liability on abortion providers for any injury caused by performing the procedure.