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Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • June 16, 2017

    Ky. High Court Says Med Mal Suit Can Proceed Sans Expert

    A split Kentucky Supreme Court allowed to move forward on Thursday a suit accusing a surgeon of failing to inform a patient of a risk associated with a device implantation procedure, saying the trial judge was too quick to dismiss the case for lack of a medical expert.

  • June 16, 2017

    NY Hospital Must Face Suit Over Student’s Brain Damage

    A Bronx hospital was denied a quick dismissal Thursday of a lawsuit from a teen who suffered brain damage from a heart attack and alleges nurses and medical staff failed to properly respond to early signs of a blood clot, a known side effect of a contraceptive she was prescribed.

  • June 16, 2017

    Ex-Williams Cuker Atty Blew Pa. Med Mal Case, Suit Says

    Philadelphia plaintiffs firm Williams Cuker Berezofsky LLC was hit with a legal malpractice suit in Pennsylvania court Thursday over the alleged mishandling of claims by a former attorney who agreed to handle them on behalf of a woman who allegedly suffered a botched hysterectomy.

  • June 16, 2017

    NY Court Affirms Hospital's Win In Suit Over Teen's Suicide

    A New York state appellate court declined on Thursday to revive a suit accusing a psychiatrist and a hospital of medical malpractice and negligence in the way they handled the case of a 17-year-old who went on to commit suicide after being discharged from the hospital.

  • June 15, 2017

    Federal Gov't Agrees To $7M Deal In Brain Injury Suit

    The federal government will pay $7 million to resolve claims that medical staff at a naval hospital failed to properly monitor a patient while administering anesthesia, which caused the patient’s permanent brain damage, according to documents filed Thursday in Florida federal court.

  • June 15, 2017

    Pa. Jury Awards $870K For Botched Testicle Removal Surgery

    A Pennsylvania state jury on Wednesday awarded a man $870,000 in a medical malpractice suit accusing a physician of removing the wrong testicle during surgery, finding that the doctor’s “reckless indifference” warranted punitive damages.

  • June 15, 2017

    Ex-Pa. Doctor Sentenced To 25 Years For Running A Pill Mill

    A former doctor who once ran two Philadelphia-area practices was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday, six months after a jury found him guilty of running a pill mill and causing the death of a patient, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

  • June 15, 2017

    Defective Bayer Warnings Led To Leg Amputation, Suit Says

    Bayer AG provided inadequate warnings or instructions on its “Dr. Scholl's” padded callus removers about the potential risks to diabetics, leading a New Jersey man with diabetes who used the product to lose part of his left leg, according to a medical malpractice action filed against the company in state court.

  • June 15, 2017

    Texas Panel Frees MD Anderson Docs From Med Mal Claims

    A Texas appellate court sided with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on Thursday and dismissed six of its doctors from a widower's negligence suit, ruling they are immune from it because they acted within the scope of their employment.

  • June 15, 2017

    Cardiac Death Suit Reinstated Over Improper Dismissal

    A New York appeals court revived a lawsuit accusing a cardiologist of contributing to a woman’s death by failing to diagnose and treat a condition in which fluid built up around her heart, finding on Wednesday that a lower court had improperly used a hearing on expert testimony to dismiss the suit.

  • June 15, 2017

    Playboy Model's Estate Sues Chiropractor Over Her Death

    The estate of late Playboy model and social media celebrity Katie May filed suit Wednesday against the chiropractor who allegedly mishandled a neck adjustment and caused her to have a stroke in 2016, accusing him of medical malpractice, negligence and a host of related claims.

  • June 14, 2017

    Justice Ginsburg On Oral Argument And ‘Imperious’ Attorneys

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the value of oral arguments, advice for advocates, and the one thing lawyers do that irks her, in the second of two articles based on an exclusive interview.

  • June 14, 2017

    Fed. Gov’t Hit With $3.8M Verdict In Brain Damage Suit

    An Alaska federal judge put the U.S. government on the hook for $3.8 million after ruling that medical staff at a federally funded health clinic provided negligent emergency room treatment to an Alaska Native woman who went into cardiac arrest and suffered permanent brain damage.

  • June 14, 2017

    Tenn. DAs, Addicted Baby's Guardian Sue Opioid Makers

    Three Tennessee district attorneys and the guardian of a baby born addicted to painkillers hit drugmakers Purdue, Endo and Mallinckrodt with a state court suit Tuesday alleging the companies stoked the opioid crisis, a case that also takes aim at the state’s damages caps.

  • June 14, 2017

    Pa. Court Backs Doctor’s Trial Win Over Post-Op Care

    A Pennsylvania appellate court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict in favor of a doctor accused of causing a patient’s death by giving bad advice after an endoscopic procedure, ruling that the trial court had acted correctly when ruling on witness testimony for both sides.

  • June 14, 2017

    Texas Appeals Court Nixes Suit Over Cancer Patient’s Death

    A Texas appellate court on Tuesday rejected a bid to restore a suit accusing a doctor and hospital of providing negligent post-surgical care to a cancer patient who died, holding the patient’s estate was not entitled to more time to designate an expert medical witness.

  • June 14, 2017

    Mass. High Court Affirms Doctor’s Suspension

    A doctor’s request to pause a suspension from practice for substance use was correctly denied, the Massachusetts high court ruled Tuesday, saying he failed to substantiate his claims that an order of a state medical credentialing board violated his rights or was otherwise improper.

  • June 14, 2017

    Ariz. Court Affirms Yanking Doc's License Over Painkillers

    An Arizona state appeals court upheld a decision by the state’s medical board to revoke the license of a doctor accused of overprescribing pain meds, ruling that the board’s administrative process was fair and that the lower court was not required to view evidence of improved care from after the board’s hearing.

  • June 13, 2017

    Ill. Court Says Attys’ Informal Deal Revives Med Mal Suit

    A medical negligence suit that was refiled after a voluntary dismissal and later tossed by a trial judge was revived on Monday by an Illinois appellate court, which said the parties had agreed that the patient could refile the suit due to his attorney’s personal issues.

  • June 13, 2017

    Bar Association Urges Congress To Reject Tort Reform Bill

    The American Bar Association on Tuesday asked Congress to vote against a tort reform bill that would impose a nationwide cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, saying that such matters are better left in the hands of the states.