Texas’ highest court on Friday ruled state law does not require a medical malpractice plaintiff to disclose all of her legal theories in a statutorily required expert report, denying a bid by Presbyterian Hospital of Denton to dodge the suit.
A Nevada state jury Thursday found two United HealthCare Services Inc. units had negligently failed to monitor a doctor responsible for a hepatitis C outbreak, awarding $24 million to two patients who were infected with the disease.
A New Jersey appellate court on Thursday reversed a lower court's verdict and ordered a new trial after finding the judge in the medical malpractice suit had erred by blocking the plaintiff from presenting multiple expert witnesses to testify on the same subject matter.
In a win for doctors hoping to avoid negligence trials, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday voided a North Carolina law allowing Medicaid to seize one-third of personal injury settlements as reimbursement for health care costs, citing a federal ban on recouping money not awarded for medical expenses.
The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law requiring plaintiffs' experts in medical malpractice suits to have the same medical specialty as the accused, ruling the law didn't deny due process and was therefore constitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived a military veteran’s medical malpractice suit against the federal government over unsuccessful eye surgery after finding the Federal Tort Claims Act doesn’t provide immunity.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled Monday that experts testifying against medical specialists in malpractice suits do not need to be certified in the same specialty, but must show only that they are qualified based on their experience in a related field.
Attorneys for an OB-GYN fighting a $12 million malpractice award urged the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday to assert that it has jurisdiction to determine the award amount and to enforce the judgment in a decadelong tug-of-war between trial and appeals courts.
A Washington federal judge said Friday that Greenspring Financial Insurance Ltd. must reimburse Interstate Fire & Casualty Co. the $3 million it paid in an underlying medical malpractice settlement, dismissing Greenspring's claim that a magistrate judge wrongly decided the matter.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP was hit with a malpractice suit by a Los Angeles doctor Tuesday accusing the law firm of professional negligence in an underlying medical malpractice lawsuit in which the doctor faced a $6 million judgment.
Medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew Inc. has been hit with a $2.2 million lawsuit by a San Diego Chargers team doctor alleging the company improperly taught him a new hip surgery method that resulted in a multi-million dollar medical malpractice settlement, according to a suit removed to a California federal court Tuesday.
A Texas appeals court on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling that the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners must release documents on the investigation of complaints against its members, finding that the trial court misinterpreted state law in its decision.
Pfizer Inc. asked a Massachusetts federal court on Tuesday to dismiss a False Claims Act whistleblower suit alleging that it improperly promoted off-label use of a schizophrenia drug, saying that the plaintiffs have failed to show that the drugmaker actually defrauded federal health care programs.