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 has filed to reargue her appeal before the state’s Superior Court, the latest maneuver in a long-running medical malpractice case that has captivated the region’s bar.
Four patients and four relatives of deceased victims asked a federal judge Thursday to consolidate their cases against a Maryland surgery center that allegedly injected them with meningitis-tainted steroids connected to a Massachusetts pharmacy.
The family of a mentally ill woman who died of pneumonia urged a Texas jury Thursday to find a nursing home and a hospital liable for her death, saying the nursing home neglected her and the hospital wrongfully recognized a do-not-resuscitate document that she signed while unable to care for herself.
The Florida Supreme Court changed course Wednesday and dismissed a negligence suit over the death of an escaped psychiatric hospital patient after twice refusing to grant voluntary dismissal even though the parties had settled their dispute.
A woman suing Bayhealth Medical Center in a dispute over whether the hospital's actions resulted in the death of her life partner will get a new trial because the jury was given confusing instructions, a Delaware court said Wednesday.
Three patients suing their plastic surgeon for bad breast augmentations told a Florida state court Tuesday the company that made the implants is also at fault, since it signed off on $8.96 million worth of phony warranty claims, aiding a scheme to profit from intentionally botching the insertion of a perfectly good saline product.
The federal government and a Florida hospital that it funds settled claims that its doctors induced labor in a pregnant woman more than a month before she was due and damaged the prematurely born child's brain, halting the case just weeks before trial, according to a Monday order.
A woman suing her family practice doctor over an allegedly botched varicose veins removal surgery must use the same type of doctor as an expert, New Jersey’s Appellate Division said Tuesday, rejecting her attempt to use a vascular surgeon but reviving the dismissed suit.
A single mother who was seriously injured in a taxicab crash told a Florida jury on Monday that Boca Raton Regional Hospital emergency room staff failed to secure her spine, causing her to lose use of her legs.
A New York appeals court on Tuesday freed an optometrist from a malpractice suit alleging that he failed to diagnose that a patient’s partial blindness was caused by a brain tumor, concluding that the patient filed the suit too late.
Chicago’s Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital has agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that its doctors failed to diagnose bleeding in a former Schiff Hardin LLP partner’s brain when he went to the emergency room, according to an order signed Monday in Illinois state court.
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An Illinois federal judge on Friday dismissed a medical negligence suit claiming a Mercy Hospital patient suffered for years because of doctors allegedly leaving two pieces of plastic inside her uterus during a Caesarean section birth procedure, after the parties agreed to settle the case.
A New York federal judge has ruled that a Veterans Affairs Medical Center doctor who prescribed an insomnia drug to an Iraq War veteran who later died of an overdose met the proper standard of care, clearing the federal government of liability after a bench trial in the case.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday dismissed some state-based claims against a Tennessee surgery center whose patients were allegedly injured in the fatal New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak.
Relatives of a New Mexico woman who died due to a rare case of plague in 2015 lodged a medical negligence and wrongful death suit against the federal government in New Mexico federal court on Wednesday, claiming the government-sponsored medical facility where she received treatment wrongly diagnosed her with gastroenteritis.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday upheld a trial judge’s decision to disqualify a Philadelphia-area defense attorney and hit her with a nearly $45,000 sanction in a long-running medical malpractice case that has captivated the region’s bar.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated five lower court rulings that went against skilled nursing facilities, citing its own September ruling that survival claims brought as part of a wrongful death suit can be severed for separate arbitration hearings.
The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday refused for a second time to dismiss a suit over the death of an escaped psychiatric hospital patient that questions the line between medical and ordinary negligence, even though the parties settled their dispute several months ago.
A man suing Arkansas’ Pine Hills Health and Rehabilitation over his father’s alleged injuries and wrongful death must work out his case against the nursing home through arbitration, the Eighth Circuit ruled Monday, upholding a district court dismissal of the suit.