Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • December 2, 2016

    Pa. Atty Wants Reargument On $45K Sanction Appeal

    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.

  • December 2, 2016

    Plaintiffs Seek Consolidation In Meningitis Outbreak Case

    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.

  • December 1, 2016

    Nursing Home, Hospital Caused Woman's Death, Jury Told

    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.

  • November 30, 2016

    In Shift, Fla. High Court Drops Hospital Negligence Suit

    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.

  • November 30, 2016

    Bayhealth Negligence Suit Revived Over Jury Instructions

    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.

  • November 30, 2016

    Malpractice Suit Says Allergan Schemed With Implant Doctors

    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.

  • November 29, 2016

    Gov't Settles Fla. Botched Birth Case Just Weeks Before Trial

    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.

  • November 29, 2016

    NJ Court Gives Patient 2nd Shot At Malpractice Expert

    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.

  • November 28, 2016

    Taxi Crash Victim Says Hospital Botched Spine Treatment

    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.

  • November 23, 2016

    NY Eye Doctor Escapes Suit Over Missed Brain Tumor

    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.

  • November 22, 2016

    Ex-Schiff Hardin Partner Gets $20M From Chicago Hospital

    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.

  • November 22, 2016

    Law360 MVP Awards Go To Top Attorneys From 76 Firms

    The elite slate of attorneys chosen as Law360’s 2016 MVPs have distinguished themselves from their peers by securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation, complex global matters and record-breaking deals. Here is a list of this year's Law360 MVPs.

  • November 21, 2016

    Fed. Gov't, Mercy Hospital Settle Medical Negligence Suit

    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.

  • November 18, 2016

    VA Cleared Of Malpractice In Iraq Vet's Overdose Death

    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.

  • November 17, 2016

    Judge Nixes Some Claims In Meningitis Outbreak Litigation

    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.

  • November 16, 2016

    Fed. Gov't Faces Medical Negligence Suit Over Plague Death

    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.

  • November 15, 2016

    Pa. Court OKs Sanction, DQ In Closely Watched Med Mal Suit

    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.

  • November 15, 2016

    Pa. High Court Reverses Nursing Home Wrongful Death Suits

    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.

  • November 15, 2016

    Fla. High Court Says Deal Doesn't Stop Patient Death Case

    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.

  • November 14, 2016

    8th Circ. Says Estate Must Arbitrate Nursing Home Suit

    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.