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Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • November 6, 2017

    Pa. Hospital Settles With Paralyzed C-Section Patient

    A Pennsylvania woman who was left almost fully paralyzed as a teenager after surgery to give birth to her son settled with a Lancaster hospital, cutting short a projected two-week trial in her medical malpractice action in commonwealth court, her counsel said.

  • November 6, 2017

    Hospital Sues PR Firm For Libel Over Hepatitis C Outbreak

    A North Dakota hospital filed suit in federal court Monday, claiming that a public affairs company had made false statements about the hospital’s connection to an outbreak of hepatitis C at a local nursing home.

  • November 6, 2017

    The Law Firms Spinning The White House Turnstile

    A change in administration opens revolving doors for BigLaw, allowing some attorneys to transition to a government gig while giving others the chance to move into the private sector. Here are the firms and attorneys cycling through some prominent executive branch positions.

  • November 6, 2017

    Mich. Panel Backs Rehab Center's Win In Bad Steroids Suit

    A Michigan appeals court affirmed a trial court’s decisions to dismiss negligence claims from a class that received contaminated steroid injections from a rehabilitation center and to deny the center a quick win before trial on the remaining malpractice claims.

  • November 6, 2017

    What Trump’s War On Regulations Means For Lawyers

    Corporations and their attorneys can be some of the country’s most ardent deregulation enthusiasts, but many are struggling to navigate uncertainty clouding the Trump administration’s efforts to pare down the rulebook.

  • November 6, 2017

    Who’s Repping Whom? Law360’s Guide To The Mueller Probe

    As Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign draws a slew of corporate attorneys to the scene, here’s a look at the legal firepower representing figures in the special counsel’s inquiry.

  • November 6, 2017

    Has Trump Been Good For BigLaw?

    Last November’s Election Day triumph for Donald Trump seemed likely to bring about, as one consultant put it, a “legal industry on steroids.” A year on, though, the picture for law firms is decidedly mixed.

  • November 6, 2017

    ManorCare Wants Sanctions Against DOJ Attys In FCA Suit

    Nursing home chain HCR ManorCare asked a Virginia federal court on Friday to sanction U.S. Department of Justice attorneys in a whistleblower False Claims Act case accusing the company of overbilling Medicare for unnecessary care, saying the attorneys have ignored court rules and orders while litigating the case.

  • November 6, 2017

    Texas Court Backs Expert Reports In Couple's Med Mal Suit

    A Texas appellate court has denied a hospital’s bid for an early win in a medical malpractice lawsuit brought by a woman who had a metal guidewire left inside her body for two years following a surgery, rejecting arguments from Weatherford Texas Hospital Co. that expert reports submitted by the former patient were insufficient.

  • November 3, 2017

    NJ Med Mal Settlement Scuttled Over Payment Method Dispute

    A New Jersey state appellate court ruled Friday that a trial court was wrong to authorize a $1.25 million settlement between an incapacitated adult and a doctor accused of bungling his mother’s care during pregnancy and childbirth, saying that the court could not sign off while the doctor still objected to the structure of the settlement.

  • November 3, 2017

    Deal Claim Didn't Doom Dr.'s Sex Suit Defense, NJ Court Says

    The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday upheld a jury’s $1.5 million compensatory damages verdict in favor of a brain injury patient who alleged that her former doctor stalked her after the end of their professional and sexual relationship, ruling that the doctor’s defense hadn’t been prejudiced by the patient’s testimony about his purported settlement offer.

  • November 3, 2017

    Ky. Justices Say Top Court Ruling Misses Mark In Kindred Suit

    In a split decision Thursday, the Kentucky Supreme Court left intact part of its decision denying enforcement of an arbitration agreement signed on behalf of a Kindred Nursing Center patient, saying the U.S. Supreme Court’s reasoning in its landmark ruling on the case in May did not address the principles on which the state high court ruled.

  • November 3, 2017

    VA Hospital Failed To Treat Lesion In Time, Suit Says

    A California health facility operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs allegedly failed to identify and treat a lesion on a patient's brain that eventually led to cancer of his plasma cells, according to a complaint filed in California federal court.

  • November 3, 2017

    Texas Justices Deny Doctor's Bid To Flee Leg Surgery Case

    The Texas Supreme Court on Friday denied an orthopedic surgeon's request to review a lower appellate court's August ruling that he must face a negligence suit brought by a patient who claims that an improper delay in a surgery caused him serious leg injuries.

  • November 3, 2017

    NY Doc, Nurse Arrested For $2M Opioid Prescription Scheme

    A New York doctor, his medical staffer and a nurse and were arrested on Thursday for allegedly writing thousands of medically unnecessary prescriptions for oxycodone and fentanyl patches and yielding about $2 million in fees, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced.

  • November 2, 2017

    Widow's Suit Time-Barred In VA Med Mal Row, 9th Circ. Told

    The federal government asked the Ninth Circuit Thursday not to revive a widow’s medical malpractice claims relating to the VA’s treatment of her husband’s lupus after an Arizona federal court tossed them as untimely, saying she failed to file within a two-year window of his death.

  • November 2, 2017

    Mass. Law Firm Knocks Out Ruling Voiding Its Client Contract

    A Texas appellate court on Wednesday reversed a finding that a Massachusetts law firm’s engagement agreement with a Texas couple is void as a matter of public policy, sending a dispute over whether the firm earned a fee for its work on a medical malpractice claim back to a trial court.

  • November 2, 2017

    OB-GYN Fake-Identity Suit Belongs In Md. Court, Patients Say

    A proposed class of patients alleging a hospital’s former OB-GYN delivered hundreds of babies under a false identity has asked that its suit be transferred back to Maryland state court, saying the hospital had no evidence to back up its reasoning for moving the case to federal court.

  • November 2, 2017

    Ill. Appeals Court Finds No Bias In Diabetes Trial

    A woman cannot win a second shot at claims that a doctor and hospital exposed her father to a heart attack by failing to diagnose him with diabetes sooner, an Illinois appellate court has ruled, rejecting her argument that evidence introduced during closing statements unfairly hurt her chances with the jury.

  • November 2, 2017

    Hospital's Surgery Missteps Caused Muscle Death, Suit Says

    A patient at a Tennessee hospital has accused his physician of cutting his aorta during a hernia surgery, leading to a more intensive procedure and a tumultuous recovery that resulted in dead tissue in his extremities, according to a complaint filed in Tennessee federal court.