We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • February 14, 2018

    Fla. Court OKs Spa Customer's $814K Award, Adds Atty Fees

    A Florida appellate court upheld on Wednesday an $814,000 jury verdict in favor of a woman who said that a chemical peel at a South Florida day spa permanently exacerbated a pre-existing skin condition, ruling that the trial court was right to block the spa’s only expert witness and agreeing to add attorneys' fees to the award.

  • February 14, 2018

    Death Claim Against Hospital Too Late, Calif. Court Affirms

    A California appeals court has tossed a suit accusing a hospital of wrongful death, rejecting a family’s claims that because the hospital notified them that their son had died of stomach cancer when, in fact, he had actually died of a head injury caused by an in-hospital fall, it should be exempt from the six-month deadline to file suit.

  • February 14, 2018

    White Sox Bat For Early Win In Ex-Yankee's Injury Suit

    The Chicago White Sox moved Tuesday for a quick win in a suit brought by a former New York Yankees outfielder over an injury he sustained at the team’s field, arguing that the claims are governed by a collective bargaining agreement and therefore belong in arbitration.

  • February 13, 2018

    Private Facebook Pages Can Be Fair Game: NY High Court

    New York’s highest court said Tuesday that a horse owner being sued over serious injuries a woman suffered because of his alleged negligence is entitled to access the private portions of the woman’s Facebook account, saying potential photos taken and messages sent after the accident are relevant to her allegations.

  • February 13, 2018

    Bill Paxton's Family Sues Hospital, Doc For Wrongful Death

    The family of actor Bill Paxton, who died of a stroke almost a year ago following heart surgery, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in California state court accusing a medical center and the surgeon who operated on him of negligence and lying about the risks of the procedure.

  • February 13, 2018

    Pa. Nurse Escapes Brother's Suit Over Mother's Death

    A Pennsylvania appellate panel ruled Tuesday that a man suing his sister, a trained nurse, over the death of their mother failed to file the suit within two years as required in wrongful death cases and failed to otherwise prove fraudulent concealment.

  • February 13, 2018

    Baylor Can’t Use Med Mal Law To Beat Wrongful Firing Suit

    A Texas state appellate court refused Monday to throw out a surgical resident's wrongful termination suit against Baylor University Medical Center, ruling the resident did not need an expert report to bring the suit because the allegations were not tied to the treatment of a patient.

  • February 13, 2018

    Juror's Ties To Doc Don't Merit Retrial, Pa. Court Says

    A Pennsylvania appellate panel ruled Monday that a new trial is not yet warranted in a suit accusing a doctor of negligently treating a patient following a heart attack, saying the fact that a juror’s immediate family member was a patient of the doctor was not a proper ground for scrapping a verdict favoring a McKean County health care provider.

  • February 13, 2018

    What Hospitals Need To Know Before Forming A Drug Co.

    A group of hospital systems recently decided to address rising prices and shortages of generic medications by forming a nonprofit drug company, but industry attorneys warn that land mines like unfamiliar regulations and fraud concerns could trip the members up as they execute this novel plan.

  • February 13, 2018

    Meningitis Pharmacist Tells Court Restitution Is Too Much

    The pharmacist who oversaw a sloppy drug compounding operation that churned out moldy steroid injections and led to a fatal meningitis outbreak said Monday that he shouldn’t have to forfeit his entire six-year salary of $611,000 now that he has been sentenced to eight years of prison.

  • February 13, 2018

    Anesthesiologist Case May Lower Bar For Fla. Med Mal Suits

    If the Florida Supreme Court revives claims against an anesthesiologist whose quick clearance for surgery of a woman allegedly contributed to her death, experts say it could make it easier for medical malpractice plaintiffs in the state to allege causation, or that a health care provider proximately caused a person’s injuries.

  • February 13, 2018

    Morgan & Morgan Snags Med Mal Pro For Nashville Office

    A medical malpractice attorney who secured a $1.75 million judgment in a delayed cancer diagnosis case against a Tennessee hospital has joined Morgan & Morgan PA, jumping from a boutique law firm in Nashville.

  • February 12, 2018

    9th Circ. OKs Sanctions For First Solar Wrongful Death Suit

    A California federal judge correctly found that a workers' compensation deal preempted a suit against First Solar Inc. over an employee killed while inspecting its power plant, and his estate's attorneys were properly sanctioned for making arguments they should have known were frivolous, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.

  • February 12, 2018

    Chubb Negligently Rejected $2M Injury Deal, Suit Says

    Excess insurer American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co. told a Texas federal court on Friday that Chubb Ltd. should pony up the extra money it was forced to pay in a wrongful death action, arguing that Chubb had rejected a $2 million offer to settle the underlying suit.

  • February 12, 2018

    Psychiatrist's Evaluation Of Doc Protected, NY Court Rules

    A New York appellate court on Friday tossed a defamation suit brought by a physician who alleged that a psychiatrist’s evaluation of him following a patient’s death damaged his reputation with his employer, saying the report was privileged under the “common interest” doctrine.

  • February 12, 2018

    Facing The 'Reptile' In The Courtroom

    Over nearly a decade, a “reptile” has slithered into tort cases across the country, accompanying the much-discussed plaintiffs-side strategy that defense attorneys say cold-bloodedly manipulates jurors with fear to land outsize verdicts — but whose creators say it’s not aiming to scare anyone but the defense bar.

  • February 12, 2018

    Uber Sued By Texas Woman Allegedly Raped By Driver

    An anonymous woman who lives in Bexar County, Texas, has joined the ranks of those who have filed suit alleging Uber Technologies Inc.'s lax vetting of drivers and lack of safeguards led to her sexual assault.

  • February 12, 2018

    Syracuse, Lacrosse Coach Must Face Ex-Player's Injury Suit

    A New York appellate court has refused to dismiss a former Syracuse women's lacrosse player's suit accusing head coach Gary Gait of recklessly throwing a ball that struck her in the head, finding that a standard waiver she signed assuming risk of injury wasn't enough to shield Gait from being sued.

  • February 12, 2018

    Pa. Docs Dodge Suit Over NJ Woman's Skull Surgery Infection

    A New Jersey federal judge on Friday tossed a state resident's medical malpractice claims against three doctors over her treatment at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, saying the court does not have jurisdiction to hear the case against the physicians.

  • February 12, 2018

    Tenn. Court Must Rethink Whether Dead Man Knew Diagnosis

    A Tennessee appeals court has reinstated a malpractice claim filed by the estate of a man who died of sepsis after being sent home with a diagnosis of dehydration, finding the case’s undisputed facts don’t prove the man knew of his alleged misdiagnosis before he died.