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Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • November 1, 2017

    Dentist’s Unsanitary Habits Put Vets At Risk, Suit Says

    A dentist working at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Wisconsin engaged in unsterile practices that could have exposed patients to deadly viruses, causing them emotional distress, a proposed class action claimed in Wisconsin federal court on Wednesday.

  • November 1, 2017

    Negligent Credentialing Claim Survives In Surgery Suit

    A Kentucky federal judge ruled Tuesday that the guardian of a patient who claimed his doctor performed an experimental bariatric surgery without his consent could proceed with his case against the doctor’s former hospital, while also throwing out one count of negligence.

  • November 1, 2017

    Pa. Hospital Hit With $6M Suit Over Slow Stroke Treatment

    A Pennsylvania hospital has been hit with a $6 million medical malpractice lawsuit claiming that staff inaccurately reported a patient’s medical condition as a headache despite complaints of weakness on one side of her body and was slow to provide treatment, leading to her suffering a stroke.

  • October 31, 2017

    Patient Sues Texas Hospital Over Brain Injury From Fall

    Cedar Park Health System LP was hit with a medical malpractice suit in Texas federal court on Tuesday alleging that the hospital neglected to supervise a patient labeled a serious fall risk, causing her to fall and sustain a traumatic brain injury.

  • October 31, 2017

    Wash. Court Tosses Med Mal Suit Over Punctured Gallbladder

    A Washington state appellate court decided Monday not to revive a suit by a patient who claimed that his surgeon was negligent by puncturing his small intestine during a gallbladder removal surgery and not catching the error during surgery, ruling the patient’s experts weren’t enough to sustain the case.

  • October 31, 2017

    Houston Patient Can't Revive Suit Over Liver Biopsy Injury

    A Texas appellate court declined Tuesday to renew a suit against a Houston hospital brought by a woman whose artery was nicked during a liver biopsy, saying the expert reports submitted by the patient did not establish her injuries were caused by a failure of either the hospital staff or a doctor. 

  • October 31, 2017

    VA Patient Seeks $4.5M Over Spinal Injection Complications

    A Veterans Health Administration patient sued the government in Missouri federal court Monday seeking $4.5 million for alleged medical malpractice involving a series of spinal injections that resulted in numerous infections and partial paralysis of his lower body.

  • October 31, 2017

    Fla. Doc Must Pay $16M To Amputee Over Delayed Treatment

    A Florida jury awarded $15.9 million Monday to a woman who lost a finger and almost all of her toes after a doctor at a Fort Lauderdale hospital delayed the administration of the medicine needed to curb the inflammation of her blood vessels.

  • October 30, 2017

    Feds Must Pay $22M To Native Alaskan Paralyzed By Stroke

    An Alaskan federal judge on Friday awarded $22 million to the family of a native woman incapacitated by a stroke after being treated at a federally run clinic for native Alaskans, ruling in the bench trial that doctors at the clinic were too quick to discharge her and should have scheduled an earlier follow-up.

  • October 30, 2017

    Gov’t Health Center Accused Of Biopsy Chemical Mix-Up

    A patient at a government health center suffered third-degree burns after a physician used the wrong chemical during a biopsy-related procedure, a complaint filed Friday in New York federal court alleges.

  • October 30, 2017

    NJ Hospital, Doc Hit With $17M Verdict In Brain Injury Case

    A New Jersey hospital and a pediatrician have been hit with a $17 million judgment after a state court jury found they were negligent in treating a child who visited the facility in 2008 with pneumonia and left with a brain injury, lawyers in the case said Monday.

  • October 30, 2017

    Ark. Clinic Must Face Sanctions For Destroying Evidence

    An Arkansas appeals court has affirmed a decision to harshly sanction a behavioral health center unit that destroyed physical medical records in a malpractice action over a discharged patient’s suicide, finding that the lower court’s analysis was thorough.

  • October 30, 2017

    Maine Jury Awards Man $2M Over Bungled Hand Surgery

    A Maine jury on Friday awarded a boat builder $2 million in his suit against a Bangor hospital and the surgeon he claimed had bungled an operation on his hand by leaving a screw sticking into his wrist joint.

  • October 30, 2017

    Md. Hospital Quotes Shakespeare In Defense Of Phony Doctor

    Dimensions Health Corp. shouldn’t have to face a putative class action alleging a former OB-GYN used a false identity while delivering hundreds of babies, citing Sir William Shakespeare in Maryland federal court while arguing that regardless of the physician's name he was still licensed to practice.

  • October 27, 2017

    Judge Backs Gov't In Officer's Med Mal Suit Against AF Doc

    A U.S. magistrate judge in Texas has recommended nixing a U.S. Army officer's medical malpractice suit against the U.S. government stemming from a back surgery performed by a U.S. Air Force surgeon, writing that because he didn't follow certain presuit requirements, the court can't hear the case.

  • October 27, 2017

    Navajo Resident Says Gov’t Medical Center Botched Surgery

    A resident of the Navajo Indian Reservation has hit the federal government with a $5 million suit in Arizona federal court, contending that a health care facility and doctors under its umbrella botched a surgery on her gallbladder, which triggered a prolonged hospital stay and numerous procedures to fix the damage.

  • October 27, 2017

    NY Hospital Wins Suit Over Esophageal Tear On Appeal

    Medical staff at New York Community Hospital will not have to face medical negligence claims holding them accountable for a perforated esophagus after the patient failed to provide strong enough expert testimony, a New York appellate court has ruled.

  • October 27, 2017

    Pa. Panel Says Doc Correctly Treated Horse Fall Injury

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Thursday affirmed a 2016 jury verdict absolving a Lehigh County orthopedist of claims he botched treatment of a leg injury for a woman who fell off a horse, rejecting her argument for a mistrial.

  • October 27, 2017

    NY Hospitals Must Face Stroke Patient's Med Mal Suit

    Two hospitals and a board of neurological specialists that allegedly took too long to transfer a stroke victim and strayed from proper treatment protocol will have to face the medical malpractice claims against them, a New York appeals court ruled Thursday.

  • October 26, 2017

    Ill. Court Rejects Widower's Appeal Over Blood Clot Death

    An Illinois appeals court refused Wednesday to second-guess a trial court following a defense verdict in a medical malpractice suit, saying, among other things, the plaintiff could not introduce a coroner's report absent an actual autopsy.