Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • April 17, 2014

    Fla. Jury Dings LabCorp $16M For Misdiagnosed Cancer Victim

    The family of a cancer victim won a $15.8 million jury award Wednesday in their suit against Laboratory Corporation of America, which they accused of negligently failing to diagnose cancerous cells taken in a Pap smear test.

  • April 17, 2014

    LeClairRyan Bags Seasoned Med Mal Trial Lawyer In NYC

    LeClairRyan has snagged an experienced McAloon & Friedman PC medical malpractice trial lawyer, who's also a former New York City criminal prosecutor, to join its medical malpractice defense and health care teams, the firm said Monday.

  • April 15, 2014

    The Great Persuader: 7th Circ. Chief Judge Diane Wood

    Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood talks to Law360 about managing a court in crisis, surviving two U.S. Supreme Court near-misses, and tailoring crafty dissenting opinions that can change the mind of even the staunchest of ideological opponents.

  • April 14, 2014

    Kaiser Refused Closed Hearing On $4M Mental Health Fine

    An administrative law judge on Friday denied Kaiser Permanente’s attempt to block the public and journalists from an upcoming hearing over a $4 million fine that California had levied against the health plan provider for its deficient mental health services.

  • April 8, 2014

    Justice Of The Peace: CIT Chief Judge Donald Pogue

    Court of International Trade Chief Judge Donald Pogue talks to Law360 about his farm country roots, his advanced degree in cognitive philosophy and the surprisingly utopian mission of the nation’s trade court.

  • April 8, 2014

    NJ Court Won't Allow Access To Atty's 'Thought Processes'

    New Jersey’s appellate court on Tuesday granted the defendants in a medical malpractice suit access to transcripts the plaintiff has collected featuring past testimony given by the defense’s expert witnesses, but ruled that details on how those transcripts will be used is protected work product.

  • April 1, 2014

    The Lion In Winter: Judge Stephen Reinhardt

    Ninth Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt talks to Law360 about defending civil rights, the fate of liberalism and the legend of his Supreme Court reversal rate.

  • March 25, 2014

    Calif. Lift On Med Malpractice Cap Gets Closer To Ballot

    Setting the stage for a fight with health care providers and their insurance companies, Consumer Watchdog on Monday turned in more than 840,000 signatures for a ballot measure that seeks to raise California’s long-held $250,000 cap on pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice suits.

  • March 25, 2014

    The Prolific Pragmatist: Judge Richard Posner

    Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner talks to Law360 about judicial pragmatism, his compulsive writing habits, and why he thinks court clerks are often smarter than their judges.

  • March 20, 2014

    Fla. High Court Tweaks Jury Instructions In Med Mal Cases

    The Florida Supreme Court signed off Thursday on an amendment to the state's standard jury instructions specifying that a defendant who caused an injury is responsible for any additional injury caused by reasonably obtained medical care or treatment.

  • March 18, 2014

    The Merry Crusader: Judge Jed Rakoff

    New York Southern District Judge Jed Rakoff talks to Law360 about musical theater, media relations and his most important judicial opinion.

  • March 11, 2014

    Calif. Plaintiffs Bar Sets Sights On Malpractice Cap

    The Consumer Attorneys of California have set an ambitious agenda this year, pledging to rally behind an initiative that seeks to lift a decades-old cap on medical malpractice awards and to push for greater funding for the cash-strapped state court system, the group’s president told Law360 in an interview Tuesday.

  • March 4, 2014

    The King Of Late Night: Judge Robert Gerber

    New York Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber talks to Law360 about midnight-oil marathon hearings, the future of the Article I specialist, and how lawyers should be more like journalists.

  • March 4, 2014

    Judge Lifts St. Vincent Stay For $30M In AIG Arbitration

    A New York bankruptcy judge on Tuesday agreed to partially lift a stay in St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York's bankruptcy to allow American International Group Inc. affiliates to arbitrate four disputes totaling more than $30 million.

  • February 25, 2014

    The Unstoppable Trailblazer: Judge Shira Scheindlin

    New York Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin talks to Law360 about e-discovery, judging fearlessly and how to read the Constitution in the age of smartphones.

  • February 13, 2014

    Pa. Justices To Mull Providers' Insurance Dept. Billing Row

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to consider whether the state’s Insurance Department had systematically overbilled health care providers over a three-year period to fund a statutory program offering excess coverage for medical malpractice claims.

  • February 11, 2014

    Pa. High Court Strikes 'Error Of Judgment' Jury Instruction

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that jurors in medical malpractice cases should not be instructed that physicians are not liable for “errors in judgment” when making medical decisions, finding that the problematic phrase confuses jurors.

  • February 10, 2014

    DC Circ. Mulls Coverage Of Temp Nurse In Malpractice Row

    The D.C. Circuit on Monday considered whether a per diem nurse was excluded from a liability insurance policy covering full- and part-time workers, in a $3 million medical malpractice liability spat between Greenspring Financial Insurance Ltd. and Interstate Fire & Casualty Co.

  • February 4, 2014

    Wilson Elser Atty's Questioning Leads To Mistrial, Fine

    A Long Island, N.Y., judge has ordered Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP to pay the plaintiff's legal fees in a negligence suit against her mother’s nursing home, saying the law firm’s attorney asked inappropriate questions that led to a mistrial.

  • February 3, 2014

    In-House Counsel Name Client-Friendly Litigators

    Nearly 100 litigators were chosen by corporate counsel as being the most client-friendly thanks to their commitment to understanding business’ needs and goals and finding the right solution to problems that can seem to have many possible answers.