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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.