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Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

  • November 8, 2017

    Miss. Appeals Court Backs Nurse’s Win In Syringe Mix-Up Suit

    A Mississippi appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s decision to toss a couple's medical malpractice claims against a nurse anesthetist over a syringe mix-up because they had neglected to file anything in the case for almost two years.

  • November 8, 2017

    Baylor Can't Ditch Ex-Medical Resident's Termination Suit

    A Texas appellate court on Tuesday rejected argument from Baylor University Medical Center Inc. that a former medical resident’s allegation he was mistreated during his time at the hospital should be handled as a health care liability claim and dismissed.

  • November 8, 2017

    Med Mal Insurer Sues Pa. Gov. Over $200M Cash Grab

    A state-created entity aimed at providing malpractice insurance to Pennsylvania doctors and health care facilities made good on a threat Tuesday to sue the state in federal court over efforts to seize $200 million worth of its funds to help close a nagging budget gap.

  • November 8, 2017

    Jury Awards Woman $26M In Case Of Missed Early Labor

    A Brooklyn jury has awarded $26 million to a woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who was born deaf and whose twin sister died a month after birth, in their suit against Maimonides Medical Center, where doctors allegedly missed the woman’s signs of preterm labor.

  • November 8, 2017

    DOJ Says Sanctions Inappropriate In Nursing Home FCA Row

    U.S. Department of Justice attorneys asked a Virginia federal court on Tuesday not to sanction them in a whistleblower False Claims Act suit accusing nursing home chain HCR ManorCare of overbilling Medicare for unnecessary care, saying they did not intentionally circumvent court rules and orders.

  • November 7, 2017

    Insurer Says It Owes No Coverage For Beauty Center Burns

    Atain Specialty Insurance Co. sued a New Jersey beauty center in federal court Tuesday to seek a declaration it owes no coverage for litigation by a center customer who allegedly suffered serious burns during a skin treatment, arguing the business misrepresented itself.

  • November 7, 2017

    Fired Dr.'s Whistleblower Claims Against Hospital Revived

    A California appeals court on Monday revived a neurosurgeon’s claims that Los Robles Regional Medical Center fired him in retaliation for his whistleblowing on another surgeon’s dangerous practices, finding that the hospital couldn’t toss them in an anti-SLAPP action.

  • November 7, 2017

    Jail Medical Staff Not Deliberately Indifferent, 3rd Circ. Says

    The Third Circuit on Monday refused to revive a former inmate's claims that medical workers at a Pennsylvania jail were deliberately indifferent to a wrist fracture he suffered in a drunken driving crash, saying the record at most shows they were negligent.

  • November 7, 2017

    Fla. Appeals Panel Revives Negligence Suit Against Urologist

    A Florida appeals court on Monday revived a woman’s suit asserting that she fell and sustained permanent injuries because her urologist removed a step stool from her examination room, agreeing that her claims related to ordinary as opposed to medical negligence.

  • November 7, 2017

    Feds Seek Reduction Of $31M Award In Kidney Failure Suit

    The federal government on Monday asked an Illinois federal judge to reconsider a $31 million damages award to a man who claimed that egregiously negligent treatment at a federally funded health clinic led to his kidney failure, saying the award was out of step with awards in similar cases.

  • November 6, 2017

    Doctor Asks Texas Justices To Toss Pharmacy's Slander Suit

    A pain management doctor told the Texas Supreme Court on Friday that a slander and business disparagement suit brought against him by a pharmacy involves issues integral to the provision of health care and should be treated as a health care liability claim.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.