The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill aimed at protecting doctors from liability for expressing condolences and other empathetic gestures to their patients for unanticipated health care outcomes or medical mistakes.
Post & Post LLC argued Monday that a Philadelphia hospital’s professional liability suit alleging it failed to accurately determine insurance limits in an underlying medical malpractice suit should be dismissed because the hospital had willingly agreed to settle the case.
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Thursday that a more deeply developed evidentiary record was needed before it could determine whether a 2009 state law transferring $100 million from a statutorily created malpractice insurance fund violated the due process rights of hospitals and health care practitioners.
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A woman who alleges Novo Nordisk A/S’ hormone therapy drug Activella caused her breast cancer urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to review an Oregon state court’s decision to assert jurisdiction over the Danish drugmaker, saying the jurisdiction challenge was premature.
A Philadelphia-based hospital alleged Monday that it had been forced to contribute $2.5 million toward a $6 million settlement with a patient in a malpractice suit after an attorney with Post & Post LLC failed to accurately determine the limits of the hospital’s insurance coverage.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a bid by a University of Pennsylvania doctor seeking a new trial after a Philadelphia County court awarded more than $10 million in damages to a New Jersey man who was misdiagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in 2003.
The Fifth Circuit found Wednesday that abortion services provider Hope Medical Group for Women and two of its doctors do not have standing to challenge part of a Louisiana law that imposes strict liability on abortion providers for any injury caused by performing the procedure.
The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that physicians or health care providers who've been hit with medical malpractice suits can be served with expert reports before they receive the actual suit because they can be "parties" to the action before receiving the actual document.
Being at a boutique firm, we have the flexibility to take on clients and matters that larger firms can’t justify with their billing rates or are conflicted out of taking. We can also be much more responsive to clients’ requests for alternative billing arrangements, says Alex Brauer of Bailey Brauer PLLC.
Novo Nordisk A/S has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Oregon state court’s decision to assert jurisdiction over it in a suit alleging its hormone therapy drug Activella caused a case of breast cancer, saying the state court's decision was unconstitutional.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday revived a dispute over whether a state-managed malpractice insurance fund should provide coverage for two instances of medical malpractice after a jury found a doctor negligent for failing to diagnose bacterial infections in utero in a set of twins.
California’s Department of Public Health on Thursday announced it had issued $675,000 in fines to 10 hospitals across the state over failures to follow state licensing requirements, saying the violations had caused or were likely to cause death or serious harm to patients.
There’s nothing worse than handing a business card to a potential client and not having anything interesting to discuss with them that’s related to what they do, says Dick Sayles of Sayles Werbner PC.
A divided Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that the state’s Insurance Department had systemically overbilled health care providers over three years to fund a statutory program offering excess coverage for medical malpractice claims.
With the Affordable Care Act requiring states to set up health insurance exchanges by the beginning of next year, attorneys expect to see a wave of related litigation including increases in medical malpractice and product liability suits, new fights between providers and managed health care plans, and more wrangling between employers and workers.
The executives of Chicago’s Sacred Heart Hospital, along with four doctors, were sued Thursday in Illinois state court for the deaths of two patients that allegedly occurred after doctors performed unnecessary tracheotomies as part of an illegal kickback scheme targeting Medicare and Medicaid.
My fear of failure is much stronger than my fear of rejection. So, I don’t miss an opportunity to ask for work and to keep asking for it, says Michael Brown of Miles & Stockbridge PC.
Lexington Insurance Co. sued United Healthcare Services Inc. and several of its subsidiaries in Nevada federal court Wednesday alleging it owes no coverage for a $500 million punitive damages verdict, class action litigation and other claims stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak.
Attorneys in Florida on Monday filed lawsuits across the state in a coordinated attack on a new medical malpractice law that allows doctors named as defendants to disclose patient information under some circumstances.