Legal News Articles - Malpractice
July 18, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The Oregon Department of Justice reached a first-of-its kind $4 million settlement on July 2 with DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. Oregon’s single-state settlement is the first government action to resolve allegations that DePuy failed to disclose to physicians and patients that its ASR XL “metal on metal” artificial hip devices had an alarming rate of failure.Read [ Oregon Reaches $4M Settlement with DePuy Over Defective Artificial Hips ]
July 12, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Fairfax, VA: Attorney Benjamin Krause is a powerful voice for former soldiers who often find themselves fighting against the Veterans Administration (VA), an organization they expect to be their ally.Read [ Veterans’ Attorney Advocate Sees New Class-Action Legal Battlegrounds for Wounded Warriors ]
July 8, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA: Well-known attorney Shanin Specter has been flying “legal sorties” into the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for a long time.Read [ VA Has Improved, but Treatment Delays Need to Be Addressed Says Attorney Shanin Specter ]
June 11, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
Families of four veterans who died due to medical malpractice at the Coatesville, PA, Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic were paid nearly $1.4 million in wrongful death cases following their treatment, according to reports from The Center for Investigative Reporting.Read [ Medical Malpractice Suits against Pennsylvania VA Clinic Settled for $1.4M ]
June 5, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: Following a warning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that Laparoscopic Power Morcellation could further the spread of cancerous cells outside of the uterus, a unit of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been hit with the first of what could amount to a wave of lawsuits regarding the device.Read [ Laparoscopic Power Morcellation Hit with First Lawsuit ]
April 22, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Chicago woman who suffered a severe stroke 13 days after starting the controversial birth control medication Yasmin has been awarded $14 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who prescribed the medication. Dr. Zbigniew Aniol wrote the prescription for Mariola Zapalski, 37, who is now wheelchair-bound after the stroke paralyzed the left side of her body and caused profound and permanent brain injury. A four woman, eight man jury reached the verdict April 18 after a two-week trial before Cook County Circuit Judge Edward Washington II.Read [ Chicago Stroke Victim Awarded $14M after Taking Yasmin ]
April 12, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: The trouble with reality shows on television is that they can have very real consequences off-screen for the participants involved. To that end, a one-time contestant on the reality show The Bachelorette, while vying to be the suitor to the pretty and blonde Ali Fedotowsky, finds himself and his firm targeted by a legal malpractice lawsuit.Read [ Former Reality TV Contestant Lawyer Sued for Legal Malpractice ]
March 31, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s a sad reality that a facility dedicated to making you well can instead make you sick. It could even kill you. Of course, we are talking about hospitals and the potential to contract a serious, even life-threatening hospital infection. The good news, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, is that the situation is slowly improving.Read [ 200 Americans Die from Hospital-Acquired Infection Daily ]
February 16, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Fresno, CA: The allegations of medical malpractice surrounding the fate of a California man and an operation gone horribly wrong are compelling. The claim is that a noted Fresno cardiologist was responsible for leaving an open heart surgery patient in a vegetative state after the surgeon left the operating theatre before the procedure was complete.Read [ Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Accuses Surgeon of Leaving Procedure Early ]
January 29, 2014. By Lucy Campbell.
• In December 2012, Johns Hopkins released the shocking results of a cautious and rigorous analysis of national medical malpractice claims, believed to be the first of its kind. Among the findings, Johns Hopkins patient safety researchers estimated a surgeon in the United States leaves a foreign object such as a sponge or a towel inside a patient’s body after an operation 39 times a week, performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week and operates on the wrong body site 20 times a week.Read [ Following Suit: Medical Malpractice and Medical “Never Events” ]