Legal News Articles - Malpractice
February 11, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
After a 20-day trial, a Cook County, Illinois court jury returned a verdict that awarded Celeste Trevino and her husband Ignacio Trevino $5,835,000 million due to the failure of two doctors to spot a leakage from an artery after a knee replacement operation.Read [ $5 Million Award for Knee Replacement Gone Bad ]
January 25, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Florida, USA: Former Army Ranger, disabled veteran and soldier’s advocate Jon Macintosh has some powerful information and smart advice (laced with a few usual expletives) for veterans and serving members of the US military in his 134-page book entitled VA Disability Claim.Read [ The Best Ever DIY Book on Filing a Veteran’s Disability Claim ]
January 22, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A patient safety study estimates that more than 400,000 American deaths are associated with preventable harm done to patients in hospital settings.Read [ 440,000 Deaths Annually from Preventable Hospital Mistakes ]
January 11, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The Indiana Court of Appeals let stand a $1.4 million verdict awarded by a jury in Marion County, Indiana, when plaintiff, Abigail Hinchy sued Walgreens and pharmacist Audra Withers-Peterson for breaching the duty of confidentiality by providing Hinchy’s ex-boyfriend with Hinchy’s prescription records.Read [ Walgreens Ordered To Pay $1.4 Million Due To Employee’s Breach of Confidentiality ]
December 4, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A jury in the Second District Court of Utah returned a verdict for $1.6 million in a wrongful death and medical malpractice action against Intermountain Healthcare for fatally overdosing a patient with a cocktail of medications.Read [ Healthcare Network Liable for $1.6M for Overdosing Patient ]
November 28, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given laparoscopic power morcellators the strongest warning possible, requiring the morcellators to have a black box warning concerning the risk of using power morcellators. The agency warned that most women should not undergo a laparoscopic power morcellation hysterectomy because of the risk of spreading cancer.Read [ Morcellator Gets FDA’s Toughest Warning ]
November 25, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Georgia jury delivered a verdict of $8.45 million against a hospital where the staff deviated from an appropriate standard of care by failing to seek the help of an on-call obstetrician and emergency resuscitation team, resulting in severe brain injuries including cerebral palsy to an infant during his birth.Read [ $8.45 Million Awarded for Resuscitation Delay Causing Infant’s Cerebral Palsy ]
October 31, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
California voters will decide on Proposition 46 - The Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors initiative - on the November 4th ballot.Read [ California Voters May End 38 Years of Tort Reform ]
October 24, 2014. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Milwaukee County circuit judge has ruled that the state’s onerous tort reform statute does not apply in the case of a $25.3 million recovery for a woman who lost her arms and legs due to medical malpractice.Read [ Woman Who Lost All Limbs Recovers $25M Despite Tort Reform Statute ]
September 16, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Macon, GA: Ask disabled US Army Veteran Alex Pappas (pictured) what he thinks about the current VA medical malpractice controversy surrounding the department and its services and he says,Read [ Army Veteran Struggles with Chronic Pain and Veterans Affairs ]
“I am absolute proof of the problems with the VA. I think soldiers are only important to the government as long as they are soldiers.”