Legal News Articles - Malpractice
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.”
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 ]