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Healthcare Network Liable for $1.6M for Overdosing Patient

Healthcare Network Liable for $1.6M for Overdosing Patient 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.
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Morcellator Gets FDA’s Toughest Warning

Morcellator Gets FDA’s Toughest Warning 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.
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$8.45 Million Awarded for Resuscitation Delay Causing Infant’s Cerebral Palsy

$8.45 Million Awarded for Resuscitation Delay Causing Infant’s Cerebral Palsy 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 ]

California Voters May End 38 Years of Tort Reform

California Voters May End 38 Years of Tort Reform 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.
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Woman Who Lost All Limbs Recovers $25M Despite Tort Reform Statute

Woman Who Lost All Limbs Recovers $25M Despite Tort Reform Statute 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 ]

Army Veteran Struggles with Chronic Pain and Veterans Affairs

Army Veteran Struggles with Chronic Pain and Veterans Affairs 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,
“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.”
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Oregon Reaches $4M Settlement with DePuy Over Defective Artificial Hips

Oregon Reaches $4M Settlement with DePuy Over Defective Artificial Hips 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.
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Veterans’ Attorney Advocate Sees New Class-Action Legal Battlegrounds for Wounded Warriors

Veterans’ Attorney Advocate Sees New Class-Action Legal Battlegrounds for Wounded Warriors 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.
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VA Has Improved, but Treatment Delays Need to Be Addressed Says Attorney Shanin Specter

VA Has Improved, but Treatment Delays Need to Be Addressed Says Attorney Shanin Specter 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 ]

Medical Malpractice Suits against Pennsylvania VA Clinic Settled for $1.4M

Medical Malpractice Suits against Pennsylvania VA Clinic Settled for $1.4M 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 ]

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