Legal News Articles - Malpractice
July 28, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It remains a dark chapter in the proud history of the US military: the deployment of 20 million gallons of Agent Orange in order to defeat jungle foliage during the Vietnam War. The fallout from that particular strategy involves long-term health effects for countless soldiers exposed to the toxicity of Agent Orange, together with an ongoing fight over VA benefits ever since.Read [ Efforts Intensify to Deliver VA Benefits to Blue Water Veterans ]
June 16, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A VA disability benefits lawsuit filed by two prominent veterans groups is trying to make the point that changes to the process by which veterans can apply for benefits have actually made it harder for veterans to apply, rather than easier. What’s more, it is alleged the process now takes longer and serves to further deny veterans the benefits they need and deserve.Read [ Veterans Groups Launch VA Lawsuit, Claim Changes Just Make Things Worse ]
May 31, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: More VA benefits lawsuits have reportedly been filed against the Department of Veterans Affairs. The most recent VA disability benefits lawsuits allege that new policies in filing claims forms will hurt veterans making benefits claims and will unnecessarily delay the date claims become effective. The veterans lawsuit was filed by The Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars groups.Read [ More Veterans Lawsuits Filed against VA Claims Process ]
April 27, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Veterans Affairs (The VA) continues to claim it is making strides in clearing the backlog of applications for VA disability benefits. However, according to one VA benefits lawsuit that’s less than a week old, there is still a long way to go.Read [ Veterans Waiting Years Just for Their Records, VA Lawsuit Asserts ]
March 9, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Broward County, FL: There is a widely held view that VA benefits are hard to come by due to the number of VA members applying and qualifying for benefits coupled with a backlog of cases and a lack of resources to properly deal with all the cases in a timely manner. Others hold the view that a culture of systematically denying VA disability benefits on the first application leads to an appeals process and delays that mirror a culture widely seen in the insurance industry.Read [ VA Benefits Ultimately Failed One Young Veteran ]
March 6, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: In a telling statement as to the effectiveness of medical device oversight and adherence (or lack thereof) to long-held guidelines and approval tenets, the manufacturer of a product used in duodenoscopy managed to vend its device to the medical community for more than three years before anyone realized the device did not carry proper clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The resulting CRE Superbug Outbreak at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center (RRMC) made seven patients seriously ill. Two died.Read [ Superbug Outbreak Blamed on Unapproved Medical Devices ]
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 ]