Legal News Articles - Malpractice
May 26, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
London, ON: “More than 100,000 knee and hip replacements are performed in Canada each year, and in all likelihood most of those surgeries use a Bair Hugger Warming Blanket,” says Canadian attorney Matthew Baer with McKenzie Lake Lawyers in Ontario.Read [ Bair Hugger Blankets Used in Canadian Hospitals ]
May 23, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Talk about clout. When retired US Army veteran Leonard K. Jackson talks of his years-long wait to secure VA disability benefits for a range of physical and mental health issues suffered while serving, he has the White House behind him. That’s right, the White House, as the Obama Administration has used Jackson as a poster boy of sorts for Obama’s efforts to simplify and speed up the veteran benefits appeals process.Read [ Veteran Who Filed for Benefits in 2001 Has Yet to Receive Them ]
May 13, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for actions linked to sexual misconduct. Hastert was ordered to spend time in jail after pleading guilty to a banking violation, which occurred as he allegedly attempted to cover up allegations of sexual abuse. The former House Speaker reportedly pleaded guilty to the banking violation and admitted to sexually abusing teenage boys who were part of a wrestling team he coached from 1965 to 1981.Read [ Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Case Linked to Sexual Misconduct ]
May 12, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A Southern California family settled a medical malpractice case for $20 million after their premature newborn daughter suffered brain damage from negligent operation of a feeding machine.Read [ $20M Settlement San Diego Infant Permanently Injured by Negligent NICU Staff ]
May 10, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
Norfolk, VA: After LawyersandSettlements wrote about QTC Medical Services and its lawsuit involving Vietnam veterans’ disability cases and QTC reviewers inadequately reviewing their Agent Orange claims, the whistleblower in the lawsuit contacted us. “Under this federal contract, veterans’ claims were recklessly processed and as a result, they were denied disability benefits,” says David Vatan, a former QTC claims file analyst and doctor.Read [ Whistleblower and Attorney Appeal QTC and Veterans’ Agent Orange Cases ]
May 9, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Following a 2015 announcement of an endoscope recall, linked to an endoscope-cleaning device and a 2016 announcement confirming the recall, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now said a machine used to clean duodenoscopes can stay on the market. The product, known as the System 83 Plus machine, is made by Custom Ultrasonics. According to reports, the recall was initially announced to protect public health after improperly cleaned duodenoscopes were linked to several infection outbreaks in the United States.Read [ FDA Reportedly Reverses Decision on Endoscope Recall ]
May 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
New York, NY: Hot on the heels of a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that suggests medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart attacks and cancer, comes a heavily redacted report about an operating room fire at NYU Langone Medical Center that occurred in late 2014.Read [ Operating Room Fires Occur Hundreds of Times in the US ]
May 4, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: The third leading cause of death in the US, after heart disease and cancer, is medical error, according to a study just published in the British Medical Journal. The finding is based on data from four studies that assessed medical death rates between 2000-2008.Read [ Medical Error Third Leading Cause of Death in the US ]
April 27, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Norfolk, VA: Retired service personal in dire need of VA benefits would not be cheered by the allegation that a contractor hired to review the cases of thousands of Vietnam veterans for exposure to Agent Orange may have denied benefits in spite of obvious need, all because the contractor was less than thorough in reviewing cases, or so it has been alleged.Read [ Did Contractor Drop the Ball on VA Benefits? ]
April 11, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Westfield, MA: A potentially damning Endoscope lawsuit accuses the Baystate Noble Hospital located in Westfield, Massachusetts, of putting patient health at risk in what has been described as a “preventable” situation involving endoscopy equipment. It has also been alleged that hospital officials knew of the issue some three years before affected patients were informed.Read [ Massachusetts Hospital Slammed with Endoscopy Infection Lawsuits ]