Legal News Articles - Malpractice
August 12, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: One distinct ‘added value’ of any lawsuit, regardless of genre or subject matter, is the unearthing of useful documentation during the discovery process. Such has been the case with an Endoscope lawsuit filed earlier this year in a Pennsylvania court against Olympus Corp. (Olympus), the manufacturer of an allegedly problematic duodenoscope thought to be at the center of serious infections.Read [ Continued Fallout from Three-Year Delay to Recall Problematic Endoscopes ]
August 10, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A jury in Texas returned a $6,844,543 verdict against the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano for allowing a heart patient to go permanently blind from a complication of open heart surgery.Read [ Dallas Jury in $6.8M Verdict Against Hospital that Let Heart Patient Go Blind ]
July 8, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Power morcellators might not be the only medical device the US government is concerned about but it is the one that seems to have spurred regulators into action. Power morcellator lawsuits, alleging women were not adequately warned about the risks of spreading aggressive cancer throughout their abdomen when they underwent a procedure that used power morcellation, have been filed against the maker of the devices. Now regulators have proposed bills designed to get faulty medical devices off the market more quickly, in the hope that lives will be saved.Read [ Problems with Power Morcellators Lead to Government Action ]
July 6, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA: A new study suggests endoscope disinfection remains difficult for hospitals, meaning even with rigorous cleaning some endoscopes are still not fully clean. The study, conducted at a variety of hospitals and medical centers, highlights the difficulty of ensuring the medical devices are bacteria free. In 2015, the FDA issued a warning about the improper cleaning of endoscopes, while lawsuits have been filed against the makers of some of the medical devices.Read [ New Study Shows Just How Difficult Endoscope Disinfection Is ]
June 21, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Helena, MT: A woman who worked as a confidential informant for the Missouri River Drug Task Force has filed a lawsuit against the City of Helena alleging professional sexual misconduct on the part of one of the city’s police officers. The unnamed plaintiff alleges that she was sexually assaulted multiple times by a police officer from May 2012 to October 2012. The lawsuit further alleges that the same police officer sexually exploited other victims as well.Read [ Lawsuit Filed against City for Officer’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct ]
June 14, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Frisco, TX: Although there are a number of lawyers who have had suicide as a wrongful death suit, there is no one who focuses their entire practice on wrongful death by suicide like veteran Texas attorney, Skip Simpson.Read [ Suicide as a Wrongful Death or Medical Malpractice Suit ]
June 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The curious about-face by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over its position on an allegedly flawed endoscope cleaning machine has roots in a back-and-forth relationship between the federal regulator and Custom Ultrasonics Inc. (Custom) dating back to 1991. The history between the two parties, together with recent links to hospital infections, is of interest to anyone bringing an Endoscope lawsuit.Read [ The Curious FDA Reversal over Allegedly Flawed Endoscope Washers ]
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 ]