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What are Victim’s Rights in a Catastrophic Auto Accident?

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Though fatalities from auto accidents have dropped in recent years, more than 30,000 people die every year in the United States as a result of auto accidents. Not only that, but more than 2 million people are injured in auto accidents every year. A death or severe injury that drastically impedes the ability of the [...]

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Misdiagnosis Leads to $16.7M Verdict

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

Misdiagnosis is, unfortunately, an occurrence that is not uncommon in healthcare today. It is estimated that between 10-20% of cases are misdiagnosed and that 755 of misdiagnosed cases were the result of negligence. Misdiagnosis is also the leading cause of a medical malpractice suit, with nearly 9,000 internal medicine suits from 1995-2009 being the result [...]

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Poor Nursing Home Inspections Under Review

Posted on June 26th, 2014

Poor handling of nursing home inspections, investigations, and cases have the Los Angeles County’s Health Facilities Inspection Division under scrutiny by state officials. A recent report released by the California Department of Public Health found numerous problems with L.A. County health officials handling of nursing home reviews. Not only did county officials, “not properly prioritize [...]

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How the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Medical Malpractice

Posted on June 16th, 2014

Predicting the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the myriad facets of the healthcare industry is no small or easy task. Nevertheless, the consequences of the monumental healthcare law are already starting to be seen in some areas, and industry analysts are examining what early data is available in order to get an idea [...]

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Will Other States Follow Florida’s Malpractice Cap Lead?

Posted on June 9th, 2014

Now that Florida has removed medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages in the case of wrongful death, the question of whether other states will follow suit has been raised. Though several states have overturned caps in recent years, Florida has introduced a new dynamic into the situation in that its rational for removing the cap [...]

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Baltimore Man Awarded $5.2M in Malpractice Suit

Posted on June 6th, 2014

A Baltimore man whose knee injury was misdiagnosed by an emergency room doctor, leading to a subsequent amputation of the leg, was awarded $5.2 million in a recent medical practice verdict in Baltimore. However, because the plaintiff and defendant had made a high-low agreement before the verdict, the plaintiff will receive $1.5 million. The man’s [...]

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Missouri Wrongful Death Suit Results in $3M Award

Posted on June 5th, 2014

The family of a Missouri man who took his own life, as a result of intense pain allegedly caused by the negligent administration of injections at a local clinic, was awarded $3 million in a wrongful death medical malpractice lawsuit. The man, Joel Burnette, suffered from lower back pain, and sought treatment at a local [...]

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Connecticut Woman Awarded $12M in Malpractice Suit

Posted on June 4th, 2014

A Connecticut woman whose colon was punctured during a hernia operation in 2008 at Danbury Hospital was awarded $12 million in damaged by a jury in a medical malpractice case last week. The woman, Vivian Gagliano, filed suit in 2010 against the hospital and two doctors who performed the operation, Venkata Bodavula, and Joseph Gordon. [...]

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Researching a Doctor’s Medical Malpractice Record

Posted on June 4th, 2014

One of the many steps you should take when looking for a doctor for a complicated medical procedure is to research his or her medical malpractice record. This information may not be readily available, but with some research, you can find out if a doctor has faced or lost medical malpractice suits in the past. [...]

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Notes from Florida’s Medical Malpractice Decision

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

The landmark decision of the Florida Supreme Court to reverse a 2003 ruling that capped non-economic damages for medical malpractice suits features a comprehensive look at the state of medical malpractice affairs today. The decision can be read in its entirety on the Florida Supreme Court’s website. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at [...]

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