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Pennsylvania Considers Removing Informed Consent Malpractice Defense

Posted on November 26th, 2014

A medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania is being reviewed by the state’s Supreme Court in order to determine if informed consent forms can be used as a defense in medical malpractice cases by the defendant. The plaintiff in the case had four surgeries performed on her toe by the defendant surgeon. The result was a [...]

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Cruise Ships No Longer Immune to Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted on November 26th, 2014

In a ruling this month by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, the court overturned a long-held standard that granted cruise ships complete immunity when faced with medical malpractice. Physicians and health care providers on cruise ships will now be liable for medical malpractice, and patrons of cruise ships will be able to claim malpractice [...]

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Consumer Watchdog Questions California’s Medical Malpractice Cap

Posted on November 26th, 2014

A proposition to increase California’s medical malpractice cap may have failed in the recent elections, but the debate surrounding state’s $250,000 non-economic damages cap continues. In response to a recent malpractice case in the state where the plaintiff saw his non-economic damages reward severely constrained by the cap, Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit organization which advocates [...]

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Thousands of Defective Hip Replacement Claims are Settled

Posted on November 21st, 2014

  Defective hip replacements manufactured by the medical devices corporation Stryker Orthopaedics resulted in thousands of recipients needing additional revision surgery. The products (Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Stem and ABG II Modular Hip Stem) were removed from the market in June 2012, but not before 20,000 patients in the U.S. received them during hip replacement procedures. [...]

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Witness Intimidation in Florida Medical Malpractice Case

Posted on November 21st, 2014

The Supreme Court of Florida recently determined that an attempt to pressure a witness into not testifying during a medical malpractice case was not recognized by the trial court. As a result of this and other errors in the case (which you can read about in our blog), the Supreme Court required that a new [...]

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Error in Florida Malpractice Case Leads to New Trial

Posted on November 21st, 2014

A medical malpractice case in Florida that was hampered by a trial error was the subject of a Florida Supreme Court decision, which was issued last week. In its decision the court established a new harmless error test in civil cases, placing the burden of proving that an error in the trial did not contribute [...]

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Negligent Pain Management and Medical Malpractice

Posted on November 13th, 2014

Pain management is the use of prescription medication to help patient’s deal with chronic pain. Chronic pain is very common in the United States, with more than 76 million people living with some form of chronic pain. Despite this, more than half of these people do not receive treatment for their pain. And those who [...]

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Is Resident on Resident Mistreatment a Problem in Nursing Homes?

Posted on November 13th, 2014

Residents of nursing homes have both an expectation and the right to proper treatment, both by staff and by their fellow residents. Unfortunately, this right is frequently not met. As we’ve written in a previous blog, statistics show that medical negligence and malpractice in nursing homes is more common than one might think. A Congressional [...]

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Joan Rivers’ Daughter Will File Medical Malpractice Suit

Posted on November 13th, 2014

After the death of Joan Rivers during an outpatient procedure on her vocal chords, questions soon arose regarding the nature of her death. It soon became apparent that mismanagement of a sedative administered prior to the procedure, may have contributed to the cardiac arrest which led to Rivers’ death. Now, daughter Melissa Rivers is filing [...]

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Does Tort Reform Increase the Rates of Medical Malpractice?

Posted on November 7th, 2014

Despite many claims from the healthcare industry over the past year, a new study has found that tort reform does in fact increase the number preventable adverse safety events in hospitals. The study looked at data from five states that enacted non-economic damages caps in medical malpractice cases. Those states were Texas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, [...]

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