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Wrongful Death Suit Filed After Hernia Surgery Goes Wrong

Posted on July 31st, 2015

A wrongful death medical malpractice suit has been filed in Illinois by the widow of a man who died after an allegedly negligent hernia repair surgery. The widow also alleged negligence on the part of a number of other health care providers who failed to properly diagnose and/or treat the man in the days after [...]

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Maryland Hospital Allegedly Used Fake Spinal Hardware

Posted on July 30th, 2015

A Maryland hospital may have used fake spinal hardware in a number of spinal fusion surgeries, according to a lawsuit filed by health insurers against the hospital. Learn more about the allegations below. Maryland Hospital Allegedly Used Fake Spinal Hardware The lawsuit “reportedly alleges that hospitals and surgeons willfully failed to insure the material was [...]

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No Strict Liability for Defective Medical Device Claim

Posted on July 29th, 2015

A federal judge rejected a defective medical device claim in a recent product liability lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Learn more about the claim and the rational for its rejection, below. No Strict Liability for Defective Medical Device Claim The Case The plaintiff filed a product liability lawsuit after a surgery in which two N-Hance spinal fixation [...]

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What are the Criteria for Making a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Posted on July 23rd, 2015

If you’re thinking of making a medical malpractice claim against a physician or health care provider, it’s important that you know the criteria you must meet in order to make a claim. It’s not uncommon for people to think they have a valid claim, when in actuality their claim does not meet all of the [...]

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Overprescription of Narcotics Leads to Medical Malpractice Suit

Posted on July 22nd, 2015

The surviving family of a deceased man have filed a medical malpractice suit against the hospital where the man received allegedly negligent treatment. In their suit, the wife and two sons of the man allege that the surgeon who performed a gallbladder surgery on the man was negligent in performing his duties. The plaintiffs also [...]

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What is Patient Abandonment?

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Patient abandonment is a lesser-known form of negligence that can result in medical malpractice if the patient suffers an injury. Learn more about patient abandonment in our blog. Patient Abandonment What is it? Patient abandonment is “when a physician terminates the doctor-patient relationship without reasonable notice or a reasonable excuse, and fails to provide the [...]

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Birth Injury: Causes of Brachial Plexus Injuries

Posted on July 16th, 2015

Brachial plexus injuries are a type of birth injury where the brachial plexus, a network of nerves in the spine, neck, and arms, is damaged during delivery. Though these injuries are rare (occurring in 2-5 of every 1000 births), they can have potentially lifelong consequences for the baby. This injury can result in partial or [...]

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Birth Injury Lawsuit Results in $13.9 Million Verdict in Ohio

Posted on July 15th, 2015

The ruling of a trial jury in a birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit has been upheld by an appellate court in Ohio. Learn more about this case below. Birth Injury Lawsuit Results in $13.9 Million Verdict in Ohio The Case The woman who had the child had a due date of December 26, 1999, in [...]

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Family of Fall Victim Wins Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted on July 14th, 2015

The family of a deceased woman who died as a result of a fall from her hospital bed have received $270,000 in a wrongful death medical malpractice verdict in California. The family alleged that the hospital was negligent in allowing the woman to leave her hospital bed unassisted, and was also negligent in the actions [...]

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Florida Appellate Court Says Medical Malpractice Cap Unconstitutional

Posted on July 13th, 2015

An appellate court in Florida has held that the state’s medical malpractice cap on non-economic damages in personal injury medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. Learn more in our blog. Florida Appellate Court Says Medical Malpractice Cap Unconstitutional The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida Fourth District filed its opinion in the case [...]

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