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Oregon Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Personal Injury Plaintiff

Posted on December 19th, 2014

A medical malpractice case that was appealed to the Supreme Court in Oregon not only saw the success of the plaintiff’s appeal, but also a change in Oregon law with regard to the way juries must render verdicts in trial courts in the state. “For decades, circuit court judges across the state have been telling [...]

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$620,000 Maryland Medical Malpractice Award Overturned

Posted on December 18th, 2014

A $620,000 medical malpractice award rendered by a Baltimore city trial court was overturned by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland last month, after the appeals court determined that the trial court had erred in the admission of a hospital bill the authenticity of which had not been stipulated to prior to the trial. The [...]

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Woman Dies as a Result of Medication Error at Oregon Hospital

Posted on December 12th, 2014

A 65-year old woman died last week after being given the wrong medication during an emergency room visit at a hospital in Oregon. The woman had had brain surgery in Seattle in which a benign brain tumor was successfully removed. She began experiencing anxiety and was concerned about the medications she was taking post-surgery. She [...]

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Medical Malpractice in Baltimore: Do I Have a Case?

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Do you believe that you may have been a victim of medical malpractice in Baltimore? This blog will give you a brief overview of medical malpractice so you can determine if the treatment you receive could constitute medical malpractice. Medical Malpractice All health care providers must meet a recognized standard of care in their treatment [...]

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California Supreme Court Will Hear Malpractice Cap Case

Posted on December 10th, 2014

California’s Supreme Court will hear a case that challenges the constitutionality of the state’s long-standing medical malpractice cap on non-economic damages. And while an increase to the cap was recently rejected in an election day vote on Proposition 46, the state’s judiciary system could come to a different conclusion. The Case In the case, Hughes [...]

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Medical Malpractice Verdict Reversed by PA Supreme Court

Posted on December 9th, 2014

A medical malpractice verdict in favor of the plaintiff was reversed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which found that the defendant physician had not been negligent in providing information which led to her informed consent of a procedure that resulted in her death. The defendant, George Pomroy, filed a medical malpractice suit against Dr. Ernest [...]

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Involuntary Hospital Admissions and Malpractice Immunity in Maryland

Posted on December 8th, 2014

The Court of Appeals of Maryland held in a recent decision that when health care providers evaluate mental health patients who may be candidates for involuntary admission to the health care facility, the providers are granted immunity under Maryland law whether they involuntarily admit the patient or decide against involuntary admission. The Court of Appeals [...]

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Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice Payouts May Not Come from VA

Posted on December 5th, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has come under intense scrutiny this year for alleged falsification of medical records as well as medical negligence. The VA was recently brought into the public eye again by California Congressman Adam Schiff, who alleges that the money the VA uses to pay its medical malpractice payouts “does not appear” [...]

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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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