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Kaiser Permanente Hit with $28M Medical Malpractice Verdict

Posted on April 20th, 2015

Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed care organization in the United Sates, was hit with a $28 million medical malpractice verdict in Los Angeles after being found liable for medical negligence that resulted in the amputation of several extremities of a young woman. The Case In August 2008, the then 16-year-old woman began experiencing pain in [...]

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$4.5M Medical Malpractice Settlement in L.A. County

Posted on April 17th, 2015

A Los Angeles County man received a $4.5 million medical malpractice settlement as a result of claims filed against Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California Medical Center. In addition to the $4.5 million settlement, the man’s medical treatment costs ($790,000) were waived, in addition to the $200,000, “that the plaintiff would otherwise [...]

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New Study Sheds Light on Cardiology Medical Malpractice

Posted on April 16th, 2015

A new study released by The Doctors Company, the largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer in the country, looks at medical malpractice claims against cardiologists. The study concerns 429 cardiology claims that closed from 2007-2013, and identifies both the most common medical malpractice allegations against cardiologists, as well as the most common factors that contributed to [...]

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Delaware Medical Malpractice Case: Falsified Medical Records

Posted on April 15th, 2015

Falsified medical records resulted in a medical malpractice suit in Delaware, during which it was revealed that the defendant physician as well as her physician’s assistant altered medical records concerning a four-day-old infant to make it appear that they had not been negligent in their failure to diagnose the infant for jaundice. While jaundice rarely [...]

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Failure to Diagnose Leads to Maryland Medical Malpractice Verdict

Posted on April 14th, 2015

A medical malpractice verdict in Maryland for the plaintiff in a case of a failure to diagnose was upheld by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland in March. However, the court did find that the trial court had improperly reduced the award of non-economic damages in the verdict, which led the appellate court to [...]

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Medical Malpractice Suit Begins After Blood Type Error

Posted on April 3rd, 2015

The medical malpractice trial recently began in Michigan for a woman who alleges that a blood type error due to a mix-up at the hospital led to serious injuries, including kidney and lung failure. The lawsuit was first filed in September 2013. The Case The plaintiff went to the hospital in June of 2011 to [...]

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Paralyzed Negligence Victim Receives $6.6M Malpractice Verdict

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

A man who became permanently paralyzed from the waist down after negligent treatment at a hospital emergency room received a verdict for $6.6M from a trial jury in Philadelphia. The Case The man went to the emergency room in November 2010 complaining of severe back pain, fever and nausea. The man was also a heroin [...]

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Maryland Medical Malpractice Cap Up for Debate in House

Posted on April 1st, 2015

Two bills that are currently pending in the Maryland House of Delegates would affect Maryland’s cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The first would increase the cap in cases of catastrophic injury, while the second would reduce the cap on non-economic damages cases in all medical malpractice cases in the state. Learn more [...]

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$4.4M Medical Malpractice Verdict In Question in Georgia

Posted on March 31st, 2015

A $4.4 million medical malpractice verdict is being reconsidered by the Court of Appeals of Georgia after the losing defendant asked the panel to overturn the jury’s verdict in favor of the plaintiff from May 2014. The issue at hand involves a form of participation by the jurors which is not usually seen in the [...]

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$2.5M Verdict for Maryland Medical Malpractice Claim

Posted on March 30th, 2015

A 23-year-old woman received a $2,535,869 verdict for a Maryland medical malpractice claim she filed against the defendant hospital in Anne Arundel County for failing to diagnose her symptoms of cauda equina. The verdict was reduced, pursuant to Maryland’s cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases. The Case The then 19-year-old woman was experiencing [...]

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