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Lawsuit Alleges Hospital Patient Caught Fire During Medical Procedure

The wife’s Tennessee medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit alleges that her husband was receiving oxygen through a mask when medical staff used a defibrillator to restore a normal heartbeat…, Tennessee Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges Hospital Patient Caught On Fire During Medical Procedure, July 2023

Misdiagnosed With Cancer, Can’t Find A Lawyer

59-year-old Judy Karpinski underwent a biopsy in September 2021 of two small bumps on her shoulder and her back at Bay Dermatology in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The tissue samples from the biopsy were then sent to UF Health for evaluation. Two days before Christmas, Karpinski’s dermatologist called her with the results: UF Health had determined that she had B-cell lymphoma, which is a fast growing cancer that is often treated with chemotherapy…, June 2023

Case Dismissed Due To Defective Affidavit Of Merit

On July 21, 2020, the pro se plaintiff (Administratrix of the Estate of Alexandrianna Lowe) filed a New Jersey medical malpractice complaint against JSUMC and Dr. Carson, alleging they were negligent in their care and treatment of Lowe, resulting in her death…, New Jersey Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal Of Medical Malpractice Case Due To Defective Affidavit Of Merit, July 2023

AMA Report On Medical Malpractice Statistics In 2020-2022

On average, physicians over the age of 54 were no more or less likely than those 40-54 (reference group) to face claims in the previous 12-month period. However, the fraction of physicians under 40 who were sued recently was a bit lower…, AMA Report On Medical Malpractice Statistics In The United States For 2020-2022
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Docs Misdiagnose Aneurysm and Patient Dies; Must Pay $29M

On the morning of January 13, 2018, Joseph Brown awoke with shortness of breath and upper abdominal pain, which eventually spread to his chest and back. Taken to Salem Hospital’s emergency department (ED), Brown was seen by Steven D. Browell, MD, an emergency medicine specialist…, Docs Misdiagnose Aneurysm and Patient Dies; Must Pay $29M, Wayne J. Guglielmo, MA, June 2023

Lawsuit Alleges 16-Year-Old Died From Hospital Negligence

Sixteen-year-old Samson Fluck complained to his mother that he was experiencing chest pain and was having breathing problems. He was rushed to the hospital by his family where blood work was done and a chest x-ray taken. The family was told that the tests were negative and he was sent home…, Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Alleges 16-Year-Old Died From Hospital Medical Malpractice, June 2023

$780,000 Settlement For Man Injured While Under Effects Of Anesthesia

The man had a cardiac catheterization at Cochran Veterans Hospital in May 2018. Hours later, he drove his motorcycle off the road and suffered multiple fractures and other serious injuries, including injury to his left leg that nearly required an amputation. He was placed in a medical coma for five days due to the severity of his injuries…, $780,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement For Man Who Was Injured While Under Effects Of Anesthesia, June 2023

A $31.6 Million Birth Injury Verdict

The mother had been given Pitocin, a hormone used to induce labor or to strengthen uterine contractions, during labor at MyMichigan Medical Center-Midland…, $31.6 Million Michigan Medical Malpractice Birth Injury Verdict, May 2023

$30M Award For Deficient Medical Care

The child was brought to the center with symptoms consistent with volvulus, which is a twisting of the intestine that can occur in childhood that causes a blockage that may cut off blood flow…, $30M Medical Malpractice Award Involving Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, May 2023

Future Wages Claim For Infant Who Died From Malpractice Too Speculative

The decedent child was born at the defendant hospital on June 12, 2014. He allegedly had visible vesicles (fluid-filled sacs or blisters) on his skin. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants should have recognized that the vesicles were signs of disseminated herpes simplex virus infection. After the child was discharged from the hospital shortly after birth, the plaintiff returned to the hospital with the child on June 15, 2014. At that time, the child was diagnosed with disseminated herpes and transferred to Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Unfortunately, treatment was unsuccessful and he died on June 28, 2014…, Michigan Appellate Court Holds Future Wages Claim For Infant Who Died From Malpractice Too Speculative, May 2023

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